Senior Innovation Manager

Denholm are delighted to be working in exclusive partnership with a business which is renowned for its mastery, innovation and beauty. The Glenmorangie Company is responsible for two of the most distinctive, disruptive and desirable single malt brands in the world. One of The Glenmorangie Company’s missions is to share their brands with the world - accelerating growth through disruptive innovation, new business models and outstanding creativity. The team are ambitious, entrepreneurial, audacious and passionate. They work collaboratively with members who want to explore and learn, look after each other and have fun along the way.

A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Innovation Manager to join the team. The key mission of this role is to drive the development of the innovation strategy and pipeline for The Glenmorangie Company, aligned with commercial and brand objectives.

We are looking for candidates who have a depth of innovation experience that goes beyond packaging development – someone who has identified and taken a new concept through the full stage and gate processes including consumer insight, liquid innovation and full application.

You will have demonstrable evidence of:

• Leading the development and implementation of innovation processes and reporting
• Lead implementation of innovation developments, including leading cross function workgroups within the Glenmorangie Company, with Markets and design agencies
• Lead the evaluation of brand innovations to drive continuous improvement
• Ensure the application of fact-based analysis, including leading insight/research interventions as appropriate to support the innovation pipeline and innovation projects
• Build value-adding relationships with the Insights team and wider Group Innovation team to ensure activities are informed and enhanced with Group resources or inputs
• Bring an external and competitor landscape perspective to all activities and innovation developments

Opportunities such as this are hard to come by so, if you have experience of leading complex innovation projects from idea to launch with a background in FMCG, please get in touch for all the details!

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