Product Development Project Manager

  1. Marketing & Innovation
  2. Full-time


Waterlooville, England, United Kingdom

Job Purpose

● Drive In Life projects to completion

● Working across hardware and chemical PD teams

● Managing Product changes and introduction

● Project Management of the removal of products at end of life

Act as the Project Manager, supporting Project Leads on a number of I&PD projects as assigned, ensuring the following:

● Helping to drive profit realisation in delivery of In Life

● To ensure all scheduled and unscheduled project activities are business case justified to ensure correct prioritisation and identification of lower priority items Project Initiation & Scoping

● Support the Project lead to clarify, define and document project scope and all activities at the start of each project and manage any changes to the scope throughout the project through change control processes. Define and Monitor Project Timings and Budget

● Create high level and detailed project time plans with input from all areas of the project teams and third party vendors, ensure these plans and activities are tracked and managed in JIRA in a timely manager

● Continually update the project timings ensuring all activity is up to date.

● Create and maintain project budget, ensuring Anaplan (PM Tool) is updated weekly with current forecast, raise all POs and process all invoices for payment

● Update Anaplan with project status weekly (RAG, Time, Cost, Risks & Issues) Project Team Management

● To lead cross functional project teams, including (but not limited to) Category marketing, procurement, supply chain, quality, operations, regulatory, legal, vendors, through each phase of the projects.

● To lead and manage external project partners and ensure alignment with plans and budgets.

● To manage and influence to ensure all activity is completed and the projects remain on track. Liaising, agreeing, involving and communicating all aspects of the project achieved via meetings and documentation to stakeholders.



● Project Management certification - PRINCE 2 Practitioner, APM PMQ or equivalent

● Minimum of 3-5 years Experience in NPD Project Management

● Ability to support delivery of Projects which may be highly technical in nature

● Experience of managing multiple projects in a fast paced business

● Strong in Budget management and financial reporting

● Experience of working with different job levels within a business

● Willingness to travel to ensure programmes are delivered where required

● Excellent English written and verbal and communication

● Capable of holding self and others to account with positive/win/win outcomes


● Scientific or Technical background, Chemistry, Life Sciences. Electronics, Mechanical, Product Development, Engineering, Materials Science as examples

● Knowledge and use of Jira software for task management

● Google GSuite, MS Office inc. Project. Project management tools


  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • Hybrid working
  • Rentokil Initial Reward Scheme
  • 23 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Free parking

At Rentokil Initial, our customers and colleagues represent diverse backgrounds and experiences. We take pride in being an equal opportunity employer, actively encouraging applications from individuals from all walks of life. Our belief is that everyone irrespective of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs, has the potential to thrive and contribute.


We embrace the differences that make each of our colleagues unique, fostering an inclusive environment where everyone can be their authentic selves and feel a sense of belonging. To ensure that your journey with us is accessible if you have any individual requirements we invite you to communicate any specific needs or preferences you may have during any stage of the recruitment process. Our team is available to support you; feel free to reach out to (joanna.sharpe@rentokil-initial.com) if you need anything

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