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Innovation Manager

Signature Career Management
Highly competitive
Closing date
27 Dec 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Management, Marketing, Other Job Function
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Job Details

Do you specialize in innovation?  Are you craving the opportunity to be part of something that’s going to be game changing?  Not only that, do you want to be that someone who leads this agenda?

This opportunity is not with one of the usual suspects of the FMCG world.  This is an opportunity with an FMCG business who are making waves in their category and challenging blue-chip powerhouses.  Theses guys have already made waves and with big ambitions still to fulfil, the usual suspects better watch this space!

This is a London based opportunity for an FMCG branded organization who, if you hadn’t guessed it already, means business.  And we’re looking for an innovation specialist who can lead and implement innovation strategies, which will be crucial in achieving a bold ambition to be the undisputed leaders in their category.

Does this sound like something you want to be part of?

This business is not going to be for everyone though. This is a newly created position in a lean product and innovation team.  These guys are challenging for the number one and have a fighter mentality, entrepreneurial spirit and a never give up attitude.  You will be supported yet the team is lean, and you will be expected to work at both speed and with agility.  You can make a difference here, you can think creatively here, you can challenge and push the boundaries here and in return, you’ll be expected to take real accountability, make quick decisions and get stuck into a broad role from strategy through to execution.

This opportunity really is like no other and will allow you to make a name for yourself in the industry!

Have you got what it takes?

The role

  • Identify innovation opportunities through category data and insight that will step change growth (we’re not just talking about flavour changes here!)
  • Develop innovation ideas through to product concepts with a compelling marketing mix.
  • Work with the wider team and supply chain to ensure delivery of commercially feasible projects.
  • Help shape the innovation strategy operating as the lynch pin in the marketing structure working closely with sales and category teams.

About you

  • Depth of experience in FMCG brand and innovation management.
  • Good working knowledge of consumer testing methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, as well as experience of managing marketing research agencies.
  • Strong commercial acumen, with a clear understanding of how to build strong innovation business cases.
  • An ability to think differently and push the agenda, raising the bar – you’re unafraid in the pursuit of ground-breaking innovation!
  • You’re a natural self-starter who has no problem in putting ideas on the table and influencing change.
  • You enjoy variety, pace and thrive in a changing and quick decision making environment.

This is a seriously rare opportunity in FMCG.  If you’re an innovation specialist and craving the opportunity to make a real difference, this opportunity may just be right up your street!

To apply directly please send a copy of your CV to or alternatively please apply via the link below.

Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role. 

Please note Signature Career Management is acting as an employment agency.


Signature Career Management’s passion is placing leading FMCG talent who go on to transform the performance of teams and organisations across the world.

We have a team of consultants who specialise solely within the Sales & Marketing functions of FMCG, enabling their collective knowledge and network to provide candidates a distinct advantage in their job search. Our consultants are targeted on feedback, not fees, so have your best interests at heart, and the candidates we place regularly go on to become our clients as they look to build out their own teams. This is testament to our relationship-led approach. 

If you don’t see any vacancies that interest you at this time but would like to work more proactively to secure your next role, please don’t hesitate in getting in touch. One of our consultants can talk you through how we can open doors to your next opportunity.  

Find Us
0161 274 9184 / 020 3196 0869
Signature Career Management
1st Floor, Ropewalks
Newton Street
SK11 6QJ
United Kingdom
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