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General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 05 - Marketing

Department: 05 - 05 - Marketing Research- Insights

Date Published: 10-May-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

The Manager Innovation Strategy Insights will tap into a passion for both insights and innovation. In this role the Insights Manager will:

-Partner with up to two cross-functional agile teams focused on creating faster and better product innovation and use this capability to bring new product ideas to market.

-Drive a deep understanding of the consumer needs across all phases of innovation development.

-Demonstrate creative and inventive approaches to glean consumer insights with a behavior first approach using agile and innovative and design thinking tools.

-Influence the building of an agile research capability and consumer obsession for KHC. 

This is a role for someone who has an entrepreneurial- growth mindset and thrives in challenges balanced by the desire to be accountable.

This role requires a person who can be:

  • An Owner: Thrive in a "hands on" environment and "wear many hats” and build out a function against a blank slate without buying pre-packaged solutions or methodologies.
  • Strategic: Partner strategically with business partners. Demonstrate creativity in approaching and solving problems- new and different ways to bring vision and structure to gray space- deep understanding of how the consumer thinks and behaves to generate insights- design thinking led research methodologies/techniques- to drive the business forward.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Build and maintain effective partnerships across agile pods and various functions across the organization.
  • Adaptability: Thrives in ambiguity and working in the ‘gray’- while showing strong drive for results and project leadership skills. Flexible in changing priorities and continuous learning loops in KHC’s bespoke agile methodology.
  • Influential: Influence at all levels of organization and work seamlessly with cross-functional teams to solutioning. Engagement and influence with the executive team and cross functional leaders.
  • Impactful: Effect "so-what’s" by making concrete recommendations routed in deep understanding of marketing- business and consumer. Showcase strong interpersonal and communication skills- pull disparate pieces of data together into a cohesive and compelling story.
  • Self-Starter: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of independence- resiliency- motivation and leadership/ownership- with limited oversight.

Responsibilities within the team include:

  • Drive internalization and synthesis of true insights and analysis from all consumer touchpoints to cultivate deep understanding of consumer trends and uncover unmet needs.
  • Evaluate the consumer demand moment using demand landscape
  • Design and implement assumption led- test & learn research sprints in partnership with agile pod team
  • Use Design Thinking tools such as empathy mapping- consumer journey and personas
  • Identify and design best fit research and test methods to quickly validate assumptions and iterate solutions
  • Design recruitment criteria- screeners and discussions guides; Facilitate and lead both recruitment- interviews.
  • Continuously build and iterate the disruptive innovation research tool kit for the company
  • MVP product testing and validation

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business- Marketing- or Related Field
  • 4+ years of proven Strategic Insights / Market Research experience (preferably 3+ years’ experience on client side)
  • Experience using Design Thinking and Agile methodologies for advancing innovation preferred
  • A track record of results in innovation and consumer insights capacities
  • Proficiency with new product innovation and custom research methods- both qualitative and quantitative
  • Strong storyteller and collaborator with the ability to blend art and science
  • Proficient in using and analyzing data
  • Passion for food is a plus!

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