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NPI Operations Project Manager

ID:  3274
Function:  Operations

San Jose, CA, US

Organization & Role

Nextest is looking for hardworking people, who share our passion and drive, to join our team. Our customers are the world’s leading electronics companies and they depend on us to help them get quality products to market.  Our team is excited to change the face of technology by following their passions for new insights and strategies. 

Nextest is currently looking for an NPI Operations Project Manager to join our team at our San Jose, CA facility. If you flourish with solving challenges and love learning about the latest innovative technologies, Nextest is the place for you! We are the test specialists behind many of today’s electronics products - smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, automotive electronics, computers and more. We are looking for hardworking people, who share our passion and drive!


•    Facilitating the creation of detailed project schedules. Proficient MS Project user as well as other MS applications.
•    Identify and coordinate internal and external resources to execute the plan.
•    Integrate various Operations, engineering, marketing, applications, and support groups in the initiating, planning and execution (including mid-course corrections as necessary) of projects.
•    Technical competence willing to dive deep into complex issues within operations, engineering, and the contract manufacturers.
•    Interact comfortably with senior management internally or at contract manufacturers and demonstrate ability to communicate and present to all levels of management.
•    Strong communication skills are a must, with ability to integrate information from multiple teams, escalating issues at the right time/ level and ability to bring the teams together to resolve issues in a productive manner.
•    Leading all communications, upward and downward through the organization; raising key issues and options for resolution with executive teams.
•    Drive proactive corrective action where required as well as creating new processes/procedures within Operations.

Basic Qualifications & Skills

•    Operations and/or Engineering Program Management background with experience in product development in the high technology industry.
•    Experience managing team elements in multiple geographic locations.
•    Excellent organizational and communication skills including ability to communicate and foster communication between project groups.
•    Background in Operations working closely with offshore contract manufacturers on production setup and operational issues.
•    Must have experience with NPI and Phase gate.



•    Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration/Supply Chain Management, or other relevant majors. PMP Credential is a plus.


This position requires employees to be fully vaccinated or subject to weekly testing for onsite access.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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