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Manager of Innovation-Machine

Company: Anheuser-Busch
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Dreaming big is in our DNA. Brewing the world's most loved beers and creating meaningful experiences is what inspires us. We are owners, empowered to lead real change, deliver on tough challenges, and take accountability for the results. We are looking for talent that shares these values, that is ambitious, bold & resilient. We want talent that is looking for fast career growth, cross-functional experiences, global exposure and robust training & development.

SALARY: $88,450-$99,450
COMPANY: Budweiser. Bud Light. Stella Artois. Michelob ULTRA. That's right, over 100 of America's most loved brands, to be exact. But there's so much more to us than our top-notch portfolio of beers, seltzers, and more. We believe our people are our greatest asset, and we're looking for people like you to join our shared dream and purpose. We dream big to create a future with more cheers. Are you up for the Challenge?
ROLE SUMMARY: Manage/Direct projects within the innovation pipeline ranging from the development of new brand or innovations on current brands to drive incremental growth for the portfolio. Collaborate daily with channel teams, sales, brand teams, suppliers, and the larger cross functional innovation ecosystem. Working in a fast moving and dynamic part of our business, innovation opportunities may be within the traditional Beer category, or in Beyond Beer spaces (Seltzers, FMWBs, Spirits, etc.)
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Builds and maintains relationships with cross-functional partners and suppliers to deliver product and packaging innovation for a set of Brands.
  • Leads key innovation projects from idea generation through commercial launch, including consumer insight and opportunity identification, innovation concept development, product/packaging optimization, operational feasibility, P&L analysis, and execution plan.
  • Develop Brand Innovation Priorities, driven by consumer insights/needs, brand strategies, and portfolio innovation opportunities.
  • Translates consumer trends into actionable innovation workstreams including research and development on flavor profiles, health and wellness trends, and communication through packaging design.
  • Applies consumer research to validate desirability of innovation concepts. Deep dives into consumer research to make business decisions regarding innovation development and financial investments.
  • Leads discussions and presentations with cross-functional teams and senior management.
    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
    • 2-4 years of experience in sales and marketing, product, or package development, and/or supply chain management. MBA a plus.
    • Experience with an innovation process, i.e. Stage Gate, design thinking methodology.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills.
    • Exceptional creative, project management, and organizational skills.
    • Strong budget and business analytic skills.
    • Experience working in a Scrum/Agile team framework is a plus.
    • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills required. Experience with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft DevOps is a plus.
      WHY ANHEUSER-BUSCH: Anheuser-Busch has always dreamed big. It's who we are as a company. It's our culture. It's our heritage. But more than ever, it's our future. A future where we're always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet life's moments. Even when they're hard. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. Together. To reimagine what a beer company can be. And what Anheuser-Busch can do. Where we provide more opportunity for our people, lift up our neighbors, and make a meaningful difference in the world. This future is our purpose. A future that everyone can celebrate, and everyone can share in.A future with more cheers.
      BENEFITS:
      • Health benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness and Tax-Advantaged Savings and Spending Accounts
        • Life Insurance and Disability Income Protection
        • Generous Parental Leave and FMLA policies
        • 401(k) Retirement Savings options with a company matching contribution
        • Chance to work in a fast-paced environment among a company of owners
        • Free Beer!
          As the leading global brewer, Anheuser-Busch---InBev is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
          REQUIRE ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE? Anheuser-Busch is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the Anheuser-Busch Careers website as a result of your disability. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. If you need an accommodation or assistance in using the Anheuser-Busch Careers website, please email .

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