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Product Introduction Manager

Department: Product Operations

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Penang

Req#: 5599

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

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and 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 comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

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

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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