NPI Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Eningen unter Achalm


VIAVI Solutions is looking for an NPI Manufacturing Engineering manager to lead the New Product and Sustaining Engineering team in Eningen. Reporting directly to Head of Production & Manufacturing Engineering, appointed person will be accountable for the Development and Support of manufacturing process tied to the Radio Test and Avionics Product.

The person in this role will be influencing the R&D organization through the Product Development Process, specifically through Design For Everything (DFx) input and Sustaining Engineering to meet Operational, Cost, Quality and Delivery targets. In addition to this the incumbent will have significant influence at our Contract Manufacturer (CM) to define manufacturing processes, to reduce manufacturing cost, and to improve product yields and quality. Subsequently this role is accountable for Internal Manufacturing and Customer facing product quality performance.

Responsibilities of the NPI Manufacturing Engineering Manager at VIAVI Solutions

NPI - Brings the manufacturing strategy to NPI project, defines the project manufacturing requirements.

  • Development of the Manufacturing Process tied to all NPI.
  • Ensures DFx and Final Assembly and Test (FAsT) criteria and limitations are accounted for in product design reviews.
  • Ensures that new products are reliable, manufacturable and supportable from the outset – meeting company quality goals – DFX process
  • Ensures that sufficient test capabilities are included in the product or its software – DFx process
  • Assesses risk imposed by new components, manufacturing processes, and change of business processes. Coordinates or perform validation activities.
  • Acts as a conduit to the Internal VIAVI and CM and key component vendors or subcontractors, ensure R&D uses components aligned to organization’s supply chain strategies - DF Supply chain.
  • Works with VIAVI Operations and CM to create Test and Assembly procedures
  • Manages product stewardship – Design for CM Environment etc.

Mature Manufacturing

  • Accountable for Managing the Annual Failure Rate (AFR), Initial Delivery Error (IDE) and Manufacturing Yield performance.
  • Create and drive the quality CM system that will control the quality of our products within business metrics.
  • Provide the Engineering leadership to support NPI team and CM Support Engineers.
  • Support Supply Chain Mgt cost reduction efforts. Coordinates or perform validation activities

Customer Escalation Management – Owner of Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action.

  • Liaise with the field on customer quality issues [First Year Rate (FYR) and IDE].
  • Understand the issues seen by the customer and channel the information into Division and CM.
  • Manage the CM and Business to drive the root cause analysis and corrective action.


  • NPI – Cost, quality, delivery as described in Product Development Plan
  • Product Quality – IDE, AFR, Manufacturing Yield, PCBA repair strategy.
  • Process Efficiency – Test Time, Cycle Time, Test Repeatability and Reliability
  • Test Development – Commonality of Test Environment, Cost, CAPEX, Postponed product configuration to FGI, Test Time / Cycle Time


  • Electronic or Telecommunications Degree or in a similiar discipline
  • Test & Product Engineering Leadership Role – extensive and proven hands on experience
  • New Product Introduction – Proven experience in New Product Introduction of HW and SW products.
  • Technical Domain knowledge – Can clearly communicate at an engineering level with R&D, Marketing and CM Engineering Team.
  • Manufacturing Experience – Has operated in a Manufacturing environment and can demonstrate excellent engineering capability.
  • Continual Process Improvement – Has a proven record of Managing and driving CPI activities with direct and remote teams.
  • Experience in Third Party Management – Experience of successfully managing the relationship with a third-party organisation and communicating across all levels of management
  • Quickly creates credibility – Confident, able to effectively and positively communicate, instils trust in the commitments given to both our CM and CommTest management.
  • Negotiation and Influencing skills - Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo and to influence the actions and opinions of others in third party organizations.
  • Leadership – Accepted throughout the senior leadership team as a credible leader with strong organisational development skills.
    • Ability to develop and lead a team of highly motivated, self-directed Project Managers, Product Engineers and Test Engineers
    • Interpersonal skills (influence others without direct reporting relationship)
    • Presentation skills (communicate key points modifying the message and style based on audience)
    • Results focused and action oriented; ability to consistently deliver results
  • Program/Project Management – Experience in leading Business Group programs

If you have what it takes to push boundaries and seize opportunities, apply to join our team today. 

VIAVI Solutions is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

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Anzeigenart Stellenangebot
Arbeitszeit Vollzeit
Vertragsart Festanstellung
Berufliche Praxis mit Personalverantwortung
Aus- und Weiterbildung Abschluss Hochschule / Berufsakademie / Duales Studium
Berufskategorie Produktion, Forschung und Entwicklung / Produktion
Arbeitsort Arbachtalstraße 5, 72800 Eningen unter Achalm


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