Commercial Innovator - Coffee

Hutchinson Jonas
£55-65k plus bens
Closing date
12 Nov 2019

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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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 

Hutchinson Jonas, specialises in the recruitment of FMCG industry professionals.  We cover both the Retail and Manufacturing market areas providing a comprehensive recruitment service to both job seekers and companies alike.


From inception, Hutchinson Jonas has focused upon the food & drink manufacturing sector and is now one of the leading recruiters in this area. We have successfully completed hundreds of assignments and placements and can draw upon over 15 years of recruitment experience at a senior level. Whatever recruitment problem your organisation has faced, we have almost certainly faced them before.

Our testimonials come from some of the leading, most influential people within food manufacturing. They speak volumes about our service and can be seen on our website: 

Any number of things set us apart from the rest, most notably ‘investment’. We invest heavily in staff development to ensure our people remain leaders in their fields. We also invest in database technology to ensure that we are aware of the availability of key people at any given time. And we invest in the community around us – our graduate food science award at Reading University, our charitable work with PROPS and the National Autistic Society, and our sponsorship of local sports teams are all examples of our commitment to social responsibility.

The Hutchinson Jonas Group is split into two distinct brands, offering two distinct services:

Interim Management
Hutchinson Consultancy Ltd specialises in providing the food & drink industry with interim managers for a variety of different assignments and projects. Our hand-picked professionals are experts in their field and provide support for a variety of different scenarios including gap management, sudden departures, specialist projects and managing change.

Permanent Recruitment
Since our inception in 1999, Jonas has built up a reputation for delivering quality, permanent recruitment solutions in a timely, efficient and ethical manner. We have developed partnerships with many key FMCG Manufacturers, Retailers and Food Service companies both large and small. Our Key Accounts team works together with our customers to offer them a truly service orientated recruitment approach, adding value at every stage of the process.


Contact Us
  • Business Services Bromley Ltd
  • Provident House
  • Beckenham
  • BR3 1AT
  • GB
  • 0208 650 7998
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