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Carbon

Advancing 3D printing.

Senior Product Development Manager
Redwood City, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science, we are committed to delivering on the promise of 3D printing, enabling commercial customers to go beyond basic prototyping to 3D manufacturing.  Our company is built on the idea that diverse fields of study must come together to solve intractable problems. We have grand ambitions to create technology that will influence industry around the world.
 
Carbon is looking for a cross-functional Program Manager to lead highly visible & strategic programs centered around our mission to reinvent how polymeric products are designed and digitally manufactured toward a sustainable future. Working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science, Program Managers at Carbon, drive our success by aligning the cross functional teams at Carbon in the execution to develop and launch new products.
 
You will be joining a diverse team with a vibrant culture, where team success is as important as celebrating individual contributions. Help us change the world and we will help you change yours.
 
Responsibilities:
Establish ownership of one or more highly complex programs by turning strategic initiative into executable plans. Drive overall program execution to completion across all organizations involved in product launch, navigating intentional and unintentional changes along the way.  
Provide consistent team leadership through influence and example. Maintain team focus on achieving product requirements and project milestones. Provide continuity from the start to end of a project, managing cross-functional technical teams to successfully meet deliverables, as it moves through the various phases of product development.
Manage program deliverables and transitions between Engineering and Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Product Management, Customer Service & Support, Marketing & Sales, and Finance to ensure that program goals are being met.  Seek out and drive collaboration across departments.
Drive decision making through effective and efficient analysis to instigate decisions that deliver results. Steer the team to meet technical product goals. Maintain alignment between project direction and product strategy, escalating and socializing decisions appropriately.   
Anticipate bottlenecks in the development cycle and identify technical impacts on the organization as they relate to business requirements. Act to mitigate risks and remove roadblocks by bringing energy and thoughtful guidance to all natures of problem solving, while tracking issues through to resolution. 
Promote effective, efficient, and proactive information flow between functions, and across organizational levels, to maintain continuous awareness and alignment of status, decisions, and course of action.  Act as a strategic partner with senior management in all functions of product development and launch.
Requirements:
Strong leadership skills:  Experience leading complex technical and operational programs with proven ability to establish comprehensive plans, manage risk, analyze opportunities, and define successful approaches. Demonstrate good judgement and the ability to work productively without supervision.
Strong problem-solving skills:  Ability to identify issues and work proactively in addressing them.  Action and detail oriented in responding to obstacles.  Creative and methodic ability to lead teams in addressing problems.
Strong general management skills:  Individuals must be self-motivated in an entrepreneurial environment.  Multitaskers, able to work effectively on their own, as well as in a team setting. Must be able to navigate a matrix project structure, sharing responsibilities with other managers. Must have good time management skills with a knack for corralling cross-functional teams around plans and priorities.
Strong communication skills: Must be able to exhibit poised leadership in a dynamic fast-paced environment.  Ability to take ambiguous situations and add structure and clarity for the team.  Must be able to effectively escalate, report status, and relay direction/decisions across organizations, and at all levels of the company in both written and in-person scenarios.
Bachelor or Masters degree, preferably in a technical discipline, with 10+ years professional work experience in technical management, project management, or other cross-functional role in launching new products.
 
 
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Carbon, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.