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Operations Program Manager

Terry Stickels
Norwalk, CT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity with a strong company that is actively hiring for open needs in the semiconductor industry!

Job Mission

Our client is seeking an operations program manager that will lead the implementation and industrialization of critical opto-mechanical products. This person will be responsible for NPI activities for products that have cross functional deliverable's from both the optics and assembly organizations and supplier deliverable's. The candidate will evaluate products for make / buy decisions, taking into account the manufacturing competencies for a competitive advantage, 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.

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 road map 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, motivated and 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.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you. Please contact me today!

Terry Stickels


Norwalk, CT



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