Cisco 1226100-New Product Program Manager (NPPM) in San Jose, California
1226100-New Product Program Manager (NPPM)
Location: San Jose, California, US
Area of Interest Supply Chain
Job Type Professional
Technology Interest *None
Job Id 1226100
WHAT YOU'LL DO
The Service Provider (SP) Networking team is searching for a Project Manager for New Product Introductions (NPPM). The NPPM is the accountable team leader for overall coordination of product line introduction with heavy emphasis on all development activities from pre-concept commit to Time To Quality and Volume (TTQV). Additional responsibilities include:
Engages with the Engineering product team prior to concept commit to scope project and create robust project plan.
Owns the lifecycle of the product insuring compliance to all the defined quality gates.
Leads manufacturing cross-functional team to insure that performance metrics for scope, cost, quality and Time To Market (TTM) are met.
Create and implement action plan and fulfillment strategy with the integrated product team based on input received from engineering and marketing.
Drive prototype and pilot builds, including cost and quality expectations. Reviews and influences manufacturing capacity/capability, design stability, and risk planning.
Oversees and prioritizes risk mitigation strategies (multi-source tech assessment, component, cost variance, supply chain review, and input).
Change Management. Compliance. Execution of Supply Chain. Actively seeks and incorporates best practices and results from post-project assessments into new products. Partners with Engineering to resolve issues that may impede project objectives
WHO YOU'LL WORK WITH
SP Networking is a part of the Cisco Service Provider Business Unit. We are a global engineering, development and product management team of over 3600 professionals comprised of two groups: SP Network Systems (SPNS) which includes Access, Core and Edge routing systems; and SP Network Automation and Analytics (SPNAA).
We develop the networking products, software and solutions that Service Providers need to reduce cost and complexity, grow revenue and secure their networks. Our worldwide customers include national and local carriers/telcos, video, cable, internet service, media, web and over-the-top (OTT) service providers.
In this role, you will engage with the Engineering product team and lead manufacturing cross-functional teams.
WHO YOU ARE
Your ability to see the big picture, craft and implement plans and processes and effectively communicate across teams are key to your success. Your collaborative style enables you to lead and coordinate a product line introduction while never compromising quality.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Requires BA/BS degree or equivalent training plus 10+ years NPI, Process Development & Project Management experience. MBA degree is a plus.
10+ years’ experience in the following:
Prod/Mfg Operations, Quality and Supply Chain Management.
Knowledge/experience with Design for "X" (DfX),
Cost Management; deep understanding and experience with BOM and COGs.
Successful track record in risk management/risk mitigation strategies
Experience of working in a New Product Introduction (NPI) MFG environment with Contract Manufacturers and ODM/JDM suppliers.
Excellent executive level communication and influencing skills
Demonstrated experience leading with cross-functional impact
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