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Manufacturing Project Manager/Cost Modeler

San Jose, CA 95131

Posted: 03/05/2024 Job Number: 21438228

Job Description

Position Summary

As a Manufacturing Project Manager, you will manage and drive projects for the manufacturing operations infrastructure and detailed product costing. You will be a key member of a cross-functional and rapidly growing organization as we develop the modules that will be built and shipped to customer sites.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Define plans, schedules, and resources for large, complex manufacturing operations programs and projects
  • Near-term projects working with teammates in engineering, manufacturing engineering, and supply chain & logistics include:
    • Factory instantiation efforts: factory build-out, work area buildout, test area build-out, material handling/movement equipment buildout, automation/efficiency initiatives
    • Product cost modeling ownership including all materials/shipping/logistics/assembly/test, yield loss, labor etc.
  • Identify, communicate, and escalate/resolve conflicts, inter-dependencies, and critical path blockers quickly and efficiently with leadership and relevant stakeholders
  • Manage tools for development and prototype engineering builds and support builds as needed
  • Ensure inter-team coordination and communication including Design, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Testing teams, along with communication with 3rd party entities.
  • Track/manage and ensure efficient hand-offs between teams such as BOM procurement, engineering change control, issue reporting, etc.
  • Execute detailed project tracking and documentation, including presenting regular updates to internal and external leaders

Key Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience in new product introduction from conception to deployment, ideally in industrial or high-power systems with aggressive timelines.
  • Bachelors in an engineering or technical field, or equivalent
  • Empathy, sensitivity, and ability to effectively interact with a broad and diverse range of colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Uncanny resilience to adapt to fluid targets and approach challenges with a 'solutions-first'an abundance mindset
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, able to handle multiple deadlines, projects, and stakeholders concurrently

Additional Qualifications Desired
  • Technical and engineering experience managing factory build-outs
  • Experience with team management, resourcing, budgeting, and product readiness for production ramp
  • Deep experience taking a product from prototype to low-volume production
  • Experience working in highly cross-functional teams in a manufacturing environment
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