Cosun - SVZ

Innovation Manager
Able to translate customer requirements into new products and services


  • Responsible for driving the innovation process through the entire business chain and delivering new products, processes and services for customers
  • Understanding key market trends and insights by visiting customers and discussing their innovation requirements with key decision makers
  • Composing the innovation strategy, budget and action plan with commitment of relevant stakeholders in the SVZ organisation
  • Developing new and innovative directions and concepts together with customers
  • Building a balanced portfolio of innovation projects and managing these projects within agreed targets, planning schedules and budgets
  • Representing SVZ at relevant innovation venues and events
  • Working closely together with all functional disciplines, especially with the teams of Sales & Marketing, Product & Process Development and Agro Supply Chain
  • Reporting to the Managing Director.


  • Thinking and working on an academic level with a solid educational background
  • Proven track record in managing innovation processes in the international B2B food industry with FMCG companies as customers
  • Curiosity and in-depth understanding of the entire agrofood supply chain, from the source of origin towards final consumer products
  • Able to manage and drive processes by motivating and convincing people, without having direct reports
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills and comfortable working and travelling in an international business setting
  • Good fit with the SVZ culture and values that centre around proactive, fact-based, respect, accountability, positive energy and ownership.

For more information, please contact Hans Hilbrands (+31(0)317-468686 or +31(0)6-51025152) or apply with the Apply button.

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