Senior Operations Program Manager

United States

Closing in 15 days


We seek an experienced Senior Operations Program Manager with demonstrated success in representing Operations and Supply Chain within New Product Development and Sustaining Production Program teams. This role will be the Operations point of contact for all program needs, help drive program team members to deliver all Operations milestones and execute successful production launch in support of the Program schedule and in accordance with Operations production readiness processes. As a Senior member of the team the candidate for this role will be key in driving continuous improvement and maturation of Operations Program Management processes and procedures.

What You Will Do:

  • Primary Operations representative to Program team to understand and coordinate Operations program requirements for all New Product Development and Sustaining products.
  • Understand and coordinate Operations and supply chain program requirements. Determine and secure Operations resource needs to support program (personnel and assets) and ensure coordination for Operations capital and spend requirements.
  • Develop, communicate, and status Operations schedule within the integrated Program schedule.
  • Drive DFx activities early in the program development process in partnership with the Manufacturing Engineering and Contract Manufacturing and Supply partners to support design optimization and achieve 100% resolution of manufacturing issues.
  • Drive Bill of Material and Drawing reviews to assure accuracy and production team readiness.
  • Drive on-going Manufacturing product cost analysis in support of the design to cost process and successful delivery of product cost targets.
  • Drive manufacturing readiness reviews to ensure all Operations functions are ready for next NPI cycle.
  • Work with Engineering and Quality to identify and qualify robust suppliers – cost, lead time, quality, and reliability.
  • Work with Strategic Sourcing to develop and implement Manufacturing Service Agreements and Statements of Work with key suppliers.
  • Work with Contract Manufacturer (CM) to ensure all BOMs, AMLs, and associated data elements are in place to support planning, procurement, build, and ship processes.
  • Work with CM to drive material and build readiness for prototype, pre- production, and production ramp builds in adherence to schedule requirements.
  • Work with CM to ensure all change activity (ECN, variances, deviations) is implemented accurately and effectively to support program schedule.
  • Assess Operations process effectiveness and drive for continued improvements.
  • To be Successful You Will Have:

  • 10+ years' relevant experience in an Operations/Manufacturing environment; hands on manufacturing experience on manufacturing floor.
  • Ability to lead cross functional team members under critical schedules and conditions of change.
  • Experience in Manufacturing New Product Introduction and Sustaining Project Management.
  • Experience working within a global Contract Manufacturers model, specifically with APAC Manufacturing.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Strategic thinking with global reach.
  • Strong Negotiation skills. Ability to influence design decisions based on DFX output.
  • Strong business acumen. Team player attitude with high energy level, able to get things done by working with and through others.
  • Ability to establish trust and confidence with customers, employees, peers and executives while driving for results.
  • Understand (interpret) financial summaries, supply chain, cost structure and cost reduction strategies for products.
  • Job details


    Senior Operations Program Manager




    United States


    September 13, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 13, 2023

    Job type




    About the employer

    Founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality, iRobot has sold more than 30 million robots worldwide. The company has developed some of the world's most important robots, and has a rich history steeped in innovation. Its robots have revealed mysteries of the Great Pyramid of Giza, found harmful subsea oil in the Gulf of Mexico, and saved thousands of lives in areas of conflict and crisis around the globe. iRobot inspired the first Micro Rovers used by NASA, changing space travel forever, deployed the first ground robots used by U.S. Forces in conflict, brought the first self-navigating FDA-approved remote presence robots to hospitals and introduced the first practical home robot with Roomba, forging a path for an entirely new category in home cleaning. With more than 30 years of leadership in the robot industry, iRobot remains committed to building robots that provide people with smarter ways to clean and accomplish more in their daily lives.


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