We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Program Manager for the topic of optical fiber interconnects to join our R&D team and lead the development and implementation of customer driven projects, internal projects and publicly funded projects on optical fiber interconnect. Typical technology fields may be around active alignment of optical fibers, co-packaged optics for datacom and lidar applications. As the Program Manager for fiber interconnects, you will be responsible for overseeing the planning, execution, and delivery of projects related to different aspects of optical fiber connection technologies like fiber preparation, alignment and fixation. This includes strategic planning of the activities together with sales and business development, the prioritization and development of work backlogs and the supervision of the daily work within the individual sprints. You will collaborate and manage cross-functional teams, manage project timelines, budgets, and resources, and ensure the successful completion of projects within scope and objectives.
- Program Management: Take ownership of the overall program management lifecycle, including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure of optical fiber interconnect projects, with a focus on active alignment, co-packaged optics, telecom/datacom, and lidar applications.
- Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with internal teams such as sales, marketing, engineering and manufacturing, to ensure alignment and coordination throughout the project lifecycle.
- Stakeholder Management: Engage with key stakeholders, including customers, vendors, and academic partners, to understand their requirements, address concerns, and foster collaborative relationships.
- Budget and Resource Management: Develop and manage project budgets, including resource allocation, cost estimation, and tracking expenditures to ensure projects are delivered within budget constraints.
- Continuous Improvement: Identify areas for process improvement and drive initiatives to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and scalability of optical fiber interconnect programs.
- Industry Trends and Compliance: Stay updated with the latest advancements in optical fiber interconnect technologies, industry standards and regulatory requirements. Ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards in these domains.