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PDS Tech Inc Program Manager - NPI Materials (Program Manager I) in Santa Clara, California

PDS Tech Commercial, Inc. is seeking candidates (TWO) for a Program Manager - NPI Materials (Program Manager I) in Cupertino, CA and Austin, TX. 2 roles OPEN.

Job Title: Program Manager - NPI Materials (Program Manager I) - 2 POSITIONS

Job Type: Full time; Contract ( 6 months )

Location: Cupertino, CA (hybrid, so MUST be local) and Austin, TX (REMOTE)

Schedule: First shift, hybrid

Pay Rate: $60.00 - $67.00 per hour (depending on experience)

Job Description:

Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. A successful NPI Materials Program Manager is a natural leader and facilitator; is driven, organized, detail oriented and a supply chain expert; excels in program/project management; thrives in an ambiguous environment; is an innovator and strives for continuous improvement in all aspects of the role; manages through relationships and influence.

This role is responsible for material planning, forecasting, and readiness to enable technology development, new product development, supply qualification and factory readiness. This role is a primary interface between Engineering, Operations, Finance, Procurement, and Supplier/Manufacturing Partner(s).

  • Lead materials budget planning and spend management through partnering with Finance and Engineering

  • Lead clear to build (CTB) for pre-production build phases

  • Propose optimized supply planning to ensure on-time build schedule. Drive closure of materials issues

  • Work closely with Engineering to manage multiple or alternate source qualifications through build management

  • Lead NPI materials process improvement

  • Lead daily or weekly supply planning meetings with Manufacturer Partners


  • BS/BA with 3 - 5 years or comparable professional experience

Key Qualifications:

  • NPI (New Product Introduction) supply chain management experience

  • Project/Program management skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Detailed oriented and excellent organizational skills

  • Demonstrated ability/experience working in constantly changing environment

  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities

  • Proficiency in Excel

  • Technical expertise and prior OEM management experience a plus

  • Knowledge in Agile, SAP, Oracle, Numbers, Keynote, and Pages a plus

  • PMP, APICS, CSCP or CPIM a plus

Required Skills:

  • Excel Proficiency

  • OEM Management

  • Organizational Skills

  • Program Management

  • New Production Introduction

  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Skills

  • Supply Chain Management

Additional Skills:

  • Agile

  • Material Planning

  • Process Improvement

  • Build Management

  • Supplier Management

  • Language 1: English (Speak, Read, and Write)

Pay Details: $60.00 to $67.62 per hour

Benefit offerings available for our associates include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, additional voluntary benefits, EAP program, commuter benefits and a 401K plan. Our benefit offerings provide employees the flexibility to choose the type of coverage that meets their individual needs. In addition, our associates may be eligible for paid leave including Paid Sick Leave or any other paid leave required by Federal, State, or local law, as well as Holiday pay where applicable.

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The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records subject to federal contractor requirements and/or security clearance requirements.