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New Product Program Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113

What You'll Do

The UABU team is searching for 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 build robust project plan.
  • Project Management experience/knowledge of NPI, Supply Chain, and/or Manufacturing Project Management
  • Understanding of transition of Cost reduction programs and tracking savings
  • Owns complete NPI life-cycle of a product launch
  • Leads manufacturing cross-functional team to ensure that performance metrics for scope, cost, quality and Time To Market (TTM) are met
  • Build 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.
  • Lead all aspects of 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 standard methodologies and results from post-project assessments into new products. Partners with Engineering and other teams to resolve issues that may impede project objectives/deliverables
  • Ramp up multiple Manufacturing sites & global Demand fulfillment sites as part of Product Launch
  • Partner with HW/SW Engineering, Marketing, Global Supply Management, Compliance, Product Ops Central, Global Manufacturing Ops, Quality, and CM teams to ensure smooth NPI launch

Who You'll Work With

UABU is a function of the Cisco Enterprise Networking business unit.

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 interpersonal style enables you to lead and coordinate a product line introduction while never compromising quality.

Required Minimum Qualifications

4+ years of experience in:

  • Requires BA/BS degree and 4+ years of experience in NPI, Process Development, Supply Chain/Manufacturing, & Project Management experience. MBA degree is a plus.
  • Knowledge/background in Prod/Mfg Operations, Quality, Supply Chain Management or Engineering
  • Knowledge/experience with Design for "X" (DfX),
  • Understanding and experience with BOM and COGs.
  • Successful track record in Project Management, 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
  • Proven experience leading with cross-functional impact

Why Cisco


#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. 


    Posted: 2020-10-14 Expires: 2020-11-13

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