NPI Manager

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  • P.R. China - Jiaxing

Our client is a European company focus on digital screen to order food in the restaurants. For this client, Talent Fishers is looking for a China NPI Manager.

Job location: Jiashan, P.R. China

Report to: 
Hierarchic reporting line: China Factory Director 
Functional reporting line: Group NPI Manager

 As China NPI Manager, employee will be in charge of NPI management matters for the company and report about its results and performances of mains indicators. He will work with other departments that has an effect on the NPI and the organization, such as provide complete technical files, enabling the manufacturing of complex industrial products (metal sheet, electric and electronic components, wiring and assembly) or define technical tools (toolings, jigs…) and product documentation needed to achieve such target in a schedule and budget consistent with the commercial targets for market launch. He will be flexible to be able to support production, suppliers, customer, etc. He will optimize his resources in a process of continuous improvement and continuous anticipation.

Job description

 Manage development and industrialization team in China: 
• Motivate the team with a positive communication to achieve NPI targets in line with overall company strategy 
• Set SMART objectives (missions, projects, KPI) to the team members to achieve such targets with optimized manpower and investments engagements 
• Enable, support and highlight new innovative ideas 
• Hire, train, encourage and evaluate the team members. Create an enabling environment for talent development while respecting people diversity 
• Be the hierarchic reporting line for Certification Leader – Asia (functional reporting line is Hardware Department Manager) 

Analyze development and industrialization needs coming from the local subsidiaries / product lines: 
• Study the technical feasibility 
• Build qualification plan to ensure product reliability 
• Build development and industrialization schedules with main milestones identified 
• Build development costs (resources and investments) and first assessment of unit price 
• In case of an outsourced development, participate to the development contract drafting 

Lead project development: 
• According to the company industrial strategy and development best practices 
• According to the regulations and standards of the customer countries 
• Manage and organize the project team (meeting organization, action plan follow-up, priority definitions…) 
• Initiate and lead project risk analysis process 
• Organize and lead project reviews. Ensure to get validation from internal customers at each milestone 
• Follow and report project KPI: actual schedule versus committed schedule, development costs, unit price 

Lead project industrialization in China factory: 
• Be the main technical contact for China component suppliers (especially metal sheet manufacturers). Provide to R&D France detailed and precise feedbacks and ensure China manufacturers demands are taken into account into technical files. When required modifications can’t be accepted, provide China manufacturers with detailed explanations about the reason demand can’t be met and work with them on alternative solutions 
• Ensure the technical documentation is provided to suppliers and China assembly factory in due time and according to global templates (manufacturing files, work instructions, installation guide, spare parts list, user manuals…). Ensure documentation is always good at first time 
•Set and maintain the BOM into the company ERP, enabling a smooth execution of sourcing, procurement and production activities. Support NPI team in France to maintain commercial configurators up to date 
• Transfer projects to production team by providing a complete training 
• Follow industrial ramp-up and provide immediate support to procurement and production team for problem solving 
Participate to continuous improvement of NPI department: 
• In collaboration with quality team, ensure all NPI processes are created and up to date according to ISO 9001 (version 2015 and later versions if applicable). Ensure all recordings related to processes are available 
• Propose new processes / operating procedures / tools / templates to improve daily operations of the NPI department, including daily work with other departments 
• Ensure good practices are applied in the team and on the projects 
• Lead continuous improvements on products with the support of production team 
• Support other departments in their own continuous improvement when required 
• Monitor the performance through KPI following targets defined by the Group. 
•Anticipate unforeseen situations and quickly make corrective decisions 

Job Requirements    

•Master of Science in Mechanical or Manufacturing
•At least 3 years' experience as a project leader in an industrial environment 
• Professional English level, technical use, writing and speaking 
• French language is a nice to have 
• A strong sense of analysis, organization and synthesis is required 
• Excellent work team spirit, good communication with others 
• Regular business trips in Asia and Europe may be needed 
• Knowledge of main office management tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS project) 
• Familiar with risk analysis tools 
• Familiar with ERP tools 
• Familiar with quality management tools and ISO 9001 

Suitable candidates will be contacted upon one month application.

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