Google New Product Operations Program Manager, Consumer Hardware (Wearables and VR) in Taipei, Taiwan

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Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines.

As New Product Introduction (NPI) Manufacturing Program Manager, you will be the primary Manufacturing interface for a new hardware product. You will work with Google’s engineering and product teams to drive new product development builds and support ongoing changes to existing products. You are well versed in working with CMs/ODMs, and you will lead a team to ensure products are designed and built to Google’s high standards of functionality and quality. The NPI team also defines pricing and sourcing strategy for new products.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Consumer Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Consumer Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.

  • Plan and execute development (NPI) builds and ensure these products transition to production according to specific cost, quality, and capacity targets.
  • Lead cross-functional teams within Google and with external partners to prepare for production ramp and product transitions.
  • Drive ramp readiness with internal teams as well as external partners (i.e. material availability, capacity readiness, transition plans).
  • Drive cross-functional teams to optimize the supply chain for specific strategic reasons, while accounting for risks, changes in schedule or demand.
  • Provide support for products in a sustaining environment.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of industry experience in one or more of the following fields: new product introduction/supply chain, management/manufacturing, operations/development or operations engineering.
  • Experience across all phases of a product from prototype to mass production to end of life

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA, MS in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations Research, Operations Engineering or other relevant field.
  • Experience in the consumer technology market, negotiation experience with OEMs and CMs/ODMs and third party suppliers
  • Experience in working with global and cross-functional internal and external teams. Excellent analytical, quantitative reasoning, problem solving, creativity and strategic skills.
  • Knowledge of typical hardware BOMs, process documentation and assembly and test processes. Direct knowledge and experience in multiple aspects of hardware operations.

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