The NPI manager is in charge of ensuring that the new product is produced according to the market demand in terms of quantity, quality, schedule and cost.
The NPI Manger is the link between the engineering team and the manufacturing team so that the product developed can be manufactured efficiently.
The NPI manager is the project team representative to address all the production related topics with the EMS.
The initial brief for this role will be to work on the Proteus project - a cutting edge communications programme in charge of delivering highly efficient satellite modems. The Proteus team is a multi-functional team involving hardware and software development, testing, sourcing, services development etc.
Head of Product Management - Secure Communications
Define the industrial manufacturing strategy (including shop cost target/industrial investment/assets) based on the overall manufacturing strategy defined for the Proteus project portfolio.
Plan & perform all necessary activities required to ensure the industrial manufacturing strategy implementation and to setup the industrial verification of a product/solution (assembly lines, test benches etc.)
Plan & perform the manufacturing activities to develop the manufacturing capabilities from prototypes, pre-productions to production ramp-up and mass production
Plan & perform the manufacturing activities to maintain the delivery capability of the product during its commercial life
Continuous improvement of the manufacturing capability (manufacturing cost decrease, yield increase etc.)
Monitor and maintain the delivery capability
Plan & perform the activities for the delivery capability when the phase out of a product/solution is decided
Strong experience in the manufacturing of electronic/communications products in a high scrutiny environment
Good knowledge of the workings of a complex project
Target Industries -
High Tech Manufacturing
Education & Training
Strong experience in a similar role
Monday to Friday days
Regular travel to other UK sites
Possible extension after initial contract duration
Base of Work
Following a familiarisation period on site this role will involve hybrid working averaging 3 days per week on-site and 2 days per week working from home - but candidates must be able to work on site full time when required - free parking is provided
Reason for vacancy
Two stage interview
Guidant Global (Airbus) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.