OVERVIEW:

Gymshark recognises that we can only grow by investing in true Innovation. This is a role where the incumbent will be responsible for helping drive and supporting projects aligned with the Innovation strategy Roadmap.

The Innovation Team have a duty and responsibility to drive business impact for all product areas of the business. We support the strategic and tactical needs of our internal clients with highly flexible, tailored and innovative bespoke solutions to help drive real business outcomes.

You will be part of the team that rolls out the strategy and provide technical expertise to the inline team and business. You will help with key relationships, internal and external and ensure they are maintained.  You will have a data focus; ensuring all the products are built with athletes for athletes and represented with clear performance benefits.

 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
  • Responsible for driving projects from across the whole business, as well as self-ideated projects, ensuring all appropriate stakeholders and managers are involved accordingly
  • Create, maintain & share all project documentation, including but not limited to, project briefs & proposals, budgets, timelines, deliverables & feedback
  • Create & present regular project updates, demonstrating a strong iterative approach & clearly conveying the project status and next steps to ensure deliverables are achieved within the proposed time frame
  • Confidently contribute to team strategy sessions to ensure innovation is set up to support each function of the business in the most efficient and business appropriate way
  • Ensure all projects align with both the innovation strategy and the existing & future business needs, making the appropriate modifications with key stakeholders where necessary
  • Stay up to date with emerging industry innovations, whilst building practical frameworks to harness knowledge and transfer to wider business
  • Anticipate & recognise the need for innovation, diagnose the underlying issues and build the case for change with stakeholders
  • Build and maintain a strong communication network with relevant internal teams across the different functions, ensuring a highly inclusive approach
  • Create & maintain an accessible perception of innovation from the perspective of the wider business to encourage cross function collaboration
  • Build relationships and form alliances with external stakeholders, scanning for innovations and opportunities to form partnerships, through resonating Gymshark’s values
  • Collate and analyse data from key stakeholders, providing meaningful conclusions and required actions where necessary
  • Be proactive in gathering and combining data from various counterparts, resonating Gymshark’s data led approach to success
  • Create and actively employ methods to define the success of projects, understanding the landscape for further improvement
  • Opportunity to play a critical role in developing innovative solutions across the whole business
  • Opportunity to build a hugely varied and unique skillset, understanding & delivering to the key future wants and requirements of a multitude of teams

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
 
  • Completed an undergraduate degree at minimum and have achieved a BSc, BEng or equivalent or equivalent work experience
  • Have an understanding of the product development process right from initial inspiration/insights all the way to commercial launch and consumer feedback
  • Excellent project management, organisation & time management skills, ensuring project milestones are planned and adhered to
  • Must be self-motivated, highly proactive and have a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with both technical and non-technical colleagues, translating complex concepts into simple terms where required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both internal & external stakeholders, upholding Gymshark’s values & reputation through first class communication & teamwork skills
  • Confident presenting to internal and external teams of all levels, to effectively deliver key messages
  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and gravitas
  • Excellent judgement and analytical skills
  • You are a naturally curious thinking, self-driven character with a passion for defining & developing the future
  • You keep up to date with external trends and industry relevant innovations


 
 
WHEN YOU’LL HEAR AFTER APPLYING:

We receive loads of applications for roles here at Gymshark. It’s a great problem to have, but it does mean it can take us a little longer to try and give every application the attention it deserves.

Rest assured, we read and respond to every application. After we’ve taken a look at your skills and experience on your application, there’s a number of things that could happen next:

We’ll let you know as soon as possible if it’s not meant to be this time.

If it’s looking promising, we’ll be in touch with an email and a short phone call and understand what sits behind the CV!

If it’s looking really promising, we’ll aim to put some faces to some names and arrange a first interview.

And then if it’s looking really, really promising, we’ll be inviting you in for a second interview and usually a project to assess your skills and capabilities!

Thanks and appreciate you understanding!