Our client is currently going through a landmark period on its timeline. It is setting up a whole new product offering and is looking for a senior manager to set up, manage and validate opportunities for this service across the packaging value chain. This leader needs to have vision, drive, and ability to make things happen at speed.
The role holder will be a master innovator and industry expert in smart/intelligent packaging
technology and will have the ability to proactively define insights across consumer behavior, market trends, customer challenges, local regulation requirements, technology capabilities and financial goals to spot opportunities and quickly test them by partnering with IT and external parties to show a pathway to scale that will step changing growth for the company and its customers. Key responsibility Areas
1. Innovation Pipeline development2. Research and Development Competence3. Innovation delivery4. External Network.5. Protecting Invention6. People Leadership 7. Key Customer Partner
This role comes with key global customer exposure and being a key senior member of the commercial & innovations team, therefore the position holder will need to ensure that company code of conduct, values, ethical standards, and legal compliance are followed and adhered to across whole organisation and in all activities.
Professional experience / Qualifications
- Must have experience in smart/intelligent packaging
- MSc, MBA or an advanced Engineering Degree
- A proven and successful track record in developing and leading structured innovation projects and delivering innovative smart products. 5-8years experience.
- Ability to role model design thinking approaches, innovation tools, agile methodologies.
- Strong communicator, written and verbal English.
- Ability to lead change and transformation
- Strong knowledge and understanding of technical elements in packaging (product and process)
- International experience and scope
- Ability to work in a matrix and influence
- Natural leadership
- Good Business acumen: ability to size opportunity, viability of a project and prepare business case
- Commercially oriented