Strategic Operations Program Manager
The Company :
Cognex is the global leader in the exciting and growing field of machine vision. With over $700 million of cash in the bank and no debt, we are a financially strong international company with a culture that maintains the fast paced, creative environment of a startup.
Our employees, proudly called Cognoids, take their work seriously, but don't take themselves seriously. Our Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast culture recognizes our employees for their innovation, perseverance and hard work in a fun, rewarding, and quirky environment.
The Role :
The Strategic Operations Program Manager will function as a DRI (Direct Responsible Individual) who works closely with marketing, sales, production and engineering managers to establish material demand and production capacity to support a large strategic customer.
As the job title implies, this person drives resolution of labor & material shortages, order backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions.
This person is also responsible for providing regular reports to Management including presentations to the Executive team.
Essential Functions :
Establish and maintain regular, scheduled communication with purchasing, finance and operations management
Produce Forecast performance measurement reports
Maintain upside procedure, review ECO impact and update forecast as required
Convert Sales and Marketing plans into detailed material forecast
Manage New Product forecast requirements
Develop queries, reports and charts for operations
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Demonstrated success managing multiple projects in a dynamic, fast-paced culture.
Knowledge of supply chain and sales operations planning processes
Knowledge of production environments and order fulfilment processes
Strong analytical skills is essential
Results driven, self-motivated, excellent communicator
Ability to influence, through facts and fast action
Experience with integrated (hardware and software) technology products is a strong plus
Project Management certification is plus
SAP experience is preferred
Minimum education and work experience required
BS degree in engineering or a related business discipline is required
5+ years of relevant experience in high-tech, electro-mechanical products in volume production. (At least 2+ years of experience in a material planner or program / project manager role is strongly preferred)
Experience with Microsoft Office (Intermediate level Excel is minimum requirement)