Project Details

Merchandise Innovation Manager

Leading manufacturer of confectionery and pet food

 Delhi / NCR

Posted on:  2/03/2022

Cinque Terre

Starts on:  25/03/2022




Insights/Market research, Strategic pricing/ Brand P & L, Product Management (incl product launch), Innovation/ New product development,


Personal & Household Goods

Company Details

Leading manufacturer of confectionery and pet food

Assignment Details

Our client, a multinational food manufacturer is looking to engage with a Merchandise Innovation Manager to help bring new products to market, and improve existing ones, based on industry trends & consumer fit, to meet the needs of the company’s target market.

• Lead and Deliver key innovation projects to support business goals.
• Develop research programs incorporating current developments to improve existing products and study the potential of new products.
• Understand customer and shopper expectations on to-be manufactured products
• Establish project goals and priorities by collaborating with Marketing and Operations.
• Assess projects and ensure they are on time and within budget
• Generating new packaging products in response to briefs
• Ensuring that packaging products meet set requirements and specifications

Key Performance Indicators:

• Creation of a 3 year Portfolio Pipeline
• Compliance to Project Budgets
• Launch and sustenance Marketing plans

Skills Required

• Innovation portfolio Manager – Strategic approach to portfolio planning
• Customer Impact & Business Acumen – proven capability in understanding financial measurements and implications to product development. Ability to understand the target customer and knowledge of product trends
• Ability to deal with ambiguity and bias for action
• Planning & Execution – proven experience in plan, prioritize and adapt to change while achieving and maintaining results for multiple projects
• Problem Solver & Drive Results - can see a problem from multiple angles and provide viable, innovative options for resolution; successfully lead complex negotiations
• Excellent Communicator - proven capability to communicate and present effectively in adaption to the audience needs.

Assignment Duration

6 month(s)

Capacity Required

Full Time

No. of Positions


Nature of Work


Profile Requirements

Experience: 8+ years

Qualification : Post Graduate or Higher

fleXpertise required

Sustenance Marketing plan d2c product sourcingBrand & Shop-In-shop MerchandisingCustomer RetentionProduct packagingNew product developmentConsumer trends




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