Posted Friday 6 November 2020
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NPD Manager / Head of NPD

North West England

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NPD Manager / Head of NPD




£40,000 - £60,000

We’re currently working with a great business based in Manchester and their well-known brands can be seen in retail and departments stores globally. Due to growth, they’re looking to recruiting an NPD Manager / Head of NPD


The Role:

  • Support the business with a clearly defined NPD Tracker to ensure all teams are up to date regarding product launches and critical dates & deadlines
  • Support Head of Product to define product strategy and take ownership CPA management & timeline management 
  • Ensure all product submissions are managed and recorded and presented for approval where required
  • Keep abreast of the competitive set with regular updates to wider team
  • Work across teams to help and support where required with product information
  • Be commercially aware during all aspects of development and ensure product costs are as accurate as possible
  • Be interested in the industry and aware of the ever-changing marketplace
  • Form good working relationships with internal teams and external teams to ensure best possible service
  • Source and manage existing and new supply base


The Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum of 3+ years working within a Senior Product Development role.
  • Understanding and experience of global NPD management from cradle to grave
  • Proven experience of cost & supplier management
  • Strong creative and commercial skills
  • Strong communication skills and collaborative personality
  • Highly organised, with meticulous attention to detail and deadlines and an ability to balance creative intuition with commercial acumen

The basic salary for the role is up to 60k although this is negotiable depending on experience. If you’re looking for an exciting new challenge, don’t delay in hitting the apply button to apply directly via our website.

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