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Associate Project Manager

Position Summary:

The Associate Project Manager will work with our design team to assist in executing the design vision into a real, shippable product that meets our cost and scheduling requirements.  The Associate Project Manager will live and breathe product development.  He/she will work hand in hand with the product development (design, engineering, packaging), marketing, sales and operations teams to update our real time project/product status board – basically a timekeeper for all the important events that occur during a product lifecycle.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in product development and wants to learn the ins and outs of what takes place in a consumer electronics product design company. A background in mechanical or industrial engineering is desired.  You must be highly organized and able to keep track of a million details.  The ability to assert yourself when and where details are needed is essential to your success in this role. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in maintaining timelines to track projects from conception to product launch.
  • Maintain project specification database ensure product target cost is kept on schedule.
  • Daily communication with domestic and oversea suppliers to ensure the superior quality and timely delivery of all samples including prototype, sales, and golden samples for each project. Ability to communicate clearly with our suppliers in regard to design intent and the quality requirements for any product.
  • Weekly meeting status reports and daily project updates with company team members including Designers, Engineers, Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service. Communication is any combination of verbal, written and video-conference.
  • Monitor developments, anticipate problems, and address in finding solutions in a timely manner to minimize quality problems and production delays.
  • Support product development across vendors to maintain consistency and overall quality across product lines and manufacturers.
  • Assist in approving and distributing First Article samples.

Position Requirements:

  • 0 to 2 years of work experience in a project coordination or project management type of role – could be a combination of school projects, internships and/or work experience.
  • A Bachelors degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering desired – also open to Marketing, Business and/or related discipline.
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with the ability to shift gears quickly and wear multiple hats.
  • Ability to create order out of chaos.
  • Desire to learn the ins and outs of Product Development.
  • Flexibility, patience and self-initiative required.
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and deadline driven environment.
  • An interest in having a career versus a job.
  • Ability to travel overseas occasionally.
  • Ability to speak Mandarin a plus!
  • Experience with Project Management principals including, agile development a plus.
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