New Product Development Manager - FMCG Sector

England,Greater Manchester,Manchester
Up to £45000 per annum
04 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Nicky Price
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
My client, a European consumer brand based in Manchester is recruiting a New Product Development Manager to join their product team. If you have extensive NPD & project management background ideally within a fmcg or chemical based environment then please get in touch!

Key Responsibilities:

Maintain the Product Development Stage Gate Process. Ensure all process templates are up to date and revisions made upon regular review

Provide ongoing education throughout the business to communicate the process & get buy-in from key stakeholders

Ensure process involves key steps to bring concept and change management to market as quickly as possible

Maintain the process 'how to guides' and full process step by step procedures

Report on all aspects of the project tasks to ensure they flow through the process in a well-mannered and timely fashion. Ensuring all process documentation is adhered to and maintained within the project folder

Ensure the flow of information between project team members is fast and efficient, be the conduit between all departments

Manage the process of costing finished goods concepts, including all commercial analysis

Build, maintain and distribute a weekly project update report

Manage all product set-up through workflows in Share Point

Support Marketing with all aspects of Idea Generation to support idea approval. Continuing support throughout the Product Development Process

Generate and maintain product life cycle reports with a view to product rationalisation or product re-generation

Support Procurement in analysis of all raw material purchase and usage within manufacturing

Support all 3rd Party projects and discussions. Help generate any required data and analysis

Support Sales with all tender documents - including basic data, material codes, financial analysis and distribution modelling

Support head-office and site with project tracking and reporting

Skills Required:

You must be an experienced project manager or npd manager, with experience of working with multiple projects

Ability to build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, plus 3rd party organisations

Strong, proven experience in a similar working environment, preferably in area of new product development of fast moving consumer goods/chemical based products

Possess appropriate Project Management qualifications e.g. Prince 2

Experience of SAP R3 environment - desirable

Minimum degree level education preferable, but not essential

Experienced user of Microsoft Project or equivalent software

Company Benefits:

Salary up to £45k basic

Flexible working hours, 35 hour week

Finish at 1.30pm on Friday's

Employer Pension 6%

24 days holiday + bank holidays

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