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Innovation Manager, Brand and Insight

Date: November 1, 2019

Region: Ontario

Location: Oakville

Brief: We are currently looking for an Innovation Manager, Brand and Insight to bring new ideas to our Nutritional & Ingredients market. Our Oakville facility specializes in the development, commercialization and production of high quality and functional food ingredient dry blends, sold across a variety of market segments. We are currently looking for an experienced manager that will closely work with our Nutritional & Functional Ingredients group to created innovative solutions. Reporting to the Business Manager, Nutritional & Functional Ingredients, this role supports innovation within our blending business, while also leading innovation and insight platforms, including digital marketing, for our full Food Ingredients distribution business.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for our Research & Development department, in collaboration with the R&D Manager who manages the group directly
  • Understand, manipulate and draw conclusions from internal and external data sources relating to marketing, innovation and consumer trends
  • Support the marketing team (Product Management & R&D Manager) to better understand consumer and trend data as well as insights critical to building strategies and go-to-market plans at both the portfolio and Quadra Ingredients brand level
  • Leverage market insights to support innovative product and concept development promoting our full product range as well as our manufacturing capabilities
  • Develop, execute and track innovation platforms across the Food Ingredients business, supporting business growth targets
  • Support the sales team with market intel and develop customer-facing presentations to advance our customer relationships and business partnerships, in conjunction with growing our opportunity pipeline
  • Present to customers and other industry personnel, as well as internally, in an engaging manner
  • Network and interact with the Marketing Manager, Sales Management and the Corporate Communications Director, to develop and execute a tailored external marketing campaign for our Food Ingredient business, with strong emphasis on digital marketing
  • Champion an innovation culture and mindset
  • Build strong ties and relationships with colleagues on the basis of trust, credibility and collaboration

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Marketing or other related fields
  • Proven experience in business to business marketing (with digital marketing experience being an asset)
  • Previous managerial experience in R&D, Innovation or Marketing
  • Experience in Food Ingredient Manufacturing or Distribution
  • Excited to contribute towards a high-performance culture, accustomed to a fast-paced environment
  • Sales experience is an asset
  • Strong, experienced and engaging presenter
  • Proven business acumen and commercial knowledge
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Superior organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated research skills
  • Advanced computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint; to work effectively with the Office 365 suite)
  • Oral and written bilingualism (French / English) is an asset

Quadra is a Platinum member of the Best Managed Companies in Canada and provides a competitive benefits package, including incentive and pension plans, a company vehicle, etc.

Fax: 1-866-424-9458
Email: resume@quadra.ca
Subject: Innovation Manager, Brand and Insight

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