Ranir – A Perrigo Company, is now seeking an experienced New Product Development Manager to take ownership of the project management for new product launches, including artwork and packaging updates for the French retail customers.
The position will require a professional with strong experience in managing new product launches with retailers, ideally in private label. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within an international, entrepreneurial and fast paced environment. It is imperative that the New Product Development Manager understand the needs of customers and possess excellent organizational and strong project management skills alongside detailed knowledge of the artwork development process.
The candidate must be well rounded with the ability to work closely and cooperatively with cross functional and international teams. The candidate should demonstrate a “can do” attitude whilst always putting the customer and consumer first.
Implement and Lead critical path of product line introductions and packaging artwork by working closely with suppliers, customers, design agencies and internal cross-functional teams including Operations, QA, R&D, Sales and Marketing.
Work with a multitude of packaging and artwork systems.
Ensure processes are followed through to approvals
Support local French colleagues to realize NPD opportunities
Manage internal and external resources, as necessary, to execute projects.
Conduct regular project meetings with both French and European teams and when required hold conference calls with international teams
Manage internal approval systems and artwork files.
Execute product launches within agreed Critical paths.
3-5 years’ experience as artwork and packaging coordinator, working for a private label company is a plus.
Proven track record of successfully managing new product and packaging artwork launches for retail customers delivering on schedule and working with cross functional teams such as suppliers, operations, marketing, design agencies.
Experience in hands on, limited resources, fast-paced, ambitious, entrepreneurial business environment.
Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Microsoft Project and ideally Illustrator. Ability to learn internal and external customer system programs.
Experience in working with suppliers in the Far East
University degree in business, marketing or related field.
Excellent organizational skills.
Able to work well under pressure.
Strong project management experience – attention to detail.
Ability to handle multiple priorities at one time, with minimum supervision.
Takes initiative, plans and prioritizes well in a multi-tasking environment.
Ability to work cross-functionally and internationally some (international travel could be required)
Strong interpersonal, writing, verbal, and communication skills
English and French fluency. Spanish an added advantage
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