Concept Development Specialist

Are you passionate about defining the future of food?


We offer you a unique opportunity in one of Denmark’s leading FMCG companies: to scope and drive innovation projects within the Tulip Food Company (TFC) portfolio, thereby impacting the future of food experiences.

You bring extensive experience/a proven track record of driving innovation projects forward that led to impactful market results. Having already build knowledge and experience with innovation tools, developed capabilities and a true “innovator at heart” personality, you excel by initiating and driving change.

Join us in a brand new position and in building a new capability function, where we create the innovation pipeline of tomorrow – from opportunity identification, scoping and conceptualization to development and market proving. Furthermore, this is the chance to join a new expert team within an established organization where we are tasked to explore the future portfolio of the Tulip Food Company. Making you a key contributor for future company growth will give you a chance of personal impact and development.

Strategic innovation; insight-driven and curious

Strategic Innovation is a newly established function within TFC as of 1st of March, which provides the opportunity to be part of a small team that will take lead in defining a new innovation culture and process across the organisation. By being insight-driven, consumer focused and curious, we will infuse innovation into every aspect of the customer value chain; where we challenge status quo and spot profitable, new concept and product opportunities within the market. You do this by turning insights into opportunities and by turning abstract opportunities into tangible products and outcome, securing buy-in and commitment from the extended organization and external stakeholders.

Develop the future Tulip portfolio

You will play a key role in developing TFC’s future portfolio by building and defining an innovative, profitable and strategically founded concept & product pipeline, which delivers strongly into consumer and market needs. Based on our defined growth platforms and category growth strategies, it will be your job to identify and drive early innovation projects through maturing stages, taking a leading position in securing traction and focus across company stakeholders and capability functions. Such a process will include:

  • Compiling and synthesising insights, trends and foresights, defining clear criteria for success as well as scoping project requirements
  • Building and leveraging stakeholder relations across the organisation as well as externally
  • The ability to plan, facilitate and capture ideation sessions and workshops
  • Estimating, calculating and modeling business cases as well as planning research and execution with the Research team
  • Developing the concept’s strategic foundation, including initial Go2Market and Assortment strategy
  • Preparing and driving Stage-Gate deliveries and recommendations for sign-off

Are you the one to identify great opportunities?

You possess a strong analytical and innovative mindset, allowing you to identify opportunities, create structure within chaos and turn insights and conceptual thinking into tangible solutions. With your excellent communication skills, you make stakeholders want to follow you and contribute, which is also why you are great at building strong internal stakeholder relations. Moreover, we imagine that you:

  • Hold a master’s degree within marketing and business development, innovation management and/or entrepreneurship
  • Have 3+ years of experience with innovation, product and concept development preferably combined with prior experience from product and/or brand management positions in an international, FMCG company
  • Are self-driven, ambitious and with a “can-do” attitude, while applying a team player mentality and approach
  • Possess great marketing skills, focused on creating consumer, shopper and customer insights as well as consumer-driven quality food experiences
  • Potentially have experience with the Business Model Canvas tool
  • Speak and write English fluently, and have basic comprehension/communication skills of Danish

Deadline:
April 2nd 2018

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Workplace:
Randers

Start:
Preferably 1st of June 2018

Contact:

For additional information, please contact Senior Manager, Innovation Strategy, Andreas Kjær Thomsen at (+45) 60 17 62 10.