Marketing Innovation & Research Manager

Have an appetite for more?

Join a leading global bakery group powered by ambitious people that are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do.
With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.

Currently we are looking for an Marketing Innovation & Research Manager to join our international Lantmännen Unibake marketing community (Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain)

This is what you will do

Lantmannen Unibake is the second largest industrial bakery in Europe. We want to lead the bakery business with the scale, knowledge and drive to be loved in every market we operate in.

Your main responsibilities will be (but not limited to) :

  • Responsible for capturing all relevant market-trends (consumer/customer) and insights (consumer/customer)
  • Responsible for providing actionable market and trend reports using all accessible market & customer data
  • Responsible for the validation process of branded innovations in close collaboration with the Category Business Leaders
  • Responsible for generating and validating insight- and concept-statements for all market-driven innovations in the relevant regions and channels
  • Ownership in preparing and managing the innovation earnings funnel (rolling 36) in line with the strategic innovation targets and in close collaboration with the Category Business Leaders
  • Overall support to Category Managers in strategic innovation projects and innovation challenges

Who are you ?

  • You probably have a Master's degree in Marketing, Business Administration or equivalent by experience

  • You have a broad experience (>5 yrs) in upstream marketing activities and consumer research with excellent skills in complex Project Management

  • You have excellent communication and stakeholder skills with innovation & marketing teams

  • You have a solid understanding of key marketing & sales processes (e.g. S&OP and Business Management process)

  • You are fluent in Dutch and English (writing and speaking), knowledge of French is an asset

What we offer :

  • a challenging job within an awesome team where a sense of responsibility and initiative is encouraged
  • the opportunity to grow and evolve together with a world class organization
  • to work for an employer with an ambitious and sustainable vision that results in "billions of smiling tummies"
  • your workplace will be Londerzeel, with the possibility of homeworking (max 2days/week)

Sounds interesting?
Please submit your CV and motivation here.

We strive for a short lead time for the selection process and have defined subsequent phases so that you can also meet some future colleagues/stakeholders right away.
- Meeting/call with HR/Dirk Nyberg (Talent Acquisition Specialist)
- Meeting with Direct Manager
- next steps according to feedback

At Lantmännen Unibake, we treat your application with the highest degree of confidentiality.