New Product Development Manager

Enterprise Recruitment Ltd
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
New Product Development Manager

Working as the New Product Development (NPD) Manager you will get the chance to lead development projects working for a company who have hugely ambitious growth plans for 2018. Progression and drive play a key part in the organisations DNA and this role has been created as a result of internal promotion and the new incumbent will need to have a proven track record of delivering successful hi-tech products to market, with the ambition to make a real difference to future products. You will also take responsibility for managing a small team of engineers to help drive projects forward. Other responsibilities will include:

- Working with internal teams to develop strategy ideas for new products.

- Play a vital role in creating and implementing a formal new product development system.

- Lead multiple product development projects in line with new product development systems.

- Forge a key link with R&D to understand emerging technologies within the industry.

- Lead project stage gate reviews and then present these to senior management.

- Work in partnership with internal marketing and sales teams on promotional materials related to products.

- Work with the Engineering manager and quality and manufacturing teams to ensure the smooth introduction of new products and sub systems into production.

- Identify possible solutions to future project blockers.

For this role you will need:

- A degree in a relevant engineering discipline.

- Significant experience of delivering successful products to market within a hi-tech engineering environment.

- A strong project background with an understanding of stage gate product development methodology.

- The ability to work closely with mechanical, electronics, and software teams to deliver products to meet customer requirements.

- Good knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes.

- A proven leader with an enthusiastic and motivated approach to management with a passion and drive for delivering complex new product development projects.

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