Diageo Innovation Manager in McMahons Point, Australia




Reporting Location:

McMahons Point





Type of Job:


External Job Description:

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with over 200 brands, old and new, large and small, global and local – the depth and breadth of our product portfolio across beer, wine and spirits is second to none, with brands sold in 180 countries, at almost every price point in every category.

We only thrive today because of the talent of our people to grow our brands and keep them strong by acting with the same entrepreneurial spirit and determination as the giants of our industry such as Arthur Guinness and Alexander Walker.

Our purpose is to make the most of life, to be the best we can be at work, at home, with friends, in the community and for the community - for our brands to be part of celebrations big and small.

About the role:

Innovation is a critical growth driver for Diageo Australia, with a strong track record of thought leadership and delivery. Over the past 3 years new products have delivered transformational NSV growth and increased trademark relevance across both full strength bottled spirits and RTD (ready to drink), and innovation has delivered in excess of 80% of total NSV growth.

Innovation in Australia is a global function and part of the APAC innovation hub. It is focussed on developing and delivering strategic, scalable and sustainable innovation that will fundamentally drive local, regional and global performance.

This role represents a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate strong cross functional leadership, to take great ideas through to execution, to work across multiple categories and to influence and align a broad base of local, regional and global stakeholders

Feel Inspired, then this may be the opportunity for you?

You’ll support the delivery of the innovation strategy for our local market. The agenda is challenging and will be achieved by the creation of highly differentiated and superior brands, products and delivery systems, which satisfy both consumer and customer needs.

The role covers innovation “end to end”; from strategic opportunity identification, through ideation and concept development to commercialisation.

Essentially you’ll:

• Deliver commercially grounded innovation projects at agreed scale on time and in budget.

• Identification and delivery of incremental and transformational ideas to drive organic growth utilising expert strategic, ideation, concept development and commercialisation skills.

• Lead and influence cross functional project teams (Marketing, Customer Marketing, Supply, Technical, Legal and Financial) agencies and local exec.

• Creation of highly differentiated consumer bundles using consumer insight and purposeful creativity..

What you’ll bring to the table:

• Graduate Degree in Business, Commerce, Marketing

• 3+ years work experience at or above brand manager level

• Proven ability in:

o Leveraging consumer, shopper and customer insights

o Developing consumer and customer driven strategy

o Developing & managing all elements of the marketing mix

o Innovation delivery

o Delivering successful projects by leading a cross-functional team

o Influencing peers and executive level in both a local & global context

External Job Title:

Innovation Manager



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