Manages and deploys new product introduction (NPI) manufacturing and engineering personnel developing and supporting processes, fixtures, and other electro-mechanical equipment to facilitate new product introduction. In addition to managing those responsible for NPI will be directly responsible for various NPI projects as a contributing project manager. Works cross functionally to reduce costs, improve quality and increase profitability. Creates systemic processes to ensure an efficient and consistent process by which new products are transitioned from development to ongoing production. This position reports to the Plant Manager. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team player with high energy and strong engineering management skills.
The above will be accomplished by collaborating with cross functional teams in all facilities in new product introduction throughout all development phases. The position will be responsible for ensuring optimum design for manufacturability and test early in the new product development and introduction process. The role involves leading cross functional teams to develop advanced manufacturing processes. Implementation of leading edge technologies and innovative processes to build excellence in product and process development is expected.
This person must also be highly self-motivated, have an intense customer focus and be able to satisfy both internal and external customer requirements. Outstanding presentation and project management skills are required.
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