Oct 15, 2019

Operations Program Manager

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
Full-Time Manufacturing

Job Description

Viasat

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we're on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We're the company behind the world's fastest satellite internet service, with technology that's helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.
We're growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You'll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world's first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.
Job Responsibilities
The Operations Program Manager (OPM) leads cross-functional production program teams and is accountable to the Business Area to ensure timely delivery of products to both external and internal customers. By providing day-to-day direction to a cross functional team including representatives from New Product Introduction (NPI), test engineering, sourcing, manufacturing, production planning, and quality assurance, the OPM manages all aspects of production program requirements. During the development and prototype phases, the OPM works closely with the cross-functional team and Engineering to ensure the product is manufacturable and all critical processes and suppliers (including Contract Manufactures) are production ready and all key risk mitigation factors are identified and addressed. The OPM leads and directs regular core team meetings, attends and reports at program reviews, ensures product line forecasts are translated into a Build Plan, oversees change management, and plans/manages Manufacturing labor forecasting to Program. The OPM may also interface with external customers to present updates on Viasat manufacturing status.
Requirements
  • Years of Experience: 5+
  • Ability to lead a complex project with Operations focus from new product development thru fulfillment of mature products.
  • Ability to comprehend production test strategies and drive optimization of test through Test Engineering resources.
  • Ability to analyze and act to mitigate risk.
  • Ability to implement, track, and manage cost controls to meet negotiated cost reduction objectives.
  • Ability to lead a matrixed, cross-functional team to achieve desired schedule, cost, and quality targets.
  • Excellent organization and communications skills are desired.
  • PC literacy with competency in MS Office, project management, product collaboration SW
  • Ability to drive and monitor continuous improvement by applying Lean Six Sigma tools and initiatives.
  • Must have be able to thrive in a dynamic envoriment and bring clarity to ambigious challanges
  • Education:Bachelor's degree in a technical field(hardware oriented EE, ME or IE)
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • 10% Travel

Preferences
  • Master's degree in Business or Technical discipline.
  • ERP software tools with strong preference for Oracle experience.
  • 2+ years of experience with NPI in a low volume high mix environment
  • Ability to analyze and act to mitigate risk.
  • Ability to comprehend production test strategies and drive optimization of test through Test Engineering resources.
  • Ability to implement, track, and manage cost controls to meet negotiated cost reduction objectives.
  • Acts as a capacitor when the team is stressed, acts as an amplifier when the team is lethargic

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS

Years of experience:

5-8 years

Travel:

Up to 10%

Citizenship:

US Citizenship Required

Clearance:

None

States

GA  

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