NPD Project Manager - Global Food Manufacturer

High Profile Resourcing Ltd
29 Mar 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

NPD Project Manager - Global Food Manufacturer

Location: Berkshire

Salary: £30-40,000 + benefits + career opportunities

This role is responsible for setting the project critical paths and the management of projects from start to finish including the Retailer Brand packaging artwork process across all customers across a set of product categories. The role requires development of a broad range of relationships at all levels and all functions both inside and outside of our Client’s market leading organisation including Sales, P2M, Marketing, Technical, factories and Retailer contacts and agencies.

The role:

To set up and own the critical paths for all Retailer Brand customer NPD and EPD projects for the relevant production sites

To lead the coordination of all Retailer Brand projects for the relevant production sites through each development stage working closely with individual functions to deliver the project on time and to brief following the P2M process and managing stakeholders as required and deliver post launch reviews

To chair key project meetings

To track the status of activities versus the critical path with a fortnight outlook

Proactively resolve challenges to ensure activities deadline are met

Escalate risk and deviance from the plan with a recommended mitigation plan to the Commercial Manager or Development Manager

Issue agendas, minutes and actions in a timely manner

Ensure that new materials (ingredients/packaging) are ordered on time

Manage change overs to minimise write off (“zero” target)

Communicate change over dates, and options to minimise write off to the Commercial Manager

To set up the projects correctly and manage the internal artwork process

Setting up projects on AGILE, raise Acorns and ensure they are completed on time

Gaining internal and external stakeholder approvals (reprographic house) for new and existing SKUs following the relevant process

Attending customers and repro sites as necessary to ensure the success of the projects

The person:

Educated to degree level

NPD Project management experience within an FMCG business ideally food manufacturing

A team player with demonstrable cross-functional experience

Retailer Brand experience

Experience of managing artwork processes ideally in a Retailer Brand environment

Project management experience ideally in a Retailer Brand environment

Strong PC skills

Excellent attention to detail

Excellent prioritisation, planning and organisation skills

Strong communication and influencing skills

Must be able to deliver against challenging deadlines

Understanding and managing needs of various stakeholders

Flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances

Ability to manage projects at pace with accuracy

Experience of working with leading grocers

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