Commercial Innovation Manager - Coffee
Costa Coffee
Costa House, 6 Porz Avenue, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, GB-BDF, LU55YG, GBR
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The Innovation team at Costa are here to disrupt the coffee sector and drive growth for the brand by creating stretch innovation that recruits new users and grows our brand equity.

As we are a global function, our focus is not only to maintain market leadership in the UK&I but to employ a challenger-brand mindset in all other markets, as we work towards global market leadership.

A bit about us...

At the heart of Costa Coffee are our values; we believe in Passion, Warmth, Trust and Courage. We are the No 1 coffee brand in the UK and as part of the Coca-Cola Company, we’re on a journey to be the worlds most loved coffee brand, we don’t settle for mediocre.

We’ve come a long way from the Costa brothers first roastery in 1971, today we are a total coffee company that delivers great coffee to our consumers all over the globe.

Along with our much-loved stores, this includes our Express machines, Ready to Drink range, and a long list of friends and partnerships.

Costa are proud of our collaborative and inclusive workforce, who continually unlock new growth potential.

A bit about the role...

Reporting to the Senior Commercial Innovation Manager, you will be a valued member of our Global Coffee Innovation family, bringing your passion for beverages and innovation. You will

  • Help us strengthen Costa’s core coffee offering across multiple platforms (served, express, FMCG / at home) and multiple markets.
  • Assess the current state of our category through analysis of consumer data. Generate compelling insights and identify white space opportunities for growth.
  • Think scale and think global. Our ideas and innovations should have global mass appeal.
  • Write concepts that frame an opportunity in a compelling way which can be validated in research
  • Successfully sell ideas into the global business in a way that creates excitement for the opportunity and buy-in to the project.
  • Project manage with excellence, energising the cross-functional team to deliver with pace. Leading projects from ideation to Gate 3 handover to markets and commercialisation.
  • Track your projects post-launch to ensure continued learning and improvement.
  • A bit about you

    To succeed at Costa, it is important that you embrace our values and enjoy working with diverse and committed colleagues.

  • In addition, we are looking for the following;
  • Experience leading best practice innovation processes with proven experience having successfully innovated from ideation to launch
  • A creative thinker who can identify opportunities from a variety of sources
  • Proven excellence in execution, the doing not just the thinking
  • Able to structure complex recommendations in a simple way, in order to help teams move through decision-making
  • Able to demonstrate strong relationship building and stakeholder influencing
  • Positive and energetic with a bias for action. Someone who doesn’t need processes in place to get things done. You are happy to get your hands dirty
  • Able to see the possibilities not barriers
  • Passionate about international food & beverage trends
  • What we can offer...

    We’re on an exceptional adventure and can offer a truly purpose led career with good flexibility to suit your personal needs.

    In addition, you will benefit from the below :

  • BUPA Healthcare
  • Costa Pension Scheme
  • Bonus Scheme
  • 25% staff discount, including endless free coffee onsite at support office
  • 25 days Holidays
  • Location / Travel : Must be able to travel to Dunstable Head Office once a week, when it is safe to do so.

    At Costa Coffee we celebrate Inclusion and Equality; we believe everyone should bring their true self to work. We advocate collaboration and transparency and embrace differences in all that we do.

    nowisthemoment to join.

    Job ref : 15227-2807

    Advertised : 19 Apr 2021

    19 Apr 2021

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