Head of New Product Development

Head of New Product Development

This Design and Manufacturer of commercial Furniture and POS Units are seeking a Head of NPD to ensure the organisation's offerings are innovative, on trend and support the brand's strategy.

SALARY: £50,000 - £60,000

LOCATION: Thetford

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Thetford, Bury St Edmunds, Norwich, Peterborough

JOB SPECIFICATION: Head of New Product Development

This newly created role heading up the New Product Development side of the business is a great opportunity for an experienced NPD Manager who understands what it takes to lead a future product offering.

The role will involve having your finger on the pulse when it comes to latest trends and innovations across both the retail design and furniture industries. You will guide the company from idea generation through to launch. Being backed by an award winning design team, development designers and a state of the art manufacturing plant, you will be ideally placed to see your ideas truly come to life!

This is a hands-on management position that will require someone with a creative design flare, technical awareness, market knowledge/intelligence with research and analytical skills. We want someone who can work effectively across disciplines whilst developing and sustaining strong productive relationships with internal and external partners.

REQUIREMENTS: Head of New Product Development

We are looking for an experienced individual who has been pivotal when it comes to NPD and is a leader used to managing teams of various disciplines.

We are also looking for the following attributes and skills:

·Experience in leading an Innovation team/department of any industrial company, ideally with experienced in the furniture and/or POS market sectors.
·Knowledgeable, creative and proactive in your approach to product innovation and development.
·Experienced with a proven track record in creativity and design and/or product development roles.
·A good communicator, able to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
·Highly organised with strong time management skills, and able to work under pressure.
·Motivated and able to take ownership of tasks and projects.
·Great at paying attention to detail with strong analytical and numeracy skills.
·Exceptional at influencing & negotiating.
·A natural leader with a passion for the job.
·Knowledgeable in, and skilled at leveraging market and consumer insight.
·Educated to degree level or equivalent business studies or design qualification.
·Experienced with a proven track record in creativity and design and/or product development roles.

This is a role which is integral within the future development of the business and will offer a high level of responsibility, providing satisfaction as you will see your ideas go from concept through to product launch.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: NPD / New Product Development / NPD Manager / New Product Manager / Innovations Manager / Head of New Product Development

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Glen Brooke quoting Head of New Product Development reference GGB14999 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683317 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.