Operations Project Manager at Murata (San Diego, CA)

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pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor's 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission-to enhance Murata's world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi's product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi's team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.

Job Summary

The Operations Project Manager supports complex, cross-functional Operations projects, including introduction of new manufacturing facilities and new test equipment or related processes. Using project management skills and best practices the Operations Project Manager facilitates planning discussions and drives the cross-functional team to meet deliverables and milestone commitments to ensure successful project launches.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:
  • Managing a collection of Operations projects through planning, execution and tracking.
  • Build, monitor, and maintain the project tracking system to capture: WBS, Schedule, milestones, resources, costs and deliverables.
  • Lead cross-functional project status reviews to track the agreed to plan and reporting status.
  • Provides project leadership and active participation to guide the project team and key stakeholders from concept to delivery.
  • Anticipates and identifies project risks, schedule slips or changes to analyze the scope, cost and resource impact. Drives resolution of internal issues when the project deviates from plan.
  • Facilitates negotiation and conflict resolution across all levels, assigns actions and escalates as needed.
  • Identify, scope and lead cross-functional process improvement projects impacting efficiency and on-time execution.
  • Implement tools, techniques and processes to enable informed decision.

Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Critical Thinking : Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations.
  • Working with Ambiguity : Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited information and supervision.
  • Communicate Effectively : Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling.
  • Developing Plans : Follows PM best practices in working with teams to develop detailed and complete plans. Clearly defines goals and actions required to accomplish them
  • Driving Project to Completion : Keeps current on project status; makes sure people are aware of project status and what they need to do to keep things moving; redirects project resources and activities to overcome setbacks; elevates project concerns to senior levels of leadership when appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)
  • 5 years of experience in the semiconductor industry especially with projects from design initiation through high-volume shipment.
  • Experience working with a variety of project management and business analytic tools (e.g., ERP, Workfront, SharePoint, MS Office Suite)
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to influence and negotiate with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to travel to Asia as needed

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience successfully working and communicating with off-shore assembly and test subcontractors.
  • Certificate in Project Management, highly preferred.

Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in information systems, engineering or business management. Technical Degree in Engineering or other related discipline preferred.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including "protected veterans" under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logoand UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP andDuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents: http://patents.psemi.com
More Information on Murata
Murata operates in the Hardware industry. The company is located in Smyrna, GA. Murata was founded in 1944. It has 10001 total employees. To see all 42 open jobs at Murata, click here.
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