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LEICESTER, LE3 [WR ID: 1461] (posted: October 15, 2020)

NPD Project Manager required for a Leicestershire based globally operating plastic product manufacturer to ensure delivery of new products within the FMCG and pharmaceutical markets. This role supports all new product programs, including ownership and management of the various project stages in the process.


Key responsibilities of the NPD Project Manager / Coordinator:

  • Regularly update and communicate the status of all new product launches
  • Define and implement recovery plans for projects that are behind schedule
  • Ensure processes are in place to deliver flawless launches into the business, to include:
      • Design development and design verifications
      • Tool try-outs
      • Project handover to global operations
      • Technical documentation for operations
      • Own the technical aspects of new product launch, such as drawings and specifications, design FMEAs
      • Optimise requirements for Cap Ex expenditures
      • Ensure designs improve product manufacturability


Essential skills of NPD Project Manager:

  • Engineering qualifications would be advantageous (ideally a degree)
  • Plastic injection moulding experience would be highly desirable
  • Demonstrated success with new product development and project management.
  • Cap Ex experience
  • Strong experience interfacing directly with customers on key product development programs
  • Design development and launch
  • IP protection strategies
  • Ability to effectively influence and lead others to meet requirements, including on-time project completion.
  • Willing and able to travel domestically and occasionally internationally


To discuss the position of NPD Project Manager in further detail or to apply, please contact Stuart Cooper directly on 


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