Paul Dove

Key Consultants

Paul is a recognised expert in Research & Development, building innovation capability, large-scale product implementation and operational programs. He has experience in developing and delivering innovation and transformation strategies, as well as building organisational capabilities. In addition, he brings the added skillset of Quality Assurance thought leadership.

Sector and Service Expertise

Paul brings experience from many FMCG sectors, including Cosmetics, OTC Health Care, Food & Beverage, Brewing and Paper products. Paul has over 20 plus years’ experience in senior positions, leading R&D teams, turning around teams, as well as Quality Assurance leadership in commercial settings at world leading FMCG companies. He has successfully led the introduction of many new products across the globe from the concept stage, as well as building sustainable R&D organisations of the future.

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Strengths and Career Achievements

Paul has led sizeable R&D organisations across multiple geographies and markets. He has successfully turned around the innovation culture and R&D organisations in a number of businesses to deliver top and bottom-line growth. Prior to joining Skarbek Associates, he was the Quality Assurance Director for Kimberly-Clark’s (KC) EMEA region, establishing a Quality Management System for the regional business and for EU Medical Device requirements. Before that he was the R&D Director for Family Care at KC, developing the innovation agenda, establishing a turnaround in the R&D team, and setting up a long-term pipeline of business building new products. Before KC, Paul held the position of Global R&D Vice President for Molson Coors, building an innovation programme and Global R&D team across Europe and North America. Prior to Coors, Paul spent time at PepsiCo as Senior R&D Director building the Quaker and Tropicana brands in EMEA. His formative R&D leadership and innovation development came at Procter & Gamble where he held several senior Global R&D roles spanning sectors from Personal Care, Fragrances and Personal Health Care. He has worked across multiple geographies and continents during his career. In addition, Paul has uniquely led the implementation of Quality Excellence initiatives (Gold Standards), new Quality Management Systems, and is able to integrate innovation and quality into his strategic thinking.

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Business now operates in a persistent crisis. To thrive though needs a continuous evolution of the capabilities needed to implement your strategies; seizing innovation opportunities, securing benefits from change projects; delivering benefits from entering new markets.
Paul Heugh
Skarbek Associates