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Director of Innovation in Mount Prospect IL

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Mizkan America
Title: 
Director of Innovation
Date: 
09/30/2020
Job ID: 
5000644031906
Location: 
Mount Prospect IL
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Director/VP Marketing, Marketing Management, New Product Marketing/Innovation
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The Director of Innovation position is designed to expand Mizkan Americas NPD capabilities and practices, advocating for customer-centric Innovation, and driving more new product initiatives into the market, as a key growth driver for the Company.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the VP, Marketing, and other functional leaders, to align the organization behind an aggressive vision to grow Mizkan.
  • Assume primary leadership for continuing to advance current initiatives and begin to imagine new opportunities that align with Mizkans overall strategy.
  • Work closely with the parent in Japan.
  • Strive to continually uncover and identify new marketplace and consumer trends.
  • Serve as a passionate advocate and gatekeeper for each of Mizkan brands.
  • Work with Brand Marketing leaders to renew, refresh, and otherwise refine any brands strategic positioning.
  • Continue to develop and expand the Companys view of the consumer trends landscape.
  • Partner with Company Research & Insights specialists to apply the trends within the businesses for maximum impact.
  • Recommend specific Innovation opportunities to pursue.
  • Lead, and collaborate with, the multi-functional Mizkan team, and with external partners and Innovation experts.
  • Continually monitor new initiatives and course-correct as market conditions warrant.

  • Be responsible for establishing the annual NPD operating budget and oversee spending and investments.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bring a world class Marketing and Brand Development foundation, from any number of major CPG Food & Beverage companies.

  • Experience building expertise in Positioning, Segmentation, Communications, Innovation & NPD, Research & Insights, Consumer & Trade Promotion, Digital Marketing, Shopper Marketing, Forecasting & Budget, Packaging, Pricing, etc.
  • Proven experience developing compelling, profitable new products from an end to end perspective.
  • Career progression from larger companies to smaller companies, ideally.

  • Bring proven experience hiring, managing, developing, and motivating.
  • World-class Brand Strategy skills.
  • Organized and attentive-to-detail.

  • Self-directed and motivated.

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