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Ops Product Manager

Company: NetApp
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

About NetApp We're forward-thinking technology people with heart. We make our own rules, drive our own opportunities, and try to approach every challenge with fresh eyes. Of course, we can't do it alone. We know when to ask for help, collaborate with others, and partner with smart people. We embrace diversity and openness because it's in our DNA. We push limits and reward great ideas. What is your great idea? Job Summary Responsible for driving the successful release of product from development through launch, and drive for continuous improvement and agility in the sustaining process ensuring that program timelines are met or accelerated. As an Operations Product Manager you must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within a collaborative team environment managing multiple work streams, identifying risk, implementing action plans to enable successful execution of the business strategy. The Operations Product Manager must possess a strong knowledge of hardware architecture, design for manufacturing and supply chain, product structure and product support complexity, as you will work closely with operations, supply chain, engineering, and other business teams to implement, adapt, and maintain systems which facilitate the management of the entire product lifecycle. A successful Operations Product Manager is a natural leader, self-starter and facilitator; is dynamic, driven, organized and detail oriented; excels in program management; proficient in developing business strategy as well as managing tactical tasks, strong team player who can communicate with ease at all levels; thrives in an ambiguous environment and is adept at facilitating actions and resolving conflicts. Furthermore, this individual is the team leader within Operations and the primary operations interface to the core product development team and other functional organizations within NetApp. Overall mission is a successful product launch defined by meeting stated schedule, availability, and customer experience goals. Job Requirements * Lead all aspects of NPI and sustaining portfolio management with the cross functional team to execute a product launch; manage project schedules, identify risks and clearly communicate goals to project stakeholders. * Set initial build plans, drive material readiness with supply chain and evaluate constraints. * Participate in early-stage product development and communicate expectations and ensure the Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Test, & Service requirements and alignment with the current operational objectives of fulfillment, cost savings and manufacturability. * Drive the optimization of sustaining product and provide a feedback loop to Engineering and Supply Chain to capture lessons learned from product rollouts and provide recommendations for future designs and processes. * Demonstrate the ability to: o Effectively evaluate performance. o Define and implement risk mitigation. o Drive continuous improvement objectives against program issues with management and coordinate resources and implementation with other teams. * Partner with operations strategic sourcing team to drive cost reduction and component sourcing strategies throughout the product lifecycle. Job Requirements Cont'd * Actively participates in Hardware Engineering design discussions to provide input on DFx (manufacturing, quality, sourcing, service and cost) methods to be incorporated into new product designs. * Use your technical expertise to drive engineering and the supply chain team to meet program cost targets at a product and commodity level for your project. * Develop and maintain PLM processes and policies for effective product transition management; incorporate BOM risk analysis, supply continuity, and E&O risk concepts into the product roadmap plan for NPI and transition of sustaining products to end of life. * Establish clear mechanisms to communicate program status and change with program team and other staff. Must be able to effectively communicate risk and status clearly and succinctly to management, calling out key issues and presenting options for resolution to the cross-functional executive team through new product reviews and other executive forums. * Excellent understanding of financial principals, including analysis of P&L and ROI data. * Excellent understanding of market, field sales, customer, product roadmap and product positioning. Experience Desired * Experience with mechanical design and knowledge in manufacturing processes. * Demonstrated program management and/or product lifecycle management experience. * Extensive cross-functional technical knowledge and demonstrates working knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management and Program Mgmt/Business principles, recognized expert in their field. * A solid foundation in hard enterprise and cloud architectures, and solution strategy is highly desired. Education * Lead all aspects of NPI and sustaining portfolio management with the cross functional team to execute a product launch; manage project schedules, identify risks and clearly communicate goals to project stakeholders. * Set initial build plans, drive material readiness with supply chain and evaluate constraints. * Participate in early-stage product development and communicate expectations and ensure the Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality, Test, & Service requirements and alignment with the current operational objectives of fulfillment, cost savings and manufacturability. * Drive the optimization of sustaining product and provide a feedback loop to Engineering and Supply Chain to capture lessons learned from product rollouts and provide recommendations for future designs and processes. * Demonstrate the ability to: o Effectively evaluate performance. o Define and implement risk mitigation. o Drive continuous improvement objectives against program issues with management and coordinate resources and implementation with other teams. * Partner with operations strategic sourcing team to drive cost reduction and component sourcing strategies throughout the product lifecycle. Job Requirements Cont'd * Actively participates in Hardware Engineering design discussions to provide input on DFx (manufacturing, quality, sourcing, service and cost) methods to be incorporated into new product designs. * Use your technical expertise to drive engineering and the supply chain team to meet program cost targets at a product and commodity level for your project. * Develop and maintain PLM processes and policies for effective product transition management; incorporate BOM risk analysis, supply continuity, and E&O risk concepts into the product roadmap plan for NPI and transition of sustaining products to end of life. * Establish clear mechanisms to communicate program status and change with program team and other staff. Must be able to effectively communicate risk and status clearly and succinctly to management, calling out key issues and presenting options for resolution to the cross-functional executive team through new product reviews and other executive forums. * Excellent understanding of financial principals, including analysis of P&L and ROI data. * Excellent understanding of market, field sales, customer, product roadmap and product positioning. Experience Desired * Experience with mechanical design and knowledge in manufacturing processes. * Demonstrated program management and/or product lifecycle management experience. * Extensive cross-functional technical knowledge and demonstrates working knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management and Program Mgmt/Business principles, recognized expert in their field. * A solid foundation in hard enterprise and cloud architectures, and solution strategy is highly desired. Why NetApp? In a world full of generalists, NetApp is a specialist. No one knows how to elevate the world's biggest clouds like NetApp. We are data-driven and empowered to innovate. Trust, integrity, and teamwork all combine to make a difference for our customers, partners, and communities. We expect a healthy work-life balance. Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer with their favorite organizations. We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness, and vision plans for you and your family. We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future. If you run toward knowledge and problem-solving, join us. Colorado Residents Only: If the Company determines this role will be performed in Colorado, compensation in Colorado will start at $116,100. Actual compensation will be dependent on location, qualifications, experience and other factors, consistent with applicable law.

Keywords: NetApp, Boulder , Ops Product Manager, Executive , Boulder, Colorado

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