Innovation Manager

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Tim Barraclough

About the company

This company manufactures sustainably sourced products to the retail and commercial building industry. Operating across multiple sites throughout ANZ, they have just completed huge capital upgrades to ensure that they have state of the art equipment to support their innovative methods. Due to continued growth, they have created a new position of Innovation Manager to drive NPD, research new technologies and manufacturing processes, manage projects and to develop and ensure a successful business case.

About the role

The Head Office is in the Eastern Suburbs, you will report directly to the EGM of Strategy and Innovation and work cross functionally throughout the organisation, and externally with customers. The Innovation Manager will be responsible for the scouting, development, analysis, and business case development, as well as delivery, of agreed business concepts to generate additional future revenues. This revenue may come from new products, new markets or new services and you will have ownership of the strategy here. ESG and Sustainability is at the forefront of the organisations decision making and a competitive advantage for them, so waste reduction and best manufacturing methods will be crucial to the success of this role.

Skills & Experience

Degree qualified in an engineering, innovation or business related will lead you to succeed, as will.

  • Research focussed decision making couple with the ability to executive in a manufacturing environment.
  • A strategic and curious mindset with exceptional communication skills with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Commercial acumen and a track record in developing business cases
  • Industry relevance would be FMCG, Industrial manufacturing, Pulp/Paper or Steel manufacturing.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Tim Barraclough on for a confidential discussion quoting reference number TB23869.

All direct applications or resumes received by our client from external parties will be referred to Six Degrees Executive as the retained recruitment partner on this assignment.