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Advertiser: Manufacturin Recruitment Ltd

Job Title: Npd Programme Manager
Rate:£60K to £65K Per Year    Benefits: bonus+ benefits
Description: New Product Development Programme Manager – (NPD PM) - Guernsey

To coordinate multiple teams, working on the same projects, at the same time. The person is going to have to be highly skilled, with at least 7 years' experience. Someone who has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, who has a good understanding of each of the individual teams, and who is output-focussed.

Company: Distributor of vitamins and supplements for 20 years, now leader in the direct to consumer nutritional supplements market (with 50% market share) and is the third largest brand in the overall retail market.

It consists, not only of the supplements brand, it additionally has further multi-million pound ranges of products and brands developed in skincare , animal health and an athletes’ certified product range.

As a dominant player in an expanding market, it has been fantastically successful to date and there exists even greater opportunities for growth as a broader Health and Wellbeing marketplace emerges.

The key market opportunities that go beyond supplements take advantage of broader Health propositions, addressing a wider age span and range of needs.

The challenge is to work with this changing marketplace by growing the brand to encompass more of these emerging elements of the Health market whilst at the same time protecting and growing the core business proposition.

This will require an unprecedented focus on change particularly in the digital and new product spheres and strategies in these areas will be the key drivers of this growth.

As the NPD Programme Manager, you will lead the process of delivering new products from inception through to launch. This includes managing programme schedules, identifying risks, clearly communicating and collaborating with stakeholders to help them deliver the common goal. It is your job to keep all the stakeholders coordinated on progress and deadlines, leaning in to support and remove obstacles as necessary.

You will build a trusted relationship with the team, fostering a culture of openness, quality delivery and executional excellence. You will be an instrumental driving force in helping the teams to scale the NPD process, harnessing new systems to improve the development, launch and sustainment of the NPD pipeline. You will be a great communicator and influencer, demonstrating an abundance of ability to foster engagement and commitment to the agreed goals and deadlines.


Supervise and lead all aspects of the NPD lifecycle with focus on ‘right-size formality’, while maintaining compliance of accepted standards. Coordinate and collaborate with all stakeholder teams to provide the plan and focus on achieving NPD launch objectives with quality, on schedule, and within budget. Interpret and provide clarity on product programme objectives, plan and deliverables such that conflicts are minimised. Apply business acumen to formulate practical and effective programme management approaches to ensure new products are delivered to market in an expedited fashion. Develop work and accountability breakdowns and associated workstreams, resolving ambiguities as necessary. Manage multiple concurrent product programmes varying in size and complexity. Apply formal change management practices that ensure that deliverables are baselined at kick-off and all changes are thoroughly scrutinised for justification and impact to the delivery schedule and have received appropriate approvals. Anticipate delivery risks and issues and work to provide resolutions which ensure that stakeholder expectations are set appropriately. Whilst ideally an NPD PM subject matter expert (SME), more important is the experience and ability to manage a multi-faceted program of outcomes and establish positive working relationships with cross-functional teams throughout the company. Institute an evaluation process to support continuous learning to drive process and help stakeholders to improve their contributions

Key relationships:- Marketing team. New Product Development teams. Procurement team. Marketing Services team. Studio. Communications team. Digital team.

Essential Criteria

Proven project management experience, ability to manage and deliver multiple projects successfully, ideally within a marketing environment

Minimum of 7 years relevant industry experience, gained in commercial fields such as Media/Creative/Agency, Direct Marketing, Consumer, Tech BtoC, customer focused environments

Strategic thinker, plans, anticipates, acts and communicates accordingly

Proven ability to balance deliverables with building and sustaining stakeholder buy-in and engagement; cares about each stakeholder in the process

Uses data and effective process to manage stakeholder expectations

Strong interpersonal skills

Quality and outcome driven, focused on the HOW and the WHAT

Brings positive energy, goes the extra mile

Highly organised, logical and methodical


Previous relevant work experience in the health/wellbeing sector.

Standard project management tools e.g. Trello, MS Project


Competitive annual salary. Holiday Entitlement; 25 days per year. 3 months’ probation period. Benefits on passing probation (for permanent staff). Annual discretionary bonus up to the maximum equivalent of 1/12th of annual salary. Pension scheme (currently follows UK auto-enrolment requirements). Private healthcare insurance; for individual, options for partner and/or children to join at cost. Life assurance. Nutritional supplements and skincare products. On-going training and development.
Skills Required: NPD, new product development, PM, programme manager, PM, project manager, wellbeing, health, media,
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP     Duration:
Contact: Tim Cowell Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 01580 715111 Contact Fax: 01580 714718
Reference: T3917 Added: 11-01-2018
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