Innovation Manager – Fragrance & Flavour

Flexible - North or South East
£55K-£70K Package + Bonus
10 Apr 2013
10 May 2013
FMCG, Health
Full Time

Innovation Manager – Fragrance & Flavour
£55K-£70K Package + Bonus
Flexible – North or South

Exciting new role needs an innovation or brand management professional with hands-on experience working with flavours and/or fragrances.   Working for a major global FMCG business, you will work closely with R&D, brand marketing and external suppliers to identify and optimise fragrance & flavour usage for a huge portfolio of brands, always with a focus on improving the sensorial experience of consumers, and driving product innovation.  In what is a key role for the business, you will be a primary point of contact for our suppliers, working with them to evaluate flavour & fragrance innovation, ingredients, formulations and delivery systems – leveraging their proposals and recommendations to drive innovation in the market and develop maintain world-class expertise in this field.

Our Ideal Candidate

With a background almost certainly gained in the FMCG or luxury sectors, you will have specific experience of working with flavours & fragrances, with a proven track record of Innovative, consumer-driven product development.  You will have worked with cross-functional and international teams to drive new product initiatives, and will have built close relationships with third-party suppliers.  Strong business experience is essential ideally including commercial/marketing strategy, consumer insight, brand planning and project management.  Attention to detail and the ability to see the ‘big picture’ in relation to fragrance and flavour development and selection are both key.

Company Profile

A first-class blue-chip global FMCG business with a significant portfolio of well known and trusted brands.  This company invests very heavily in NPD and massive ATL spends and has seen huge growth over recent years.  The culture is energetic, entrepreneurial and highly results-driven with opportunities to make a substantial contribution to the business.

Tarsh Lazare is committed to finding the right roles for talented candidates. We are a leading name in marketing recruitment with extensive recruitment 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.

If you don’t feel this role is quite right for you, but think you know someone who might be suitable, do please pass this advert on.  We do offer a recommend-a-friend scheme and you could receive £200 in John Lewis vouchers should you recommended someone who is offered and accepts the role.