Operations Project Manager – Design for Value

GN Audio
Ballerup - Denmark
Published: February 02, 2018
Are you interested in materials technology and driven by working with product development? Do you want to use your technical expertise and commercial understanding to optimize the value of our new products during our New Product Development (NPD) process? And would you like to take Design for Value into our products from concept phase to mass production?

Through its Jabra brand, GN Audio is a world leader in innovative hands free audio solutions, and as Operations Project Manager, you work in Operations Project Management within Global Operations. With your technical skills and commercial flair, you work with Product Management and R&D in building solid business cases from concepts to actual product delivery.

We work with global sourcing
Working in a global team with offices in China and Denmark, you join a team of dedicated colleagues in Ballerup, Denmark. We work with strategic sourcing and build solid business cases for any new Products being launched together with R&D and Product Marketing.

As Operations Project Manager, it is your responsibility to guard the product cost by challenging R&D on their suggested technologies, specifications or material selections. You will use your experience to work with the responsible Commodity Manager in Global Sourcing and the responsible Partner Manager to ensure the best possible product cost.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

• Ensure that all Global Operations activities are engaged in projects during our New Product Development process.
• Support the organization with value/cost analysis on our products, e.g. via should cost modelling.
• Investigate and motivate for cost effective design and manufacturability through mapping of value/cost opportunities related to product and design options.
• Reduce product cost uncertainty and risk.
• Enforce standardization and modularization where applicable.
• Successfully manage your stakeholders to ensure commitment to achieve best product cost.

For us success is measured as defining and achieving ambitious product cost targets in a professional way.

Technical understanding combined with commercial skills
You probably have a technical background, combined with 5+ years of international business and economics experience, providing you with great commercial skills – although having had operational ownership within a mechanical or electronic segment. Moreover:

• You have a background within Sourcing/Procurement with a detailed understanding of cost drivers on both component and product assembly level. Cross functional experience is an advance.
• You are experienced in working with product development understanding cost of parts, surface structures and tools. Consumer electronics experience is an advantage.
• You have proven project management experience, and it is a plus if you have worked with MRP systems.
• You speak and write fluent English. Danish is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

As a person, you are solution orientated and have a good business understanding combined with cost consciousness and strong interpersonal and negotiation competences. You have a strong drive, allowing you to challenge the way we do things and you maintain a passion for quality and attention to details. Finally, you have a strong customer focus and thrive, working in a team where you share your knowledge.

If this position has caught your attention and you wish to apply, please forward a short cover letter with your motivation for applying along with your resume. If you want to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact Director of Operations Project & Partner Management, Per Romose, by phone no.: +45 2466 4038.

Deadline for applications is February 23, 2018. We review applications on an on-going basis and expect to conduct interviews in February.

GN Audio – Jabra
Jabra makes life sound better by developing intelligent sound solutions that transform lives through the power of sound, enabling you to hear more, do more & be more than you ever thought possible.

Our integrated headset and communications solutions assist professionals in all types of businesses in being more productive. Our wireless headsets and earbuds are designed to fit any lifestyle - from sports enthusiasts to commuters and office workers.

Jabra is part of the GN group, which operates in more than 90 countries across the world. Founded in 1869, GN group today has more than 5,000 employees.