Commercial Innovator - Coffee

Location
Bedfordshire
Salary
£55-65k plus bens
Posted
12 Oct 2019
Closes
12 Nov 2019
Ref
CW/11364
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

Amazing opportunity for a marketing & commercial Product Developer passionate about coffee to join leading global brand - experience across food and beverages is essential as is passion for coffee. 

Job Purpose: 

The What - deliver consumer preference for our brand through building our core coffee drinks portfolio for the next 3 years.

Success is:

  • Developing and commercialising competitively advantaged, consumer-preferred coffee renovations and innovations that ‘inspire the world to love great coffee’
  • Deliver incremental NSV growth in Coffee

The How – work globally with priority markets and cross functional teams to deliver an innovation roadmap

What are the main key tasks: 

  • Lead concept development and delivery of fantastic coffee-led seasonal products.  
  • Support true ‘new to world’ innovation – develop competitively advantaged products that solve a consumer need in a way that no one else does
  • Support core coffee optimisation – continuous improvement of our core drinks and delivery systems

Experience needed:

  • Knows best practice innovation processes – how to make innovation happen properly, at pace
  • Comfortable with commercial conversations as well as creative ones
  • Connected with international (beverage trends) and industry best practice
  • Understands the ‘fuzzy front end’ of innovation – can develop great concepts against consumer needs
  • Can structure complex recommendations simply, help teams move through decision-making
  • Commercial AND consumer-led, with great analytical skills - not afraid of a spreadsheet but also comfortable with real human beings!
  • Strong communication and influencing skills – ability to influence senior teams
  • Self-starter, lots of drive
  • Resilient and flexible – can work well across all levels of the organisation
  • 5+ years’ experience in world class marketing organisation (brand management, strategy, innovation) OR consultancy/innovation agency
  • Knows how to work an organisation to make things happen 

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