-Direct purchases from NetApp’s supply chain of certain key commodities qualified by NetApp
-Operations Program Management for the Converged Infrastructure joint development product
Leading a cross-functional operations team, the Operations Project Manager will ensure that products are adapted, documented and released for sale to and with NetApp’s new partner,
managing project schedules and resource requirements, overseeing workstreams, and achieving results against milestones.
Leveraging his/her own experience and the experience of subject matter expects on the cross-functional project teams, the Operations Project Manager will be responsible for leading the team that delivers the following:
-Participate in developing new operations strategies based on program requirements.
-Identify gaps in existing processes
-Advocate and implement operations strategies.
-Fully engage in Integrated Project Planning
-Conduct operations planning
-Conduct materials planning
-Develop order management processes needed for the new partnership
-Plan New Product Introduction activities
-Oversee and drive RFP processes as applicable
-Roll-up product costing, and drive
cross-functional costing trade-offs
-Develop scenarios to support the selection of a manufacturing methodology, partner and location for the CI product.
-Identify/Communicate component level sourcing ownership
-Direct procurement and ensure material availability for prototype, pilot, and production builds
-Manage activities for ensuring supplier quality
-Direct materials quality assurance and quality control
-Ensure proper preparation of manufacturing site and system is done prior to Pilot by the Product Quality Engineers
-Plan and ensure all needed fixtures and equipment are in place and validated to enable manufacturing and test
-Plan for manufacturing process verification
-Conduct a review of BOM and Manage BOM releases
-Oversee manufacturing quality and reliability practices and communicate risks and issues to upper management
-Lead manufacturing ramp
-Set up end-to-end supply chain
-Oversee the development of overall distribution and logistics
-Report product performance through cost, quality, forecast attainment, and customer feedback data
-Design and implement return authorization process as applicable to this partnership
Set up refurbishment and re-distribution as applicable to this partnership
-5-10 years in Operations Management, NPI Program Management, Technical Program Management, or Supply Chain Management with significant experience leading cross-functional NPI teams
-Thorough knowledge of outsourced high-tech manufacturing
-Experience working within partnerships or JV’s a plus
Technical and Tool Skills
-Scheduling and project management using Microsoft Project and other tools
-Presentation skills with Microsoft PowerPoint
-Spreadsheet creation and manipulation skills with Microsoft Excel
-Master Requirements Planning systems experience
-Document Control systems experience. Significant knowledge of BOM structures and their impacts.
-Solid communications and interpersonal skills
-Ability to identify, describe, and resolve and/or escalate issues to closure
-Good judgment between autonomy versus escalation
-Ability to contribute and lead in a project team environment, optimizing functional and project goals
-Solid product costing and financial/ROI analysis skills
-Planning, scheduling, and milestone-oriented
-Strong negotiation skills and business acumen
-Experience advocating for operations needs within engineering, product management and sales.
-Ability to manage and drive through ambiguity, working cross-functionally to turn sometimes vague requirements into agreed actions.