At Wipfli, people count
We are currently seeking a highly talented and motivated individual to lead product and technology development programs as part of our advanced R&D team.
As a successful candidate for this role, you are a natural leader and facilitator; self-driven, organized and detail oriented, communicate with ease at all levels in the organization, and are adept at facilitating action and building consensus.
You will manage the development, production readiness and support of a new range of sophisticated machine vision products which are used in Flat Panel Display, Printed Circuit Board, Wafer inspection, and improve quality of life ensuring food quality, or advancements in Genome Sequencing and Digital Pathology.
Essential Functions :
Plan, initiate, resource and execute critical development projects on schedule for vision products with multi-disciplinary global teams programs are multi-year and span from product ideation through to new product introduction.
Interact effectively with highly skilled team members in R&D (CMOS, mechanical, electronics), Product Marketing, Manufacturing (process, new product introduction, procurement), Finance, and Sales.
Ensure rapid and effective product development. Champion initial product success in verification, validation, and deployment.
Work with key customers to ensure product acceptance.
Negotiate scope and commitment of resources with several functional groups.
Perform effective project risk management, to overcome development hurdles. Report progress to customers and internally to Finance, senior management and other Teledyne entities.
Contribute to operating plans and product roadmaps.
Lead Bid & Proposal activities. Engage with customers, marketing, and sales to develop business cases for new products in new markets.
Lead, motivate, and communicate effectively with designers, executives, suppliers, and customers from around the globe.
Support and advance our Product Development and Project Management processes.
The ideal candidate is versatile thinker and quickly assimilates and integrates new knowledge, builds working relationships easily and demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness.
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications :
Education / Experience :
University degree in engineering, physics or computer science
PMP designation and / or proven knowledge of project planning and execution
Minimum of 7 years of professional experience managing people and projects with multi-disciplinary and multi-location teams
Experience in product and technology development and customer support
Strong working knowledge of and experience with digital imaging products and customer applications