New Product Introduction Manager - E-Commerce

West Sussex, UK
11 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a New Product Introduction Manager, with a background in E-Commerce?

Are you looking for a new opportunity?

My Client is looking to recruit an experienced E-Commerce Manager to develop their E-Store.

Please review the attached Job Description and contact Mike Bryan if you are interested.

Job Description For Vacancy No: (phone number removed)B

Consultant: Mike Bryan

Company Profile: Our client is a world-class provider of engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy for the global automotive, transport, defence and energy industries. With a century of delivering value, they employ over 2,500 professional consultants, engineers and staff world-wide.

Job Location: West Sussex

Job Position: New Product Introduction Manager

Job Status: Permanent

Job Profile: Our client are developing the marketing, sales and delivery of our Knowledge Solutions, which includes news bulletins and database subscriptions, subscription-based consultancy support and training and are looking for a New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager to identify, develop and deliver digital products or services to be sold via our new eStore.

A hybrid role for new product introduction process management and content writing, the main function of this role is to manage the effective implementation of new eStore products from idea generation to market introduction, including quality control, and is crucial to the culture and development of digital services and products within RSC.

You will report into the Knowledge Commercial Manager, work alongside Information professionals and have access to the knowledge and insights of RSC's global consultants. This is a new position within the company and will require close collaboration with internal business stakeholders and global consultants both within the company and across the Group, to deliver products that meet customer needs and exceed expectations. We are looking for a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and close attention to detail. Organisation and project management skills will be of immediate and ongoing value to the team as will your ability to close out projects. This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a growing team within a global Strategic Consultancy.

Essential Skills,


& Experience: Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Experience with agile product development lifecycle

Ability to develop and manage insight products or services

Strong commercial awareness

Experience of new product introduction preferably within an "insight environment"

Strong organisational skills and ability to multi-task projects of short-, medium-, and long-term time ranges

Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues

Flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team as a participant and leader

Collaborate and work well within multiple organisational and functional departments

Automotive / mobility experience or interest a plus

Responsibilities: Based on Industry best practice, define, implement and deliver an agile New Product Introduction process

Act as the bastion on the NPI process and become the internal expert to internally promote the process both within the company and across the Group as a whole

Shape new eStore products from internal expertise, customer research, market analysis and competitor understanding to maintain a regular cadence of new products

Collaborate across the company (with global teams of management consultants and eCommerce performance manager) to identify and plan opportunities for new products for the eStore (e.g. Insight reports, news bulletins, eLearning)

Work with stakeholders to define the business case for each New Product Introduction including defining the 4Ps (Product, Place, Price and Promotion) to ensure an appropriate Return on Investment (ROI) is achieved for the business

Develop and maintain a plan for regular new product introductions / updates

Identify and select key 3rd party partners to work with in order identify products within their portfolio which would align with our aspirations and enhance the overall eStore offering by providing a more holistic offering to our clients

In collaboration with internal teams and key stakeholders as appropriate to develop and execute delivery programmes for each new product. Including; Managing milestones for development and launch

Developing go-to-market plans, including product marketing and pricing

Support the writing of insight reports

Ensure quality of product

Commercially focused with a keen eye on the measurable success of each product and ensuring where new products are created they offer increased value for the business

Continuously review new products performance using data supplied by eCommerce performance manager and discuss with Commercial Manager to evaluate what does / doesn't work and revise NPI plans as required

Salary/Rate: Up to £45,000, plus numerous benefits including pension, holiday, etc

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