NPI Engineer 2

Last updated one month ago
Location:Redmond, Washington
Job Type:Full Time

Do you want to be at the forefront of devices innovation at Microsoft? Do you have a passion to deliver new technology to customers? Are you seeking a unique career opportunity that combines both technical capabilities as well as business insight? Come join the Microsoft Devices team as we design, build and launch game changing products that empower our customers to achieve more. As a New Product Introduction Program Manager (NPI PM), you are responsible for defining and scaling hardware supply chain through the product development cycle to deliver new and innovative products on time, meeting the quality, volume and cost needs of the business. This is an individual contributor role. The NPI PM is a core team member of the product development lifecycle; from inception of an idea through delivering best in class supply chain solutions. This highly collaborative role leads and aligns a cross-functional, cross organizational team to create, scale and execute the operational plan. Key partner organizations include: product development, sourcing, test, manufacturing operations, NPI engineering, customer care and demand planning. You must be a high energy/impact individual and demonstrated ability to succeed in a high demand and ultra-high stress environment.


Accountable for the planning and execution of product launches in a contract manufacturing product model. Defines supply chain and manage project schedules to deliver operational readiness and product delivery. Identifies and manages risks associated with meeting technical and operational targets for sub-tier and tier 1 assemblies and sub-systems. Have in depth understanding of the product technical requirements, milestones deliverables and interdependencies for establishing an accurate and effective project infrastructure. Leverage experience and engineering skills to solve problems, fill gaps and achieve objectives through a cross functional team. Responsible for effective communication and escalation of risks and dependencies while ensuring timely decisions are being made. Scopes technical and business problems and processes by identifying key issues, inputs, stakeholders, and outcomes. Be comfortable interacting with senior management, highlighting risks and providing recommendations to support product level decisions. Operate effectively in ambiguity. Apply process where it creates value, and design process where it’s needed. Recognize the situations where each approach is most appropriate. Transition operational responsibilities to the Sustaining Operations team after achieving launch targets.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be business professional with strong engineering or supply chain expertise.

  • Bachelor degree in an Engineering discipline, Supply Chain management, Operations or Business.

  • 3+ years experience in launching products into manufacturing, developing supply chain, sourcing operation, supplier selection or supply base strategy.

Desired Qualifications: 5+ years of relevant industry experience Experience in various roles in hardware / devices product launch.

Recommended disciplines: Program Management, Product Development, Process Development, Operations Management, Manufacturing Engineering, Product Engineering.

Additional experience and knowledge in consumer products, product development process, working with offshore manufacturing partners & suppliers and new product introduction

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