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Project Lead, New Product Development

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Project Lead, New Product Development

  • NE02020
  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom

About us

We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.

As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.

Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.

The role

Project Lead, New Product Development
Permanent, full time
Competitive Salary + Benefits

Here at Imperial Brands we have an exciting opportunity for a Project Lead to join our Smokeless Tobacco team on a permanent basis. This is a newly created role where you will be leading innovation projects across the business unit, working with multiple teams to deliver against our business objectives.

This is an exciting time to join our Smokeless team due to high levels of investment and innovation activities.


Key accountabilities

  • Act as a partner internally with teams such as Insights & Intelligence, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Legal, Finance and Marketing to discover solutions that are then project managed with development teams through realisation to deployment with confidence built through continuous consumer validation
  • Deliver a variety of Innovation projects, leading internal teams and agencies from concept to launch for new and existing product development
  • Work with and manage internal clients globally, listening closely to consumer needs, sharing regular product updates and delivering a superb product experience aligned to the business expectations
  • Develop close working relationships with critical stakeholders across the business
  • Collaborate with internal teams and clients to help translate the business requirements into user stories and backlog deliverables.
  • Manage and work with the product design, design and innovation teams (including agencies where required)
  • Partner with consumer experience, insights & Intelligence and brand marketing teams
  • Build out the best market defining products and consumer experiences

Skills & experience

  • Strong project management/lead experience, ideally within a consumer product development role
  • Experience leading project teams to deliver against business goals
  • Strong commercial understanding
  • Ability to influence stakeholders at all different levels of a business

What we offer

Imperial Brands offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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