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Agile Innovation & Human Intelligence Senior Manager

Mars Incorporated
Chicago, IL 60602
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We are seeking a motivated and entrepreneurially-mindedHuman Intelligence Senior Managerto assist the organization in delivering faster, bigger and more relevant innovation across the Snack and Treats space.

To be a top performer in this role you will need to be ready to use a wide range of agile innovation methodologies and tools. We work in agile sprints, and you will work with cross-functional teams from around the world. You will lead global projects, so experience working with other countries and cultures will help.

What are we looking for?

I t would assist if you have had experience in working within 'agile' teams, however it isn't mandatory. An agile mindset however is a MUST! Y ou will need to be able to identify winning concepts early and reliably, as well as killing poor ideas quickly. All of your recommendations will be anchored in deep human insight.

You will need to leverage both your passion and your research expertise to effectively execute a wide range of innovation experiments across the total Innovation funnel, from exploration, to validation of ideas and concepts, to in-market test & learns.

You will ideally have:

Degree in Marketing / Consumer/Shopper Insights / Market Research or related field

5+ years' experience in Innovation and/or consumer/shopper insights and market research

2+ years experience within the CPG industry

Experience across multiple markets/cultures globally preferred

Key Competencies/Capabilities you will need to have mastered include: Cultivates Innovation, Manages Ambiguity, Collaborates, Communicates Effectively, Nimble learning, Balances Stakeholders.

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Execute Innovation projects in a human centric agile way, leveraging human intelligence and foresight to design experiments and learning plans based on prioritized hypotheses
  • Build agile innovation insights capabilities, and both source and utilize state-of-the-art, fit-for-purpose agile tools and methodologies
  • Capture, codify and share learnings in real time so other sprint teams can benefit from your learnings
  • Assess the potential of various innovation opportunities and help business to prioritize. Provide data and facts to kill poor ideas early

What can you expect from Mars?
  • Work with over 130,000 like-minded and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we're striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.



Posted: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-08
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