The Finisar Optical Components R&D team, in Fremont, CA is looking for a manager of the program management team with a blend of management, technical, and program management expertise.
This person will lead a team of seasoned program managers being responsible for the development of next generation of optical assemblies, concept through production.
The program management team is the critical interface between the Optical Components R&D organization and other organizations within Finisar. This is a high visibility position that demands a strong mix of management, communication, project management, planning, and people skills, along with a strong technical background to match the needs of this very engineering focused organization. As the manager of the team you will:
• Work closely with engineering, production and supply chain management teams. • Have responsibility for the NPI process in the Optical Components organization, including defining performance metrics. • Provide consistent, clear and up-to-date communications to the management team. This includes project activity status, shipment schedule, reliability and the ongoing engineering changes to the product • Manage resource constraints and priorities. • This job requires meetings with offshore sites (primarily in Asia) during their working hours • Some limited travel (primarily to Asia) is expected
• BS/MS in an engineering or science discipline plus 5+ years of relevant experience • Experience with optical transceivers or components desirable • Experience with New Product Introduction (NPI) and/or Product Lifecycle Management processes • Experience successfully managing cross-functional teams, interacting with a broad range of functions, skills, cultures, and personalities • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and risk management skills • Strong communication, planning, and organizational skills • Previous experience as an engineer or manager in R&D or New Product Introduction a strong advantage • Highly self-motivated with a strong multi-disciplinary background is essential • Experience with Oracle, Agile, and MS Project desirable
Internal Number: 6723
Finisar is the world's largest supplier of optical communication products. For nearly three decades, we have led the industry in creating and delivering break-through optics technology and world-class products that improve the way we communicate. Join us.