at QuEST Global in Rockford, Illinois, United States
New Production Introduction Operations Lead
Quest Global is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.
We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.
As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.
We have an immediate need for a New Product Introduction Operations Lead at our aerospace location in Rockford ILL . The primary focus of this position is to function as the Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead for the " Produce to Deliver " phase of programs, driving actions and setting priorities for the team in order to meet customer delivery milestones.
Roles & Responsibilities:
+ Create and manage the Industrial Plan for development programs. This includes tracking schedules and progress for vendors and internal plant sites to ensure flawless on-time delivery of initial production units
+ Identify supply chain and operations risks and drive risk mitigation plans.
+ Perform professional or management work regularly across multiple manufacturing disciplines
+ Help drive industrial recoveries as needed in the supply chain, including but not limited to finding alternate sources, driving rate readiness reviews with critical suppliers, etc
The ideal candidate will have the following combination of education and experience:
+ Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR Advanced degree and 3 years of relevant experience OR In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.
+ 3 years of Aerospace Operations/ Manufacturing experience is preferred
+ Excellent oral & written communication skills with the ability to work and interact at all levels of an organization.
+ Demonstrated leadership ability.
+ Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required.
Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
+ Mostly Office Environments, Occasional Shop Floor involvement.
+ Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
+ Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
+ Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
+ Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9AM to 4PM
+ Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations.
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.
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Total Years of Exp:
3 – 6