NPD Team Leader
4d ago
  • This is a maternity cover role for up to 12 months
  • Inspiring every artist

    As the global market leader for art materials, we have played an important role in the creative industry for centuries. We are committed to our mission to create the best tools for our creative community.

    Colart brings a collaboration of heritage brands together of which we are very proud. These include Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Lefranc Bourgeois, Snazaroo, Conte à Paris and Elephant art magazine.

    Our collective aim is to inspire artists across the world and, with our growing success, we are looking for bright and enthusiastic minds to support us through our exciting journey of international growth and development.

    We are currently looking for an NPD Team Leader to work within our Operations Department based at our head office near Westfield Shepherds Bush in London.

    Inspiring you

    This pivotal role sits within the Global NPD and EPD team to lead NPD / EPD projects from initiation to launch for both Product and Merchandising.

    Your responsibilities will include :

  • Direct and ensure the effective management, development and motivation of the team in addition to ensuring the ongoing measurement of their performance against specific objectives and targets.
  • Develop and influence the skills, competencies, experiences and abilities of the NPD / EPD team.
  • Prioritise coaching and performance management efforts to have the greatest overall impact team performance.
  • Identify development needs in the team and current process, and work to improve sustainable capabilities through coaching, development, and training.
  • Provision of clear and concise communication with the team to ensure complete awareness of what is happening and what is expected.
  • Collaborate with Commercial Directors to build NPD roadmaps to manage team resources, along with escalating any challenges to the business.
  • Other accountabilities also include planning and leading projects from concept to launch with the project team within the time and budget constraints.

    Inspiring us .

    Success in this role will stem from your proven experience in the following key areas of the role :

  • Industrial project management
  • Working on an international platform across Europe and Asia
  • Senior cross-functional project management
  • We are looking for someone educated to degree level (or equivalent) who is results-driven with good leadership and communication skills.

    As well as having an analytical mind, you should be proficient in strategic thinking and be a confident decision-maker with the ability to balance risk and return.

    What is our culture? We’re a united culture with shared values; we have a sustainable mind-set; we see the bigger picture’ and long-term perspective and success (we allow ourselves to make mistakes on that journey!) and we’re passionate about creating quality brands that art communities love.

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