TITLE : Innovation Specialist
REPORTS TO : Development & Innovation, Senior Project Manager, EMEA
LOCATION : Lahore, Pakistan
Ingredion (Rafhan Maize) is hiring Innovation Specialist who is responsible for conducting comprehensive data analysis and for providing assistance in support of the EMEA innovation process to accelerate innovation and drive business growth.
As Innovation Specialist, your responsibilities will include :
Data Analysis : Providing sales plan and results data analysis to support the EMEA innovation and product line management processes.
Using advanced digital visualization tools to communicate large data sets and results of own analysis in a clear and comprehensive way.
Collecting, assessing and preparing quarterly Innovation Promise (IP) data for EMEA for communication with Global Innovation Group.
Reviewing forward-looking resource allocation, highlighting bottlenecks and opportunities, and visualizing the data for the monthly allocation meeting
Process Management : Reviewing innovation processes, tools and documents and providing recommendations for quality and efficiency improvements
Key Performance Indicators KPIs : Tracking and communicating monthly innovation process KPI’s, including internal and external benchmarks, and preparing and sharing quarterly innovation dashboard.
Developing and monitoring forward looking KPI’s to predict future innovation performance and to highlight possible issues and challenges early.
Preparing and communicating performance of recently launched and IP products against plan for category sales and business development function to drive focus and IP sales
Internal Collaboration : Collaborating with Project Business, Technical and Sales owners to assemble key information for monthly stage-gate meetings.
Collaborating with the Category Marketing, Growth Platform and Marketing Communications teams to support the implementation of new product introductions and help facilitate quicker uptake by customers
This position is well-suited for you if you have :
Advanced knowledge of PowerBI (incl. dashboard creation)
Analytical mindset with exceptional attention to details and ability to deliver accurate results
Results oriented mindset with the aptitude towards diagnosing problems and finding solutions
Eagerness to develop new capabilities and continually improve own results
Strong interpersonal skills and collaboration skills
Qualified candidates will have :
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Analytics, Engineering or Food Technology
Work experience in a similar role with focus on data analysis and communication, ideally in an innovation function
Strong project and time management skills to handle multiple and diverse tasks and priorities, and lead projects to a successful completion
Good networking and influencing skills, comfortable in interacting with multiple levels and functions within an organization
Proactive problem-solving mindset
Advanced data visualization skills
Fluency in English (written and verbal)