Senior Program Manager in Bayan Lepas at Lumileds

Date Posted: 7/28/2020

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    Bayan Lepas
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Job Description



Sr Program Manager

Penang, Malaysia

Who We Are:

Companies developing automotive, mobile, IoT and illumination lighting applications need a partner who can collaborate with them to push the boundaries of light. With over 100 years of inventions and industry firsts, Lumileds is a global lighting solutions company that helps customers around the world deliver differentiated solutions to gain and maintain a competitive edge. As the inventor of Xenon technology, a pioneer in halogen lighting and the leader in high performance LEDs, Lumileds builds innovation, quality and reliability into its technology, products and every customer engagement. Together with its customers, Lumileds is making the world better, safer, more beautiful—with light.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Lumileds has approximately 9,000 team members supporting operations worldwide. The Lumileds environment is fast-paced, cutting-edge, intelligent and fun! We are looking for exceptional talent to join our team! To learn more, visit

Who You Are:

Program Manager in Matrix Platform who covers worldwide or multi-regional functions. Reports to the Director of Business & Sales Development.

Position Summary:

The Program Manager is responsible for coordinating successful launch into production & volume ramp of LED products and/or technologies. The scope of this effort is worldwide / multi-regional, and spans multiple functions across the company. This position requires a technically grounded individual with a broad-based and varied skill set and experience and with priority on communication, multi-tasking, and issue resolution.  

What You Will Do:

  • Responsible for program management encompassing internal functional groups and possibly suppliers, supply chain partners and customer(s) on an international scope.
  • Significant involvement with product development, manufacturing, supply chain, and other functional groups for purpose of planning/scheduling, issues comprehension and resolution.
  • Define, document and communicate the critical path, timeline and issues lists.
  • Chair cross-functional meetings to drive milestones, typically spanning multiple locations and/or geographic regions.
  • Weekly status publication including risk assessment, risk mitigation and plan forward.
  • Product Development responsibility, from early concept, thru design & development, NPI/transfer to manufacturing, volume ramp up, yield stabilization & improvement, end-of-life planning (on-order/on-hand/WIP dispositioning).
  • Component piece part development experience - drawings, specification, qualification, documentation related to vendor/subcon operations.
  • DFx experience - Design For Assembly, DFQuality, DFManufacturability, DFTest, DFCost.
  • BOM & engineering change notice responsibility.
  • Reliability testing & qualification.
  • Cost model experience.
  • Manufacturing process development experience - parameters of significance, typical document types, industrial engineering fundamentals, etc.
  • Manufacturing experience across product and process types (not singular focus), "dock to stock" (from incoming materials thru finished goods inventorying).
  • Hands-on experience leading manufacturing process transfer activities across an international landscape.
  • Semiconductor manufacturing process familiarity.
  • NPI materials coordination experience.
  • Product development process / product creation process (PCP) comprehensive understanding - lifecycle phases, phase gate review elements, etc.
  • Tools & equipment specification, bid, development, run-off/buy-off & qualification, customer siting, customer acceptance process familiarity.
  • Customer interface & conflict resolution, supplier interface & development experience.
  • Quality systems familiarity.
  • IT enterprise systems & applications and their relationship to product development.
  • Cross-cultural, cross-functional responsibilities & experience, both local & global.
  • Superior communication and team building skills with demonstrated results in delivering of the goods.
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel internationally on short notice.

What You Will Bring (Required Qualifications): 

•        Minimum 5 years’ experience in Program Management including broad scope international, multi-tier supply chain programs.

•        Demonstrated capability with both technical and logistical risk assessment and risk mitigation, critical path assessment and contingency planning, “forward vision” issues identification and avoidance planning.

•        Proven ability to take decisive action and deliver tangible results in a fast-paced cross-functional organization and highly competitive industry.

•        Excellent internal and external communication and interpersonal skills; experience with developing and delivering executive level and customer presentations with impact.

•        Vision to enable the drive to solutions: "what does it take?" compared to "is it possible?" mentality.

•        PMP certification highly desirable.

Education (Minimum Level)

  • Bachelor's

Field of Study

  • Electronics, Optics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Years of Experience (Minimum)

  • 5 - 7 years

Licenses / Certifications

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A

Lumileds is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer