NPI Delivery Manager NGP

From £42,000 to £52,000 per annum
30 Sep 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Working hours: 35 hours/week

Purpose of the role:

The NPI (New Product Introduction) Delivery Manager – NGP (Next Generation Products) is responsible for the delivery of a number of NPI projects that form part of the NGP NPI portfolio. The NGP portfolio consists of a variety of initiatives that include the development of new NGP platforms, launching platforms in new markets, development of new variants and changes / improvements to products in market. All NGP NPI projects are typically complex projects in the combustibles business. Project ownership will typically reside with the Brand Manager. This role is the single point of contact for assigned projects, and is accountable to ensure that all aspects of the projects are co-ordinated and managed on behalf of the Project Owner.

Managing NPI projects on behalf of the Project Custodian to deliver the project to time, cost and quality according to the defined NPI principles.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Ensure that centrally driven NGP initiatives are captured and entered into the NPI process
  • Establish cross functional project teams engaging with the relevant disciplines and securing the resources required to deliver the project
  • Responsible for championing projects through the NPI process ensuring clear, actionable, plans and milestones are set and all relevant protocols and documents are completed prior to submission for gate decisions
  • Conducting scoping and feasibility reviews to ensure that project plans are achievable and aligned to business operational plans
  • Working with the Project Custodian to build an appropriate business case for NPI projects
  • Effectively managing risks and issues with plans to mitigate or escalate as appropriate
  • Ensuring alignment and coordination of all associated dependant local projects in the different geographies (regions and markets)
  • Work with NGP stakeholders and service providers to build commitment to NPI and identify issues and opportunities to improve
  • Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of NPD (New Product Development) /NPI process
  • Previous experience managing NPI projects is essential
  • Prince 2 practitioner desirable
  • Proficient at Microsoft Project desirable
  • Proficient use of NEXUS desirable
  • Knowledge of NGP business and products desirable
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain processes desirable
  • Self starter
  • Strong leadership characteristics
  • Please note that only the selected applicants will be contacted further.

    Posting date: 29th Sept 2017

    Closing date: 27th Oct 2017

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