NPD Project Manager

maternity cover (circa 12 months)

  • Ryde, Isle of Wight
  • Full-time

Don’t miss your opportunity to become part of our Great British beauty brand! We’re looking for a Project Manager on fixed term contract basis to manage multiple end to end product related projects, including managing the delivery of NPDs from concept to launch. With our unique brand story, expertise in all things naturally active and continuous growth, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of something truly special!

As a NPD Project Manager, you will be responsible for successful delivery of the Innovation project portfolio, leading on the Innovation Project Management Team whilst being responsible for the day to day operational aspects of Innovation projects and scope. Experienced in all things project management, you will apply best practice project management methodology and enforce standards and processes to deliver successful outcomes to deadline, budget and other relevant performance targets. You will operate competently in a cross functional team environment, ensuring risks are minimised and managed and project documents are complete, current and appropriately stored. You will lead on project governance, managing senior stakeholders and presenting projects to senior management for Stage Gate approval, highlighting key commercial information and risks, whilst owning problem resolution. Additionally, you will conduct post NPD reviews and present reports including recommendations and feedback for future developments. Assuming a strategic approach, you will be responsible for the overall creation and execution of project plans ensuring we remain responsive to the needs of the business and retail and beauty industry.

So, who are we looking for?
Ideally from FMCG environment you will be a skilful Project Manager with sound NPD experience. AMP/Prince2/PMI or PMP qualified you have managed large project portfolios in a fast-paced industry and be an expert in managing stakeholders at all levels and supplier relationships ensuring sound project governance, risk and resource management. Naturally you will be a strong team player; extremely organised, with clear and robust communication and a track record of delivering measurable and tangible results. We are looking for an individual with exposure and gravitas to lead groups of varying seniority and skill level, managing several projects at one time whilst delivering to deadlines and budget.

To flourish at Liz Earle, you will be comfortable with ambiguity and change, approaching each day with positivity and resilience whilst taking full ownership for your deliverables.  Furthermore, you will operate with our Precious Recipe at heart – We Care More, We Never Settle, We Are One Team, ensuring you deliver every task and interaction with the care attention expected when operating in premium retail.

What can we offer you in return?
This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK’s fastest growing premium skincare brands, whilst working closely with our WBA counterparts and taking the growth of our great British brand to the next level!

Reporting our Business Programme Manager and operating at the heart of our PMO you will be leading on some of our biggest projects across NPD, skincare, seasonal and special projects. With our ongoing success and focus on innovation, this is your chance to be part of something truly special!

In addition to a competitive salary, our benefits include (but are not limited to) a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension, life insurance, 50% personal product discount and a goodie box each month! #joinlizearle

How to apply

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Please note

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive for our roles, we are unable to personally reply to all applications and only successful candidates will be contacted. Please do feel free to apply again in the future if you see something else you are interested in.

Liz Earle Beauty Co. is an equal opportunities employer, part of Walgreens Boots Alliance. We work closely with our Global Brands recruitment partners within the wider WBA and may share your information internally for recruitment purposes only. Where we do this, we ensure they give your information the same level of care and security as we do in accordance with GDPR. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period of twelve (12) months and may contact you about alternative vacancies.