Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, where our suppliers source coconuts from hundreds of local farmers and work directly with coconut plantations.

Coconut Plantation

Director of Innovation

Director of Innovation

Posted on Marketing

Marketing - Gardena, CA - Full Time

The Director of Innovation will lead the creation, development and execution of the global innovation strategy. They are creative, a natural innovator, forward thinking, organized, people growth focused and are able to collaborate across functions. This role reports to the EVP of Global Brand Strategy & Development but will work in close collaboration and partnership with the Operations & Product Development team. The role is based out of our headquarters in Gardena, CA.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Drive the end to end value chain management for all new products working closely with supply chain, operations, manufacturing and finance counterparts
  • Partner with the regional teams to identify consumer, category, and competitive insights that unlock new growth opportunities for the brand
  • Lead the feasibility and business case assessments of all innovation projects
  • Lead the development of the commercial strategy, and work with cross functional teams to execute
  • Lead, develop and manage a team of 2-3 direct reports
  • Assist in SKU rationalization process globally
  • Undertake continuous analysis of competitive environment and consumer trends to ensure the innovation strategy is on target

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • 5-7 years of commercial innovation and/or product development experience [CPG experience and a technical background highly preferred]
  • Bachelor’s Degree required [Business Degree preferred]
  • Experience leading insight led innovation strategies
  • Experience leading and developing technical innovation teams
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills, who is extremely result and detail-oriented
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, effectively manage workload to meet deadlines, while ensuring a high standard of quality
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player: desire to contribute to a creative, fast-working, autonomous and driven development team
  • Proven track record of outstanding leadership skills in bringing teams from different cultures and functions into the process.

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Status: Open No of vacancies: 3 Job type: Full Time Job level: Mid level Years of experience: 2

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