Jul 20, 2016

New Product Development Manager | Cpl Jobs Ireland Dublin

Job Details:
Reporting to the Manufacturing and transformation Director this role is responsible for:
*.Manage the NPD department to ensure best use of resources, strategic alignment and communication of objectives
*.Transform market insights of customers, sales team, marketing analysis and your own creative energy into exciting and profitable products
*.Present the potential of the sites and supplier to the business and customers
*.Manage and administer the Step / Gate NPD process, for idea filtering, development and approval
*.Respond to detailed briefs to drive ideas from initial concept to saleable product
*.Working to agreed and communicated critical path plans, deliver products to agreed timescales, attributes, price points and processes
*.Work in tandem with Commercial and Operations to ensure viability of proposed projects are thoroughly researched through objective evaluation of product, processes finances and market
*.Structured management of dedicated team to deliver products from concept approval to product launch
*.Build a plan to inject new life and add competitiveness through improving existing products portfolios
*.Constantly endeavour to improve the effectiveness of the NPD process, the step / gate procedures and the cost effectiveness of innovation
*.Build specific market understanding among the Development Team to optimize the skillset to respond rapidly to emerging trends and markets.
Requirements:
*.Third level qualification in a food or science related discipline
*.Passion for food and excitement for bringing viable ideas to life
*.Relevant experience in the development of new, innovative and commercial food products
*.Creative and commercially astute
*.Previous experience at least 5-7 years in retailed focused NPD
*.Process driven with strong project management skills
*.Needs Manufacturing experience
*.Must be Commercially aware of margins/trade margins and be able to run a budget
*.Able to implement cost reduction
*.Strong Project Management and Prioritisation skills
*.Stakeholder management skills
*.Commercial management skills..
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