Manufacturing Design Program Manager

Manufacturing Design Program Manager

5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Job Description

The Manufacturing Design Program Manager (MDPM) is responsible for managing and guiding development activities of highly skilled process development, operations, and quality teams between Apple's enclosure manufacturers and the Apple Manufacturing Design group. The MDPM will drive the vendor to close out key development milestones and drive status communication across the product team. The MDPM should possess a blend of business and technical knowledge, allowing for big-picture vision and the ability to dive deep into specific challenges. MDPM team members demonstrate strong leadership capabilities, and juggle competing priorities with ease.
  • Leadership capabilities
  • 5+ years overall experience, including program management experience with
  • accomplishments in concept to market product development
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal at an executive level
  • Experience with consumer electronics devices (preferred)
  • Ability to manage key deliverables and drive issue resolution with external
  • suppliers
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary groups, driving schedule and tasks
  • Experience leading team meetings
  • Ability to lead without authority, foster trust, build credibility
  • An understanding of high-volume manufacturing processes, operations
  • management, and supply chain management.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated critical thinking capabilities
  • Experience presenting to executive level management on program status,
  • recommendations, and priorities
  • Organized and detail oriented

The MDPM manages innovation between the manufacturing design team and the enclosure contract manufacturers by driving completion of build initiatives while maintaining key manufacturing design requirements. The MDPM is focused on relationships with key stakeholders and will expertly manage communication between them. Key responsibilities include: . Create process development schedules indicating critical path and key decision milestones . Facilitate communication and cross functional alignment between the Manufacturing Design organization and the enclosure contract manufacturers . Drive contract manufacturers on improvement builds as well as other improvement initiatives, drive all communication related to these initiatives and ensure timely and orderly completion . Utilize a multi-functional team of engineers to meet overall program objectives . Lead meetings and document action items and progress. Identify and prioritize project tasks and risks . Hold team members accountable for meeting schedule commitments . Drive issue resolution and risk management in order to meet timeline . Coordinate weekly exec level status communication, crafting the message and prioritizing the open items
BS degree (Engineering) MBA or equivalent (preferred)

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