Manpower Group Associate Innovation Manager, South Burlington in South Burlington, Vermont

Highly sought after company in South Burlington, is seeking an Associate Innovation Manager to work closely with Sr. Innovation Manager to help create new product platforms for global business. This position includes project leader responsibilities with global cross-functional teams in the development of new products and related activities including business analysis, channel development and marketing and trade programs.

JOB DUTIES:

*Execute global new product initiatives in partnership with Marketing, Supply Chain, and R&D that fulfil company strategies, support the social mission, and meet financial objectives for sales, gross margin and profitability.

*Lead projects cross-departmentally to ensure that key milestones are met and goals achieved. Brings inconsistencies and problems to the attention of management.

*Collaborate with Consumer Marketing Research in primary consumer research, leading the development of consumer stimulus. Drive secondary research for trend reporting. Utilize results in planning efforts.

*Provide business analysis to support new product development. Study syndicated data and create competitive intelligence reports. Prepare moderately complex and varied analytic reports. Develop findings and recommendations for management review.

*Develop stage-gate documents to include compiling information from cross-functional team members and regional marketing teams.

*Work closely with Design on execution of new product packaging and artwork for product concepts.

*Manage the successful transition of new products to the local Brand Building teams according to specified criteria & timing.

*Support country Brand Building teams in the planning of both short and long-term business and marketing initiatives. Coordinate execution of marketing materials requested by Regional and local teams.

*Exhibit commitment to the brand's social mission and Marketing's vital role in delivering all three elements of Ben & Jerry's three-part mission statement. Work with the Social Mission team to integrate the social mission into individual marketing plans.

QUALIFICATIONS:

*Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business or related field. MBA preferred.

*Marketing experience with at least one year as an Assistant or Associate Brand Manager

*Experience in analysis of syndicated scanner data

*Proven ability to be a creative and innovative thinker

*Excellent written and verbal communication skills

*Excellent analytic and project management skills

Apply today by sending your resume to burlington.cp@manpower.com!

Or call the Manpower Office at 802-862-5747!