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New Product Development Project Manager - PZ Cussons East Africa Job Vacancy

PZ Cussons East Africa is a leading Manufacturer and Marketer of leading Household quality brands that include Imperial Leather, Venus hair care, Ushindi and Robb.

We wish to recruit a highly talented and experienced individual to fill the position of
 Project Manager-New Product Development

Position Requirements
  • Thorough understanding of the complete process of bringing a new product to the market, including idea screening, Concept development and testing, Business Analysis, Market testing, product launch, and new product pricing.
  • Demonstrable application of the Stage-Gate model to meet goals and timelines
  • Project planning support and execution
  • Planning and mobilising resources to fulfil the plans

  • Identification of bottlenecks, risks and issues and application of strategies to resolve them
  • Provision of regular progress reports on NPD/EPD Projects to the Project Board composed of the Senior leadership team
  • Administrative duties relating to NPD/EPD to ensure all documentation is maintained and current
Person Requirements
  • Holder of a good University degree from a reputable institution
  • Experience at working both independently and with cross-functional teams within a collaborative environment will be an added advantage
  • Prompt and efficient response to project adjustments and alterations is essential
  • Ability to lead project teams to successful project completion through strategic influencing is a plus
  • Ability to defuse tension among the project team (should it arise) is necessary
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required to succeed in this role and a persuasive, encouraging and motivating attitude will be beneficial
  • Willingness to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities is expected
  • Ability to align self to our core values of Courage, Accountability, Networking, Drive and Oneness is essential
How to Apply

If you meet the requirements for this position, please send you application and CV to

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