Manager, Product Data Management

Google - Sunnyvale, CA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $160,000 a year
Minimum qualifications:
BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.

10 years of industry experience in one or more of the following fields: Product Data Management, New Product Introduction (NPI), manufacturing operations, development or operations engineering.

Experience Program Managing the scoping and delivery of PDM system implementations and/or managing PDM software upgrades from the business perspective working closely with IT.

Experience with engineering change order (ECO) processes and best practices.

Preferred qualifications:
Masters degree.

10 years of experience working with Product Data Management software.

Experience with Product Lifecycle Management or Product Data Management operations support. End-to-end Supply Chain Operations experience.

Demonstrated ability to lead complex, strategic, and operational initiatives. Capability to think strategically, balancing a broad range of internal and external factors when identifying problems, proposing solutions, and making decisions.

Self-starter, detail-oriented, proactive problem-solver that is able to meet set strategic goals in a dynamic environment.

Effective communication skills and team player. Developed computer applications skills and attention to detail.
About the job
Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines.

Product Data Management (PDM) is critical to Google Technical Infrastructures success ensuring we achieve on-time New Product Introduction builds, production ramp and maintain supply continuity during sustaining.

As the Manager of PDM, you will build, develop and lead a growing team of Program Managers, Engineering Change Order Coordinators, and Contractors to achieve operational excellence, implement and manage strategies to ensure team goals align with partners and are met. You will serve as a thought leader for the strategic programs managed by your team. You will oversee and execute high-risk and complex programs and guide your team as they partner with the Engineering and Operations teams to ensure the PDM functions scale to meet Google’s requirements. Additionally, you will work with your team to identify processes and tools to help scale master data management overall. You will build and maintain relationships with cross-functional leaders within Google, promoting the team (internally and externally) and influence the strategic direction.
Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible. Responsibilities

Be the primary point of contact for the PDM team, responsible for long-term vision and strategy, resourcing, hiring, driving goals, workload balancing, staff development, and cross-functional engagement with relevant groups.

Develop and establish data management policies, including setting up the relevant processes and tools.

Manage the team to ensure operational and project deliverables (SLAs and quality) are met in line with the operational needs to ensure supply continuity. Manage contract and vendor relationships.

Enable and motivate the team on process improvements and tools development to enable speed and scale.

Interface closely with Engineering, other cross functional departments and third parties.
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