Project Development Manager – Research & Development

Ernest Jackson
Exeter, Devon
£37,000 - £45,000 Plus Benefits
20 Dec 2018
17 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Development Manager – Research & Development 
Crediton, Devon 

The Company 

Born from humble beginnings in 1817, Ernest Jackson provides a wide range of healthcare products to keep families at their best. We are part of a leading group that includes some of the world’s best-known confectionery, food, and beverage brands. 

We are now looking for a Project Development Manager to join us in Crediton, which is commutable from Exeter, Okehampton, Taunton, Plymouth and Barnstaple. 

The Benefits 

- Salary of £37,000 - £45,000 
- Bonus 
- Contributory pension (up to 4%) 
- Private medical insurance 
- 27 days’ holiday allowance per annum 
- Life assurance 
- Flexible benefits programme 
- Free ’fit for life’ medical assessments 
- Paid community volunteering days 
- Online university learning materials 
- Access to international group job vacancies 
- Participation in frequent social events 

If you have a great management style and a solid grounding in engineering or science, this is an exceptional opportunity to develop and enhance the processes of our established, successful business. 

Within a collaborative and forward-thinking environment, you will have the chance to make a positive, genuine impact on operations at Ernest Jackson and help to elevate us to new heights of success. 

Your Role 

As the Project Development Manager, you will oversee our product and process development activities. Specifically, you will project manage all R&D activities related to business change initiatives, from initiation through to implementation and launch. 

Working with functions across the business, you’ll manage the R&D team’s project workload and priorities, including innovation and packaging changes, ensuring that they are completed within time, cost and quality parameters. 

You’ll form cross-functional teams to deliver project briefs and facilitate the definition of project scopes, goals, tasks and resource requirements. 

Additionally, you’ll strive to minimise waste and unwanted complexity to the business system and promote best practice. 

Your other duties will involve: 

- Promoting a strong work ethic within your team 
- Delivering projects in-line with internal processes 
- Ensuring that risk assessment and contingency planning takes place 
- Maintaining project documentation and reporting 
- Ensuring full visibility of the R&D teams resource plan 

About You 

To be considered as the Project Development Manager, you’ll need: 

- Proven line management experience 
- A degree (or equivalent) in an engineering or scientific discipline 
- A strategic and commercially astute approach 
- The ability to lead and engage with employees at all levels 
- Strong problem-solving, communication and presentation skills 

Other organisations may call this role Project Development Manager, Business Change Project Manager, Business Change Manager, Project Manager, Process Change Manager, Process Development Manager, Product Development Manager, Project Management. 

Webrecruit and Ernest Jackson are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 

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