Manage multi-disciplined, cross-departmental development teams and regularly monitor project and BOM (Bill of Materials) costs, schedule and priorities
Provide clear and timely communication to the team regarding project goals and milestones. Work with the team to ensure design documents and action items are reviewed and completed in-line with expected delivery dates
Understand the critical path(s) and dependencies and manage potential risks as far in advance as possible. Escalate issues early in order to give the project maximum opportunity to problem solve or pivot
Utilize Agile methodology and Scrum tools to support sprint planning, daily standups, and sprint reviews
Work with Project Management to create and maintain project schedules, provide visibility to project data, highlight key dependencies, and reduce churn by facilitating decision-making, managing budgets, measuring performance
Work with Product Management to understand product requirements and ensure that design goals are met
Work with Engineering and Manufacturing to develop accurate bills-of-materials, establish product costs, identify long-lead components, and ensure a successful transition from design to manufacturing
Provide clear reporting, as needed, including attending a bi-weekly meeting with the executive staff to review the project and related business case status
Ensure Major Milestones are understood by all of the cross-functional teams and appropriately tracked
Focus on best outcomes.
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
5+ years experience as a Project Manager or Engineer in a hardware product development environment
Experience creating an effective team environment, building strong relationships, negotiation, solving problems, resolving conflicts, and managing resources in a matrix environment.
Experience working with Asian suppliers a plus
Experience developing audio products a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to effectively communicate with technical development teams as well as executive-level personnel
Hands-on management approach with strong attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
Ability to evaluate situations, make difficult decisions, and act in a proactive manner
Strong interpersonal skills that instill trust, respect, and high personal work standards
Fluent in Agile, Microsoft Project and Office Applications
Ability to travel internationally
Knowledge of Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) and culture a plus
Musical/guitar background a plus
About Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc.
Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc. is committed to providing the best products for guitar players through three distinct brands: Yamaha, Line 6, and Ampeg.
Yamaha began making classical guitars in 1941 and later introduced the legendary FG180 acoustic, a forefather of the FG series. Since then, Yamaha has created class-leading instruments, including the SBG and Pacifica electric guitars, BB basses, APX electro acoustics, the unique Silent Guitar and the TransAcoustic guitar.
Line 6 is known for products that leverage groundbreaking digital technology. With a long history of firsts, Line 6 has a proven track record in defining new product categories for guitarists. Recently, the best-selling flagship Helix® guitar processor has received numerous accolades and awards.
Ampeg has produced some of the music industry's most innovative amplification products including the first bass combo amp, the first guitar amp with reverb and the de facto stage bass amp, the SVT. Since the 1940s, Ampeg has offered unique and often first-to-market features and performance capabilities, resulting in six U.S. patents under the Ampeg brand name.