Project Manager III

Panasonic Avionics - Lake Forest, CA3.7

About PAC:
Who We Are: Panasonic Avionics takes entertainment to new heights. We’re the world’s leading supplier of (IFEC) inflight entertainment and communications systems that allow airborne passengers to get their fix of live TV, movies, music, interactive games, maps, and much more! We make traveling on airplanes more exciting!

What We Value:
As an organization, we value people who are motivated and driven. We value a collaborative work environment that enhances careers and positively impacts society. We value our diverse work culture committed to delivering products and achieving high results. Seeing our products bring delight to others is just one way we measure success.

Why You Should Join:
A job is only part of what we offer. See how you can flourish in a career while getting the support and resources from some of the most talented people in the industry. You will work on technology that makes traveling the world that much better. Lastly, you will be rewarded with world class benefits and competitive wages. Come aboard, we’ve been expecting you!

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Lead a cross-functional team responsible for managing Engineering activities required to fulfill commitments for an airline customer program.
Definition of Project Scope
Participate in the development and analysis of customer requirements.
Identify all customer deliverables which may include production items (mechanical, electronic and/or electromechanical assemblies), software, media, customer racks, documentation and systems.Creation of Project Plans
Identify internal deliverables which may include plans, schedules and other documents, prototypes, test equipment, software, test racks and more.
Identify and secure resources required for all project tasks.
Coordinate the procurement and selection of parts, materials and components with suppliers.
Lead the team to establish a comprehensive, end-to-end project plan and schedule to which the team has “buy-in”.Tracking & Project Execution
Maintain and manage to the project plan and schedule.
Lead the team to coordinate design, development, documentation, integration, test and certification activities across functional groups to meet committed deliverables to customer schedule, cost and technical requirements.
Manage third party development.
Apply standard techniques, procedures, processes and criteria to engineering assignments.Communication
Coordinate pre-production and design transfer to manufacturing.
Coordinate initial customer deliveries.Conduct well planned, effective meetings which drive actions.

Education and Experience:
B.S. degree or higher in EE or CS or related degree/experience.
7+ years of software and/or hardware engineering development experience.
9+ years experience in project management of software, electronics, mechanics, and/or circuit design
Expert ability to employ continual process improvement.
Exceptional communication skills and ability to manage customer interface, provide status updates to management, and to interface with different engineering groups.
The role requires excellent communication skills, ability to see the “big picture” and ability to direct efforts appropriately on prioritized tasks.
Exceptional time management skills combined with a skilled ability to multiplex across different tasks/programs while tracking and maintaining issues.
Proficient experience with Microsoft MS Office products, Excel, Project, Visio and Oracle.
Demonstrated and proven ability to effectively and professionally work in a fast-paced, ever changing environment and meet stringent deadlines.
Having a wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Uses independent judgment to ensure projects/assignments are completed accurately and on-time and may be tasked with ensuring work of others is completed in a timely manner.
Some travel to various sites as required, up to 20%, to support in-field problems.

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.