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Employer: Varroc-Elba Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 24.11.2019
    Short company description



    Bachelors in electronic engineering or mechanical engineering and business studies background

    Minimum 3-5 years experience as Product Manager



    Responsible for coordinating cross-functional project teams ( engineering, manufacturing. supply chain, quality) to meet or exceed project objectives and customer deliverable in relation to quality, profitability, cost, timing, and resource planning
    Manages project scope, risk, communication, and reporting activities from project inception through launch
    Leads internal operating system processes and procedures for project teams. Lead gate reviews for both pre-reviews and executive gate reviews. Ensure projects are complete and approved prior to review
    Scope Management – Leads development, management, and confirmation of customer requirements including Statement of Work and Design Change Requests. Communicates with customer through customer warning/impact letters when customer related decisions jeopardize company’s ability to deliver to project objectives
    Risk Management – Establish Risk Mitigation Plans
    Establishes strong customer relationships – including the OEM Purchasing, Program Management, Engineering and Quality departments
    Single point of contact to customer for company‘s actions. Responsible for implementation and communication of action plans to meet the OEM’s cascaded objectives.
    Timing Management – Ensure project/customer timing is met. Communicate status to customer and internal team members.
    Cost Management – Ensure project meets profitability targets established during gate 2 program commitment targets. Establish profitability road maps to meet objectives.
    Supports quoting activities
    Bills all project tooling in less than 7 days past PPAP
    Makes cost reduction budget commitments for product line
    Provides program status reports to the customer
    Single-point-of-contact with customer for program issues, timing, change control
    Leads the preparation activities for phase out of product out of serial production
    Ensures smooth hand over to serial production

    Other info


    Strong written and verbal communication skills
    Strong presentation and negotiation skills
    Ability to function in a fast-paced team-oriented environment and handle multiple priorities
    Strong project management, organizational skills, business acumen and process improvement skills including lean business process development and value stream mapping
    Demonstrated ability to plan projects and motivate and lead a team to meet planned dates for cost, quality and timely delivery
    Experience leading a cross-functional team, ideally an international cross-functional team
    Launch experience and/or manufacturing experience is desired
    Experience interfacing with product development and customer is required, including demonstrated ability to manage customer expectations
    Ability to review, understand and convert functional requirements into valid technical specifications and documentation
    Ability to review, understand and covert financial calculations into customer quotes and breakdowns

    Strong skills in English language for communication, negotiation and presentation
    Flexibility to travel for project support

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