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DATE ADDED: Tue 08/10/2019

New Product Development Manager

Wolsingham, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

**Job Title**: New Product Development Manager (NPD)

**Company**: BEACON365 Limited

**Location**: County Durham (DL5 6XN)

**Contract Type**: Full Time / Permanent

**Package**: Salary based on experience and expertise starting from £50,000

**Benefits**: 25 days holiday plus public holidays, holiday purchase scheme, company sick pay, relocation support, flexible working, laptop, pension, accident and life insurance


This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of the UK's leading innovators bridging the gap from invention to commercialisation of products focused on printable and flexible electronics technologies.

The organisation has experienced strong growth since 2004, seeing headcount increase at a rate of c.10% p.a. currently with over 400 people.

As a proficient NPD Manager with relevant experience managing New Product Development within an engineering and electronics context, you will provide high level technical expertise and leadership to the electronics business unit and clients, in order to define and drive the development of new products and associated processes for flexible electronics, whilst developing the business units level of knowledge and practice.

**The Role**

In the course of carrying out this role the post holder will:

Work on multiple projects with clients based in the UK and Europe, which will require occasional overseas travel.

Work with clients to convert concepts to defined and achievable targets, that can be delivered by the organisation. They will work with the client and delivery teams to ensure the project achieves agreed objectives and product performance.

- **Stakeholder Management** – to provide advice and guidance to lead and drive discussions with clients and external partners to set vision and concept. Agree targets and plans for new product developments, with external clients & internal delivery teams.
- **Influencing skills** – to develop and implement a New Product Introduction Process at the new facility making flexible and hybrid electronic circuits in order to meet and exceed client expectations. This will include coaching and acting as a mentor to senior colleagues across the organisation, providing a strategic perspective
- **Project Management** – to work with Project Management teams, providing technical direction to internal teams and partners developing delivery plans for new products and applications, ensuring sufficient identification of key steps, risks and contingencies.
- **Technical Leadership** – to work with Technology colleagues to provide technical direction in turning agreed developments into delivery plans.
- **Innovation** – to keep self-up-to-date and to identify new technical developments and trends, translate these into building blocks for opportunities within and outside the organisation, initiating the creation of (new) technological innovations/applications.
- **Solution Focused** – to formulate and present solutions to a range of stakeholders, using deep technical knowledge to provide up to date views, opinions and advice to managers, and is regularly sought out to do so.
- **Compliance**– to maintain consistent and documented compliance with all relevant Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE), quality and best practice requirements.

**The Candidate**

To be successful in this role the post holder will be able to demonstrate:

- Educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in an associated discipline e.g. electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, product design and/or physics
- Significant industry/demonstrable experience in product development and electronics
- Ability to build strong, collaborative relationships
- Ability to create robust plans with clients out of vague concepts
- Creative and innovative approach to problem-solving
- Excellent influencing and negotiation skills

**Next Steps**

To apply to our vacancy of New Product Development Manager, please click on Apply to upload your CV and cover letter.

We look forward to hearing from you.
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