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Innovation Brand Manager

Kingston upon Thames, London
£47200 - £59000 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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We are currently seeking an interim Innovation Brand Manager, to work with our global FMCG client , renowned for brands such as Dove, Sure, Persil, and Simple, and become an integral part of their fast-paced FMCG environment.

The position is based in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. This is a full-time temporary role to run for 3 months, requiring 36.25 hours per week to start ideally ASAP, Monday to Friday. Compensation for this role is competitive, paying up to £59,000 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience.

The role currently offers a mix of remote and onsite working, subject to adjustment based on business requirements.

Simple is the biggest and most profitable brand of across Beauty & Well Being Europe, Middle East, and ANZ Business Unit.

Currently #1 brand in the female face care market, Simple is at a very exciting stage of its next phase, evolving its proposition, comms and premiumising its portfolio with superior innovation at pace!


  • Project Manage cross functionally the full brand restage, including gate & stakeholder management.
  • Develop business cases with the support of CD & finance to get approval at gates.
  • Develop & sign off designs with the global team
  • Collaborate with the CD & category community to land its execution, from compelling sell-ins to landing it in market with excellence (increase in distribution & share of shelf, right proposed RRP and promotional mechanics ect..)


To be successful in this role you will need the following:

  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Significant brand/product marketing experience, in an FMCG environment
  • Experience in managing big projects and confidence in leading multiple cross functional teams with strong communication & leadership skills.
  • Ability to push boundaries & be proactive in bringing new ways of thinking to achieve better results.
  • A very strong understanding of all key functions (R&D, Supply chain, sales, finance).
  • Experience in developing business cases as well as Trade sell-ins.

Kingston working environment:

  • Contractors who are based at Kingston will be eligible to get free parking at a local carpark
  • There is a Staff Shop located on the Ground Floor next to the main entrance, where Contingent Workers can buy discounted U/L products.
  • A canteen
  • A Gym is available for use on the Ground Floor (with subscription).
  • Facilities in the gym include cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines, spin bikes, free weights area, boxing equipment and a stretch/matted area. Classes are also available and can be booked directly with the Gym. Shower facilities are available in the changing rooms, along with hairdryers.

At ManpowerUK we are dedicated to fostering a highly diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to reach their full potential. We are recognised as a Disability Confident Leader, affirming our commitment to helping individuals with disabilities secure and retain meaningful employment. To hear more about our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives - please visit our website.


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Manpower UK Ltd
C/O Unilever HPC
Port Sunlight
CH62 4ZD

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