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Innovation Lead
North Island, NZ
Permanent Full Time

Here at Lion we’re going through an exciting period of change. We’re transforming our approach to Innovation within our business, pivoting on how we communicate and engage with our consumers, working to become a more agile and innovation focussed organisation.

We have a vision- it’s bold and unique and we need talented people to bring it to life.

We’re looking for an Innovation Lead to join our NZ Marketing team, reporting through to our Head of Innovation. In this role you will identify, build, execute and support a funnel of consumer led product.

A day in the life
•    Lead delivery of innovation ventures across our amazing brands (Speight’s, Steinlager, Mac’s & Smirnoff to name a few) and develop new brands. 
•    Own and drive development and delivery of the ‘beyond core’ innovation funnel against the platforms identified in the growth strategy.
•    Scan for and identify new ideas against innovation ideas in partnership with R&D, internal cross functional teams, and external networks.
•    Communicate progress and collaborate with partners to unlock roadblocks in delivery and ensure pace and engagement behind innovation funnel. 
•    Develop and execute new brands strategy and ongoing management.

What you will make you successful

•    High curiosity about the consumer, driven by identifying and solving consumer problems. 
•    Strong strategic agility and accountability for commercial delivery to goals
•    Leadership through ambiguity and strong problem-solving skills.  
•    Knowledge of best practice in innovation frameworks and ways of working (e.g. agile WoW, test & learn methodologies, pre and post market validation and design thinking) 
•    Innovation experience from ideation through to launch, across product and beyond
•    Ability to build partnerships, influence, and the ability to transfer your capability to others
•    Knowledge and experience in developing and executing brand’s go-to-market strategy

Flexibility at Lion 
We’re proud of our diverse workforce, acknowledging our people for the unique individuals they are. When it comes to flexibility, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all. Our flexible working program, LionFlex enables us to work in ways that support our lifestyle to help us balance our career with the other important things in life. 

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