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0207 838 9695
0121 233 1522
0160 687 0017
0141 647 6688
NPD Assistant Manager - Coated Paper / Film / Alu
Approx £45k pa / dependent on experience.
Location: UK Wide Sector: Packaging
Reference: GYJ1469 Sub-Sector: Flexibles
Contact: Gary Young Telephone: 0141 647 6688
Role Reports to: New Product Development Manager.
Role based in: UK - with International travel.

Scope for career development due to longer term succession planning.

Experience Required:-

Proven experience in parallel market for development of new products.

Formal Project Management.

Excel, PowerPoint and analytical tools.

Experience Desired:-

Proven capability in New Product Development with examples.
Experience with coatings.
Demonstrated understanding for substrates – Film, Paper and Aluminium.
Familiarity with Reel fed Production Processes.


Technical contacts at Customers.
Internal Sales.
Production personnel.
Institutes, Universities.
Suppliers of Substrates , Coatings, equipment & machinery.

Skills Required:-

Analytical skills & systematic work approach.
Sound sense for market chances and customer needs.
Self motivation with capability to motivate others.

Nature to explore opportunities and bring them forward.

Awareness of market trends.

Good interpersonal skills.

Role Requirements:-

Chemistry Degree.
Proven track record of involvement within New Product Development.
Experience with Coatings.
Experience of working with Film, Paper & Aluminium Substrates.
Familiarity with Reel fed Production Processes is desirable.

Role Function:-

Maintain all aspects of designated Product Sector in accordance to Strategic Plan.

Support Sales contact to market development as agreed with NPD Manager.

Develop Strong Customer Relationship in Technical Area and understand customer & market

Trouble shoot internally and at Customer to maintain performance and product quality for designated products.

Provide continuous improvement initiatives for product and process.

Development New value add Products from concept through to Market allowing increased margins.

Successfully manage R&D projects within agreed budget and timelines.

Update to internal processes as required.

Support to Purchasing initiatives.

Where needed, operate between UK and overseas manufacturing sites.


Customer Rejection level below budgeted level in co-operation with Operations.

Support team in achievement of annual targets for Sales and profitability.

Operate within departmental cost allocation.

Contribute to NPD development strategy

*Please supply CV in Word rather than PDF***


This position has now been filled, but has been left on our website as we have other similar vacancies to this on an ongoing basis that might interest you. More importantly, we have vacancies that are not advertised due to their confidential nature therefore it would certainly be in your interest to email your CV, as a word document, depending on which sector you are in, to :-

Head of Packaging recruitment – Greg Nelson – greg@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson – neil@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young – gary@harrison-scott.co.uk

Board level, account management and all levels of sales vacancies –

George Thompson – george@harrison-scott.co.uk

Our divisional heads will then email your CV internally to the consultant who specialises in your exact sector, for example a category of packaging is cartons, a category of print is print management, in fact we have over 30 specialist categories. Our specialist consultant will contact you if we have a live vacancy that matches, or contact you in the near future as soon a good match to skill set and experience becomes available.