NPD Project Manager | 3 Month Contract | ASAP Start

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Contract or Temp
Contact: Natalie Rogers

About the company

Our client is a hugely successful national organisation who are innovators within the industry. The business is a pioneer in the QSR space and pride themselves on delivering first to market innovation and strong ties to the community.

The business is exploring ways to increase its customer engagement and awareness through new product development, and as a result have created a role which will solidify and further strengthen the brands position in the market.

About the role

This fast paced, three month contract role will see you report to the Marketing Director and responsible for overseeing the end-to-end project management of NPD to market. You will act as a the NPD project lead, facilitating weekly meetings, as well as be a conduit between Supply Chain and Marketing for development, trial and launch of new products.

This role will be best suited to a highly organised and innovative Brand Manager, Senior Brand Manager or Marketing Manager with a strong passion for QSR, innovation and food. You'll gain great exposure to an exceptional and successful national brand, as well as be a part of a fast-moving and nimble team looking to lead a new way of thinking, implement new process and ways of working and approach to innovation.

Skills & Experience

  • Prior experience at a Brand Manager, Senior Brand Manager, Marketing Manager, Innovation Manager or NPD Manager (or similar) within the QSR or FMCG space
  • Strong NPD / Innovation experience with a project management focus
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder management across all organizational levels, including senior and cross functional stakeholders
  • Effectively planning and managing of multiple simultaneous project
  • Experience in deriving insights and providing recommendations


Culturally, you step into a dynamic, fast moving and passionate culture with an agile nature.

You will be a highly organised, motivated, analytically minded and detail oriented individual who is passionate about the QSR / food space as well as someone who enjoys working collaboratively within a team and taking on a leadership role within the organisation to drive successful outcomes.

It is pivotal you are a strong communicator with exceptional stakeholder management skills and have the ability to build relationships both internally and externally, building engagement and influencing across the business. This coupled with well-developed project management and problem-solving skills, the ability to remain calm under pressure, a resilient nature and the ability to think quickly and on your feet and adapt well to change, will set you up for success in this role.

How to apply

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