Procurement New Product Development Lead, Hull




The Procurement New Product Introduction Leader is the primary procurement interface for new product introductions to grow the company product portfolio. This role serves as an active participant and contributor to several cross-functional teams composed of multiple internal functions including Research & Development, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Regulatory, Product Development, Marketing, Regulatory and Supply Chain. This position is designated as the primary point of contact and interface with external suppliers for quotations, negotiations and status reports. The role participates early in the process with the research and engineering teams with responsibility to determine suitable candidate suppliers and to drive early supplier involvement and engagement throughout the initial phase gates. The position stewards procurement responsibilities through product qualification steps and through the eventual hand-off to the production team as a fully qualified product. This role manages and monitors the costs throughout the development cycle and provides report outs to the team and management. 
This position supports new product introductions in accordance with Global Procurement objectives, which are: 

  • Protect and elevate the reputation of our Client. 
  • Create shared value with our suppliers. 
  • Enhance margin and profitability. 
  • Accelerate revenue growth through rapid New Product Introduction (NPI) execution. 
  • Design an agile and reliable supplier network, through balanced risk management. 
  • The position is based in Hull, which serves as the UK main manufacturing location for Wound as well as the Research & Development hub for Woundcare products. 



  • Location: Hull
  • Start Date: 1 Jan 2019
  • End Date: 31 Dec 2019
  • Paid Weekly Hours: 37
  • Extension: Potential
  • Travel: High % of travel. Roughly 50-75%




  • 3 – 5 years in a Procurement role 
  • Work experience in medical device, or similar regulated industry (e.g. Pharmaceutical, Biologics) desirable. 
  • Demonstrated ability to support multiple, complex projects via participation on several cross-functional teams. 
  • Knowledge of e-sourcing systems including SAP Finance suite and Ariba or comparable systems’ experience required. 


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Kingston Recruitment Ltd are a commercial, manufacturing and technical recruitment specialist who have been established in Hull since 1985.


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Reference: J009918 SJH

Location: Hull

Salary: £Negotiable


Contact Details: Temporary Department