Innovation Project Manager

Job Title: Innovation Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum
Reference: 15627685
Job Published: January 25, 2018 00:00

Job Description

About Our Client 
A premium soft drinks company - in phenomenal growth  

About the Role
This role will report into the Director of Innovation.  In this role, you would have end to end responsibility for bringing new products to market - lots of ownership! You would be dealing with Flavour houses, Packaging agencies, Supply chain, Technical teams and the Brand teams on a day to day basis.  

Our client is looking for an innovation specialist who understands innovation stage gate process and how to bring new products to market.  They are a smaller business so can work in a very nimble fashion and are able to bring NPD to market with greater speed than a larger FMCG business.  

Your main task will be to work on developing new skus across the portfolio, with a focus on the UK market to start with.  


  • Champion the innovation agenda across the business
  • Identify and define innovation opportunities for the brand and bring ideas to market
  • Own and run a variety of innovation and renovation projects
  • Work with flavour houses and packaging agencies

About You 

  • Passion for and experience in end to end NPD
  • Genuine fascination in innovation 
  • Ambitious to shine through clever work at a high standard
  • Bringing enthusiasm, an interesting perspective and lots of ideas on how to propel the brand even further forwards
  • You can roll up your sleeves and get stuck in - not distracted or uncomfortable with a start-up culture
  • You need to be a self-starter and not fazed by complexity or speed - able to rise to seemingly impossible challenges.
  • You are used to taking ownership for delivery of projects and whatever it takes to get the job done.  
  • Massive attention to detail
  • A real multi-tasker
  • Experience of working cross functionally, getting the best results through great relationships and collaboration

Need to Have 

  • A good level of commercial experience in an innovation or a marketing innovation role (innovation should have been a large part of at least one position you have held)
  • Understanding and experience of end to end innovation - concept to launch in-market.  
  • Understanding and having worked in gate stage or similar process.
  • Excellent project management skills

Need to Be

  • Passionate, enthusiastic with great commitment to deliver with style and panache!   


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