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New Product Introduction Lead

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin
Contact Name: Gavin Kennedy
Contact Email: gavin@rftgroup.ie

Job Description

New Product Introduction Lead
Our Client is currently recruiting for the exciting role of New Product Introduction Lead.
Responsible for the full project management and co-ordination of new product launches in Europe, you'll play a critical role in ensuring the timely launch of products.
The New Product Introduction Lead will be ultimately responsible and accountable for ensuring that product launches take place in line with agreed deadlines:

Reporting to: Marketing Manager

New Product Launches – Process and Involved Stakeholders
Be responsible and accountable for the co-ordination and project management of new product launches and all tasks required as part of this process
Develop specific product launch plans, clearly defining the scope and assumptions, with inputs from the relevant functional areas and track execution of the plan
New product launches refer to the launch of any new SKUs, whether these are new products developed by, in-sourced, line extensions or new pack sizes
Develop, embed and seek to continually improve (CI) NPI processes and ways of working in conjunction with other NPI colleagues in Regulatory, Quality, Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Commercial and Marketing
Ensure all stakeholders understand their role in the NPI process and the actions which trigger their tasks
Build relationships with key stakeholders and bring project management expertise to ensure the timely completion of tasks required for timely NPI launches
Identify and find solutions to potential barriers to timely product launches
Identify any external process stakeholders and build their role into the NPI process
Identify and implement methodologies to ensure products are launched within the shortest possible timeframes

New Product Launches- Reporting
Ensure senior stakeholders are informed of the progress of product launches on an ongoing basis
Seek direction / decisions from Senior Management on any required changes in Strategy for product launch

New Product Launches – Outcomes
Ensure product launches take place in accordance with agreed timelines and endeavour to reduce timelines
New Product Launches- Best Practice
Proactively seek to share best practices with stakeholders in other regions and assist with the project management of NPI in other business units, as required
Adopt a CI mindset and seek to constantly refine and optimise NPI processes

Requirements
5+ years’ experience in project management - essential
Experience in the pharmaceutical industry - essential
Relevant qualification in project management
Proficiency in a mainstream project management software, ideally Microsoft Project
High level of emotional intelligence, and ability to motivate and influence process stakeholders at all levels of the business

For further information on this NPI Lead position please contact Gavin Kennedy at The RFT Group on 01 2302400 / gavin@rftgroup.ie. Check out all our open jobs on our Recruitment website: www.rftgroup.ie
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