Provide technical and team leadership for projects from tooling PO to production readiness.
Directly or indirectly manage all tool design and fabrication activities, internally and externally, including molds, tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges, etc. required by Operations and Quality.
Lead make/buy decisions on tooling and design. Responsible for selection and management of external tool design and build partners, globally (in collaboration with China team)
Responsible for Tool Evaluation/Groom/Approval and related process development/process optimization and documentation.
Provide timely feedback to internal and external customers on the status of tool fabrication initiatives, including performance against established budgets.
Develop and Implement Processes
Reference these core PMI processes:
Initiating: processes performed to define a new project or a new phase of an existing project by obtaining authorization to start the project or phase.
Executing: Those processes performed to complete the work defined in the project management plan to satisfy the project specifications
Monitoring and Controlling: Those processes required to track, review, and regulate the progress and performance of the project; identify any areas in which changes to the plan are required; and initiate the corresponding changes.
Closing: Those processes performed to finalize all activities across all Process Groups to formally close the project or phase.
Create and deploy processes including, but not be limited to:
Standard work/standard work instructions for project planning, information flow and task execution including scope definition and management, and establishing budget/timeline for all approved projects
5+/- years’ experience in a plastic injection molding/tool making environment
Understanding of the design and build of plastic injection parts and molds, injection molding and related inspection/quality documentation processes.
BS degree in Engineering (or related discipline) or education/experience equivalency.
Understanding of Lean manufacturing concepts
Demonstrated expertise in project planning and related tools (MS Project, Smartsheet, etc.)
PMP certification or equivalent preferred
Leadership and facilitation of the business and team
Modeling principle-based leadership style: direct, motivate, develop and retain outstanding teams
Crisis management and recovery
“Whatever it takes” attitude
Hands on, analytic, strong communication and leadership skills