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QSC, LLC - Sr. Manager, NPI Engineering

Posted On: 2017-11-20
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

QSC seeks a Senior Manager of NPI Engineering who will be a core member and key contributor to the global operations and will lead new product introduction initiatives that span global operations. This individual will manage complex projects from developing strategy, developing implementation plan and leading execution to drive operational effectiveness. NPI activities include guidance of NPI staff for the successful development of new products including planning, organizing and directing all aspects of NPI operations, policies and programs. The position engages closely with executive staff and cross-functional stakeholders.

Education and Experience:

BSME/BSEE or equivalent work experience.
5+ years’ work experience related to electronics manufacturing, automated test development for electronics and new product introduction processes.
5+ years of management experience.
Effective at relationship building with international manufacturing facilities/companies.
Must have well-developed oral and written communication skills.
Ability to interact professionally with senior staff, internally and internationally.
Strong interpersonal skills as an influencer and team player.
Ability to determine risk/benefit scenarios and make vs buy decisions
Excellent knowledge of business processes and models.
Working knowledge of budget and financial analysis techniques.

Working Relationships:

Must work collaboratively with all levels and functions within QSC such as R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Test Engineer, Product Management, Sales, Service and Administrative functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide overall leadership to function and department. Provide direction and coordination for cross-functional teams.
Define and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the project teams.
Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to manage the risks.
Monitor budgeted program expenditures ensuring programs operate within the approved budget.
Engage on timely basis with the Executive Team and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate.
Manage NPI function to ensure successful implementation of new product programs for on time, at-cost and with required quality and service needs.
Manage NPI and Product Compliance team globally including the Hong Kong and China locations.
Provide guidance to NPI team members to ensure that development programs get appropriate level of support and oversight.
Ensure NPI teams implement required and appropriate problem solving and process tools such as FMEAs, DFMs, and DFT for new product development.
Provides direction and coordination for all QA/manufacturing/test engineering/service activities and for other functions that have an effect on product development and quality.
Provide effective technical leadership and guidance to ensure all product designs and implementations meet or exceed QSC quality standards.
Participate in designing, planning, and implementation of product design and process qualification activities. Provide qualification risk level assessments and status updates to program team.
Influences quality and productivity improvements through involvement in the development of new and improved procedures, process innovations, training, and changes in the NPI programs.
Provide analysis on supplier capabilities to improve design, reduce non-conformances, lower cost and maximize production capacity.
International travel will be required for product launches and implementations
Performs other duties assigned.

The role requires travel to domestic and international locations on as needed basis. These statements reflect the general details considered to describe the principal functions of the job, and are not to be construed as detailed descriptions of the entire work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

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About QSC, LLC

1675 MacArthur Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: +1 714 754 6175
Email: Send Email

QSC, LLC, is a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors (DSP), and the Q-SYS networked audio, video, and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable, and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate, and cinema customers worldwide.

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