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Operations Project Manager

Concord, CA

Posted: 11/30/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Mechanical & Manufacturing Job Number: CA221121001622

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

· Collaborate with Sales, Product Management, Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, Manufacturing, Logistics and Service on New Product Introduction

· Participate in customer meetings, product development kick-offs and engineering reviews to gather and report requirements for Operations and Supply Chain

· Ensure customer requirements that affect Operations and Supply Chain are well understood, documented and reviewed with Global Operations team before launch

· Provide Project Estimates of Cost, Schedule and Resources to support various phases of the product development and production lifecycle

· Create and manage multiple Project Plans (MS Project and Excel), direct timelines, monitor spend / budget, and leverage resources from across the organization

· Develop detailed project schedules inclusive of all in-scope operations and supply chain activities as well as associated or dependent out-of-scope milestones from other functions

· Align project plans with Project Managers in Engineering or other functions

· Monitor project progress and provide timely corrective action as needed

· Document and execute change control and approvals from all stakeholders

· Prepare and present weekly/monthly project reports and KPIs

· Identify Risks and Opportunities and recommend appropriate actions to management

· Ensure product Release to Production meets internal and external/customer requirements

· Work with cross-functional team to identify critical parts, long-lead parts as well as critical path tasks and activities

· Understand critical parts manufacturing and assembly lead times, evaluate and drive lead time reduction activities by coordinating between Engineering and Suppliers

· Develop critical path management, crisis management, backup or contingency plans

· Facilitate early engagement with key suppliers and tracks critical activities

· Coordinate with suppliers on all readiness criteria (e.g. cost, quality, availability, ramp up, etc.) to support both development and production launch

· Analyze BOM cost with cross-functional team to identify cost reduction opportunities through design optimization, sourcing strategies and Should Cost analysis and ensure timely implementation of such opportunities

· Understand internal or external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services

· Serve as a cross-functional link, maintain open communication and influence among matrixed stakeholders

· Perform all other tasks as required

· Must adhere to and support the company’s Safety Health & Environmental (SHE) program


Minimum Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Supply Chain or related field

· PMP Certification

· A minimum of 3 years of previous experience as a Project Manager in Operations or Supply Chain field or in New Product Introduction in a manufacturing environment

· Experience in an environment where electro-mechanical products are designed and manufactured is highly desired

· Experience with ERP and PLM systems

· Intermediate to Advanced user of MS Project

· Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


Other Requirements:

· Ability to work and interact with departments throughout the organization, with minimal supervision

· Customer focused, able to collaborate and influence others to drive actions to meet business needs while maintaining a positive, professional outlook

· Demonstrate integrity and reliability

· Strong organizational skills

· Ability to deal effectively with pressure, multiple tasks, deadlines, and rapidly changing priorities

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Exhibits sound and accurate judgment, supports and explains reasoning for decisions

· Makes timely decisions, includes appropriate people in decision-making process

· Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

· Takes responsibility for and owns actions, keeps commitments, completes tasks on time

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