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Supervisor Engineering NPI leads the New Products Introduction (NPI) Group within the Engineering Organization at FEI. The NPI group is responsible for smooth introduction of new products into the factory and field.
This group collaborates closely with the PLM, Product Marketing, R&D, MFG, logistics, purchasing, quality and GTS within FEI to ensure development of sustainable products according to the latest quality standards.
The primary focus of the Supervisor Engineering NPI is to manage engineering group to provide factory and service requirements for new products, deliver all the designated deliverables according to PMP process and contribute to the product and process improvements after release.
The position closely interfaces with various FEI functions to solve complex problems. The function also monitors and coaches team members’ professional and technical development.
General deliverables :
Supports local and global Operations team in its strategy and deliverables
Ensures close cooperation with the other FEI sites for efficient cross-site cooperation
Develops and cultivates close relationships within Operations Engineering and with R&D, PLM, TSS, Logistics, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Quality, and Application managers to adequately staff projects and resolve conflicts.
Ensures that activities are carried out according to the principle of Customer focus in all that we do
Executes all activities according to Sarbanes-Oxley directives, rules and procedures
Adhere to work safety, fire safety, hygiene of work and other regulatory standards. Clean and maintain work area and consigned tools
Specific deliverables associated with this position include :
Leads the Operations Engineering NPI Group, which may include a team of engineers, technical specialists and interns.
Ensures proper staffing of engineers to provide adequate levels of technical expertise for NPI and improvement projects, factory and field support.
Guides team members’ professional development by goal setting and providing challenges for further growth.
Ensures NPI group technical competences development (including education, training and collaboration).
Ensures adequate knowledge of PMP process and Engineering deliverables within NPI group and leads NPI engineers to continuously improve group performance in PMP
May coordinate and facilitate higher level factory or field escalations as needed by interacting with the appropriate functional groups to achieve resolution.
Justifies and coordinates approval for capital equipment expenditures needed to set up test tooling in the factory and in the supply chain.
Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience :
General Requirements :
Willingness to work in high-tech international manufacturing environment
University degree in technical discipline
4-5 years of experience in industry environment (manufacturing, service, development)
1-2 years of project or people management experience in industry environment
Fluent communication in English (both written and spoken)
Knowledge of cross-functional project management, data analysis, systematic problem solving and resource planning
Stress-resistant, self-motivated and objectives driven
Must have ability to obtain a valid passport and travel regionally and internationally as required (up to 25% of working time)
Special Requirements :
Demonstrated experience with leading and developing technical teams
Demonstrated ability to plan and resolve issues that involve gaining cooperation of multiple cross-functional departments and sites without damaging relationships.
Ability to persuade, inspire and motivate others
Working knowledge of project management, data analysis and resource planning
The successful candidate will possess the following competencies :
Planning and Organizing
Quality and sustainability focus
Communication and initial multicultural interaction skills
Teamwork, collaboration and relationship building
Flexibility and change achieving
Influence and energizing behavior skills
Decision making and Problem solving