Innovation Manager – Venture Product Owner
Keystone Consolidated Industires Inc.
4d ago

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Innovation Venture OS,the Innovation Manager - Venture Product Owner is the intrapreneur’ responsible for developing and validating new beverage venturesthat will ultimately fuel Labatt and ABI’s pipeline for future growth acrossthe beverage industry.

The Innovation Manager Venture Product Owner will validate newproduct-market fit and scalability through ownership of real in-market seedsand launches, where they lead the development and refining of product / brandpositioning, commercialization strategy, 360 marketing and sales toolkits andin-market execution and results.

The Innovation Manager Venture Product Owner is also responsible forleading communication and alignment amongst the Venture Operating System ScrumTeam and broader cross functional stakeholders involved in the development andexecution of the product.


Act as founder’ or intrapreneur’ for newbeverage product innovation seeds and launches; lead development and executionof product / brand positioning, commercialization strategy, 360 marketing andsales toolkits and in-market execution and learning plan fulfillment

Work closely with the Scrum Master, scrumteam, and external (to the scrum team) customers and stakeholders to developproducts and manage in market execution and learnings.

Innovation Manager Venture ProductOwner will generally spend 50% of time with the scrum team and 50% withexternal stakeholders vested in product delivery

The InnovationManager Venture Product Owner will have a deep understanding of consumer,customer and stakeholder needs as to be delivered through the relevantproducts.

This will be accomplished through multiple methods including marketresearch, customer feedback analysis, ROI metrics

The InnovationManager Venture Product Owner will be involved in strategic planning,drafting of key objectives, and use of data to drive product definition at alllevels of feature, epic, and story

The InnovationManager Venture Product Owner will ensure that the product backlog isvisible, transparent, clear to all, and shows what the scrum team will work onnext

The InnovationManager Venture Product Owner will be the single source for setting thepriority of the product backlog with feedback from the scrum team and customerbase

ACCOUNTABILITIES : BusinessManagement


The InnovationManager Venture Product Owner must be very decisive when assessing andmaking decisions related to backlog priority both at the overall product andsprint levels.

The ability to manage and influence stakeholdersincluding rejecting or saying No’ to additional workload or requests that canhinder scrum team productivity

Be an ambassador in agile execution withinLabatt. Coach teams regarding the importance of individuals and interactionsover processes and tools

Possess a fundamental understanding ofend-to-end customer experience integration and dependencies

Accountable for created products, deliveringin the product model and communicating the product needs with business partners

Work with other Product Owners to increase the effectiveness of theapplication of scrum in the organization

Team Management

Ensure that the scrum values of commitment,courage, focus, openness, and respect are embodied within the scrum team

Ensure that the scrum team, Scrum Master, andstakeholders have understanding of scrum pillars of transparency, inspection,and adaptation associated with an empirical process

Job Qualifications

  • Effective communication techniques
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonalskills

    Leadership, influencing, and team buildingskills

    Continuous Improvement and Problem solvingskills

  • Brand Marketing experience
  • New product development / launch experiencepreferred

    Demonstration of characteristics such ascreativity, motivation and resilience

    Interact with individuals at all levels of theorganization focused on delivering value fast

    Business oriented mindset with the ability toset and maintain a departmental budget

    Excellent interpersonal skills and ability towork with all levels of an organization focused on value creation, impediment& waste removal, and overall velocity increase

  • Strategic and Innovative thinking
  • Demonstrated success delivering complex projectsquickly using agile mindset

    Experienced in agile project, program, andportfolio management and execution

    Commanding executive presence and leadershipskills; ability to hold attention, exude confidence and lead

    Labatt Breweries of Canada LP is committed to fair and equitable recruiting practices. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to come forward at any stage of the recruitment process to request accommodations, if needed.

    Members of our team will consult and create processes that provide individuals with disabilities the best possible recruitment experience.

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