Product Change Manager (Configuration Management)
Job Type : Contract 12 months +
Location/City : CT - Wilton
Category : Manufacturing
Region : Northeast
Id : 25539
Contract/Flex, Temp to Perm and or Direct
M-F 40 hours 18 months
Client’s technologies require multidisciplinary engineering. Cross-sector teams create change requests based on improvement ideas, problem reports and customer requests. These teams need optimal guidance and coordination. Your job is to steer for a complete impact analysis and business case for each change request. The analysis and business case should cover aspects from engineering, supply chain, Client factory and customer service.
The product changes also include implementation strategies through the product life cycle. You will support a multidisciplinary, cross-sector team to create this. Furthermore, you will chair a "change board" meeting with cross-sector representatives, where the prepared change requests are to be discussed and accepted before the work planning will be started.
Your tasks will be:
To manage the quality of the impact analysis and business case for change requests.
To manage on realistic implementation strategies.
To organize and chair the Change Board meeting, managing multiple stakeholders.
To manage on clear decision making and decision recording.
To steer for an optimal and agreed balance between cost, time and quality of changes.
To manage on a minimal processing time of any change request, while balancing quality.
To coordinate and coach the members of the change board on the Client product change process and how this process is evolving.
To monitor the implementation of changes.
To contribute to the implementation and development of configuration management (CM) including supporting the professionalization of the team of change managers.
To provide input on CM set-up (baselines, product plan) in an early stage of the Client Product Generation Process (PGP).
Bachelor degree or MSc degree or equivalent experience
At least 5 years of work experience, of which at least 2 years of experience in new product introductions.
Experience in organizational change management.
Experience in a role combining analytical and conceptual skills with business sense; ability to compile a business case while dealing with many uncertainties.
Experience in operations; ability to foresee impact of changes.
Configuration Management certification (CMII module 1-4) is preferred.
Natural leader, outgoing, easy to be approached.
Emphatic, can build a coalition.
Focus on structure, prioritization and decisiveness, remains persistent until the goal has been reached.
Demonstrate effective, constructive cooperation, gives feedback and can highlight the learnings.
Can make a work breakdown, paving a path to a longer term goal.
Analytical and creative skills
Context of the position
The product change managers are positioned in the CM Organization governed by the CM Board, with executives across the sectors (Development & Engineering and Operations). You will work together with CM experts, trainers and change board members (including PDM, financial controller, marketing, supply chain, sourcing, factory representative, etc.).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
-The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
-The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
-May require travel dependent on company needs.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
-Can work under deadlines.
-The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
-Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
-Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
-Can learn and apply new information or skills.
|How to Apply:|
|Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job: Product Change Manager (Configuration Management) (#25539-MH1639)|