Position Title: Innovation Design/Production Manager - North America
Location: New York, NY
Must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (at least two weeks after last vaccine dose) and present proof of upon hiring unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation based on a disability or sincerely held religious belief (effective December 8, 2021).
PR North America is the largest region globally for the company. The market is diverse with some states that have awareness and usage of specific spirt categories and Pernod-Ricard brands, and others that are emerging. The spirit industry in North America is complex and constantly evolving. It's a fun and challenging environment with plenty of opportunity to make a mark. It's also an exciting time to be a key part of the Group's Marketing Transformation, with a significant step-up in Innovation at Pernod Ricard and the creation of the new North America Regional Innovation Hub.
The person needs to be an experienced design expert, who enjoys getting "stuck in" across the varying needs of the team, is flexible and can juggle multiple priorities on the go, knows how to truly collaborate for superior results and who is passionate about innovation. They need to have that #Gamechanger spirit that will make them go the extra mile to impact the business.
To deliver this vision this role will support the design and production needs across the team - from helping with concept graphics, presentation videos to supporting the package design and implementation. Depending on the needs/current projects of the team, this key team member may also flex their digital savvy to support our Test-Learn-Optimize (TLO) mentality - this could be designing a digital/web-based approach to concept testing or building an on-the-fly app.
Overall - we're looking for a candidate with strong design, digital and graphics skills who can flex those muscles into the varying design and production needs of the newly formed innovation hub.
Roles and ResponsibilitiesHelp bring to life the PRNA Innovation Hub vision by being the key support function for the graphics for all the concepting efforts for the Innovation Hub and Pipeline
Support the Concept Leader to bring to life mood boards or stimulus materials for the ideation and concepting workshops for both the Cross-portfolio and the Core Brands
Assist with the concept (design, graphics, mood boards) and importantly, initial packaging design of the three-year pipeline of concepts addressing under-served needs, leveraging trends, technology, packaging and/or our brands/RTM to capitalize on opportunities.
Facilitate the production/realization of design graphics into actual packaging together with Design Agencies as well as the R+D and Innovation managers
Support the team in bringing to life ideas - e.g., via videos, images, and presentations; actively support the team in bringing to life ideas for the Stage Gate Process; actively support the team to enhance key sell in presentations to the wider organization, by adding design flair and visually enhancing our presentations
Leverage your digital expertise and deep cultural and consumer centricity to help the team bring cutting edge ideas to the table - could be development of an app or website for instance...
Foster collaboration and drive for action working with local and Global Brand Companies, CORBY, NBV, key cross functional partners and Regional Innovation Hubs where relevant.
Proactively contribute to the global Pernod Ricard Innovation community to build and share learnings with the International Innovation Hubs, Brand Companies and Global HQ teams.
Coordinate with Local Brand Marketing Teams: and Commercial teams to gain alignment on innovation concepts, platforms, pipeline, agenda for the region, where appropriate
Scope of Role Key external contacts: Design and Concepting agencies, consultants, industry experts, External Collaborators
Key internal contacts : Innovation Hub team; PRNA Marketing Teams, Insights; The Content Hub
Budget responsibility: Agency budget management - will support the tracking of our budget
TravelWithin North America: up to ~10% - to research/focus groups or retailers perhaps; limited travel
Required SkillsGrow diverse teams
Bold & agile
Open & Authentic
Deliver through collaboration*
Profile: A talented creative/producer, with strong project management skills and a "can do" mentality willing to support a fast-paced team of innovators. Culturally connected, trend aware, with inherent graphic and conceptual design flair. Must be willing to "get hands dirty" and be willing to flex depending on team needs; strong growth mindset - can flex creative muscles into concepts, graphics (with Design Agency support), video editing or presentations.
EducationBachelors in Marketing, communications, Advertising, graphic design, digital Art or other creative field
Adobe qualifications - e.g., Photoshop, ACE, Illustrator or Graphic Design Certification
Proven Innovation ExperienceMust have: A minimum of 5+ years relevant experience, such as within Design or Graphic Design agency, in-house studio, creative agency, content production/creation or production studio
Experience in the Spirits, BevAlc or CPG industry in North America within a large established organization a strong plus; other relevant experience such as within Brand Management, within an innovation/design-thinking agency also a plus. Structural/engineering elements of design (beyond visual) a plus
Demonstrated ability in Photoshop/equivalent; graphic design tools; video editing
Strong design aesthetic; talent to optimize ideas/mood boards or images, grounded in consumer/market insights and express these to "wow" that specific consumer in that specific need
Project Management: able to manage critical path and prioritize requests; able to manage multiple stakeholders with a positive energy and team ethos
Drive collaboration to move projects forward in a complex, matrix organizational structure; Proven ability to influence and drive action working with cross-functional teams (internal and external to Pernod Ricard)
Languages: English (must have excellent/fluent business proficiency in written and verbal communication); Spanish a plus
Technical skills: Exceptional Photoshop or other graphic design program skills; Strong self-sufficiency in Video editing. Keynote or PowerPoint a must have; MS Teams or project Management tools/Hive/Jira etc. a strong plus
Must be digitally savvy - if you can build an App or website that is a strong plus
Project Management Skills: Strong project management skills - ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities; ability to plug in to agile teams/scrum way of working
Who are we?
Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at http://www.pernod-ricard-usa.com/
Working at Pernod Ricard
Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.
Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.
* Pernod Ricard USA is anEqual Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
* Offers will be subject to United States local terms.
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