NPD Project Manager

Location: Inner Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Maya Wettenhall

About the company

Our client is a well-regarded global food manufacturing business who are a market leader in their space. Their portfolio consists of a variety of quality, well recognised brands which are sold through multiple sales channels. Due to recent acquisition and growth, they now have an opportunity for a Project Optimisation Manager to join their team. This newly created internal function, is the conduit between Sales, Marketing, R&D, Operations and Insights and will see you responsible for owing and driving the delivery of strategic product projects such as NPD and Innovation pipeline and concepts.

About the role

As the Project Optimisation Manager, you will be the key conduit between Sales, R&D, Operations and Marketing to manage and deliver all new product projects across the beverage's portfolio. You will have an excellent understanding of the local and global trends and you will feed these insights back into the business to ensure a heathy NPD pipeline for future growth. You will work closely to multiple business units to achieve set deadlines and will own the overall NPD process end to end. You will have technical project management skills and will have the ability to manage through ambiguity. You will also have been exposed to product testing and consumer research.

  • Lead multiple NPD projects - be the gate keeper and manage stakeholders in problem solving
  • Be involved in front end innovation (scoping the NPD and new opportunities)
  • Operate as a specialised project manager
  • Prior PMO or Stage / Gate experience

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant Tertiary Business qualifications
  • Experience in a similar industry - you have worked as a Project Manager, NPD Manager, Commercialisation Project Manager, Project optimization Manager or Product specialist within the FMCG - food manufacturing
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal, and the ability to confidently present to senior leadership
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder management
  • Experience in end to end delivery of large-scale cross functional projects

How to apply
Click on the APPLY button or contact Maya Wettenhall on (03) 8613 3510 for a confidential discussion.