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Product Introduction Manager

Department: Product Operations

Location: Shanghai

Req#: 4849

This position will be responsible for leading our new product introduction effort.  This includes full ownership of the NPI schedule, budget, accountability for program deliverables and responsibility to manage a contract manufacturing team in support of the new product introduction.

This position has high visibility at the executive level and ability to influence program direction.  The Product Introduction Manager will report to the Director of Manufacturing Operations.

About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. You proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You're ambitious and unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do
  • Manage a cross-functional team to drive new product introduction from Program Start into Manufacturing to meet volume, quality and cost targets.
  • Coordinate program activities with our contract manufacturer to provide in-depth DFM, proto and pilot build execution, reliability testing, and manufacturing readiness
  • Develop, implement and continuously improve NPI Processes to incorporate discipline key to achieving a successful launch
  • Provide strong leadership to identify program risks and propose solutions to mitigate impact
  • Track NPI budget and product costs to ensure we meet program targets
Skills You’ll Need
  • Strong leader with 10+ years’ experience in Program Management role
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles, practices and procedures, as well as internal policies and procedures
  • A strong team player and is highly self-motivated and willing to take ownership.
  • Experience working in CE Industry; audio product experience preferred
  • Engineering degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university
  • Good understanding of product development processes, particularly for high-technology products.
  • Strong focus on schedules critical-to-quality and critical-to-launch.
  • Closely coordinate development and launch activities between internal and CM teams to ensure availability of support
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate with external and internal "customers" and "partners".
  • Engineering process experience (design practices, design reviews, patents)
  • Knowledge and appreciation in dealing with contract manufacturers and suppliers (business practices, cultural differences, travel, etc.)
More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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