Product Launch Manager

New Zealand Steel, a wholly owned subsidiary of BlueScope, manufactures and markets a range of flat rolled steel products for the building, construction, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. You know us for our flagship brands COLORSTEEL® and AXXIS®.

About the role

Applications are sought for the permanent position of Product Launch Manager in the Sales & Marketing team. This position reports to the Head of Product Development & Innovation.

This role primarily exists to manage the introduction of new products to differentiate our product range in market and grow margins and share. Customer driven product development and innovation drives greater differentiation and unique value propositions for our business.

About the person

The successful applicant will have:

  • a tertiary qualification in science, engineering or equivalent and/or relevant experience in the industry

  • 5 years+ exposure to New Zealand Steel and/or BlueScope’s painted and coated product range

  • 3 years+ experience managing complex product development, innovation and/or commercialisation projects within a manufacturing environment

  • excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • the ability to work in a team environment, both inside and outside the business

  • an uncompromising attitude to safety

Being part of the BlueScope brand makes us a strong and successful global company offering connections throughout the world, and providing access to resources and tools from the wider business. We believe our people are our strength, and embrace diversity and inclusion as we aim to have the right people in the right roles to move us into the future. If you enjoy working with people who are practical, put your safety first, and care about the communities in which they work, then New Zealand Steel is the place for you.

To Apply...

External applications > visit and click on CAREERS 

Or for further details regarding this position please call Matthew Black, Head of Product Development & Innovation, on 021 564 839.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 6532

Location: Glenbrook

Closing Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018