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The Advocate Group

Job Title: Senior NPD Project Manager (6-Month FTC)

Location: West London

Working Model: Hybrid – 3 days on-site

Salary: £60,000 – 65,000

Are you ready to take your career to the next level and make a significant impact in the world of FMCG?

Our esteemed client, a global FMCG leader, is seeking a talented and dynamic Senior NPD Project Manager to join their team on a 6-month Fixed-Term Contract. This is an incredible opportunity to work with some of the most recognizable brands in the industry and contribute to the development of exciting new products.

About the Company

Our client is a household name, known for innovation, quality, and excellence. With a rich history of delivering top-notch consumer goods to markets worldwide, they are committed to shaping the future of the FMCG industry. Join a company that values creativity, diversity, and sustainability in everything they do.

Position Overview:

As the Senior NPD Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in driving the success of new product development initiatives. Your expertise will be instrumental in overseeing projects from concept to launch, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and ensuring that products meet the highest quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Commercialisaion process enablement, cross-functional integration, risk mitigation, project portfolio consolidation.
  • Responsible for project delivery, process, governance, and reporting.
  • Collaborate with Commercialization Controller on Innovation projects for growth in the UK market.
  • Manage Brand-led projects, Retailer Own Label initiatives, and supports supply chain and procurement projects.
  • Cross-functional collaboration across UK&I sites and global colleagues/suppliers.
  • Ensure project compliance through commercialization and the stage/gate process.
  • Manage input from all functions for effective decision-making during commercialization meetings.
  • Accountable for on-time, in-full delivery of projects from Gate 2 to 5 and post-launch review.
  • Focus on process enablement, driving innovation projects, and owning timelines.
  • Supervises and reports progress, issues, risks, and compliance to plan in a timely manner.

Your Profile:

  • Proven Project Management experience Expert within at least one area of the business e.g. Supply Chain, Finance, Commercial, Procurement or Technical
  • FMCG experience
  • Commercial acumen
  • Experience working across more than one function or subject area preferable
  • Formal project management qualification

Please get in touch with Erin Wynne-Woodhouse or click “Apply Now” to be considered for this vacancy.



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