Innovation Brand Change Commercialization Specialist Pipeline 9/12/2016

DiversityWorking Plainfield, IL

Company
DiversityWorking
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
7281097
AJE Ref #
576151432
Location
Plainfield, IL
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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External Job TitleInnovation & Brand Change Commercialization Specialist - Pipeline
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* AutoReqId
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* 52102BR
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* Function
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* Supply Operations
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* Type of Job
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* Employee
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* Country
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* United States
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* Town/City
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* Plainfield
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* North America State/Province
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* Illinois
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* External Job Description
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* We are always looking for future Diageo Innovation & Brand Change Specialists. Are you the right fit for our Pipeline? If so apply...
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* Just Imagine... Joining the world's leading premium drinks business, surprising and delighting our customers & consumers with our brands such as Johnnie Walker, Guinness and Smirnoff.
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* Brand Technical Center
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* is a part of DNA Supply. This center consists of a team of 140+ technical experts, professional scientists, engineers, located at our World Class Facility in Plainfield, IL. Our overall goal is to enable North America to achieve Diageo's Performance ambition to 'Create the best performing, most trusted, and respected consumer products company in the world' through brilliant execution and breakthroughs in technology, processes, and people capability. As a part of our collaborative culture, Innovation & Brand Change, Operational Excellence, and Science & Technology work in partnership to achieve our performance ambition.
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* About this Role
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* This roleprovides functional (packaging technology and project management) leadership in supporting the delivery of North American Innovation & Brand Change projects. The programs can range in scope, from line extensions to New to World development.
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* Top Accountabilities
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* + Lead Supply's delivery of low to moderate complexity programs from Gate 1 through to 90 days post-launch against KPIs as outlined above.+ Provides Supply input and commercial grounding during project development phases, driving resolution of commercialization hurdles that may arise and managing regular project communications to Supply and Demand project sponsors, Technical Operations and the broader Supply community.+ Builds great relationships with stakeholders in NA Demand and throughout the Supply organization.+ Utilizes strong project management skills to develop and manage project timelines, addresses technical and resourcing challenges and ensures risk profiles and mitigation plans are developed and executed for each project.+ Conduct the technical development/due diligence (if required) of packaging components, inclusive of creation/routing/approval of any/all package specifications.+ Complete testing to ensure functional acceptability, assure regulatory and product compatibility compliance and life cycle robustness of new package components.+ Consistently demonstrates pride and commitment to Diageo, behaves authentically, focuses on finding solutions, and develops trusting relationships across the organization.
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* Qualifications and Experience Required
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* + 3+ years of Technical and Professional development experience in consumer package technology.+ BS in Package Engineering (or related technical field) with demonstrated knowledge of the commercialization process.+ Exceptional business acumen, communication, interpersonal, influencing and relationship-building skills.+ Experience leading a multi-disciplined team in an extremely fast-moving environment, with the ability to lead, thrive, provide guidance and cut-through in the face of great ambiguity.+ Strong technical depth and performance management skills, dynamic cross-functional interaction, and highly effective project management, communication, and negotiation skills.+ Solid theoretical knowledge of primary package design, liquid development, and manufacturing processes and procedures.
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* Role requires 20 - 50% domestic and international travel
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* Diageo is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. Diageo does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, Protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state or local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the Company has facilities. Diageo also provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any other state or local laws. .