Innovation Manager – Permanent (Full Time) Job at Bettys & Taylors Group in Harrogate

Job Description

For those with the skill and creativity to bring ideas to life; a unique opportunity has arisen for a talented designer to join our innovation team here at Taylors of Harrogate.

Working closely with our brand, insight and R&D teams and collaboratively across our business, you will deliver ‘design sprint’ innovation workshops, concept development, visualisation & rapid prototyping. This is a hands-on, multi-faceted role where you’ll need to be as much a creative designer as an innovation specialist.

Key responsibilities will include:
Sprint: You will be responsible for the co-ordination & facilitation of ‘design sprint’ innovation workshops. The emphasis will also be on staying curious and constantly developing this process to ensure that Taylors of Harrogate stays at the forefront of innovation practice.

Visualisation: From rapid sketching to fully rendered visuals you will be responsible for bringing ideas and concepts to life throughout the concept development process.

Prototyping: From quick mock-ups to fully finished 3D structural prototypes, you’ll be taking the lead both personally and working closely with suppliers to design & make our concepts. You will also work within the business to develop our internal rapid-prototyping capabilities.

Projects: Keeping everyone informed and on track, you will be responsible for managing a small number of innovation initiatives, working closely with the Front-End Innovation Lead as well as R&D project management and portfolio team.

Vision: You should think and act with vision; be perpetually curious, constantly explore & articulate the latest trends, technologies and opportunities.

To be successful in this role you will have a background in 2D or 3D design, including proven graphic design skills. You’ll also need the ability to draw as well as the capability to produce 3D packaging mock-ups. In addition, you should be experienced in facilitation of creative ‘design sprint’ workshops and of working closely with consumer insight specialists.

Other desirable skills include experience in lean start-up, knowledge of consumer insight methods, trend mapping and project management experience.

We’re looking for a resilient, self-initiating and tenacious person with a collaborative mindset, sense of fun and an absolute passion for design and innovation.

To apply, please send a covering letting outlining your interest alongside your CV & examples of your work before the end of Friday 26th June 2020.

About Company

Company: Bettys & Taylors Group

Company Location:  Harrogate

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