Sr. Program Manager- IoT Product Innovation
The best of both worlds, as our clients is a stable, highly reputable global organization AND this division features a culture and close-knit innovative team that comes with a small energetic organization
Our client is a global leader in the field of innovative radio frequency engineering- providing End to End IoT products and solutions from Napkin Sketch thru Manufacturing with robust portfolio of embedded wireless components, innovative product design services and connectivity platforms. Serving Fortune 50 to Start-up’s, our client simplifies wireless connectivity and accelerates time to market by leveraging its passionate, smart and diverse, global teams. Presence in almost 20 countries and 50 facilities serving Enterprise IoT, Mobile Device, Telecom, Medical, Connected Car and Industrial industries.
Location: Minneapolis, MN or Madison, WI
Opportunity: Sr. Program Manager is a unique opportunity to be lead diverse, multi-discipline project team, on the bleeding edge of innovation as products and projects are the brainchild of some of the hottest companies, leading the IoT evolution…. many originating with a napkin sketch.
Projects may last 3-12months and the Sr. Program Manager will be charged with scoping and delivering innovative projects end-to-end. Responsibilities include ownership of a delivery program, driving project schedules from ‘white board brain storming’, design to release, and production launch. A hybrid of an opportunity as this involves many hats- proactive management of the projects, setting priorities/direction for multiple programs in development while remaining cognoscente of business objectives and customer needs.
o Coordinate resources and align high performance project teams leveraging each professional’s expertise and to ensure successful, timely delivery. Manage and direct a cross functional team consisting of Electrical Engineers. HW Engineers, SW Engineer, CAD, UI and Mechanical Engineering.
o Simultaneously set priorities/direction for multiple programs in development.
o Act as the interface to customer technical and business leads.
o Develop new business opportunities with customer contacts.
o Review SOW’s, T’s & C’s and technical documentation to ensure that all program requirements are met
o Hungry, humble, passionate about solving interesting problems and smart (emotionally & technically)
o Thrives thinking outside the ‘box’- known to innately ‘read between the lines.’
o Communications is key; as proactive risk management/mitigation and project leadership is of the highest importance
Likely Background & Experience
o Experience coordinating cross functional teams in both hardware and software engineering
o Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or ElectricalEngineering. MBA degree a plus.
o Experience/knowledge in wireless product development.
o Recent Experience with MS Project
o Global Manufacturing experience would be highly desirable
The Best- “being able to work with a group of passionate, diverse team members from the beginning of a project to manufacturing- and never knowing what new, sexy idea will walk through the door that we get to develop”
The Challenge- Fast paced environment with ‘all hands-on deck’. Communication and effective, proactive project management is extremely important as this involves mitigation of bottlenecks and risk while working across all disciplines/ personalities effectively.