NPI Program Management @ SanDisk

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  • Responsible for managing one or areas leading to factory introduction and ramp up of hard disk drive production
  • Applies program management and manufacturing expertise in resolving complex cross-functional problems and issues
  • Provides input to process technology direction and establishes methodologies for achieving those goals
  • Develops and presents program status and review information to department/corporate groups resulting in influencing direction/decision/outcomes
  • Facilitates the resolutions of complex team issues, builds consensus, maintains process focus, and overcomes barriers
  • Works closely with cross-functional groups to generate program plans, i.e., program/product overview, schedule, build and test plans, resources and costs. Manages resources to meet functional and product business goals
  • Works closely with cross-functional engineering departments during product development to achieve cost, quality, schedule and technical objectives
  • Ensures that available tooling and test equipment capacity to support initial high volume manufacturing after program transfer
  • Manages and lead cross-functional teams that are focused in the development of hard disk drive products/features from design to release for customers, with a special emphasis on manufacturing technologies, qualification testing and high volume manufacturing operations and processes.
  • Develops, defines, and executes project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables.  Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major project roles.
  • Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with external customers of field-based employees on technical matters.
  • Assigns and monitors work of management staff, providing technical support and direction.  Has overall product/program/project management responsibility, i.e. coordinates efforts leading to product release.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Direct people-management responsibility is typically required.  Identifies and defines technology programs that address strategic technical or company needs.
  • Carries out technical and unusually difficult business related programs by exhibiting outstanding initiative, innovations and consistently applying creative approaches resulting in significant business contributions.
  • Exhibits expert skill in applying or matching appropriate technology with business needs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to foresee strategic and practical company needs.
  • Domestic and international travel required.

  • Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • BS + 12 yrs. related experience
  • MS + 10 or more yrs. related experience
  • PhD + 8 or more yrs. related experience
  • 5+ years experience managing employees
  • Leads integrates and coordinates activities of multiple, complex teams with broad assignments and very significant business impact.  Builds team that demonstrates results; influences and drives its results, process and direction.
  • Establishes and achieves strategic goals, objectives and deliverables for multiple programs and manages team/project/program to achieve them.
  • Facilitates resolution of complex team issues, builds consensus, maintains project/process focus, overcomes barriers, encourages and inspires other team members and fosters relationships with other team leaders and department managers.  Ensures that the team has a clear mission aligned to the broader vision and mission of the company. Maintains process focus
  • May supervise and manage engineers, technical staff and others as required. Hires, fires, evaluate, and administer compensation and personnel actions in accordance with company policies and standards.
  • Provides input on hiring decisions in other areas.
  • Provides effective leadership to staff members
  • Facilitate team/department meetings
  • Resolve complex conflicts with team
  • Initiate efforts to overcome barriers.

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Onsite

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