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Technical Program Manager, New Product Introduction

Company: Tesla
Location: Fremont
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Role:The
Technical Program Manager, New Product Introduction is responsible for managing
the operations perimeter in its entirety as it relates to introducing new
vehicles, and relevant systems, into the production environment as Tesla
continues to expand across new product lines and locations.This
requires the Technical Program Manager to lead cross-functional teams to ensure
engineering, manufacturing, quality, and supply chain validation targets have
been met in accordance with product launch timelines. The Technical Program
Manager is ultimately responsible for the critical pre-production build
management, MBOM set-up, factory readiness, and successful tactical
implementation of the program into production.Responsibilities:Drive all activities as related to the operations perimeter for
your program(s) into the factory/factories. Clear target is to meet or exceed program
milestones as set forth by the company, have "non-event launch" mentality with
eachParticipate in and lead various cross-functional Program and
Manufacturing Readiness forums. Provide clear updates on status and recovery
plans as necessary at both working and executive levelOversee the complete manufacturing validation for the program. Drive
supply chain readiness and handover from launch planning to production
planning; organize and oversee factory transition; and follow-up on
excess/obsolescence planning and post program/service introduction activitiesPlan, organize, and orchestrate all pre-launch build activities.
Facilitate ramp management with operations teamsOversee the finalization and validation of the MBOM for the
programOversee the validation of all factory systems (MRP, ERP, MES) in
regards to launch preparationSteer overall program validation plan and manufacturing readiness
criteria (KPIs)Environment, health, and safety taken into account in all
activities and manufacturing validationsEnsure that NPI processes are followed in all doings (PCA, MRT,
etc)Organization and follow-up of open points/actions that are
required to secure a non-event introduction of the program; ensure conveyed and
well communicated as actionable items throughout the organizationInteract, integrate, and drive results across cross-functional
teams in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, production,
production control, sales, service, etc.Author weekly/as needed project status, summary, and issue resolution
tracking reportsVarious other activities as assigned to support NPI and/or other
production departmentsRequirements:Production Operations Knowledge - Has a firm understanding of how
complex production lines operate including key items such as industrial
workings between facilities/departments, line balance, OEE, error proofing,
etc.Background in manufacturing/industrial engineering required;
supply chain highly desiredUnderstanding of how the manufacturing validation process runs in
relation to complex new products that stretch across various engineer teams and
manufacturing centers/factories (methodology, validation plans, associated
KPIs)Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skillsAble to be a creative thinker and devise creative solutions to
complicated problemsExcellent problem solving skills; adverse in various problem
solving methodologiesTeam player; ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural
environment with cross-functional teamsPrevious experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)Previous experience with ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, etc)Ability to read and interpret basic mechanical drawings or CAD
modelsExperience in Program managementBachelor's Degree in engineering or related technical field required
(Master's Degree in supporting field highly preferred)Job Category: ManufacturingLocation: Fremont, CaliforniaReq. ID: 69834Job Type:

Keywords: Tesla, Fremont , Technical Program Manager, New Product Introduction, Executive , Fremont, California

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