Innovation Manager

Welch's

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Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, Welch’s is the processing and marketing subsidiary of the National Grape Cooperative. Welch’s is owned by over 1,000 family-farmers across the U.S.A. and Canada who make up this cooperative and who grow the delicious Concord and Niagara grapes used in Welch’s juices and other grape-based products.  100% of our profits go to small family farmers.  For more information on Welch’s, visit www.welchs.com and www.facebook.com/welchsgrapes

What You’ll Do:

  • Know/define our target consumer and be their champion throughout the innovation process
  • Lead the transformation of insights into actionable new product concepts
  • Collaborate closely with other departments and external partners (Sales, R&D, Legal, Agencies, Vendors, etc.) to bring innovation concepts to life
  • Support small family farmers.  Welch’s is owned by a co-op of 905 small family farmers, many of whom are 4th and 5th generation and have farms less than 40 acres
  • Aid in the creation of sales materials and customer presentations

Who You Are:

  • Passionate about innovation
  • Thrives in a high-visibility role
  • Entrepreneurial minded with a “start-up” company mentality
  • Well versed in fundamentals of understanding consumers and analyzing business trends
  • A creative mind with an eye for design

What You’ll Need:

  • BS/BA required. Business, Marketing or related field preferred. MBA preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience developing and commercializing new products and platforms
  • CPG industry experience strongly preferred

What You’ll Enjoy:

  • •     Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results
  • •     Flexible work schedules including Summer and Winter Hours
  • •     Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • •     Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • •     Discounts on Welch’s products

Welch’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran