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Program Manager

Location : Morris Plains NJ US 07950
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : 20665-AS1
Compensation : 90000.00 - 110000.00 USD/YEAR
Start Date : 08/11/2021
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10
Required Education : BS Engineering
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Medical Devices

Job Description :

  • Permanent position for a Program Manager / Technical Lead to ensure that the customer’s expectations are clearly understood and being met by manufacturing operations and R&D.

  • Direct teams across all organizational areas (Design, Engineering, Tooling, Quality, Manufacturing, and Sales).

  • Responsible for overseeing the coordination and on-time/in-budget completion of all projects for progressive stamping, insert molding, factory automation and other related tooling/processes.

  • Responsible for fostering a technical relationship with the customer to encourage additional sales through future product development areas, and facilitate the overall sales cycle.

  • Provide leadership to technical teams responsible for successful launch of multiple complex programs.

  • Service and grow company's program base within the Automotive, Medical and other targeted accounts.

  • Oversee all aspects of programs beginning at customer order through to successful transfer to Manufacturing.

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) including completion of related documentation such as DOE’s, FMEA’s, Process Flowcharts, Control Plans, Capability Studies and Gage R&R’s.

  • Participate in product design (R&D) meetings with customers.

  • Oversee the creation and distribution of project schedules.

  • Ensure that project milestones and deadlines are met including assignment of responsibilities, monitor progress and report status to management and customer.

  • Facilitate Tooling Kickoff, Specification Review, Design Review and Lessons Learned (Post Mortem) Meetings.

  • Oversee the development and input of initial BOM and detailed Routing

  • Oversee the initiation and/or coordination of the change control process (ECO) relating to Engineering documentation.

  • Jointly responsible for successful transfer of tooling to Manufacturing along with Toolroom and Design Engineering functions.

  • Oversee the selection and management of key suppliers as required by project.

  • Oversee the completion of requisitions for approval by management for purchased tooling or other product or services.

  • Interface with outside suppliers to ensure they provide product or services on-time and to specifications.

  • Assist in determining needs for additional personnel and/or training in order to meet program needs.

  • Identify and facilitate new and/or special equipment needs along with Manufacturing Engineering.

  • Manage program risks by considering tradeoffs between time, cost, customer needs and product and manufacturing physics.

  • Interface with customer on technical and schedule-related issues.

  • Ensure program progress is communicated to customer at regular intervals.

  • Assist in identifying areas for continued improvement and opportunities to gain organizational knowledge.

  • Participate in customer, internal and registrar quality system audits.

  • Support Sales and New Product Development Teams by assisting in identifying potential leads and opportunities.

Required Qualifications :

  • BS Engineering

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

  • Minimum of 10 yrs experience manufacturing and/or product design (R&D) environment.

  • Experience in medical device/life science industry required.

  • Experience with product design, program/project management, and understanding of tight-tolerance manufactured products is required.

  • Ability to read blueprints and other technical documents.

  • Understanding of ANSI and ISO drawing standards and GD&T dimensioning preferable.

  • Ability to use SolidWorks for product and tooling design preferred.

  • Knowledge of quality inspection tools and methods preferred.

  • Familiarity with Statistical Process Control (SPC) tools and methods preferred.

  • Knowledge of GMP and ISO Quality Systems required.

  • Knowledge of TQM, Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing principles preferred.

  • Knowledge of progressive metal stamping and/or insert molding processes desired.

  • Experience creating Gantt charts, including creation and linking of tasks, assigning of resources, tracking of tasks, and progress reporting.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

  • Knowledge or MRP or ERP software preferred

  • Exceptional analytical and computational skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated high level of negotiation and conflict-resolution skills.

  • Demonstrated high level of creativity and innovation.

  • Demonstrated decision-making capability.

  • Demonstrated customer interfacing skills, including “soft skills” needed to facilitate technical sales.

Contact: Alex Salewycz

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