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Head of New Product Integrations



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, Supply Chain or Program Management
5+ Years Experience in a heavy or commercial machinery NPI environment
Experience with Engineering Design Changes, Manufacturing process and Supply Chain in a relevant field
Experience with Materials Requirement Planning “MRP” software such as SAP
Intermediate or above knowledge in Excel, Word, Power point, and Outlook programs
Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate effectively
Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities
Creative problem-solving skills
Strong team orientation and cross functional attitude
Ability to create and present summary reports
Language, Mathematical, and Reasoning Ability:
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Ability to communicate in a high-pressure environment
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

NPI Management is a cross functional role that ties together product development and operations organizations to effectively coordinate Engineering change requests in the manufacturing environment
In this role within Production Control, you will collaborate with the design engineering, supply chain, operations, and manufacturing engineering team to ensure change is managed in a controlled environment during first build prototypes and then continuing through to series production ensuring that all Operations functions are ready to execute change
Interact, integrate, and drive results across cross-functional teams whilst acting as the voice of the manufacturing plant always ensuring that change is managed as such that manufacturing can consume it.

Guide Engineering Change Request Meetings and Part Concession Reviews to understand the scope of change and determine the impact to production control based on the assessment of the change
Lead various cross-functional Program and Manufacturing Build Change Management Readiness forums to obtain all the data required to execute the change
Provide clear updates on status and recovery plans as necessary at both working and executive level
Lead the change readiness workstream, working closely with the Change Analyst team to ensure that all downstream parties are aware and prepared for the change
Author change status, summary, and issue resolution tracking reports
Throughout the NPI process you will look for opportunities to improve the approach to change management and resulting execution accuracy.