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NPD Project Manager

Food and FMCG

London - North West £25k – £30k
permanent Job Ref: 6135

Description


  • A growing FMCG manufacturer has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join its NPD team. You will assist the Head of NPD to ensure that systems are in place which assure the technical and quality performance of manufacturing operations and needs of markets and NPIs are reliably and consistently met. To be considered you must have previous experience in project management gained within another GMP or ISO regulated environment.

    SUMMARY OF POSITION

    The NPD Coordinator assists the New Product Development Group by following up on projects products / services portfolio roadmap for own and OEM brands by gathering and tabulating data and providing reports and documentation as needed. This position will also coordinate general administrative duties for the NPD and Change department.

    This role will provide support to various teams where necessary in order to support the projects and product development.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Execute project work as assigned by Head of NPD Projects and Change and/or Project Manager.
      • Create samples and accurate finished product specifications for all products in repertoire.
      • Coordinate NPD taking in to account cost market trends hazardous chemicals demographic ease of process logistics packaging resource and testing.
      • NPD Project Files Administration; complete feasibility study - handover documents in a timely and accurate manner.
      • Liaise with all internal stakeholders to obtain samples and other essential information for product specification.
      • Understand customer needs from a specific brief create finished product specifications ensure all specifications are approved and the deadline for submitting specifications are met. This includes direct customer contact and frequent liaison with key business accounts and suppliers.
      • Maintain a log of all specifications and ensure product library and raw material risk assessments and data base is up to date.
      • Support the implementation of a new computerised specification and document control system.
      • Assists in scheduling meetings for NPD related topics.
      • Monitor: tracks tallies sorts creates and responds to tasks related to NPD process.
      • Interface with other departments to facilitate communication on projects.
      • Administrate the implementation and maintenance of ISO documentation related to the NPI and NPD Process.
      • Administrate and coordinate the data management of flavour and packaging raw materials.
      • Development and data management.
      • Coordinate manufacturing new product trials and NPI.
      • Administration for NPD / NPI Purchase Orders.
      • Assist Head of NPD and Change as required.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Proven project management experience
    • Experience working in a GMP or other regulated environment
    • Must be able to work independently and make informed decisions
    • Be able to deal with multiple tasks simultaneously and meet daily job requirements.
    • Have exceptional organisational skills
    • Have a can-do attitude
    • Great attention to detail.
    • Strong computer skills are essential including but not restricted to Excel PowerPoint and general Microsoft packages.
    • An ability to embrace new systems and learn new software quickly.
    • Project Coordination.
    • Experience within a regulated environment (GMP ISO) & working to regulatory guidelines for product development and licensing is essential
    • Excellent communication skills/ multitasking abilities

Salary £25k - £30k

Job Ref: 6135