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Director, Innovation

Company: Campbell Soup Company
Location: Camden
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Since 1869 we've connected people through food they love. Our history was created by remarkable people, ideas, and innovations. It serves as inspiration and foundation for our future success. We're proud to be stewards of amazing brands that people trust. We foster a culture of belonging where people come first, and diversity is embraced. And we live our values, always, while setting the highest standards for performance.Here, you will make a difference every day. You will be part of a dynamic, collaborative, and competitive team. You will be supported to build a rewarding career with opportunities to grow, innovate and inspire. Make history with us.What role will you play? How will you make history with Campbell's? Apply today!Job DescriptionBrand Builders, Business Leaders, Innovation Leaders Wanted. We are building a powerhouse team of consumer-centric, business-building marketers who are creating something special in our Meals & Beverages division. We are looking for an individual with exceptional leadership and strategic thinking and who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. They can't be afraid to dream big or be deterred by a challenge - this is a great opportunity to help strategically shape the future portfolio of Campbell's Flagship Meals & Beverages Division.General Summary:The Director of Innovation, Meals & Beverages is responsible for shaping and delivering the 3-5 year innovation pipeline for multiple brands and categories, and charting the next chapter in their success stories. Responsibilities include:--- Identify a pipeline of fresh business building ideas that drive incremental growth for our portfolio, deliver against business strategies, and meet target consumer needs. This includes differentiated product and packaging ideas in current and future contiguous categories.--- Drive "strategic creativity" to uncover and stretch the potential of existing brand icons. This will require breaking paradigms and uncovering latent potential that connects consumer needs with key drivers of brand equity. Fresh exciting concept ideas must be identified and validated to result in a robust pipeline for growth. This will be accomplished by sharp strategic thinking, a curious interest in evolving consumer needs, and an ability to "connect the dots" from multiple sources of consumer research, trends, and competitive intelligence.--- Lead cross functional teams through commercialization of existing breakthrough innovation projects and future validated ideas to deliver commercially and financially viable platforms.--- Build ideas based on a foundation of product and packaging commercialization viability that will deliver strong financial performance - this will require strong business model savvy, a general management aptitude, and strong partnerships with cross functional resources to deliver results.--- Consistently champion, interrogate and improve the innovation stage gate process.--- Provide strong leadership to create direction and inspire greatness with cross functional teams. A "can do" attitude with a strong drive for results will be necessary to overcome obstacles and motivate the team through project ebbs and flows.--- Manages a team of 1-2 direct reports.There is such tremendous upside to our brands and the right candidate for this role must be able to navigate between the day-to-day business deliverables and setting the long-term course for growth and success.Minimum Requirements:--- Education - Undergraduate degree in Business or MBA--- 10+years brand management and marketing experience (within CPG, preferably Tier 1 organizations)--- Experience within Food & Beverage Industry is strongly desired--- Proven portfolio brand and innovation strategy development using a disciplined approach--- Exceptional track record of driving profitable growth from product innovation: concept to commercialization--- High caliber leadership - taking accountability, inspiring trust, fostering collaboration, and driving organizational alignment--- Must have a high level of curiosity about the marketplace, competitors, consumers, and product/ingredients--- Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams to executional excellence in category and customer-facing selling--- Ability to easily maneuver between high-level strategic thinking, business / financial / operational acumen, and detail orientation--- Exceptional communication - clear and concise; recommending and influencing, storytelling and presenting--- Consumer and product quality obsessedLeadership Profile:--- Confident in their skills but never afraid to listen and learn from others--- An individual who sets a clear vision and creates positive energy and focus across the team to deliver on that vision--- Strategic and creative thought leader--- Inspires teams to deliver results through commercialization excellence--- Clarity of thought through ambiguous situations--- Resilience through high visibility and pressure--- Catalyst for change for a more impactful outcome--- Collaborative, but can hold people accountable for total business impact--- Prides themselves on knowing the business and our target consumers better than anyone elseIf your ambition and experience are aligned with this opportunity, please create an online candidate profile to apply at ConditionsThe Marketing Director, Meals & Beverages position is primarily an office-based position with 3 days (T,W,Th) in the office and 2 days (M, F) optional work from home. Minimal (15-20%) travel required. Office located in Camden, NJ.About Campbell Soup Company:For more than 150 years, Campbell (NYSE: CPB) has been connecting people through food they love. Generations of consumers have trusted Campbell to provide delicious and affordable food and beverages. Headquartered in Camden, N.J. since 1869, Campbell generated fiscal 2022 net sales of nearly $8.6 billion. Our portfolio includes iconic brands such as Campbell's, Cape Cod, Goldfish, Kettle Brand, Lance, Late July, Milano, Pace, Pacific Foods, Pepperidge Farm, Prego, Snyder's of Hanover, Swanson and V8. Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the environment. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 as well as the FTSE4Good and Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indices. For more information, visit or follow company news on Twitter via
CampbellSoupCo.Compensation and Benefits:The target base salary range for this full-time, salaried position is between$125,500-$209,300Individual base pay depends on work location and additional factors such as experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training. Total pay may include other forms of compensation. In addition, we offer competitive health, dental, 401k and wellness benefits beginning on the first day of employment. Please ask your Talent Acquisition Partner for more information about our total rewards package.The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion, or any other classification protected by law.In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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