Innovation Manager

Location: Inner Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Maya Wettenhall

About the company

Our client is an iconic Australian Retail Brand that is well loved and respected. The business is driven by the values of challenging the status quo, personal accountability for results, working as one team and relentlessly pursuing success. The business is dynamic, passionate about its people and seeks out employees who will challenge the business norms.

About the role

As the Innovation Marketing Manager, you will be the key conduit between sales, R&D, Marketing and Operations to manage and deliver all new product projects across multiple categories. You will have an excellent understanding of the local and global trends and you will feed these insights back into the business to ensure a heathy NPD pipeline for future growth. You will work closely to multiple business units to achieve set deadlines and will own the overall NPD process end to end. Consumer Insights is also a vital part of this role, so having experience in U&A and consumer immersion studies will be advantageous.


  • Lead multiple NPD projects - be the gate keeper and ensure all briefs are met & validated
  • Liaise with local suppliers & internal R&D teams
  • Provide weekly analytics and insights on product performance and new opportunites
  • Work across multiple categories
  • Provide macro and micro trends
  • Provide recommendations on the GTM strategy and NPD launch plans

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant Tertiary business qualifications
  • Experience in a similar industry - you have worked as a Brand Manager, Innovation Manager or NPD Manager within the FMCG or Consumer Goods industry
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal, and the ability to confidently present to senior leadership
  • Prior experience in food manufacturing ideal
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder management

How to apply
Click on the APPLY button or contact Maya Wettenhall on (03) 8613 3510 for a confidential discussion.