Project Manager New Product Introduction & Life Cycle Management
In this role, you have the opportunity to
join a global Baby Goods Manufacturer that is experiencing tremendous growth, working on New Product Introduction and Life Cycle Management projects.
You are responsible for;
o Leading and managing both NPI & LCM projects and coordinate work content of cross-functional project teams.
o Motivating and monitoring internal and external resources to accomplish all tasks and milestones.
o Managing the cost, schedule and specification objectives of the projects and manage inter dependencies between projects.
o Ensuring robust project plans are developed and updated for each project.
o Taking responsibility for ensuring that relevant Gate checklists & reports are completed.
o Liaising with internal customers to manage expectations from the start of the project until project end.
o Preparing regular updates & reports for the local Project Steering Committee and senior Stakeholders.
o Pro-actively manage all project critical paths to ensure these are as short as possible and constantly tracked to minimize any slippages.
o Working with relevant functions (Value Stream, Supply Chain, ISE etc.) to ensure that the priorities are understood and that capabilities exist across all relevant functions to deliver on time.
o Ensuring transparency around project change requests, unforeseen results/events and identified risks and ensure that they are properly managed and communicated
o Serving as the key contact for stakeholders (both on-site and off), and an escalation point for program/project issues. Effectively communicate appropriate information to stakeholders in a timely manner and to achieve desired understanding and support.
o Actively engage with all functions to develop robust plans.
o Management of multiple concurrent projects using common resource pool.
You are a part of
a team of 6 project managers reporting into the Office Project Manager.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience;
o New product introduction & Lifecycle management experience is Essential
o Experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry
o Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt or LEAN manufacturing experience would be desirable
o Excellent project management skills with experience of using project management tools such as MS Office.
o Experience in a manufacturing environment
o The ability to quickly galvanize cross-functional teams to deliver required project content.
o Essential to be practical and pragmatic with the ability to work on own initiative or within a group acting as a leader.
o Ability to effectively present and communicate information to management, peers, suppliers and customers.
o Experience in a dynamic, fast paced manufacturing environment using pragmatic & practical problem solving skills.
o Results orientated, self-motivated, drive and initiative and ‘Can do’ attitude.
Worklocation: UK/ Glemsford