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New Product Development Assistant (Contract)

November 4 2019
Industries Consumer goods (Others)
Categories Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Project Management, Business Analysis, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D, Pharma, Biotech, Marketing, Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, Public relation, Research and development, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Project management, Business analysis, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D
Kitchener, ON

Diva International Inc. is looking for a New Product Development Assistant to join our Marketing team.  Reporting to the Reporting to the Global Brand & Innovation Manager, this position supports the Marketing Department by ensuring the seamless launch of new products in the company portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partner with stakeholders to define new product project scope, goals, deliverables and timelines.
  • Support the Innovation team as needed for Stage Gate approval process including coordinating deadlines, setting up meetings, and documenting and sharing meeting minutes.
  • Develop and maintain project GANTT/timelines, keep team apprised of changes throughout the process. Coordinate all the project activities through cross-functional communication, meetings and knowledge sharing.
  • Monitor and support multiple project work-flows with respect to resources and schedules and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs or requirements.
  • Prepare internal project briefs and lead kickoffs to help onboard teams, in addition to project recaps and status reports.
  • Drive projects to successful conclusion within scope, budget, and schedule to ensure that the business value of the project is achieved.
  • Escalate issues and risks and proactively take ownership for resolution.
  • Track milestones and deliverables and provide regular status reporting to all levels of stakeholders (executives and project team members).
  • Analyze large data sets and provide insights to management and the project team.

Education & Skills You Have: 

•            Bachelor's Degree (Business/ Marketing/ Project Management preferred).

•            1+ years of experience in Marketing, Project Management, experience in Innovation/New Product development

•            Strong organizational and time management skills required.

•            Execution and timeline driven.

•            Analytical skills.

•            Strong writing skills a must.

•            Ability to work in a team and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

•            Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.

•            Photoshop & graphic design knowledge and experience a plus.

•            Knowledge and active participation in brainstorming sessions contributing ideas.

•            Ability to interface and develop relationships with internal and external clients.

At Diva International Inc. we strive to be a welcoming and safe space for everyone, regardless of their race, disability, or gender identity.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. network