Insight & Innovation Manager

Scroll to content

We are looking to recruit an Insight & Innovation Manager to join our Marketing Team in St Helens. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing the market insight that drives the region's products and solutions innovations and enabling the Product Management function to bring them successfully to the market. The Insight & Innovation Manager will also be the key link between the region and the central innovation organisation. This role would be ideal for a Product Manager who want to step up to a more strategic role. 

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

• Intelligence / market analysis and trends

Develop and manage the process for gathering, analysing and sharing information regarding the market, the competitive landscape, and the customers.

• Ideation, evaluation, prioritisation and enablement of New Products & Solutions Development

Be the ‘Project Management Office Lead’ for the portfolio of products and solutions innovation projects through creating and owning the innovation process for the region, working closely with the Product Management and Technical teams.

• Special projects responsibilities

 Take ownership of specific projects.

• Reporting / link to Central Innovation team

 Provide regular and special reports on request and be the key link between the region and the Central Innovation organisation. 

Knowledge & Experience:

• Proven business experience, including in managing complex projects.

• Experience in business management or development.

    • Analytical – able to collect, analyse and present data.

      • Team player.

      • Organised, curious and results driven.

        • Able to influence successfully within and beyond own area of responsibility.

        • Good communicator, able to operate internationally.

        • Experience in construction industry is an advantage.

        Salary & Benefits

        • £45,000 - 50,000 per annum depending on experience

        • Annual performance related bonus 

        • Company Vehicle

        • Holiday allowance

        • Pension scheme

        • Westfield Health Care

        • Sick pay (after 3 months of service)

        • Life assurance scheme

        • Onsite gym

        • Occupational Health & Mental Health First Aiders

        • Perkbox

        • Cycle to work scheme

        About Knauf Insulation

        Knauf Insulation is the UK’s leading provider of high performance, sustainable Glass and Rock Mineral Wool insulation solutions. With more than 40 years of experience in the insulation industry, it is one of the fastest growing and most respected names in insulation worldwide.

        As part of the Knauf Group, a €10bn turnover multi-national family-owned manufacturer of building materials and construction systems, Knauf Insulation employs more than 5,500 employees and has 27 manufacturing sites in 15 countries, with a turnover of €2bn in 2019. In the UK, the company employs over 500 people at its manufacturing plants in Cwmbran, Queensferry and St Helens.

        Knauf Insulation’s mission is to challenge conventional thinking and create innovative insulation solutions that shape the way we live and build in the future, with care for the people who make them, the people who use them and the world we all depend on.

        Its vision is to lead the change in smarter insulation solutions for a better world. Its aspiration is to be the world’s most trusted insulation partner providing high performing and smart insulation solutions and services for a better world.


        We usually respond within three days

        Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

        St, Helens, Merseyside

        Knauf Insulation St. Helens
        WA10 3LZ Saint Helens Directions

        We’re passionate about developing our people

        At Knauf Insulation your career is a journey through one or multiple roles that you hold within the company. Progression is not just about promotion, it is about building capability and experience. There are several different ways to progress within Knauf Insulation and we are proud to see a high number of our employees who have moved between teams, departments and even countries. Working for a global market leading organisation, the limits really are endless.


        Applicant tracking system by Teamtailor