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Innovation Manager

US-MA-Concord
Req No.
2017-1613
Category
Marketing
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, Welch’s is the processing and marketing subsidiary of the National Grape Cooperative. Welch’s is owned by over 1,000 family-farmers across the U.S.A. and Canada who make up this cooperative and who grow the delicious Concord and Niagara grapes used in Welch’s juices and other grape-based products. 100% of our profits go to small family farmers. For more information on Welch’s, visit www.welchs.com and www.facebook.com/welchsgrapes

 

We’re looking for an Innovation Manager to join our “Growth” team to lead the creation and development of new products and platforms. You will be the creative visionary for new business opportunities and identify strategies to convert insights into new products.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Know/define our target consumer and be their champion throughout the innovation process
  • Lead the transformation of insights into actionable new product concepts
  • Collaborate closely with other departments and external partners (Sales, R&D, Legal, Agencies, Vendors, etc.) to bring innovation concepts to life
  • Support small family farmers.  Welch’s is owned by a co-op of 905 small family farmers, many of whom are 4th and 5th generation and have farms less than 40 acres
  • Aid in the creation of sales materials and customer presentations

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about innovation
  • Thrives in a high-visibility role
  • Entrepreneurial minded with a “start-up” company mentality
  • Well versed in fundamentals of understanding consumers and analyzing business trends
  • A creative mind with an eye for design

What You’ll Need:

  • BS/BA required. Business, Marketing or related field preferred. MBA preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience developing and commercializing new products and platforms
  • CPG industry experience strongly preferred

What You’ll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results
  • Flexible work schedules including Summer and Winter Hours
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch’s products

 

Welch’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran

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