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Optics Project Manager

Job in Zurich - Switzerland
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Company: Albelissa S.r.l
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-11-07
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Electrical Engineer, Quality Engineering
  • Management
    Program Manager, Project Manager
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position: Optics Project Manager - Zurich

Description

Our Swiss client, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance optical sensor solutions is in search of a:

Optics Project Manager

Description: The focus of this role is on the development of leading-edge, complex optical solutions, with an emphasis on optical element development and integration. Although a Project Management role, we are looking for strong candidates with technical skills and understanding in the fields of optics, electronics and module integration both in terms of design and manufacture.

Role & Responsibilities:

Working for the Manager of Optics Projects, the Project Manager will be expected to carry out the following duties:
  • Work directly with division internal Engineering to design new, innovative, optical elements and systems o Liaise directly with Business Lines for new product developments
  • Liaise directly with Sourcing to identify appropriate global suppliers for externally manufactured optical components, module assembly and test services
  • Work directly with Asia Engineering and manufacturing for the realization of optical elements and module products using internal technologies and testing approaches
  • Gather and collate all necessary new optical product development documentation from each Business Line e.g. specifications, cost targets and production forecast o Plan the complete Engineering portion of the development, present and explain the planning across all involved Business Lines
  • Manage the optics project activities for the approved projects, regularly report progress, costs and changes to the involved Business Lines
  • Maintain all necessary project documentation for the Product Development Process 
  • Background & Skills:

  • Strong, broad technical understanding of optics and related manufacturing
  • Excellent organizational skills, and ability to create new tools “on the fly” to improve efficiency
  • Skills in MS Project, Powerpoint, Word etc.
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • German knowledge an advantage
  • Education/experience:

  • BSc or higher education in an Engineering or Science discipline required
  • Education in optics a major advantage, but not a requirement
  • Solid industry experience (at least 5 years) in optical product develop, opto-electronics or similar discipline a major advantage
  • Previous experience in Project Management for Product Development required 
  • Soft Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills for clear, concise communication between the Business Lines and Divisions
  • Confidence and authority in the area of optical technology
  • Agility in a fast-moving development environment
  • A strong personality to be able to both challenge and motivate the division's development teams
  • Resilience in the face of challenges
  • Out-of-the-box approach to problem solving
  • Ability to simplify seemingly complex problems, get to the point quickly and formulate actions to resolve practically
  • Required Skills

    experience in a similar role, Project Management or Product Development

    5yrs industry experience in opto-electronics or the semiconductor industry

    English fluency

    EU citizen

    Optional Skills

    German

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    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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