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Michele Mola

Innovation Manager

Innovation Manager at British American Tobacco

Southampton, United Kingdom

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Michele Mola's Work Experience

British American Tobacco

Innovation Manager

April 2014 to Present

Southampton, United Kingdom

British American Tobacco

Technology Projects Portfolio Manager

December 2012 to April 2014

Southampton, United Kingdom

British American Tobacco

Innovation Senior Scientist/Technology Project Manager, R&D

April 2011 to September 2012

Southampton, United Kingdom

Michele Mola's Education

Università degli Studi di Bari

Master’s Degree Environmental and Analytical Chemistry

1995 to 2000

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British American Tobacco

Created a pipeline of high value breakthrough concepts for key brands. Managed and drove the development of consumer relevant innovations by leading projects which evaluated new technologies and partners able to deliver to them; Developed over 30 new product concepts by applying knowledge of consumer insights, market trends and brand strategies; Conceived and set up a system...

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About Michele Mola

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An innovation manager with over 14 years experience at one of the world’s largest consumer goods companies, British American Tobacco, leading the development of consumer relevant innovations and breakthrough platform technologies. Successes have included the delivery of commercially viable innovations across various product categories, leveraging both internal resources as well as identified external subject matter experts. I’ve worn many hats in my career - scientist, project manager, technology portfolio manager and innovation manager. As a result, I have a distinctive capability to manage multi-disciplinary projects and to navigate complex challenges, with a reputation for excellent stakeholder management and organisational skills. I’m currently pursuing new opportunities and can be reached through my profile. Specialties: Innovation and Project Management, Open Innovation, Technology Scouting, Knowledge Management, Consumer Insights, Product Development, Filtration, ChemistryInnovation Manager @ Created a pipeline of high value breakthrough concepts for key brands. Managed and drove the development of consumer relevant innovations by leading projects which evaluated new technologies and partners able to deliver to them; Developed over 30 new product concepts by applying knowledge of consumer insights, market trends and brand strategies; Conceived and set up a system for the generation of consumer relevant product concepts linked to technology providers (including start-ups) which is currently being used within the business; Applied principles of exploration and technology scouting to find best partners and technologies to deliver projects; Drove the development of consumer relevant innovations from proof of concept to prototype phase; Developed a new material that introduced estimated yearly savings of £8 million and introduced a commercially successful product that was first in the marketplace; Implemented a method for invention creation through the use of functional modelling and other techniques which led to the generation of over 20 potential inventions; Supervised and provided coaching to a team of project managers and scientists. From April 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Southampton, United KingdomTechnology Projects Portfolio Manager @ Led and managed a portfolio of technology projects arising from the innovation strategy and supervised a team of project managers, scientists and technologists focused on the delivery of innovation projects and workstreams; Managed the construction, review and version control of all innovation project plans; Introduced process improvements to increase speed to market of novel products with the result of moving technical innovations to commercialisation phase; Assessed the operational risks associated with the launch of new products, taking account of legal and regulatory requirements and the impact of new technology; Represented the company in external stakeholder engagement by presenting the e-cigarette and harm reduction strategy to the Italian Senate which resulted in the ongoing collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Health; Represented the department in the sustainability business assessment panel and contributed to the redefinition of the scope and the reorganisation of these assessments From December 2012 to April 2014 (1 year 5 months) Southampton, United KingdomInnovation Senior Scientist/Technology Project Manager, R&D @ Led and managed the delivery of multiple innovation feasibility projects; Developed concepts and technologies that addressed the sustainability of the product portfolio - under this workstream (supported by the Global Procurement Team) a novel sustainable filter material was developed and is currently a viable option for progression to commercial development; Received Project Manager Award 2012 for consistently demonstrating good project management practices; Provided coaching and training to direct reports and other team members. From April 2011 to September 2012 (1 year 6 months) Southampton, United KingdomSmokeless Innovation Manager, Marketing Futures @ Formulated strategic work programmes and planned and managed multiple projects for smokeless tobacco product innovation and development; Worked with internal and external parties to gather consumer insight regarding smokeless tobacco consumption and developed related concepts for novel products; Delivered new and patented solutions for innovative smokeless products which were successfully launched in Sweden and Norway; Carried out fundamental research on smokeless product science; Won Team of Year Award for 2009; Coached and trained direct reports and team members. From November 2008 to April 2011 (2 years 6 months) Southampton, United KingdomFilter Technology Project Manager, R&D @ Formulated strategic work programmes and planned and managed specific projects within the filter development programme; Developed novel filter materials and innovations for use on combustible tobacco products which generated significant volume increase for Kent brand; Carried out fundamental research on all aspects of smoke filtration and received Technical Achievement Award and Paper of the Year Award for these studies; Created a vast supplier base to ensure technology development; Presented work to the external scientific community (lectures and poster presentations); Successfully trained and coached direct reports, providing technical and management supervision. From April 2006 to November 2008 (2 years 8 months) Southampton, United KingdomInnovation Scientist, R&D @ Planned and managed specific projects within the combustible innovation programme; Developed and implemented a technology roadmapping process within the business to predict future technology directions; Collaborated with academia and external research centres to develop novel smoking products; From October 2005 to April 2006 (7 months) Southampton, United KingdomResearch Scientist, Department of Chemistry, R&D @ Planned and managed specific research projects in collaboration with academia and external research centres; Developed and validated analytical methods for the determination of smoke and tobacco constituents and presented work to the external scientific community (lectures and poster presentations); Delivered new and patented solutions for novel filter materials; Represented BAT Italy at external scientific forums such as CORESTA. From May 2001 to October 2005 (4 years 6 months) Rome Area, ItalyMaster’s Degree, Environmental and Analytical Chemistry @ Università degli Studi di Bari From 1995 to 2000 Michele Mola is skilled in: FMCG, R, Project Management, Project Planning, Product Innovation, Consumer Insight, Innovation Management, Food Science, Strategy, Product Development, Cross-functional Team..., Customer Insight, Management, R&D, Business Strategy, Strategic Planning


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