I can't get the link to work off fonterra.com, but here it is:
Innovation Manager - Speciality Cheese-08124
At Fonterra there are no boundaries to success, so if you're ready to move beyond the top of your game, there's nothing stopping you here. In terms of scale, scope, complexity and challenge, the level you'll enjoy reflects exactly what we are: truly world-class. Driving the growth of Fonterra Brands New Zealand's (FBNZ) iconic brands, create an impact as you lead the development of game changing innovations through to commercialisation.
LEAD the SPECIALITY CHEESE INNNOVATION PIPELINE
As Innovation Manager – Speciality Cheese you will developing others through the sharing of your practiced knowledge and provide leadership for the category's NPD programme adding significant value to the bottom line. Applying your outstanding command skills and innate ability to motivate others you will lead, develop and mentor your direct reports and provide pivotal leadership to the Innovation team helping to successfully drive the "one" team culture. Additionally you will play a key role helping to portfolio manage the balance between renovation, optimisation and innovation.
Drive continuous improvement and cost saving initiatives through the effective team management of technologists providing technical support to multiple speciality cheese manufacturing sites. Adept in dealing with ambiguity you will critique project deliverables and champion riskier, high value opportunities that contribute to a step change in the Innovation programme. An active contributor to the ILT (Innovation Leadership Team) you will significantly contribute to product and process improvement in tandem with developing new products for market.
Strategically agile with expertise in speciality cheese product development, you will be commercially astute and tertiary qualified in science, engineering or food/dairy technology. Your robust experience successfully leading and managing cross functional technical teams combined with strong capability in managing project resources, shall equip you well to lead NPD projects across a variety of stakeholders from Marketing, Innovation, Operations, Sales, Finance and external customers. Success will be measured by your ability to leverage networks to deliver financial value and develop new innovations to help shape FBNZ's future.
Setting you apart from the rest will be your infectious passion and drive for results - if it's being considered as part of New Zealand's PREMIER INNOVATION TEAM you're seeking - stand out and apply today.
Applications close: 27th March 2012
Primary LocationNew Zealand-Taranaki-Eltham
Hours of Work Full time
Anyone want to move to NZ?