Senior Manager, Program Management (Advanced Manufacturing)

Pittsburgh, PA
8 months ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.
Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow? 
Role Description
This important role will report to the CTO and will manage the growing Technical Program Management team supporting Advanced Manufacturing. This group will enable the development and production ramping of innovative hardware products. We are looking for an experienced manager of program teams to help shape how we think, develop and execute on all things manufacturing at Form Energy from pilot builds to mass manufacturing. This role will sit in our Pennsylvania location with travel as needed. 

What You'll Do:

  • People management of a technical program manager team with a focus on team development, growth and continuous improvement
  • Support the VP, Advanced Manufacturing in developing and implementing a general manufacturing strategy that is harmonized with commercial objectives, supply chain, and product roadmap to bring Form Energy’s novel multi-day energy storage technology to market at scale, cost, and quality.
  • Establish program management principles for manufacturing engineering and how they connect to our product development process
  • Generate manufacturing development schedules and execution plans indicating critical path and key decision milestones
  • Work with team members to translate the top-down corporate strategy and milestones into detailed roadmaps, timelines, and deliverables
  • Prepare and lead cross-functional reviews to escalate issues and enable program execution 
  • Facilitate communication and cross functional alignment within the Advanced Manufacturing organization and with other Form Energy teams
  • Hold team members accountable for meeting schedule commitments

What You'll Bring:

  • BS or MS degree in an engineering or management discipline
  • 4+ years experience as a people manager
  • 10+ years of experience in equipment design, manufacturing operations, engineering, and/or program management
  • Ability to lead without authority, foster trust, build credibility
  • Understanding of high-volume manufacturing processes, operations management, and supply chain management
  • Excellent planning, collaboration, and facilitation skills to manage complex cross-functional projects and take ambiguous assignments to completion
  • Experience presenting to executive level management on program status, recommendations, and priorities
  • A blend of business and technical knowledge allowing for big-picture vision and the ability to dive deep into specific challenges
  • An ability to provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to each appropriate audience
  • Ability to influence and thrive within a rapidly changing / growing organization
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Besides joining a community of people working to make the world better, Form Energy commits to you equitable compensation, stock options, and offers a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need to thrive.
We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page
At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric ...

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