Job Details


Project Manager

Ref: HM.PM/F Salary: £Attractive Contract Type: PermanentLocation: Folkestone

Skill Set

Project, Project Manager, NPD Prince2, R&D, Supply Chain, Manager, FMCG,

An exceptional opportunity with a global manufacturing client and key employer within the area for a permanent Project Manager which is being presented on an attractive hybrid working basis:


Skills & Knowledge, we are seeking:

  • We are looking for a dynamic individual with proven experience in managing innovation and development projects, particularly within the FMCG sector, to achieve successful project outcomes
  • You will require the ability to manage complex cross functional projects
  • Experience in managing and mitigating risk
  • A project management qualification would be considered desirable, ie. IPMA, APM, PMI, Prince2


Additional qualities we are searching for would include:

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Solid organisational skills
  • A bias for action with a professional and positive approach
  • Driving licence required,  must be prepared for occasional travel
  • Any French language skills would be considered an advantage although non-essential


Benefits, Hours of Work Etc:

  • Attractive hybrid working role, so 50% based in the office and 50% working from home.
  • 37 hours per week with an early finish on a Friday!
  • A favourable salary is available, depending on experience
  • Exceptional pension contribution matched up to 9%
  • Life Assurance cover at 4 x base salary
  • Health Cash Plan with Healthshield
  • Company performance related annual bonus
  • Annual salary reviews


The Position Itself:

  • To achieve company objectives for organic growth, it is important that New Product Development is effectively and efficiently delivered on time in full and on cost
  • The role involves the professional project management of new product launches and product changes for a portfolio of projects determined via Stage Gate process
  • Leading cross functional project teams in Europe and other international organisations, you will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects room initial feasibility through to launch implementation
  • This role will also include management of R & D and Supply Chain projects across the company’s European organisation


Management Responsibilities:

  • Operational task management of the project teams that you manage, but no direct line management responsibility
  • To be successful in this Project Manager position, you will need to manage the team effectively:

Demonstrate good communication with team members

Effective team building an inter-relationships


General Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Overall responsibility for driving a project on time, in full and on cost
  • Overall project leadership for a portfolio of projects across several brands
  • Facilitate the definition of project goals, objectives, scope, milestones and deliverables
  • Ensure full feasibility analyses (technical and commercial assessment)
  • Define project tasks
  • Develop the full scale project schedule and manage project against that schedule
  • Ensure project risks are assessed, managed and mitigated
  • Project progress – both in Europe and internationally
  • Report and escalate issues to management as required
  • Change management and change control
  • Co-ordinate  creation of Master Data
  • Manage smooth transition from project to first production
  • Post Project evaluation


If you would like to be considered for this interesting opportunity, please send your CV as soon as possible.



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Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Heather Morgan

Tel: 01303 220844


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