New Product Development Manager

Job Overview

New Product Development Manager

  • Identify and validate new national and international market trends and develop opportunities aligned to the company's growth strategy.
  • Present new ideas to the business team
  • Identify areas of improvement within our product range, recipes and process flows in order to assist continuous improvement
  • Manage the NPD department from A to Z.
  • Maintain continuous documentation of all NPD projects for NPD and R&D funding and government assistance port folio
  • Host weekly NPD management update meetings
  • Manage NPD pipeline and critical path processes
  • Maintain strong working relationships with Production and Sales departments with the objective of delivering completed NPD projects on time.
  • Travel to meet customers as required to maintain and present NPD ideas and projects
  • Travel as required to research new plant and equipment in line with the company's expansion
  • Assist in the cost benefit analyses of new plant and equipment
  • Manage new product launch activity and support all new product launches
  • Meet the companies annual launch targets
  • Analyse relevant market intelligence reports and market feedback to stay abreast of key developments and changes in market/customer requirements to ensure the company can respond swiftly and appropriately.
  • Ensure both partners and customers have access to appropriate technical support to maximise the benefits from the company's NPD and R&D.
  • Assist QA Technical in the development of all necessary launch documentation such as specs
  • Maintain a system of continuous analysis of WIP with contract labs in line with customer expectation

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