NPD Innovation Project Manager

Job title : NPD Innovation Project Manager
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Contract or Temp
Job reference : 1271511
About the Role

Sharp & Carter are recruiting for an experienced NPD Innovation Manager. This role will work within a project team and is critical to delivering projects and owning and implementing new products from concept to commercialisation. This position will work with various internal teams including Marketing, Category, Finance, Sales, Supply Chain etc.  

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead and deliver innovation supply chain projects on time in full and in line with gate-keeping guidelines- including effective troubleshooting issue management- risk management and escalation throughout project lifecycle.
  • Support + influence portfolio priorities at concept stage to reduce complexity through collaboration with R&D, Marketing + Commercial teams
  • Build effective project plans that integrate into the broader Innovation Program, to track adherence to project milestone delivery 
  • Manage project teams, stakeholder relationships & keep key sponsors informed on project requirements, progress + risks
  • Ability to navigate a problem, gather and synthesis relevant information to draw conclusions and build recommendations
About You
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related discipline
  • 2+ years proven Project Management / Innovation NPD / R&D experience
  • Experience in the Food Industry will be advantageous
  • Experience in NPD Stage Gate, Project Management methods, tool and processes
  • Understanding of MS Project, Service Now & Agile systems preferred
  • Strong communicator with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at various levels of the organization.
  • Motivated, self-directed and detail oriented with a hands-on mentality to get things done.
  • Able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously & to develop priorities for self and members of project team.
Benefits Program
  • Hybrid Working- flexibility around when and where you work – Office space in Melbourne CBD Location
  • Gatherings - monthly drinks & nibbles- End of Year Celebration
  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions
  • Volunteering – volunteer days
  • Career Development - Opportunity to be mentored by excellent leaders and have on-the-job skill development and coaching
  • Salary is pitched 90-100K Base + Super + Bonus
  • 6 Month Contract with the view to permanent

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