Innovation & Portfolio Manager Peperami

  • Full-time
  • Sub-Department: Emerging Brands
  • Department: Marketing
  • Site Location: Amsterdam

Company Description

Make a difference in the world of branded protein snacking as an Innovation & Portfolio Manager Peprami (1fte) at Jack Link’s EMEA.


Our family owned and value driven business is dedicated to crafting protein-packed snacks that are loved by consumers worldwide. Our array of brands include some of the fastest growing and innovating protein snack brands such as Jack Link's, BiFi and Peperami.

Our spacious and modern Jack Link’s EMEA headquarters is located in the vibrant Amsterdam Houthavens, and includes a highly international team, with more than 25 different nationalities. Our EMEA team is committed to continuing its impressive EMEA expansion, one bite at a time, and becoming the regional leader in branded protein snacks.

Job Description


We are looking for an experienced Portfolio & Innovation Manager to join the Peperami Marketing team and drive brand growth in the UK and Ireland. If you are motivated by owning the innovation agenda and managing a product portfolio that delivers business growth, and if you thrive in fast moving environments and enjoy collaborative, cross-functional teamwork, come and join us!  


Grow the Peperami brand, the UK’s number 1 meat snack brand and top 100 FMCG brand, by developing consumer-centric innovation, as well as managing the current product portfolio, from strategic overview all the way to implementation in the market.



  • Own and manage the end-to-end process of new product development from concept ideation to commercialization, ensuring timely and successful launches
  • Lead project teams, including working closely with R&D, CMI, Finance and Operational teams to drive consumer-centric product innovation while considering feasibility and costs
  • Work closely with Category Management and UK and Ireland Sales teams to develop winning NPD propositions which contribute to building strong annual marketing plans
  • Foster a culture of innovation, creativity, and continuous improvement within the organization whilst ensuring alignment of innovation and portfolio strategies with overall business objectives
  • Assess the existing product portfolio, identify areas for improvement to optimize, grow the portfolio and maximize profitability
  • Monitor product performance, analyze sales data, and understand competitor and market best practices to make data-driven decisions for portfolio enhancements or discontinuations
  • Support Shopper Marketing and Sales teams with necessary product information
  • Own and manage the Innovation marketing budget


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in FMCG marketing, with a focus on NPD and Portfolio management
  • Experience with project management and cross functional team working 
  • Proven track record in launching NPD from ideation to execution in market, delivering sales growth through retail channels
  • Market knowledge of the UK FMCG market

Skills and competencies

  • Leading cross functional teams
  • Strong project management skills
  • Required language skills: fluent English (native English speaker is a plus)
  • Financial acumen and business cases
  • Budget management
  • Result driven, action oriented and highly self-motivated
  • Entrepreneurial thinker and creative problem solver 
  • Effective communication and influencing skills

Additional Information

Working at Jack Link’s means working in a fun, fast-growing international company with great ambitions.

By Joining Us, You Will:

  • Have the chance to build a career as your unique self with all the support we can give you to become the best version of yourself
  • Work in an open, transparent, and inclusive culture with colleagues from all over the world
  • Receive a salary at market level that fits your experience
  • Experience a fast paced and dynamic work atmosphere
  • Receive 27 vacation days, a good company pension plan and an annual bonus
  • Boost your health with a ClassPass subscription and nutritious food offered by the company
  • Attend our fun and engaging events

If this sounds like a role that is suited to your skill set, why not apply today!