Junior NPD Technical Manager | Cambridgeshire | £Competitive

England, Cambridgeshire
21 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Andrew Fitzmaurice
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a role for someone who wants to learn their way into the FMCG industry. You'll be under the wing of the NPD and Technical teams helping them out by identifying product opportunities and ensuring that customer expectations are communicated across your teams so that they're met in terms of NPD, Trends and innovation.

The Job

You will be first line of contact for the retailer NPD and technical functions.
You will manage all NPD projects from initial customer proposal through to customer product approval.
You will give perspective to the AMC team in relation to the customer expectations, British retailer perspectives and thinking in addition to current trends.
You will promote all things NPD to make sure that the teams are constantly developing and that technical matters are completed in compliance with the customer codes.
You will manage any issues that affect your teams.
You will help check the artwork and make sure that it is accurate to the specifications given by the customers.

The Candidate

You will be an excellent communicator and happy to talk between customers and the technical and NPD teams on a regular basis ensuring that you're getting the exact specifications to make the whole process as smooth and accurate as possible.
You will be a creative thinker with plenty of new ideas to throw at the NPD teams as well as being diligent to customer specifications and ensuring the final plans are followed through to product approval.
It's always helpful to be good on a PC, have a driving license and have a relevant degree.
Some experience in the industry would be advantageous to show your interest in the NPD world.
You'll work well under your own initiative in a high pressured environment.