Program Manager, New Programs & Product Quality

San Diego, CA 92128 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 02/23/18 Job ID: 68667-TJ Industry or Function: Management Compensation: $ 90,000 to $ 130,000 per year

JOB #: 68667-TJ

KEY WORDS: PMP, APICS, Six Sigma, ISO, quality

JOB DESCRIPTION: My client is the premier provider of the best solutions available on the market for addressing the universal challenge of poor cellular coverage in the office, at home, or on the road. They are adding a Program Manager, New Programs & Product Quality to staff. This role could be the growth opportunity for a Sr. Manager on a career path to Director

Job Duties:
• Quality management ranging from Product Development (DFX initiatives) extending through Manufacturing and Order Fulfillment
• Direct responsibility for relationships with external business partners – suppliers, contract manufacturers, distribution / logistics partners
• Proven program and project management expertise – complex planning, scheduling, and task management across a diverse group of stakeholders
o People influencer with meticulous attention to detail and superior follow up capability
• Experience as a primary stakeholder in a phase-gate Product Development / Concurrent Engineering process, acting as the “voice of manufacturing”
o Design for Manufacturability, Six Sigma, etc.
o Materials, Component and Services acquisition
o PCB Prototyping, Tooling and Production Readiness
o Cost Targets / Cost Analysis
• Experience in managing Engineering Change and disposition actions in both a Product Development and Production environment
o Experience transition products from Product Development to Production; Production Release and Production Readiness activities
• Detailed knowledge and “transaction level” operational experience with Planning and Order Fulfillment in a manufacturing and distribution company
o Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning
o Demand Management
o Master Production Scheduling
o Procurement
o Inventory Management (CM Consigned Materials)
o Repair & Overhaul (Customer Consigned Materials)
• Production line start up, streamlining and optimization (Lean Six Sigma)
• Deep experience in the measurement and analysis of variation and defects to develop corrective and preventative action and potentially influence product design (Six Sigma / DFSS)
• Experience analyzing factory build reports, production and quality metrics, and other data to develop Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) for product and manufacturing issues

Salary Range:
• $ 90,000 to $ 130,000 per year

• Competitive Benefits package
• Opportunity to work with a continued growth company with cool products

Job Requirements:
Industry Experience:
• Electronics manufacturing & distribution (e.g., computers, AV equipment, cell phones, networking)
• Electromechanical manufacturing & distribution (e.g., appliances, medical devices)
• Industrial products – Electromechanical (e.g., test equipment, controllers)
Technical Skills
• Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, etc.)
• Project / Program Management
• Lean Manufacturing / Demand Flow
• Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
• Design for Six Sigma / DFX Certification
• ERP Power User
• MS Office Power User
• MS Project Power User
• Related IT Systems – Salesforce, Arena

Educational Requirements:
Education / Training (in some combination)
• Bachelor’s Degree – Engineering
o Electrical, Mechanical or derivative preferred
• Masters Degree – Business
o Specialization in Program Management, Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics preferred

o Certified in Production & Inventory Management
o Certified Supply Chain Professional

o Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)

• Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt
o Additionally Certified in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) preferred

o Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
o Certified Program Management Professional (PgMP)



Jill Martinelli

I have the coolest job in the world! Defined: Recruit (1635-45); < French, stem of recruter, derivative of recrue new growth. I love this definition – it’s focus is on new growth. I help individuals, departments and organizations grow! As an industry generalist I have the opportunity to learn about the latest technology in real time and converse with the most intelligent, creative and educated people in their respective fields. What a gift to be able to learn from my clients and candidates who keep me current and ahead of industry technology trends while helping them grow their careers and teams. I cut my recruiting teeth by staffing Qualcomm Assemblers (I earned a Soldering Certificate – trained by Qualcomm’s then Production Manager) to Engineering and everything in between. I believe my greatest strength lies in my ability to learn a company and its products as if I work for them- because I do! This leads to the opportunity to build their teams across multi-disciplines, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, Quality, Materials, Operations and Management/C-Level, across multiple industries. (Medical device, Electronics, Green technology, DOD and Scientific) I have helped numerous startups as well as mature corporations grow their teams. My network of contacts has been built over 25 years and has proved invaluable as a resource in finding the best of the best for companies and candidates. Originally from Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!) I earned my BS from SUNY Oswego in Elementary Education (comes in handy as I do a lot of coaching!)
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