Group NPD Manager
Group NPD Manager
Based in Malta
Job ref: AZ/43463
Salary: 60,000 to 80,000 euros
I am recruiting for a specialist & technical packaging manufacturer in Malta who recognise their need to develop more complex products and become more professional at managing projects, with a proper stage gate process and proper FMEA's. The potential candidate could come from within cosmetics industry or from any other packaging / component manufacturing business, where projects are more complex and properly planned.
Key Functions & Responsibilities:
Work with clients, manufacturers and internal teams to ensure bespoke products are suitable for manufacture and fit for purpose.
Use knowledge and expertise to provide technical and engineering support on both bespoke and standard projects in front of clients.
Can look at new technologies which provide competitive advantages
Consider the use of 3D printing, moulding, decoration and assembly processes into manufacturing.
Project manage the development of client bespoke projects and specific product lines
Step managing the process of development from concept to first production
Liaise with clients, manufactures and internal teams during the design and development process to ensure that bespoke packaging products meet the given brief, set requirements, specifications and cost targets.
Animate specific product ranges, identifying opportunities of new developments and of product integration
Support in price calculations for bespoke proposals
Responsible for establishing processes including protocols for product validation.
Responsible for testing and validation of products
Responsible for developing report and documentation formats
Qualifications / Skills Required:
5+ years direct experience managing projects in component manufacturing industry.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering
Knowledge of any of the following processes, injection moulding, printing, automated assembly, lacquering, labelling, glass cutting, would be advantageous
Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
Advanced level user of IT applications and formal project management software.
Availability to travel
Client focus & good interpersonal communication skills for working with internal and external clients and partners.
Excellent technical knowledge of packaging development
Ability to communicate with representatives at any level or position within the company.
Highly motivated with the ability to focus on details as well as the big picture.
Highly responsible team player, with ability to impact & influence
Decision making & problem solving; ability for detecting problems and opportunities for improvement and for implementing corrective/preventative actions.
Flexibility and change adaptation
Strong organisational skills
To apply please contact Andy Zanin
0044 (0) 1789 207070
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.
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