New Launch Co-ordinator

New Launch Co-ordinator

Closing date: 30 Jun 18
Salary: £25000 - £28000
Location: Newbury
HR Contact: Julia Jakimenko

At English Provender Company, we have many aspects to our business including collaborating with major retailers creating innovative products and ranges for consumers and providing manufacturing customers with delicious flavours to enhance their products. And let’s not forgot our own top selling English Provender branded chutneys, pickles, Very Lazy kitchen short cuts and “all profits to charity” Newman’s Own brand that we exclusively produce.


As a New Launch Co-ordinator you will proactively project manage all new product launches, both brand and private label, to ensure all are delivered on time and in full.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  1. Effectively manage the new launch process, liaising with all the relevant departments, including commercial, NPD, Technical, Production, Supply Chain and Purchasing.
  2. Develop and maintain a communication programme to ensure the new launch process is delivered, including but not exclusive to hosting the weekly New Launch Meeting and building strong relationships with our key customers.
  3. Capture project details from Commercial/NPD/Technical teams as appropriate and proactively plan ahead of project briefs to ensure timelines can be achieved.
  4. Create and manage critical paths to ensure new launches are delivered on time, both internally & externally.
  5. Maintain contact with relevant departments concerning each project, both internally and externally with customer contacts.
  6. Ensure all concerned parties are kept fully informed on key process dates and that any slippages in timelines are captured, raised and overcome
  7. Manage key documentation within the business to help facilitate the smooth transition and launch of NPD lines (red folders) and accurately hold artwork files and cutter guides.
  8. Facilitate the launch of products by providing mock-ups and sample submissions as/when required including delivery
  9. Close liaison with our Packaging & Purchasing Teams to speak with authority on art work process and lead-times.
  10. To organise and facilitate the sign off of all first productions on site and notify the business of any concerns/issues that may be raised together with corrective action
  11. Actively support the commercial team in the launch of new products including but not limited to, facilitating event forms, forecast updates, assist with benchmarking and award submissions that may be required from time to time
  12. Maintain the Brandbank on-line retail image library
  13. To be informed and aware of key business information
  14. A flexible approach to travel visiting both customers & suppliers
  15. Any other duties which might reasonably be requested in association with this role in order to meet the needs of the business.


Person Specification:

  • Experience in project handling
  • Comfortable with critical paths
  • Experience of working to deadlines
  • Understanding of the NPD & artwork process
  • Understanding of customers’ stage gate launch process


The New Launch Co-ordinator role is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week, based at our Newbury site. The benefit package includes a salary range of £25 - 28k, discretionary bonus, life assurance, childcare vouchers, pension scheme and access to healthcare cash plan. You will have 2.75 holiday days per month (including bank holidays) until 31 August, then 33 days per annum, increasing with years of service.

In line with the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act, all applicants will be expected to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK if invited to interview.

English Provender Company recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and we therefore welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community.



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English Provender Company Ltd,
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