Job Description :
This is an extraordinary opportunity to work and shape the future of Diageo Caribbean and Central America (CCA).
You will embrace this challenge & demonstrate a burning passion for creative, innovative thinking balanced with excellence in execution.
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.
The Innovation Manager will lead projects designed to deliver against the local market’s program, priorities and strategy as well as influencing the business with the scalability of projects.
The role requires :
Inspiring leadership and influencing skills both within project teams, with global teams and with senior leaders around the business.
Great consumer and customer understanding to generate insights on consumer behavior that would deliver successful innovations uptake and great commercial execution.
Strong team leadership to deliver brilliant execution through agency partners for both above-the-line and below-the-line work to deliver the innovations in an accessible way that meets consumer needs and is profitable to the business.
Top 6 Accountabilities :
1.Product Innovation : Through an instinct of what consumers want, lead the development & Communication for new brand launches as well as line extensions of existing brands.
Complete this through the GATE process, influencing & inspiring the organisation behind your vision.
2. Project management : leading the development of multi innovation projects at once, you will be an expert in project management & mastering a range of project management tools will deliver all projects on time, across multiple countries within Caribbean and Central America & within budget.
3.World-Class Execution Launches : Commercialize our innovation brands, set the execution standards for launches so that you & the markets deliver & execute full consumer & commercial launches flawlessly, to time & to budget.
This will include new brand launches as well as rolling out proven brands into more markets
4.Influencing & Inspiring : Sitting in a multi market structure it is critical that you can effectively influence & inspire our markets within Caribbean and Central America to deliver the Ambition.
This means genuine relationships, tough conversations when needed & above all to be a master of inspiring the business
5.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
6. Commercialization : Excellence in execution to achieve volume performance and visibility for innovation brands through product development, supply, production planning, logistics, launch and selling in outlets.
This will be done through field visits, distributor calls, Sales team engagement and cycle brief involvement.
Qualifications & Experience Required :
You have 7+ years of consumer marketing / innovation, with commercial background preferable, and have a proven track record of amazing results.
You have demonstrated meticulous project management, strong marketing judgement & commercial grounding to ensure delivery of plans.
You have strong entrepreneurial flair to both identify new opportunities & navigate your project challenges through the complex business landscape.
A great communicator, you build strong interpersonal networks within the business & have the ability to manage stakeholders in a clear concise manner.
You are comfortable managing complexity with a demonstrated track record of managing an agenda of multiple priorities & stakeholders, juggling multiple projects & complex project timeline.
You demonstrate drive, delivery & determination. Resilience is key! The ideal candidate be result oriented with a track record of consistently delivering strong performance.
Qualifications : Educated to Graduate level in a related field.
Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core toDiageo’spurpose of celebratinglife every dayeverywhere .This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion,gender identity, sexualityor ethnicity.
WeknowthatforourbusinesstothriveandforDiageotorealizeitsambition,wedependonhavingdiversetalent witharangeofbackgrounds,skillsandcapabilitiesineachofthe180countriesinwhichweoperateandtoreflect our broad consumer base.
Weview diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business togrowand our values,purposeandstandardssettheconditionsforustorespecttheuniquecontributioneachpersonbrings.
Character Is Everything
Worker Type : Regular