• Innovation Brand Manager

    Job Locations US-IA-Norway
    Req No.
    2018-2026
    Category
    Marketing
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    **When applying with Frontier Coop, it is not necessary to enter work history on application form if resume is uploaded.


    SUMMARY

     

    Leads the new product development process from strategy through product launch. Responsible for maintaining a pipeline of multiple innovation projects and launching multiple initiatives annually.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Lead and execute the new product development process
      • Strategy- understand consumer, customer, competitive and product category environments, identifying long-term innovation plan, specific high-potential opportunity spaces and innovation success criteria
      • Concept- develop winning product concepts against high-potential strategies
      • Product- lead cross-functional project teams to develop unique and superior product & package solutions
      • Commercialization- lead cross-functional project teams to scaled product & package solutions ready for launch

     

    • Develop strong cross-functional relationships, particularly with product development, package development, operations, brand marketing, finance and sales.
    • Conduct syndicated research analysis and coordinate custom consumer research.
    • Lead idea sourcing and business case development through launch approval.
    • Operates sustainably and strives to reduce waste, recycle products whenever possible, and re-use resources when practical.
    • Works safely at all times, follows safety rules and policies and participates in scheduled training.
    • Reports injuries and near misses promptly and in required detailed format; proposes corrective action.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    No direct reports in this role

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

     

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

     

    Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in marketing, communications, sales, advertising, business administration, or related field; and 4 to 5 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred; 2 to 3 years innovation experience preferred.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

     

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret such items as highly detailed professional, scientific, and technical journals, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from both inside and outside the company. Ability to write speeches, articles, or memo using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to such groups as top management, boards of directors, or the general public.

     

    QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

     

    Ability to comprehend the most complex financial principles. Ability to use a computer to create highly customized spreadsheets, charts and reports, presentations, and interpret data. Ability to analyze balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and the most detailed types of financial documents, and apply information to make long-term, strategic decisions.

     

    OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

     

    • Excellent communication, organizational, problem solving, analytical, and creative skills.
    • Detail and results oriented.
    • Ability to lead cross-functional teams.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

     

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and/or fingers to type, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to view a computer monitor or video display.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

     

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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