Open position ID#6212

NPD Manager

Competitive salary

Proxima Park - Waterlooville

Full Time Permanent

What is the role?

  • Management of the NPD process for our customers from concept to sample approval, working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Generation and management of the CPA from initial brief through to handover to the Project Management Team including analysing and mitigating risk both.
  • Liasing with the technical teams on formulation development as per the customers brief and communicating any challenges to the customer clearly and concisely.
  • Developing packaging briefs based on the customers’ brief considering cost, lead time and suitability.
  • Working closely with the packaging team on pack sourcing, feasibility, and testing requirements.
  • Liaising cross functionally to ensure all key stakeholders are aware of the status of a project and recognize potential risks which may impact the CPA.
  • Organising and attending weekly/fortnightly/monthly customer meetings to update on current developments, discuss sampling feedback and packaging requirements.
  • Responsible for generating Product Dossiers for all new developments.
  • Presenting innovative trends and product ideas to customers to ensure the NPD pipeline is evolving.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a similar role within the beauty industry, ideally within a manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the CPA process including generating new CPA’s and risk analysis.
  • The ability to confidently communicate with customers and internal teams at Director/Founder level.
  • Exceptionally organised with the ability to manage multiple fast paced projects maintaining quality and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong collaborator with excellent people and communication skills both verbally, including presenting internally/externally, and written.
  • Commercially aware understanding NPD’s role in the Sales function, to ensure all developments are commercially viable.


  • Company pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programmes

Ability to commute / relocate:
This role is based at our Waterlooville site, however travel to the Petworth site may be necessary.

Note: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, qualifications, or skills required for the role.

Pelham is an equal opportunities employer and we do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, or age.

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