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Manager, Innovation Portfolio

City:  Bangkok
Country/Region:  TH
Application Deadline:  31 May 2022

Ref. 5721



[Key objectives]

  • Develop and pilot material, process and tooling innovations to bring design creations to life
  • Respond to innovation requests coming from Group Design and Product Development (PD)
  • Develop PANDORA Production Thailand (PPT)'s  innovation roadmap based on HQ innovation strategy & pipeline and PPT identified innovation ideas
  • Manage and develop robust innovation pipeline for innovations that exist in the industry / market today but might not be in PANDORA
  • Incorporate manufacturing-led innovation into new products through close collaboration with global design and merchandising
  • Oversee and ensure close collaboration across all support functions to ensure the innovations with best possible business case can be secured for Pandora within IP, BOI, etc.

[Key duties]

  • Project management Office for Innovation operation and Projects
  • Build innovation portfolio overview
  • Moderate and facilitate workshops for innovation teams
  • Answer requests from Group Design via PD by developing product innovations and new concept in the requested areas and propose alternative solutions if needed
  • Coordinate with PD to ensure sufficient capacity allocation to deliver innovation development on time
  • Lead and manage execution of innovation projects within Brand Process, ensuring calendar adherence and results delivery
  • Identify and flag emerging innovation roadblocks / challenges to PD
  • Evaluate and input on innovation pipeline prioritization
  • Evaluate and input on innovation project timeline and feasibility based on innovation project complexity and PPT capability (e.g. shorter or greater than 11 months)
  • Ensure seamless collaboration and understanding between SMEs and the various I&PD sub-functional teams to allow smooth integration of ideas into mass production
  • Evaluate innovation project success and handover innovations developed to Pre-production / Production
  • Provide input on production issues with new innovation as required
  • Coordinate with pilot coordinator to ensure smooth execution of pilots within Pre-production
  • Collaborate across support functions in securing the best possible business options



  • Minimum 5 years working experiences
  • Having jewelry manufacturing experiences is preferred
  • Solid project management experiences in product innovation area/PMO certified
  • Knowledge in information/knowledge management
  • Knowledge in jewelry manufacturing process
  • Systematic thinking
  • People management skill
  • Presentation and facilitation skills
  • Attention to details and multi-tasking skills
  • Good Communication Skills