NPD Project Manager
NPD Project Manager - County Cavan. In this role you will ensure that new products & any changes to existing products are introduced to the factory in an efficient & timely manner & meet all relevant quality, safety, legal and customer requirements. As Project Manager, you will be responsible for driving your projects through the business from concept through to launch & post launch review. You will work closely with customers to deliver on innovation & NPD/NPI which brings a competitive advantage to the business. Manage the NPD process for your customers/projects from concept through to launch & post-launch by using critical paths & liaising with cross-functional teams. Product presentations to customers. Compiling & maintaining BOM information, photo specifications, label specifications & work instructions. Working closely with the procurement dept to source ingredients & packaging for new &/or existing products. Conducting product & factory trials, managing pre- & 1st production runs. Product Costings. Provide relevant & accurate information to the specifications co-ordinator in a timely & efficient manner. Co-ordinate & manage packaging design & implementation in the factory. Support training of QA and Production Staff on new product introductions or changes to existing products. Constantly seeking out sources of inspiration / innovation. Participation in benchmarking. Involvement in Customer / Quality audits as required. Develop excellent relationships with your customers. An awareness and understanding of new and developing food legislation, food related developments & trends & understand how this will impact upon the business & customers needs. Interested applicants should have: At least 3 years' experience in food product development. Experience of working in a fast-paced factory environment. Formal 3rd level qualification in food science or related discipline. Excellent attention to detail and ability to challenge the status quo. Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative. The ability to work effectively as part of a team. Logical and methodical thinker. Problem solving and analytical skills. Commercial awareness.
40 days ago