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Director of Innovation

Date Posted: 02-23-18
Reference Number: 4103GN1
Location: SF Bay Area


Director of Innovation


Organization:  c/o Management Recruiters of Berkeley

Organization Type: CPG/Food Manufacturer

Location: San Francisco Bay Area  

Salary Range:  Competitive



Company Description:

 Our client is an innovative organic/natural food company that has seen much success in their 25+ years in business. Pioneers in the organic food movement, they are a family owned and operated business that prides itself in being #1 in sales in their category. Their products are carried throughout the world in natural food stores, supermarkets and select club stores. 


Position Overview:

 Reporting to the VP of Marketing, the Director of Innovation will focus on leading a cross-functional team to plan & execute innovation strategies and bring new products from ideation through commercialization to launch. Planning and execution of innovation projects across consumer & category insights, product & packaging development, and portfolio strategy will be the primary focus of this position.

Monitoring the domestic & international marketplace for emerging trends/technologies and new product innovation and applying consumer insights to strengthen understanding of the consumer, the competitive landscape and channel needs are all key functions of this role.

Additionally, the Director of Innovation will be responsible for developing and managing his/her product line business plans, including making recommendations related to product objectives, brand positioning, product lifecycle, and more.


Qualifications Required:

 Qualified candidates must have a 4-year college degree (MBA strongly preferred) & at least 5-10 years’ relevant experience within a CPG (preferably food/beverage) company. Strong knowledge of product development lifecycle and experience leading projects in a cross-functional environment, including in areas of strategic planning and marketing are a must.  


Personal Attributes:

 Ideal candidates will be genuinely interested in living and promoting healthy lifestyle and will be able to work effectively in a fast paced, evolving environment.  Clear and concise communication skills, an ability to forge strong professional relationships and to influence others/ challenge the status quo to achieve the company’s goals.



For further information or to offer referrals please contact:


Glenn Newman | Practice Lead - Consumer Packaged Goods

Management Recruiters of Berkeley

25+ years of search excellence

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