OPT Industries (http://optindustries.com) is a rapidly growing, venture-backed MIT spinoff company that focuses on building the next generation of additive manufacturing technology. Working at the intersection of automation engineering, computational design and polymer science, we design and commercially manufacture highly customizable materials and products- everything from medical devices to luxury fashion. 


Our mission is to transform products by taking an integrated approach from design to manufacturing. As we continue to expand our operation, we are looking for experienced leaders to drive the product development to meet increasing customer demands in the field of Cosmetics. Candidates must be self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills, and thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, performance-minded team environment. 


The location for this position is Medford, MA, USA


Responsibility

• Lead commercial product development programs.

• Responsible for indirect management of a cross functional team, including- commercial, finance, R&D, quality, and manufacturing to ensure successful launch of new products.

• Planning, scheduling, forecasting, coordinating, controlling, managing, and delivering all activities for customer facing R&D projects.

• Coordinate and communicate product status regularly to project teams, stakeholders across the value chain and the executive leadership team.

• Cross functional team management - holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work.

• Maintain schedule commit dates to ensure satisfaction of our brand customers.

• Triage issues and track ongoing actions.

• Maintain clear systems of documentation, ensuring that all product decisions are well-documented.

• Manage and continuously improve OPT’s new product introduction process. Help improve team processes and tools.

• Work with the finance team to plan and track project budgets and spending.

• Manage key external suppliers to ensure product continuity.


Requirement

• 7+ years of Project or Program Management experience in fast paced environments, preferably in ISO9001, ISO 22716, or ISO 13485 certified companies 

• Previous experience & understanding of product development, sales, marketing, and manufacturing operations is a plus.

• Experience launching consumer/cosmetics/medical products. Familiar with stage-gate new product introduction process is a plus. • Program management experience using both agile and waterfall methodologies.

• Ability to multitask and manage multiple products in a cross functional environment.

• Ability to drive to tangible results in a timely manner even when the work involves a high-level of ambiguity.

• Experience with managing contracts & relationships with external partners including 3rd party vendors.

• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.

• Strong hands-on experience working with project management and communication tools (e.g. SmartSheet, Confluence, JIRA, etc).

• BS in a business and communication field of study. PMP certification is preferred.