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Posted on 28 days ago

Program Manager, New Product Introduction (Drone)

Zeitview

Location: Charlotte,North Carolina,United States

Zeitview is the leading intelligent aerial imaging company for high-value infrastructure, providing businesses with actionable, real-time insights to recover revenue, reduce risk and improve build quality. We serve customers in the solar, wind, insurance, construction, real estate, and critical infrastructure industries. Trusted by the largest enterprises in the world, Zeitview is active in over 70 countries.

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Program Manager for New Product Introduction to join our dynamic team. As a key member of our organization, you will be responsible for leading the successful introduction of new products from the engineering phase to scaled operations . The ideal candidate will have experience with drone systems, general robotics, and advanced AI/ML imagery analytics.  You will have strong project management skills, exceptional communication abilities, and a proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget. This role offers an exciting opportunity to drive innovation and contribute to the growth and success of our company.

Responsibilities:

  •  Project Planning and Execution:

    • Collaborate cross functionally to gather stakeholder requirements, develop,  and execute comprehensive project plans outlining key milestones, tasks, timelines, budgets, and resource requirements for operationalizing new products

    • Develop, document, and implement operational methods for new products to establish standards for deployment  globally

    • Coordinate with cross-functional stakeholders, including sales, product, engineering, and operations, to ensure alignment and collaboration throughout the project lifecycle

    • Monitor and report on project progress, identify potential risks and issues, and implement mitigation strategies to keep projects on schedule and budget

    • Coordinate new products and releases by providing testing procedures, creation of process documentation, and hands-on training with the operations team during product infancy

  • Stakeholder Management:

    • Serve as the primary point of contact for internal stakeholders and external partners, providing regular updates on project status, milestones, and deliverables for new products

    • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders to ensure alignment on project objectives and priorities

    • Coordinate feedback and updates between operations, product, and engineering

  • Resource Allocation and Management:

    • Manage project budgets, resources, and timelines effectively to ensure projects are delivered within scope and budget

    • Identify resource constraints and work with stakeholders to allocate resources appropriately to meet project objectives

    • Lead sourcing, negotiation, and contracting for the procurement of resources and supplies to successfully bring new products to market

  • Quality Assurance, Safety and Compliance:

    • Implement robust quality assurance processes to ensure that new products meet defined specifications and regulatory requirements.

    • Experience performing personnel risk assessments and RAMS documentation

    • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to address any quality issues or compliance concerns throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Continuous Improvement:

    • Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies in new product introduction processes.

    • Drive initiatives to streamline workflows, enhance cross-functional collaboration, and optimize resource utilization.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant industry-related experience required 
  • Proven experience (3 years) in project management, with a focus on new product introductions or product development.
  • PMP or similar project management certification is a plus.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively influence and negotiate with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience managing programs of complex diversity and scope which are of critical importance to overall company objectives 
  • Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate work schedules across all North and South American and European time zones
  • Excellent planning, scheduling, and project management skills with the ability to work both independently and in team settings.
  • Able to work remotely and direct or coordinate effectively with a fully remote workforce.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Solid computer skills (Google suite, Slack, Zoom).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to travel for short to medium-term engagements (up to 40% travel)
  • Need to be physically fit and have good stamina, for field testing could include climbing and heavy lifting

Benefits:

  • Work with the leading intelligent aerial imaging company with established, successful relationships across myriad industries
  • Medical insurance covered up to 100% depending the plan chosen
  • Dental & vision insurance
  • Flexible time off
  • Stock incentive program
  • Work from home environment
  • Autonomy and upward mobility
  • Diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, where your voice matters

Zeitview is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. At Zeitview, we believe in cultivating an environment where our team members can bring their authentic, whole selves to work. Encouraging identity and belonging is one of the many aspects of our culture that makes us stronger as an organization and drives innovation. We are committed to building and delivering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce  that includes age, color, sex, disability, national origin, race, religion or veteran statusthat is representative of the world around us, where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity - and to act swiftly if this value is ever threatened. We are constantly striving to be better, and we continue to take strategic steps to advance representation.

We also provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and for seriously held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law.

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