Project Details

Innovation Consultant (FMCG)

A leading Indian conglomerate

 Mumbai / Navi Mumbai

Posted on:  11/05/2023

Cinque Terre

Starts on:  1/06/2023


Strategy and Business Development


Strategy development, Business planning processes, Business development, Valuations & business modelling, Data analytics, Program Management Support (PMO), Corporate Strategy,



Company Details


Assignment Details

Our client, a leading Premium Global Conglomerate, is looking to engage with an Innovation Strategy Consultant for FMCG business unit (s). This is a 6-12 months project based out of Mumbai and requires full time capacity.

I. Job Purpose:

Role entails working with the Category Innovation Head to drive Innovation & synergies across our group companies. The intent of this role is to work on Products, Services innovations in Consumer facing categories.
Every Category will have 2-3 people working with them. The work would be divided by Projects and /or by companies.

Key Deliverables:

1. Identifying Business relevant opportunities:

- Understand category intelligence, consumer and Technology trends & future growth drivers;
- Generate regular category insights that could trigger new possibilities;
- Identifying Impactful/ breakthrough Innovation opportunities for the Category basis adjacencies.

2. Translating ideas to valid business opportunities:

- Scoping and Building strong Business cases for opportunities in discussion;
- Crafting and Strengthening initial idea to a commercially valid strong product and proposition;
- Owning or Supporting teams through product development & Mix development;
- Guiding projects to launch and supporting post launch to first milestones.

3. Project management and Process Governance:

- Anchor for overall project governance and management;
- Co-Custodian of the innovation process through the project journey;

4. Voice of consumer/ Customer & Brand:

- Ensure consumer centricity at every stage of the project;
- Validating consumer/ brand relevance at various stages;
- Guiding the business team on Brand principles where required.

5. Plug and Play Capability fill:

- Work hand in hand with and ‘as’ business team members. Will require Building a strong understanding of business structures and value chains;
- Bring in capabilities that business team will require for project success. Eg: product /research / design etc;
- Collaborating with outside in Technology sources/ startups / agencies / experts where required to bring in capabilities that may not exist inhouse;

Skills Required

- Prior experience in innovation, PMO, governance, strategy and business development is preferred;
- Prior experience in Consumer Goods, CPGD, Consumer durables, Fashion or FMCG is preferred;
- 10 years of experience in innovation and related domains is preffered;
- Detail oriented and problem solving;
- Women Consultants are preferred;
- Excellent communication skills

Assignment Duration

6 month(s)

Capacity Required

Full Time

No. of Positions


Nature of Work


Profile Requirements

Experience: 10+ years

Qualification : Graduate

fleXpertise required

Product ManagementDigital Transformation Change ManagementBusiness PlanningChannel/distribution strategyManagement ConsultingNew business modelsBusiness PresentationsProcess Improvement FMCGBenchmarking Digital StrategiesBusiness Intelligence Digital transformationInnovation Consumer GoodsCorporate Strategy and CommunicationGovernance New Product DevelopmentCPGStrategy PMOConsultingBusiness & Financial ProjectionsConsulting


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