• Senior Innovation Manager at Guinness

  • Posted on: 14 February, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • East African Breweries Limited (EABL) is East Africa's leading branded alcohol beverage business with an outstanding collection of brands that range from beer, spirits and adult non alcoholic drinks (ANADs) reaffirming our standing as a total adult beverage (TAB) company.

    With breweries, distilleries, support industries and a distribution network across the region, the group's diversity is an important factor in delivering the highest quality brands to East African consumers and long-term value to East African investors.

    Senior Innovation Manager

     

    Reports To: Head of Innovation EABL
     
    Context/Scope:
     
    The innovation team plays a critical role in shaping the future of the business, delivering innovations that respond to consumer and customer trends and innovations that are reshaping the choice available to our consumers. We are looking for a self-motivated, entrepreneurial individual who will be a great addition to the team and who shares our beliefs.

    To deliver that we need a black-belt Senior Innovation Manager, accountable for delivering game changing innovation projects. If you want to be part of this team that is passionate about customers & consumers & if you are excited about the opportunity to deliver game-changing innovation, then contact us.

    Dimensions

    Financial:

    Deliver the EABL Kenya Innovation contribution to the annual operating plan c. £100m (KES 14Bn) & convert +80% of new launches pipeline overlay in the financial year.

    Market Complexity:

    EABL is the market leader in this region within the Beverage Alcoholic drinks market. The market is further complicated by a number of factors that make the job infinitely more interesting, the experiences more valuable & the time spent in role all the more rewarding:

    Purpose of Role

    A key part of this role is to ensure the use of creative excellence, disciplined project leadership and management in crafting new opportunities and brands from multiple start points.

    Top 5 Accountabilities
    • Product Innovation: Through a natural instinct of what consumers want.
    • Project management: leading the development of multi innovation projects at once.
    • World-Class Execution Launches: Working in partnership with the Supply brand change managers and Commercialisation Managers to develop and commercialize the product innovation.
    • Influencing & Inspiring. It is critical that you can effectively influence & inspire the cross-functional project team to deliver the Ambition.
    • Performance management: Through a strong understating of the business and understanding the relative commercial levers required to deliver the performance ambitions you will consistently measure and intervene to make sure all projects deliver to target.
    Qualifications & Experience Required:
    • 7+ years of marketing, innovation or commercial experience & have a proven track record of amazing results.
    • Ddemonstrate meticulous project management, strong marketing judgement & commercial grounding to ensure delivery of plans.
    • Strong entrepreneurial flair to both identify new opportunities & navigate your project challenges through the complex business landscape

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Guinness career website on sjobs.brassring.com to apply

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