NPI Project Manager

Job Description

NPI PROJECT MANAGER

This is a family business where changing people’s lives through the products that they design, manufacture and install is a daily occurrence. With 35 years’ experience under their belt, they are a leading provider in the UK, a market leader in Europe and have a presence in many other countries worldwide. 

Based at their ISO9001 accredited, purpose-built manufacturing facility in Derbyshire, they believe the future success and growth of their business is inextricably linked to the introduction of innovative, high-quality solutions.

NPI Project Manager Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • £37.000 - £43,000
  • 37.5 hours per week, with some flexibility
  • 31 days holiday, increasing with service
  • Life insurance
  • Profit related pay

Commutable From: Derby, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark

Role Overview

This NPI Project Manager role is perfect for a hands-on self-starter who would like to work as part of a driven and supportive team. As NPI Project Manager the role will be primarily focused upon helping to introduce new products using clients in-house new product introduction methodology.

The role would ideally suit a NPI Project Manager who enjoys working across the full product lifecycle, leading multidisciplinary teams from product concept through to customer delivery, organising and leading periodic stage gate reviews. 

NPI Project Manager Person Specification

  • You will be Degree qualified (or equivalent) with 5 years project management experience in manufacturing environments
  • Have proven experience of successfully managing the introduction of new product projects
  • Project management qualifications would be advantageous
  • The ability to lead cross-disciplinary teams
  • A good planner, action seeking, - delivery of results, finisher, well organised, methodical, and assertive
  • A hands-on approach to resolving problems
  • Have a practiced understanding of manufacturing organisational structure and methodologies, used within manufacturing businesses

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing new product introductions from product concept through to launch
  • Leading a cross-functional team including product design, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, sales, marketing and finance
  • Ensuring projects keep to fiscal timing, product specification and other metrics
  • Organising and presenting at Stage Gate meetings
  • Identifying and resolving project roadblocks
  • Presenting information at all levels
  • Managing the product improvement system, the New Product Introduction process and the product portfolio – introduction and obsolescence

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

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Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

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They are part of a group of companies with a core interest in the manufacture of components for a variety of industries. Their advanced technology and commitment to quality and service has set them apart from others in their field.

Works Supervisor Role Overview

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Workshop Supervisor will oversee approximately 50 staff, on a double day shift, consisting of Team Leader, Operators, Laborers and Apprentices.

Salary: £40,000 per annum
Shifts: Double Days

Commutable From: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Burton upon Trent, 

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  • The Works Supervisor will have proven experience of supervising or managing in an engineering / manufacturing environment.
  • Machining exposure, particularly grinding would be highly advantageous.
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Works Supervisor Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

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  • Starting Salary - £45,000 + DOE
  • Very high Commission Scheme  
  • Hybrid Working
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Company Car + Onsite Parking 

If you have experience as an Account Manager from either the Manufacturing or IT Sales/Solutions/Software background, then this could be the ideal position for you. 

Account Manager Duties:

  • Deliver commercial presentations, proposals & negotiate on behalf of the company
  • Attend customer meetings and provide monthly and quarterly sales forecasts
  • Identify, implement & manage revenue growth campaigns
  • Promote the cross-selling of equipment, service & consumable products
  • Respond to RFP (Request for Proposal), RFQ (Request for Quotes) & commercial tenders on behalf of the company

Account Manager Requirements:

  • Experience in a similar role, proven track record of sales success.
  • Preferred experience in a Retail B2B environment IT solutions related sales experience.
  • Experience of an established Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and its application and importance in day-to-day duties
  • MS Office proficiency with a good understanding of IT, software & IT solutions
  • Full driving license

This is an exciting role and suitable for someone who has previously worked as an Account Manager, Sales Manager, Account Director, Business Development Manager, Area Sales Manager or Sales Manager

This role is commutable from: Birmingham, Tamworth, Worcester, Derby, Burton on Trent, Coventry, Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Cannock, Walsall, Telford or Rugby

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TOOLING ENGINEER

A fantastic opportunity for a Tooling Engineer has become available.

This facility is their Flagship site, and renowned for being very busy, but a very friendly organisation. They have enjoyed recent investment, and are looking for a Tooling Engineer to strengthen their Toolroom.

As their Tooling Engineer, you will ensure tooling capability, and provide operational support and tooling improvement solutions to existing and new programs

Commutable from Cannock, Lichfield, Barton Under Needwood, Tamworth, Atherstone, Derby, Stafford, Walsall and Loughborough 

BENEFITS OF A TOOLING ENGINEER

  • £41,500 (Including Shift Premium)
  • 3 shifts
  • All PPE provided including safety
  • Overtime Paid
  • Superb long-term progression
  • Steady busy manufacturing organisation
  • Very friendly organisation
  • Flagship site

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  • Ensure tooling capability 
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Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994