Brand & Product Innovation Specialist

£60K-£80K + Benefits + Bonus
11 Jan 2013
11 Feb 2013
Contract Type
Full Time

Brand & Product Innovation Specialist
£60K-£80K + Benefits + Bonus
Central London

Transforming thinking, developing fresh ideas, spotting new opportunities – this leading global innovation consultancy seeks an accomplished marketer and inspirational thinker ideally with client-side and consulting/agency experience but perhaps just client-side; an individual with a proven track record of leading creative thinking, generating ideas and developing new products, services and business growth initiatives, who can lead intellectually agile, super-creative teams, working with major FMCG, retail & service clients to bring them to market.  Strong relationship building and commercial skills are key to this demanding role: when not working on projects, senior consultants play a front-line role is selling projects and building deeper, stronger client relationships.  Candidates will have a solid grasp of one or more of the following - FMCG, TMT, pharmaceutical or financial services, with relevant innovation and proposition development experience.

Our Ideal Candidate

Your passion for coming up with new ideas, curiosity about consumers and ability to work closely with senior client teams, will almost certainly have been gained in a brand management, advertising planning, management or brand consulting role, working on consumer goods, retail or service based innovation initiatives.  You will be highly intelligent, evidenced by exceptional academics, credible and persuasive with strong facilitation skills – able to take others with you and inspire them to stretch their minds and spot significant business growth opportunities.  Brilliant communication skills: confidence on your feet in front of groups of people and the ability to explain concepts in a, simple, compelling and persuasive way are all key too.  At this level, you will also be expected to identify and secure new business contracts from existing and new clients, so the ability to spot opportunities and ‘sell’ in a consultative way is also critical to your success.

Client Profile

Widely recognised as a hugely dynamic and inspirational place to work with a strong, creatively driven culture that is passionate and provocative, our client is a leading consultancy which specialises in innovation, helping clients to achieve accelerated growth for brands, products and services and helping them to build their in-house innovation capabilities.  It has a distinctive culture and seeks candidates who always look for new ideas and directions and enjoy challenging existing thinking.  For creative-thinking team players, opportunities for career stretch and development are superb, perhaps moving to an international office.

Tarsh Lazare Marketing Recruitment is committed to finding the right roles for talented candidates. We are a leading name in marketing recruitment. We have extensive marketing recruitment and marketing experience working with brand management, communications, category management and insight/research specialists. If you would like to discuss this role, or any other roles that might be suitable, please e-mail or call one of the team now on 020 7566 9890.