Sr Manager NPD, Feminine Care
Energizer - Allendale, NJ

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Sr. Manager, New Product Development, Feminine Care R&D (Allendale, NJ)

Lead new product development and brand maintenance activities. Represent R&D
on cross-functional product development teams supporting new feminine care
ventures. Assist the Director in the development and implementation of new
product development initiatives and strategies leading to innovative, consumer
preferred solutions in the marketplace. Responsible for; technical product
development from exploratory to proof of principle; technical consumer insight
development; claims support activities; and all contracted NPD execution
programs; within a cross-functional team environment. Work with business teams
and lead R&D to gain consumer insights and to drive new product innovation
into commercialization. Work with business teams to verify and validate consumer
propositions. Lead the design and evaluation of new and existing consumer
testing methodologies. Work with Marketing to ensure team alignment, clear
objectives and business support. Work with other R&D managers to ensure
seamless transition of new product concepts into flawless commercialization.
Provide coaching, mentoring, advice, guidance, counseling and direction to
staff. Recruit and train personnel. Assist Advanced Tech R&D in the
management of internal/external technology capture and development programs;
support development of quality systems and deployment. Interpret regulatory
guidelines as they pertain to product responsibility. Work with business teams
to minimize exposure and risks associated with assignments. Responsible for,
developing contingency plans and, supporting technical claim support activities.
Assist in the creations and management of intellectual property (IP). Ensure
that all projects are executed with expected results in a timely manner.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in chemical engineering,
biomechanical engineering, or chemistry and 12 years of experience. Must have
professional experience in: 5 years of proven managerial experience in the
personal care/hygiene industry; proven track record of technical product
development from exploratory to proof of principle and to commercialization;
demonstrated consumer based development of new product development initiatives
and strategies; demonstrated ability to design for cost and execute cost
reduction initiatives to market; demonstrated ability for quality systems
deployment, improvement and monitoring; proficiency in intellectual property
process and evidence of creating intellectual property; negotiation and
management of joint development agreements with respect to rights, price,
schedule or quality requirements; and experience working in consumer goods

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