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Group Innovations Manager

Job no: 503167
Work type: Full Time
Location: Melbourne - Inner

At Visy, our people make us stand out from the crowd. We’re always seeking solutions, opportunities and possibilities. We look for people who see what’s ahead and run towards it. These people are helping us to achieve our vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging solutions. Together, we can create a better world.

The Opportunity

Our Innovation team is responsible for analysing market and category trends, as well as global technological developments. Armed with this knowledge, we deliver robust business cases across multiple platforms. This can be used to help facilitate innovation programs that are both cost effective and highly successful. After all, we want our clients to keep moving forward - and innovation is what will take them there.

This is a highly dynamic role based at our corporate head office in Freshwater Place, whereby you get to guide a passionate team’s day to day activities to achieve the division’s goals. With your excellent communication and presentation skills coupled with your ability to develop business cases that are focused on sustainable outcomes, you will enjoy bringing business cases to life. Meaningful relationships with stakeholders on all levels will provide the platform to deliver game changing innovation.

The Role

As a member of the Leadership Team of Innovation and Corporate Affairs you will be a key contributor to the direction of the Innovation streams, including strategic direction on technology platforms and divisional opportunities identified with all Visy Business Units.

Reporting to the GM - Innovation and Corporate Affairs, you will provide a structured approach to market and trend insights to create a broader awareness of the dynamics of the categories in which Visy operates. These insights will be well researched and considered with a technical/innovation focus, providing key stakeholders across the business with information to facilitate business decisions. You will lead the way in the preparation of customer innovation sessions with management of the communications for the Insights & Innovation team as well as liaising with key information providers.

Below is a snapshot of a few more exiting responsibilities of yours:

  • Manage the day to day requirements for pipeline development, project completion, reporting of financial outcomes and engagement with senior stakeholders, as well as the long term sustainability of the business
  • Ownership and accountability for the P&L statement for the Insights &I Innovation group
  • Work closely with the project/innovation group to develop insights for pipeline development and identification of new areas of interest
  • Provide direction to the project team in the development of business cases that support the development and commercialisation of new technologies
  • Drive a 5 year view insights led strategy across the BU’s with the GM’s aligning their business/sales results with meaningful explanations and predictions of customer activity within their respective markets


The “MUST have’s”:

  • Significant business experience in manufacturing innovation and B2B businesses
  • Prior leadership experience in developing and guiding a small team
  • Management of P&L within challenging environments
  • You are a passionate self-starter with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Outstanding relationship building, coupled with exceptional verbal and written communication skills, will form the foundation of your successful long term career with us


When you join Visy, you’re joining a global leader dedicated to making serious progress in the sustainable packaging and recycling industries. We want to find solutions, make an impact and grow our business. If you can help us, you’ll fit right in. There’s never been a better time to join Visy!

Please contact Samira Strenge on 0499 986 425 for a confidential discussion or apply now.  

You will be required to meet Visy’s employment criteria which will include a criminal history check and pre-employment medical (including drug & alcohol testing).

Visy is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.


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