Innovation Marketing Manager – Europe, Open to flexibility

Recruiter
Diageo
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
06 Dec 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Ref
65169BR
Contract Type
Permanent

Innovation Marketing Manager – Europe, Open to flexibility

Job Description

Do you want to join the world’s best innovators in the drinks industry? Do you have a passion for new ideas?  Would you like to experiment and trail blaze in how Diageo competes in Drinks?

We’re looking for an Innovation Marketing Manager for Europe to join the team that created Baileys Strawberries and Cream, Hop House 13, Gordon’s Pink Gin, Smirnoff Ice and many more innovations. We’re the trend leaders and creators. We anticipate where the consumer is going and sometimes help them go to places they couldn’t even imagine that they might be.

If that sparks your interest, read on…

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a self-starter with a proven track record of breakthrough strategic and creative thinking.  Over the course of your career, you will have developed the ability to reframe and turn possibilities in to commercial reality. You are a passionate leader with a burning curiosity to better and re-imagine the future.

The Role

You will lead the strategy and product innovation pipeline development for Europe, managing the development of multi innovation projects at once. You will be an expert project manager and set the execution standards for launches so that we deliver consumer and commercial launches flawlessly -  20% of Diageo’s business will be products which this team has created. You will challenge and focus the market leaders, to ensure the largest and most strategic opportunities are prioritised in order to generate long term competitive advantage in each of the markets.

Where will this take you?

You will develop a complete understanding of how the Diageo Europe business operates at all levels through working directly with R&D, Global Brand Teams, Marketing, Sales, Supply and Finance teams. This will put you in an ideal situation of having the possibility of taking on bigger roles in the future, either at a local or global level.

Your Experience

You will have progressed through your career to a mid-management level in Innovation roles. You will demonstrate meticulous project management, commercial grounding and you will have a strong entrepreneurial flair. You will be able to demonstrate strong functional and leadership capabilities and experience through your CV and at interview.

Where will you be working?

The role is based in Park Royal, London but some travel may be required during the year to our European hubs.  The role reports into the Innovation Director for Europe.

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