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Innovation Lead Texturants and SFS

Company: Tate & Lyle
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Role purpose The Innovation Lead will identify and evaluate new growth opportunities, develop business cases and launch innovative and line extension ingredients that address trends and market needs and are aligned with the Product Line Strategy. The Innovation Lead will build and help manage the NPD pipeline in partnership with the Technical Platform Lead. The position is established within the Product Lines SFS and Texturants initially and needs to link to key functions for alignment and successful commercialisation of NPDs.Main accountabilitiesNPD project pipeline management:Create a prioritized and sustainable high-value pipeline of consumer insight and technology driven innovations, in line with the Prod Line strategyLead NPD projects towards commercialisation and be co-accountable for its commercial successEnsure stage gate progression or kill of projects that are not technically or economically feasibleActive, leading member of the project teamsAssess and drive VOC (voice of customer) with input from OU's and GMR for new launchesBuild comprehensive business and customer plans for NPD projects in collaboration with OUs, ensuring tangible, value-added value propositionsEnsure and measure against KPIsPrioritise NPD projects in accordance with return of investment (assets, resources etc) Ensure clear communication & alignment on NPD projects between ICD and regions.Innovation Strategy:Accountable for the definition and execution of the respective Innovation strategySet platform strategy & prioritization of NPD growth initiatives in partnership with Global Head of Texturants, Marketing, Product Management and Texture Technical Lead.Knowledge management:Ensure knowledge, and propriety know-how is being preserved and potentially protectedCompetencies, skills and experience required Competencies requiredInnovativeness, creativityAnalytical and strategic thinkingOrganizational awarenessLeading teams to successCustomer focus and entrepreneurial actionCommunication and interpersonal understandingInfluencing and impactInclusion of diversity and intercultural understandingSkills/Experience requiredSuccess record in B2B innovation with a strong connection to the B2C market and trends-Functional understanding and deep commercial and market know-how, in, starches, hydrocolloids, stabilisers or functional systemsSound Project Management skills and expertiseProduct or Category Management; sales experience in value selling starches, hydrocolloids and/or food systems a plusBasic financial expertise (e.g. sales planning and investment calculation)Experience within the field, min. 5 years, ideally for a multinational, global companyDirect experience in working with technical teams within customers is advantageous#LI-DW1California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.Tate & Lyle is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.Full timeSDL2017

Keywords: Tate & Lyle, Schaumburg , Innovation Lead Texturants and SFS, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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