Parrot – New Product Introduction Engineer

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  • Have you always dreamt of joining an agile group in a fast-moving industry? Then Parrot may have the ideal role for you! Parrot’s projects are innovative, highly technical and challenging. That’s the beauty of a startup spirit!
  • If you have ambition and drive , then read on!
  • Founded in Paris in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot designs, develops and markets high-tech wireless products for the general public and professionals. The company has deep technological expertise and our development is focused on both Consumer drones and solutions for Professional markets.
  • Location : Westborough Area, MA 01581, USA
  • Time : 6 months contract
  • Starting : April 1st to Sept 30th 2020
  • Requirement : be in relation with factory management and visit factory every day if required
  • The NPI (New Product Introduction) Engineer will be a key member of a cross-functional team responsible for the introduction of new products into production. He/she will work directly with R&D, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, Production Test, and others to find solutions to most pressing issues reducing time to market and cost of new product introductions while improving quality. A successful NPI engineer; is dynamic, driven, organized and detail oriented; excels in communicates with ease at all levels; thrives in an ambiguous environment and is adept at facilitating actions and resolving conflicts. He/she will demonstrate qualities of a team player whether on Core or Functional team: communicate constructively, demonstrate reliability, be flexible, and show commitment to success of team as a whole.
  • Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with product development and operations teams to ensure effective transfer of products from concept to production.
  • Work closely with R&D and Manufacturing team to develop, implement and manage detailed new product introduction schedules, plans and budgets.
  • Lead prototype builds and improve manufacturing operations processes and actively increase efficiency, reduce cost and increase manufacturing yields.
  • Manage the supply chain with factory procurement team and ensure all material arrives on time for production, no delay on delivery.
  • Check weekly the material status with factory, highlight and reports if any delay or risk on materials
  • Talk to vendors to pull in the materials or find alternative solution to have the parts in factory for on time production
  • Manage excess & EOL material analysis and control
  • Required skills:
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes; assembly through test.
  • Experience working with CM/JDM/ODM
  • Experience working with supply chain and material management
  • Intransigent in on time production, solve all issue that prevent to be on time.
  • Knowledge in New Product Introduction and Product Life Cycle Management process.
  • Superior problem-solving skills: issue identification, problem structuring, analysis, and developing recommendations
  • Strong facilitation skills. Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong leadership
  • Education and Experience:
  • BS degree in Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in NPI, Manufacturing Engineering or Supply Chain management
  • Proven and successful track record with multiple new product introduction projects.

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