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Technical Program Manager

Technical Program Manager

locationShenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
PublishedPublished: 1/15/2024
Full Time

At Sonos we want to create the ultimate listening experience for our customers and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels included and empowered to do the best work of their lives.

Sonos is on a journey to be the most sought after audio brand in the world. Our brand experience is changing the way people listen to music, and our job is to bring this experience to every modern music lover around the Globe.

High Level Overview:

We are looking for a seasoned technical manufacturing process leader who can guide a team through the development of mechanical manufacturing processes such as painting, CNC, molding, surface treatment, liquid-adhesive dispensing, and sub-assembly. This is a high visibility leadership function at Sonos that will play an instrumental role in delivering the mechanical parts and sub-assemblies with the best technical solution for quality, schedule and cost.

It is expected that the TPM will be a:

• Technical Lead – Lead the technical discussion for mechanical manufacturing processes while guiding the team towards solutions.

• Coordinator – Coordinate cross-functional teams as one team through planning, solutions, and decision making.

• Program Manager– Manage the mechanical manufacturing process development per project schedule and budget.

• Decision Maker – Align the team and make leadership decisions as necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

• For challenging / unique feature requests, coordinate the R&D exploration of which processes to evaluate, how they will be evaluated, additional refinement activity, and clearly communicate the results and next steps to the cross functional team

• Report project status to the project operations leadership, specifically to the Manufacturing Engineering Manager and Engineering Program Manager

• Align a cross-functional team on achieving the industrial design intent, product design purpose, and product design intent through each prototype build/trial run to mass production. This cross-functional team includes Industrial Design, Product Development, Manufacturing Engineering, Color Materials & Finishes, Global Supply Manager, Supply Base Engineering, and Supplier Quality Manager.

• Coordinate the local factory and supplier teams to deliver the mechanical parts for each build / investigation.

• Set the expectations for Sonos specifications, quality requirements, and schedule to the suppliers and deliver qualified parts per plan.

The Ideal Candidate:

• BS degree or above in Engineering and Management, with 3+ years related work experience.

• More than 2 years’ experience as a technical lead or program manager in an international company.

• Strong communication skills in the global work environment.

• Deep understanding and experience with high volume mechanical product manufacturing

methodology and implementation.

• Diverse experience managing suppliers with different process capabilities.

• Proficient with the use of DFM, GD&T, SPC, DOE and other Six Sigma techniques.

• Fluency in Mandarin and English in verbal and written.

Extra Points:

• Hands-on experience developing other secondary processes such as sub-assembly, painting, gluing.

• Additional experience with product design, automation, and quality management is a plus.

• Engineering program management background

• Six Sigma certification.

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