Innovation Project Manager At Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc

Full Time
Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria
Posted 3 months ago

About The Company

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc was incorporated in September 1960 as a private limited liability company, and commenced operations in 1962 with an installed capacity of 600 metric tons per day. The Company was converted to a public limited liability company in 1978, and its shares were subsequently listed on The Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Job Title: Innovation Project Manager

Location: Apapa, Lagos

Job Type: Full Time

The Purpose

  • To support the business in making innovation the engine for growth and build shareholder value via providing innovation governance process end to end – identifying, developing / renovating & launching new brands, products, and delivery systems that satisfy our customers’ and consumers’ current and future needs.

The Job
Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Work with cross-functional teams to deliver 1 major & 2 smaller sustainable innovation projects each year & develop a balanced 5-year pipeline of projects to be launched in future years.
  • The Innovation Project Manager is responsible to provide leadership in the following areas:
    • Ensure the relevant team is full training on the Stage-Gate process to enable them to deliver FMN entry strategy, business models, and trademark strategies across categories.
    • The ability to navigate and excite cross-functional teams & agencies to gain the necessary traction and resource commitment.
    • Support the development and alignment of FMN’s innovation agenda.

Functional Capabilities:

  • Innovation – Excellence in making connections and crafting these connections to become branded experiences that delight a new consumer cohort, all grounded in local insights.
  • Systematic – Ability to coordinate tasks, ensure the team’s clarity on the key deliverables of the various project stages.
  • Sales/Customer – Understanding of different customer/channel needs and environments.
  • Project Management – Able to manage success across a portfolio of innovations touching all parts of the business.

Process:

  • Can support the team to build the business case for innovations / renovations and identify the competitive edge it could provide for the business.

Financial Delivery:

  • Good understanding of managing for value and the ability to run an Innovation P&L with an appreciation of the levers that influence financial performance.

Organization:

  • Identifies areas for new improvement and drives high standards in Innovation processes / tools.

Financial Responsibility:

  • Ensure team adherence to pre-agreed financial commitment and highlight any potential deviations to the project team where needed.

Qualifications

  • Mechanical / Material or Chemical Engineering BSc.
  • MSc in Materials or Chemistry.

Experience:

  • 9+ years experience in Innovation project Management.

The Person:

  • Understanding all aspects of key deliverables to launch a new product initiative.
  • Delivering successful projects by leading a cross-functional team.
  • Proven ability to influence across an organization from peers to executive level.
  • Excellent track record of project management processes and practices.
  • Good collaborator with excellent communication skills.

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