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Operations Program Manager

Fairfield County, CT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $110,000 to $155,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

Would you like to join an exciting, rapidly growing company that is the world's leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry?

Job Mission
The Operations Program Manager will lead the implementation and industrialization of critical opto-mechanical products into the Connecticut Factory. This person will be responsible for NPI activities for products that have cross functional deliverables from both the optics and assembly organizations and supplier deliverables. The candidate will evaluate products for make / buy decisions, taking into account the manufacturing competencies for a competitive advantage in technology, cost or time to market, and will need to interact with development engineering project teams, report on production readiness, industrialization plans, proto schedules, and cost estimates. This position leads a matrixed cross functional team consisting of manufacturing engineers, new product logistics, optical engineers, sourcing, planning, and factory. He/She will follow the new production introduction process including key decision milestones and design reviews.


Job Description
-Develop manufacturing readiness plans to introduce new products into production. This should include timelines, key milestones for prototype readiness, as well as ramp to pilot and volume.
-Develop the facility expansion plans to handle this new project.
-Manage the cross functional team.
-Contribute to the strategic long term planning and manufacturing roadmap of company.
-Identify and mitigate risks to program introduction.
-Communicate clear plans to management.
-Manage key metrics such as cost of goods, labor hours, cycle times, on time delivery, etc.
-Program management to ensure commitments are met.
-Summarize budgetary needs for capital equipment and headcount.
-Clear reporting and escalation of issues/ barriers to senior management.

BS in a technical field or equivalent experience.

-Minimum of (7) years’ experience, and at least 4 years in either Team or Project Leadership Role.
-Has interfaced with internal/external customers at a technical and task management level.
-Knowledge of critical Optics and Optical Assembly skills and competencies.

Personal skills
-Excellent presentation and communication skills.
-Strong Analytical skills and highly accurate.
-Highly motivated, takes initiative.
-Project Management skills and experience.
-Works well in a dynamic environment.
-Experience in ERP (preference SAP).
-Strong Negotiation skills.
-Able to influence at high level within matrix organization.

Context of the position
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
-The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
-The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
-May require travel dependent on company needs.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
-Can work under deadlines.
-The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
-Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
-Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
-Can learn and apply new information or skills.

Other information
EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer.

Company Description
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