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New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager

New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager

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  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

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  • Salary:

    £45 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jeffrey Barr

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  • Contact phone:

    02920 220078

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    2022-06-23 00:00:00

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New product Introduction (NPI) Manager – £45ph – 12 months – INSIDE IR35 – Home Based working (1-2 days a month in the office to meet stakeholders) – Swindon / UK flexible – one stage virtual interview
Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a New Production Introduction (NPI) Manager to work with one of the country’s largest and most innovate manufacturing companies.
You will be working on a new line of products that are set to radically change the automotive industry.
This is an exciting opportunity for a NPI manager looking to gain more experience in cutting edge automotive and propulsion technologies.  
  • Responsible for NPI framework definition and process delivery
  • Works with the NPI Governance team (Technology Innovation Manager and NPI Advisor) to develop and deploy the sector NPI Framework and processes
  • Defines governance mechanisms e.g. meetings / escalation / change control with support of Technology Innovation Manger
  • Ensure EHS requirements are “built in” to the NPI process
  • Creates and maintains procedural documentation & templates
  • Ensures alignment to the NPI Framework across the organisation
  • Provide internal assurance for process governance - Monitoring, implementing corrective action and coordinating and chairing sector governance meetings
  • Ensures product development status is communicated and clearly understood by the business
  • Owns phase review schedule (IDEA to CLOSE-OUT), ensures correct participants in attendance / conformance to process
  • Work with business functions to ensure new opportunities are directed through the NPI process
  • Defines NPI training matrix with support of Technology Innovation Manger, ensures KeyedIn™ training and administration
  • Puts in place mechanisms for NPI SharePoint and project documentation monitoring
  • Supports the development of the NPI SharePoint site
  • Develops NPI training materials / tools / systems in conjunction with the NPI Governance Team
Core Skills:
  • Experience working in or suppling to the automotive industry
  • Experience in the New Product Introduction and Management of change process
  • PRINCE 2, APM or PMI qualified
  • Experience of quality management standards and tools e.g., APQP Core Tools, IATF16949
Desirable Skills:
  • Knowledge of Fuel cells / Electrolysers and the manufacturing processes