VP portfolio and innovation

New York, NY

For over 75 years, BIC has been creating ingeniously simple and joyful products that are a part of every heart and home.

As a member of our team, you'll be a part of reigniting a beloved brand as we continue to reimagine everyday essentials in new, sustainable and responsible ways.


Our "roll up your sleeves and get the job done" approach to work creates an environment where self-starters, problem solvers and innovative thinkers thrive. BIC team members are empowered to take ownership of their careers and bring their unique perspectives to the table to make a meaningful impact on our mission.

It's a colorful world - make your mark by joining the BIC team today.


As VP portfolio & innovation, you will drive a consumer centric, productive, profitable offering for BIC’s Human Expression and Blade Excellence categories.

  • Define and cultivate a product portfolio to support the brand position
  • Architect the global 3-year innovation roadmap in partnership with senior leadership and cross-functional teams
  • Partner with strategy team to identify opportunities of growth (i.e., new sub-categories, customer segments, geographies)
  • Collaborate with brand development and activation team to ensure the global toolkit supports new launches and enhances core portfolio around the world


  • Ensure that the portfolio is delivering products that are consumer centric, relevant and well positioned in a dynamic competitive landscape
  • Continually evaluate the health of the global portfolio through performance tracking, regional feedback, sales, social listening, etc and put plans in place to address challenges and opportunities
  • Develop and implement yearly portfolio architecture review
  • Serve as the key partner to regional teams around the world to share best practices and ensure they have the portfolio to win in their markets
  • Synthesize and articulate the needs of the regions in a compelling way for the senior leadership team
  • Participate in key market and customer visits to communicate global brand strategies and to understand local dynamics and needs 
  • Drive strategic pricing recommendations, COG analysis and ensure SKU management across the global product portfolio  
  • Solidify our hero product strategy by sub-category in key large and fast growing brand-building channels and help to create the addition of ground-breaking hero products in additional categories
  • Align with insights team to execute comprehensive programs to support portfolio strategy and product planning



  • Drive impactful innovation and renovation to build brand share, net sales and profit
  • Define and deliver 3-5 year product innovation roadmap, ensuring that the innovation funnel is sufficient to achieve the company vitality rate targets
  • Step-change the brand’s approach to product innovation from ideation to market, taking risks and challenging the status quo to drive disruptive product breakthroughs
  • Lead cross-functional teams to ensure innovation sufficiency determining white space opportunities by category and better innovation solutions based on findings from consumer insights, data and analytics, social listening and external best practices
  • Leverage target consumer understanding to tailor innovation to relevant consumer segments



  • Nurture a future oriented Talent strategy that drives internal engagement and external attraction
  • Partner closely with Human Resources to evaluate Talent Management and Talent Attraction strategy
  • Identify key skills and experiences to up skill and educate Global Marketing teams to continue to outpace competition and establish Brands as best-in-class leaders
  • Serves as enterprise-wide leader who champions change and aligns teams on the brand vision 


  • MBA preferred; Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or other related field
  • 12+ years progressive marketing experience
  • 5+ years leading and developing teams, preferably global
  • Demonstrated mastery of global strategic marketing plans for products and full portfolios.
  • Ability to envision the future and anticipate trends
  • Strong global team leadership skills - coaching and team development
  • Action-oriented
  • Data-driven decision-making skills
  • Strong knowledge of insights & analytics
  • Trend-hunting mindset
  • Clear and strong communication skills
  • Proficient level of financial acumen
  • Innovative and Digital champion


BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means

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