Future Recruitment Ltd

New Product Development

Location
Scotland
Salary
Bonus + Other Benefits
Posted
21 Mar 2019
Closes
18 Apr 2019
Ref
PK5913
Contact
Nicola Hurd
Discipline
Packaging
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


NEW VACANCY! (PK5913)

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - PLANNING MANAGER

SCOTLAND

Salary £40-50K DOE + Bonus + Other Benefits

Hours of Work: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday

Our client is a specialist in the manufacture of beverage and food packaging. They are looking to recruit an NPD Planning Manager to ensure a healthy NPD project portfolio that is in line with commercial strategies and priorities.

This role needs to promote NPD within the business and be an innovation agent within the organisation, continuously improving the NPD process and acting as a functional expert for both internal and external customers.

The main duties include:
  • Liasing directly with all customers to identify new products and new opportunities for the business
  • Being the key custodian of all critical path activities
  • Organising and planning production trials and launches
  • Remaining ahead of market trends and profiling the client as a market leader for NPD
  • Develop range extensions for existing products in line with business plan and objectives
  • Plan any relevant testing to ensure performance standards are met
  • Work with engineering and production teams during development to ensure products are suitable for efficient production
  • Constantly challenge the engineering process and its capabilities
  • Liaise with new and existing suppliers to deliver prototypes and samples
  • Identify potential new suppliers to increase capabilities


Experience & Qualifications:
  • Graduate in Industrial Engineering or a Commercial subject
  • Recognised qualification in Project Management
  • Extensive experience in complex, customer facing project management roles in a B2B or an international technical environment
  • A minimum of 3 years NPD experience ideally in the packaging industry


(For more information about the role please contact me)

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