Head of Design & NPD

Head of Design & NPD

Job Title: Head of Design & NPD
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire, England
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Reference: BBBH6414_1561541986
Contact Name: Christine Edwards
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 26, 2019 10:39

Job Description




We are seeking to a hire a proactive and motivational NPD Manager to join a successful engineering company in Lancashire. The business is well known for the supply of high-performance products used in various industries including, Oil & Gas, Transmission & Distribution and Aerospace to name a few.

The Head of Design & NPD will be responsible for managing the activities of a small design team and will drive NPD projects using project management methodology.


  • Plan and manage all departmental activities ensuring deliverables are met in line with KPI's
  • Delivery of projects to agreed timescales using stage gate process
  • Implement best fit NPD practices of DMEDI and 5 gate processes
  • Act as technical lead for all mechanical design activity
  • Monitor progress and produce monthly reports
  • Implement CI initiatives to increase innovation
  • Motivate and develop design team
  • Contribute to design strategy and profitability of the organisation


  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Experience gained in a manufacturing environment and good knowledge of engineering materials and their application; metals/plastics
  • Significant knowledge/experience of NPD project management / stage gate process
  • Strong people management and motivational skills
  • Customer focused
  • Flexible to travel overseas to visit customers/suppliers

A superb opportunity for a manager to develop a young team and truly put you own stamp on this department and make it successful.

APPLY now or contact Christine Edwards at Morgan Ryder Associates on 0151 480 2300 to discuss further.

At Morgan Ryder we can provide you with a full range of employment opportunities from short term and fixed term temporary vacancies to permanent positions.

We recruit for companies that operate in the following industries: Food and Drink Manufacturers, FMCG, Packaging, Engineering, Automotive, Aerospace, Warehousing, Logistics, Waste Management, Petro Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power & Renewable Energy.