Interim Head of Product Development
HEAD OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
A growing health, leisure and wellbeing company are looking for a Head of Product Development to head up and lead their NPD and Innovation strategy. This a hugely exciting time for our client, as their business is developing and growing with a solid investment backing - so a fantastic opportunity to join an amazing business at an exciting time!
The client is looking for an experienced senior Head of Product Development, who can work with their subject specialists and support them in monetising and commercialising their ideas from inception to operational roll out. This is a new function for the company, as they currently have minimal processes in place, and therefore wish to make an interim appointment for this "set up" stage.
The brief will be to prioritise circa three products for development, to partner with subject specialists to deliver them, and through doing so, to establish sound processes and develop the skills of our people.
The Ideal Candidate:
The individual will have strong commercial skills, and proven experience in the full cycle of product development, from identification of opportunities and ideas, through to mobilising and bringing products to market. A track record of doing this in a consumer oriented businesses would be an advantage, as would evidence of creating strong, high quality and repeatable processes.
In addition, the individual will need to be highly collaborative with excellent interpersonal skills; be strong analytically and commercially astute; be experienced in shaping complex / conceptual ideas and delivering concrete results to deadlines; be keen to share knowledge and build capacity of others while "on the job"; be interested in and empathetic to our social aims of improving health and wellbeing.
*This is a 6 month contract*