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Production Innovation Manager

Requisition Id:  584
Location: 

Glasgow, Scotland, GB, G1 3DN

About Edrington

Edrington’s vision is to give more by crafting exceptional ultra-premium spirit brands. The Macallan is our central focus, supported by Highland Park and The Glenrothes in the fast-growing single malt category and Naked Malt in the blended malt category. Our portfolio is completed with The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch Whisky, Brugal premium rum from the Dominican Republic and Noble Oak American Whiskey. Edrington also has strategic partnerships for No.3 London Dry Gin and Wyoming Whiskey. 

Remuneration and Package

  • Salary £50,000 - £61,000 per annum
  • 37 days holiday + 4 Giving More Days
  • Attractive pension 
  • Share reward scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Global wellbeing programme 
  • Product Allowance

Position Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within The Macallan marketing team as a Product Innovation Manager.  The Macallan is a brand that truly believes in product innovation, and this is why it is one of the innovation leaders in the spirits industry. Product innovation is the most significant area of profit growth for The Macallan. Our development is focused on core products and core collections, series, one off products and we target a very diverse spectrum of new and existing consumers.

Job Description

Reporting to the Creative Director, this role is accountable for project managing the innovation development process from product idea to design freeze. At this point the project is hand over to the global brand team for product execution and launch. The Product Innovation Manager will work closely with the creative director to shape idea concepts and with the brand heritage team to make sure that our inspirating heritage and DNA is used at its very best. 

 

They will develop a wide range of core products and collections, editions and one off product innovations.  It is key to exchange a high degree of learns with the rest of the product innovation team in creative. The Macallan uses the stories behind our product innovation to drive inspiring content and experiential. For this reason, it is key that there is a fluid engagement and early in the process, with the responsibility of content making, experiential design and lifestyle within the creative team.

 

The Product Innovation Manager will work closely with the whisky making team to share product ideas and develop in collaboration whisky propositions that fit the concept idea and ensure continuous engagement with operations, primarily brands packaging and the purchasing team to develop the idea concept and product development process.

Skills and Experience

This is an outstanding opportunity for an innovative, organised and creative professional with exceptional attention to detail and project management skills in one hand, and also with a wide and deep perspective of the world of product innovation across consumer types and geographies. A high degree of understanding of what craftmanship, unique ideas and creativity means is required. The person needs to have a good sense of judgement and taste to make emotional and subjective proposals. The role will require a good understanding of materials and sustainability. The candidate requires a high degree qualification and extensive experience in product innovation.

Employee Value Proposition

At Edrington, you will experience an incredible culture based on respect and giving more. We are exceptionally passionate about our brands and genuinely care about our people, continually investing in their development and wellbeing. Join Edrington and make a world of difference.