CMI Senior Manager

Recruiter
Adecco
Location
London (Central)
Posted
12 Feb 2019
Closes
13 Mar 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

CMI Senior Manager Foresight Taste and Uncle Ben's

This position Inspires and Provokes "Taste" foresight and how it will affect Dinner relevant to Mars Food's portfolio of brands and enables Transformative Growth on Uncle Ben's globally.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES

A highly inspirational, provocative leader who can create transformative growth and change in the Mars Food business

Specifically:

  • Inspire the business to bet on the future without all the data. (Managing vision and purpose, Deal with Ambiguity)
  • Provoke and lead the business. (Stand alone, Strategic Agility, Drive for Results)
  • Turn data into pragmatic, customer-winning business solutions. (Customer focus, Business Acumen)

FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Foresight spotting - the ability to spot trends from multiple data sources.
  • New Digital research tools - familiarity with fast innovation digital research tools, qual and quant.
  • Analytical excellence - high numeracy skills, advanced use of Excel.
  • Category growth - understanding of what drives category growth.
  • Proficient user of continuous data - Nielsen or other.
  • A passion and curiosity for understanding the consumer.

DESIRABLE SKILLS

Foodiness - a passion for Food.

  • Experience in an entrepreneurial, start-up businesses .
  • Experience working in another functional area (Marketing, R&D, S&F)

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a related field (Marketing, Business Administration, Economics or Human Sciences) -preferred. With at least 8 years of relevant experience
  • To include research experience of: strategic insight planning, brand research, human and cultural insights, long-range foresight projects that encompass horizon scanning for signals of emerging change, socio-cultural and ethnographic surveys, innovation and market/channel development research.
  • Experience in working in a multi-country/cultural working environment (global or regional), ideally with experience in both emerging and developed markets
  • Fluent in English. Other languages appreciated

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