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Innovation Planning Manager
Sydney City & East
Fixed Term Full Time

We’re all about making life’s sociable moments that little bit more special. We care for the people around us by providing food and beverage choices that help us make the most of life. Our work doesn’t stop here. We challenge ourselves to drive innovation across our products and venues so that tomorrow may be better than today.

We are looking for a talented individual to play a key part in our Category team in the role of Innovation Planning Manager. This role reports into our Innovation Strategy Leader and is based in York Street. This role is full time & available on 15-month fixed term contract basis.

The purpose of this role is to lead and administer the governance process (Stage Gate) of Lions Beer & New Alcohol Innovation to deliver timely, consistent, and robust recommendations that enable leaders to make effective decisions. 


In this exciting role you will lead the process and framework requirements for NPD development including tools & systems, VT/ resource management, project management capability and governance.

To excel in this role, you will be a strong communicator with a demonstrated ability to facilitate senior stakeholder meetings and derive outcomes. You will be adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others (internally & externally) to meet shared objectives.

Excellent Project management and organization skills will set you up for success along with the sound ability to use critical thinking to solve complex problems and plan for the future. You need to be willing to work with multiple cross functional stakeholders and be comfortable and able to work in an ambiguous environment.

In the food and beverage industry, things move fast and what seems simple on the outside is incredibly complex on the inside. If you are motivated by learning and relish a challenge, this is a great opportunity to expand your skillsets in a new industry and work with some of the best in the business. Even more, you’ll enjoy a culture focussed on personal development, sociability and wellbeing.

Experience life empowered – find out how you’ll be your best with us.