NPD Program Manager

Wallace Hind Selection
45000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual
19 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

Join us and 'challenge the norm'! You will develop for us, a new 'best in class' NPD function at a time we are investing heavily.

SALARY: GBP45,000 - GBP55,000

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LOCATION: Leicestershire

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Nottingham, Derby, Burton on Trent, Birmingham, Lichfield, Tamworth, Loughborough, Nuneaton,

We are one of the largest manufacturers of building products in the UK, our 18 manufacturing sites produce a top-quality range of iconic and trusted brands. We supply directly to contractors, via Architects/Specifiers and through a network of distributors into a broad variety of commercial, residential and public sector construction projects across the UK.

This new role is a rare chance to take full responsibility for developing a best in class NPD program.

We have a clear industry pedigree and we are very strong technically; this new role will utilise these strengths but more importantly you will devise, implement and manage a stage gate development process across the organisation that will help to deliver future strategy. You will become the voice of NPD in the business and a catalyst for positive change, we want marketing, NPD and innovation to drive our future growth.

You will have demonstrable NPD program management experience; devising, implementing and managing stage gate processes.
Ideally from manufacturing in an industrial setting.
A desire to build a new function and become the voice of NPD in our business.
Motivated to 'challenge the norm' and drive improvement and change.
Ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders in marketing, sales, technical and operations.
You will deliver existing programmes and develop a roadmap to bring new products to market from initial concept to launch.

We are one of the largest manufacturers in our sector with highly respected and well-known brands.
This is a high profile and rare opportunity to develop a new 'best in class' NPD function.
You will find a management team and board that is welcoming, supportive and very enthusiastic about this new appointment.
We have a real desire to be much better at delivering NPD, so you will be helping shape our culture and behaviours, setting the agenda.
This function sits in the same department as marketing and innovation so you will have genuine and integrated commercial influence.
Perfect timing for NPD as we continue to invest heavily in our infrastructure, GBP95 million on a new factory, doubling the current capacity and creating space for new products.
There will be opportunities for career development as this function grows.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: NPD Program manager, NPD Project Manager, Product Development Manager, Project Leader or Product Manager.

INTERESTED? Please click apply. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application.

Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.