Manager, Base Innovation – Home Cleaning - Military veterans preferred

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.


  full-time   employee

United States

The Base Innovation Manager for Home Cleaning Disinfection will lead the global innovation pipeline & strategy to deliver breakthrough portfolio innovation in a prioritized GCB business.  They will identify opportunities through a deep consumer understanding & will prioritize through their commercial & brand strategy foundations.  This role will lead cross functional teams to deliver solutions by leveraging innovation platforms to create scalable & ownable product stories, driving impact in priority markets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Accountable for Disinfection (Home Cleaning) innovation pipeline development & projects to deliver against an expanding GCB ambition.
Translating unmet consumer needs into winning concepts that meet category & customer needs
Scope, Lead & Deliver new product innovation to fuel the commercial business
Deliver a five year product and marketing innovation pipeline to address consumer needs and enhance SCJ’s brand equity by immersing in problems to solve and the brand North Star.
Partner with markets/clusters in the IGP planning against local problems to solve by building and aligning global solutions with local markets and senior regional leadership.
Understand consumer and shopper insights that drive segment priorities. Analyze, distill and make conclusions/recommendations to support business initiatives and priorities.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:
Bachelor's degree
5+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:
Ability to execute highly complex or specialized projects; adapts precedent and makes significant departures from traditional approaches to develop solutions.
Experience with, and passion for, portfolio and product innovation.  Distilling consumer insights into meaningful & differentiated product offerings
Proven project leadership capability with excellent ability to work with cross functional teams is critical, and a key success driver.
Ability to remove barriers by focusing on priorities, making timely decisions, and maximizing empowerment
High sense of urgency to deliver winning results individually and through others
Approach situations and processes with curiosity and open?mindedness while applying new learnings
Global experience/exposure is ideal, but not required.
Prior FMCG/CPG experience preferred.

Job Requirements:
 Some travel may be required

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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