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NPI Operations Project Manager

ID:  2187
Function:  Operations

North Reading, MA, US

Organization & Role





Teradyne needs talented people to drive our new products through face-paced development cycle! Our Storage Test customers depend on Teradyne to deliver customized solutions for system-level device testing. You will be responsible for managing the New Product Operations team to transition our new products from prototype to production release in a fast-paced development cycle.  Our Storage Test solutions have a large mechanical content but also include automation and electrical features.  Prototype work is executed on-site in North Reading, giving you the opportunity to have hands-on experience in manufacturing a product.  Transfer of the product to production Low Cost Region suppliers allows opportunity for travel overseas.  System-Level Test solutions are customer device-based, creating continuous new solutions and new products to enable quick customer ramp of semiconductor devices to the market.



Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Single point of contact on core project teams with some domain knowledge of Supply Chain, Cost, Planning, Buying, Manufacturing processes and High Volume Product strategies.
  • Representation of the Operations New Product Introduction team to enable required NPI deliverables, escalations, and risks at the project level.
  • Coordinating all NPI activities to integrate with functional groups including Design Engineering, Supply Base Management, Test Development Engineering and Operations for a successful new product transfer.  
  • Responsible for first build, subsequent builds and production build strategies.
  • Collaborating with each functional group to identify, prioritize, and act on meeting project timelines and risk management.
  • Fostering communications with the cost manager and Supply Line groups to develop, analyze, monitor, and meet cost structures and models.
  • Lead the NPI Operations team and the Contract Manufacturer in developing and implementing product transfer plans to the low-cost region contract manufacturers.

Basic Qualifications & Skills


  • Minimum 5 - 10 years of operations experience in an engineering and/or project management role.
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills.
  • Working knowledge of inventory, capacity, material gathering, engineering, and finance aspects of manufacturing and outsourcing of electromechanical systems and PCBAs.



A Bachelors degree is desired or equivalent work experience in an operations role. 

ITAR Restriction: All candidates for this ITAR restricted position must be one of the following: US Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident, Asylee, Refugee or otherwise lawfully admitted under an amnesty program.

FOUO Designation:  This position may require access to work under Federal Contracts under the "For Official Use Only" designation, and as such, you may be limited to access such programs if you are not a US citizen or if you have dual citizenship

The above listed position may involve access to export controlled technology and may be subject to export licensing requirements prior to employment.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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