Head Of Innovation – FMCG

Head Of Innovation – FMCG Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head Of Innovation – FMCG to join our team.


  • Leading the organisation in research for new products, product enhancements and product redesign;
  • Anticipating and generating consumer insight that feeds the innovation pipeline with concepts and commercial possibilities;
  • Understand and drive the concepts of cutting edge technology;
  • Oversees key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis;
  • Originate new products in concert with customer needs and business model;
  • Selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones;
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders both locally and globally to identify and exploit opportunities for future growth.


  • Strong Chemistry background is desired;
  • Experience in strategic and operational partnering with NPD, R&D and Sales and Marketing;
  • Project management skills and managing project teams;
  • Significant background of working with consumer and customer insights;
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience in a similar role within an FMCG or Food Service Industry;
  • Engineering Qualification is a MUST – an Engineer and a Chemist would be ideal;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop repeatable processes or improve existing processes in and out of product development;
  • Comfortable working in an environment where ideas are shared and challenged.