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San Diego, California
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Operations Program Manager (Manufacturing)
San Diego CA
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Are you inspired by a job that challenges you to be proactive influence product technology decisions and come up with new ideas that will push a product above and beyond your competitors products? ViaSat is a unique blend of technical challenge opportunity to excel team camaraderie and opportunity to work with industry leaders. Sound interesting? Keep reading.
The Operations Program Manager (OPM) at ViaSat is the key leader of integrated production program teams. The OPM is accountable to the Business Area Program Managers to ensure timely delivery of products to customers. By providing day-to-day direction to a cross functional team including representatives from New Product Introduction (NPI) manufacturing quality assurance production planning test engineering and purchasing the OPM manages all aspects of production program requirements. The OPM works closely with the NPI engineer to ensure production readiness and that key risk mitigation factors for ViaSat are identified and addressed. The OPM interfaces heavily with supply chain and external Suppliers to understand progress provide direction and resolve production issues. The OPM leads and directs regular operations core team meetings for the products they manage attends and reports at program reviews and translates product line forecasts into specific executable plans for our internal and external Manufacturing facilities. In general the OPM is the focal point of contact for any production program and he/she bridges numerous gaps and interactions between business functions while reporting status to both Business Area and Operations Senior Management.
+ 5+ years of experience supporting electronics hardware manufacturing (new product design and introduction manufacturing engineering outsourced manufacturing supplier management and project/program management)
+ Ability to facilitate work output and promote improvements to manufacturing support groups (NPI manufacturing engineering quality assurance production planning test engineering and purchasing)
+ Ability to lead a complex project from an Operations and Manufacturing focus for products ranging from new product development through fulfillment of mature products
+ Ability to comprehend production test strategies and drive optimization of test through Test Engineering resources.
+ Demonstrated competency to forecast and communicate anticipated outcomes and results of program activities
+ Superior organization and communication skills
+ Ability to analyze communicate and act to mitigate risk
+ Ability to implement track and manage cost controls to meet negotiated cost reduction objectives.
+ Ability to lead a matrixed cross-functional team to achieve desired schedule cost and quality targets
+ Competency in project and/or team management.
+ Strong PC literacy with competency in MS Office project management and product collaboration
+ Bachelors in a technical discipline (hardware oriented EE ME or IE) or Bachelors with 5 years of electronics manufacturing experience.
+ US Government position. US citizenship required
+ Up to 10% domestic travel
+ Outsourced full-turnkey production experience in a Direct-Order-Fulfillment(DOF) model
+ Masters Degree in Business or Master of Science in technical discipline
+ ERP software tools with strong preference for Oracle experience
Our corporate headquarters in Carlsbad is just a hop and skip away from the beautiful Pacific Coast. The campus feeling and entrepreneurial spirit can be felt in the hallways as well as in the sand volleyball courts.
We are searching for candidates who enjoy working with people and have a technical mind that excels when being challenged. If you have a drive to succeed and grow your career ViaSat might be a fit for you!
ViaSat is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence status may be required for certain positions. For positions requiring U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident status verification of such status will be required upon accepting employment.

ViaSat is in the business to connect the world. As a global broadband services and technology company, we are connecting international communities to the internet by offering residential internet service; enabling passengers and operations crews to stream high-bandwidth media, applications, and content when traveling globally on commercial, business or government aircraft and maritime vessels; and empowering international warfighters on the front lines of battle with real-time, secure internet-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for high-requirement missions. We deliver and protect information – when and where it is needed most with our trusted communications ground systems, infrastructure, and services.

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