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New Product Integration Manager I

Company: AeroVironment International
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Job Description:

New Product Integration Manager I Location Simi Valley, CA Employment type Regular - Full Time ID 222 Apply Now Who We Are Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 40 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones, pioneered today's advanced EV charging technologies, created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC. Join us today in developing the next generation of solutions from small UAS and tactical missile systems to tomorrow's electric vehicle charging and test systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed. We are currently seeking a New Product Integration Manager I to join our team. Job Duties and Responsibilities Facilitate new product launches: Integrate with Program Managers, Project Managers and Product Line Managers Lead cross-functional team consisting of Mechanical Engineering, Quality Engineering, Product Engineering, Operations, Purchasing, Suppliers, Design Engineering, Test Engineering, to realize prototype, LRIP and Production Readiness Act as Operations Program/ Technical Liason to Engineering and Suppliers. Ensure product schedules are well defined and followed during project execution. Vie for and quantify operations schedule requirements including: Material and Tooling Lead Time Capital Requests/ approvals Test Equipment NC Programming Design Freeze ATP Fabrication Time Assembly Time Packaging Negotiate with manufacturers and suppliers to meet the company and customer's expectations including: Cost Lead Time Scope Change Capacity (Prototype vs LRIP vs Production) Manpower Skillsets/ crosstraining Weekend/ Overtime support Quality Drive overall new product support and manufacturing transition from prototype to LRIP and production. Quantify, Justify, and Secure: Resources Capital Capacity Priority Second Sourcing Risk Mitigation Plans Responsible for coordination of program support and product launch activities relative to: Sourcing Strategies and Supply Chain planning. Manufacturing requirements definition and execution. Test Equipment requirements definition and execution Capital investment proposal and execution. Logistics requirements definition and execution. Materials planning for short-term, and product launch. Operations support during Alpha, low rate of initial production and product ramp to full-rate production. Coordinate with Program team to develop and maintain a project plan that releases low cost, scalable and reliable new products that follow the product lifecycle model planned. Coordinate cross-functional readiness reviews at various stages of the product lifecycle model. Influence and escalate issues within Operations and Program Management. Provide analytical support and make recommendations regarding scheduling, materials, capacity planning, and manufacturability. Maintain prototype and pilot build plans and ensure timely build completion. Peform risk assessment and mitigation for product introductions to production. Identifies, develops and assists with cost avoidance solutions. Serve as primary representative of Operations in cross-functional Product Development Teams for New Product Introduction (NPI). Required Qualifications & Background Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or related field, Management/multi-discipline experience preferred. Must have 5 years of a combination of Program Management, Project Management, Project Engineering or Operations experience. Must have a Business Acumen and demonstrate good judgement. Working knowledge of manufacturing processes, capabilities, limitations & procedures including: Electro Mechanical Assembly Composite Layup Injection Molding PCB and PCBA build Machining Tool Making Test Equipment Rapid Prototyping Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement processes with proven use of CI tools for product development. Process Mapping Work Breakdown Structure SIPOC Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and process. Excellent people management skills, consensus-building skills, risk mitigation skills, and excellent verbal and written skills. Ability to work and interact with multiple departments throughout the organization. Must be an excellent communicator with demonstrated experience communicating to senior management and major project stakeholders. Experience in both low volume, high mix and high volume, low mix product categories preferred. This position requires you have access to data and technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. To meet this qualification you must be a current U.S. Person and provide documentation as such. Some positions due to contracts will require current U.S. Citizenship. AV offers a great benefits package, 401K with company matching, and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our benefits please visit We also encourage you to review our company website at to learn more about us. Principals only need apply. NO agencies please. What We Do Building on a history of technological innovation, AV designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and efficient electric energy systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition. Commercial and governmental entities use AV's clean transportation solutions such as electric vehicle test systems and electric vehicle fast charge systems, as well as its clean energy solutions. AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.

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