NPD Coordinator / Manager

Ilminster, UK
16 Aug 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The job is available at an award winning international manufacturing company that supplies to over 90 different countries across the globe. They are leaders in their niche field, and have their head office operation in the beautiful South Somerset countryside. Due to the continuing rapid expansion of their business, we are seeking to appoint them a new NPD Coordinator / NPD Manager

This position is responsible for the coordination and management of new product development and the continued development of their existing product range. To be successful in this position you will require previous experience in a similar role, ideally within an NPD food supplement environment. Strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills are essential, as is the desire to succeed in a rapidly expanding company and industry.

Main responsibilities include:
  • Coordination of new product development schedules and requirements within and between departments to ensure timely completion for launch
  • Ability to bring ideas to the table
  • Writing project briefs
  • Maintaining project documentation records to a high standard
  • Organising and chairing regular new product development meetings
  • New product cost analysis
  • Technical input into packaging sign-off
  • Providing regular project updates to the department head
  • Management of NPD processes through the MRP system that the company use
  • Project administration, again using te company MRP

Essential candidate skills:
  • Previous experience in new product development coordination/ management
  • Excellent IT skills including the use of Word, Excel and Outlook to a high level
  • Positive "can do", pro-active attitude and demonstrate use of initiative

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years' experience in a similar role and a degree or higher within a relevant scientific subject.

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