Commercial Innovation Manager

  • Oosterdoksstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Full-time

Company Description

At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love. Today our coffee & tea portfolio is available in over 140 countries around the world through iconic household names including: Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, Super, Kenco, Pilao & Gevalia

What’s it like to work at JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS: A coffee for every cup

Working with us means you’ll be making an impact in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We work as a team, celebrating success and supporting one another. Our associates work with a diverse group of like-minded people, in an innovative environment committed to doing the right thing – all across the world. What you do here will get noticed.

Job Description

Are you ready to join our innovative and entrepreneurial organization? Our enthusiastic and driven Global Sales team, based in Amsterdam, is looking for an experienced and talented Commercial Innovation Manager to join their team. This role is especially created to drive the ongoing trends of more JDE innovations with a global character. The commercial innovation manager will be the sales lead in the cross functional innovation teams. You will work closely with both the launch markets and Global Marketing teams to maximize the impact of innovations from a sales perspective, both conceptually and in execution.

The commercial innovation manager is responsible to design the commercial proposition and Goto-Market strategy of our innovations. Through this role, the customer and the shopper interest are represented throughout the entire innovation process: from early feeding retailer benefits and category growth elements into the proposition to the excellent execution towards the customer and shopper.  You will not only drive the strategy but also be responsible to work with the markets to ensure the innovation implementation is in line with defined standards. Overseeing the implementation across, you will also be instrumental to transfer good practices between markets.

The role is based in The Netherlands, with stakeholders both in Amsterdam and Utrecht. It will require occasional travelling to selected markets to work together with the local teams.


Are you the one we are looking for? Do you have solid (8+ years’ experience) in commercial functions in sales or shopper marketing? Are you familiar with consumer marketing and retailers’ ways of thinking? Do you understand how we are doing Shopper Marketing: Customer & Category Growth Model, Perfect Store and Merchandising Principles? Are you result oriented and having a drive? Able to connect and communicate effectively in an international environment and driven organization? Can you listen and sell as well? And last but not least, do you have great leadership capabilities?

If all of this sounds familiar and you are as excited about this role as we are? Then we are definitely interested in drinking a cup of coffee with you! We are looking forward to your application!

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