Liverpool or Bristol
We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices. As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance. Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.
A new role working in the Discovery pillar of Imperial’s central Innovation function. Reporting to the Head of Discovery, this role will have a global remit and will be part of the team specifically responsible for identifying disruptive future innovation opportunities for Imperial. This includes incubating ideas that span multiple categories/brands and development of new ideas which expand beyond the existing product and brand portfolio.
This role is focussed on the Discovery pillar of the Innovation function. This team is responsible for identifying and developing cross-category opportunities and themes to potentially disrupt existing business models or enter adjacent categories, including driving forward the organisation’s ESG and Healthier Future agenda. To have impact on the innovation programme, the Discovery Manager needs to demonstrate curiosity, show collaboration with technical, marketing and sales teams inside the company and outside. A collaborative mindset, excellent influencing and team building skills are also relevant characteristics.
Facilitating development of the innovation funnel:
Competitive salary, bonus scheme, pension, and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period, and bank holidays), flexible working policy, corporate discounts, Health Cash Plan, and other wellbeing initiatives.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply, highlighting their suitability for the above post.