Project Manager - New Product Development

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Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Sales, Marketing, Corporate Support Functions

Your impact

Exciting opportunity for a New Product Development Project Manager to be responsible for the development and co-ordination of innovative, quality, and safe products that will deliver sustainable profit growth for Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (non-alcohol business). You will manage multiple product projects against the business’ development frameworks and achieve all project milestones.

This is an 18 month fixed term contract, where you will have the opportunity to leverage your strong influencing and stakeholder management skills to work across internal departments such as brand, channel, finance, production, science and technology, to ensure cross-functional team input into some fantastic NPD projects!

Key responsibilities

  • Lead product projects through their lifecycle from concept to delivery and deletion
  • Manage multiple product projects, including a focus on packaging, regulatory and labelling requirements.
  • Manage product led projects through stage and gate process using Gensight management tool, ensuring key requirements through each stage are completed to pass to next stage. Managing a range of projects, mainly minor and major NPD, as well as sustainable cost out product projects.
  • Ensure all quality controls are adhered to in the testing and production of new products.
  • Arrange NPD project kick off & team meetings, track progress vs timelines ensuring a results-oriented approach to achieve project milestones

About you

  • Strong experience within a product development role within a food, pharma or beverage environment (preferred beverage environment)
  • Proven project management and planning skills with a focus on managing multiple and complex projects from initial conception through to execution
  • Experience in working with manufacturing to develop and deliver new products
  • Able to interpret data and generate actionable insights and recommendations for across category portfolios
  • Able to apply a practical understanding of how to execute strategic initiatives across category portfolio to achieve business outcomes
  • Able to synthesise volumes of information to make informed and balanced decisions
  • Able to influence internal and external stakeholders when negotiating best outcomes for category portfolio


Why Asahi Beverages?

Asahi Beverages is one of the leading beverage companies in Australia and New Zealand with a rich and varied history. Comprising some of Australia and New Zealand’s most loved brands, the company’s Regional Hub is based in Melbourne with three Business Divisions - Asahi Lifestyle Beverages (formerly Schweppes Australia) and Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) in Australia, and Asahi Beverages NZ in New Zealand. There’s always a great deal going on and opportunities abound for those ready to take them! 

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