New Product Development Assistant

South West London, London
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
*NPD Assistant - Beauty retail
*To £25,000 + amazing bens
*Knightsbridge / Chelsea
*Revolutionary Skincare / Cosmetics company - huge celebrity following
*Ideal career role for ambitious individual with a Beauty HO background

Our high performance Skincare and Beauty client has a large celebrity following and global reach in dozens of countries. This New Product Development Assistant position reports to the Head of NPD and is a genuine career opportunity offering excellent training, rewards and personal development.

This New Product Development Assistant is a varied role assisting in all matters related to product development and product lifecycle management. Main areas of responsibility include project organisation; global product registration; business communication and associated administration.

This innovative beauty company can offer you:

*Salary to £25,000
*28 days holiday including Bank Hols; holiday purchase scheme (up to 5 days per annum); generous recommend a friend scheme; IF STL; pension; gym discount; hair / salon discount; product discount; gorgeous FREE products, plus more!
*Excellent working environment, full training and personal development

To be successful in this New Product Development Assistant position, it is important to have the following:

*Good standard of education and strong numerical and literacy skills
*Ideally some NPD experience within beauty or luxury retail
*Strong business relationship building talents
*Excellent commercial awareness
*Intermediate to advanced MS Office skills
*Strong communication, both spoken and written
*High attention to detail

Key accountabilities in this New Product Development Assistant role include:

*Developing strong relationships with key suppliers
*Gathering technical data for product folders
*Liaising with manufacturers and tracking cost history
*Liaising with Research and Development, supply chain and contract manufacturers to ensure projects are delivered on time
*Tracking project timelines to achieve launch timings
*Identifying risks and responsibilities
*Responsibility for filing and organising paperwork for all development projects
*Awareness of innovation in packaging trends
*Keeping up-to-date with regulatory changes
*Co-ordinating with the Chemist and Safety Assessors regarding testing requirements
*Creating and managing Substantiation Packs for all NPD and existing products
*Tracking and managing new product and packaging samples
*Working with Design Team on packaging artwork
*Responsible for global registration of all allocated projects
*Carrying out competitor research
*Plus more

If this New Product Development Assistant opportunity appeals and you would like to apply, please email your CV as soon as possible quoting "New Product Development Assistant".

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