New Product Development Manager

Recruiter
Lansinoh
Location
Leeds
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Jun 2018
Closes
02 Jul 2018
Experience Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

New Product Development Manager
 
Lansinoh are recruiting for a New Product Develop Manager to join a truly passionate and creative innovation team.
 
Lansinoh are committed to helping mums to breastfeed for longer & have a portfolio of market leading products available in most leading high street, grocery, baby specialist & independent stores around the globe. If you are looking to work for an innovative business with a fantastic culture this could be the role for you.
 
Overall Responsibility:
 
To generate, develop, implement and review the global business & NPD plan.
 
Key Responsibilities:

  1. Simultaneously own several new products from initial concept to market launch by using the Lansinoh stage gate development process.
  2. Manage the development of each product by identifying key milestones, managing timelines, leading product development and documentation processes, and managing project budgets.
  3. Develop and validate product concepts that deliver on key consumer insights using research techniques including qualitative, quantitative, and experimental testing.

 

  1. Collaborate with Marketing to set brand/product positioning in accordance to the brand strategy document and Lansinoh’s overall core brand values
  2. Define key product benefits and features that delight the customer and collaborate with Marketing to define marketing claims that align with those benefits and features
  3. Develop, manage and maintain strong relationships with all key personnel
  4. Coordinate and liaise with suppliers/factories/products as required to develop, test, approve, and launch the product(s) into the market
  5. Coordinate and liaise with local / regional commercial teams, finance and operations functions to set and manage:

a.       Pricing and margin
b.     Sales channel planning
c.       Supply chain and logistics
d.     Merchandising and display
e.     Sales and distribution
f.       HCP marketing
g.       Consumer marketing
h.     Trade marketing

  1. Active role in ensuring all products pass relevant legal, regulatory & safety requirements
  2. Report progress and achievements as required
  3. Attend company meetings as required

 
The ideal candidate will be degree educated, with a minimum of 3 years experience within FMCG, Healthcare or Medical Devices. You will have experience launching products from inception to launch with the ability to manage multiple products at any one time. A passion for understanding and using consumer insight to develop and implement NPD and marketing plans is a must.
 
What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to join a global business with a true passion for innovation.
  • Structured career development
  • A passionate, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment
  • A competitive salary and package

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