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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