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NPD Specialist (Healthcare)

Reference:KS/ATUA-484827 Location: Dublin
Qualification:DegreeExperience:3-4 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Our client is an indigenous Irish Pharma Business selling into Ireland & the UK. They have a fantastic opportunity for an entrepreneurial Scientist to work as an NPD Specialist within an established NPD team. Reporting to the NPD Manager, the NPD Specialist will give full support to the delivery of development projects from concept to launch to agreed timelines and commercial targets. The incumbent will bring new projects to life from early evaluation, identification and concept through to market launch stage. They work closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure new product projects are delivered to plan.

• Identifies, sources and develops projects for our clients healthcare and ophthalmic divisions.
• Carries out field visits with the Business Development Managers and managers to get a good understanding of our clients customers wants and needs regarding NPD.
• Working with Sales Teams to identify new projects and new products.
• Fully understand the direct competitors and new developments by competitors or potential competitors.
• Complete research and evidence analysis as part of the evaluations of new projects.
• Working with key customers and KOLs with a view to building a strong resource network of clinicians to help identify or assist the evaluation of new projects.
• Identifying and working with current and potential manufacturing partners and suppliers.
• Communicating and interacting across all divisions, such as Finance, L&D, Marketing and Sales to ensure a successful launch.
• Work with the relevant regulatory bodies or regulatory consultants to ensure the correct process and procedures are carried out for the launch of a new product.
• To ensure all specifications and costing information is checked routinely and is factually correct prior to go to market planning or market launch.
• Successfully delivers new product assignments using strong project management principles and effective stakeholder management.
• Provides regular project status updates and reports as needed.
• Support the NPD Manager with presentations for both internal and external meetings.
• Is fully aware of and aligned to the commercial strategies.

Qualifications/ Experience:
• Third Level Degree in Business or Technical Discipline.
• Third level Degree in Pharmaceutical or Food Science is desirable.
• Qualification or training in project management is desirable.
• 3 – 5 years’ experience in new product launches or go to market planning within a commercial organisation is desirable
• Ideally has a background in NPD and/or innovation because of a natural inquisitiveness and creativity
• Must have a passion for Healthcare with an excellent understanding of the market and specifically ophthalmology. Can show a good understanding of the nutritional benefits of food supplements.
• Experience in formulation and manufacturing process knowledge is desirable.

If you would like further Information you can contact the recruiter directly:

Karen Shiel | Tel: +353 (0) 1 5079256