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Innovation Manager, B2B & Homecare in Chicago, IL at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 2/27/2021

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Job Description

Reporting to the Marketing Director of Innovation, the Innovation Manager position is a leadership role on the Marketing Innovation Team that will focus on leading innovation efforts across our B2B and Home Care Product portfolios in North America with focus on our Food Service, Food Processing, and Water Softener segments.  This role will help craft innovation strategy, create new ideas, and lead the execution of initiatives that are at the center of the company’s strategy for the Morton & Windsor brands. Essential Duties include:

New Product Portfolio Management & Execution

Lead the development and execution of product and packaging innovation plans including concept development, feasibility validation, product and packaging R&D, business proposal and approval, project execution, and customer sell-in.

Innovation Strategy

Develop & refine the segment level innovation strategies for the B2B and Home Care segments ensuring tight strategic linkage to portfolio strategies and in partnership with the Base Teams and the Marketing Director, Innovation.

Build and Protect Long-Term Brand Equity

Use marketplace insights to drive brand activity, new products, strategies, and thought leadership that communicates brand value to justify selling prices for new products.

Culture of Creativity & Innovative Thinking

Work with the Marketing Director, Innovation to build a compelling vision for the future that positions the organization to achieve its long-term innovation aspirations.

Through a sustainable perspective, our unique team spirit and meaningful tasks, we offer you the opportunity for personal and professional development. You can look forward to: Company Health & Wellness Program: We believe in enhancing the lives of employees, which is why we offer DASH – a holistic well-being program. DASH has 5 important dimensions: health, finance, work/life matters, social, and community. Attractive Benefits: You will receive an attractive benefits package, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Match, Paid Time Off, and Company Paid Holidays. Excellent Commuting: The location is perfectly situated near expressways and train stations for an easy commute! We are all working remotely during Covid 19.

Job Requirements

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Innovation or related field required.   MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years of Marketing and/or Innovation experience in creating & developing new item initiatives and managing them from concept development to commercialization is required. 
  • Food Service and/or Food Processing experience preferred. 
  • Previous experience managing a P&L desired.


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