Core Team Leader, Director/Sr. Director

The Core Team Leader (CTL) is one of the most critical roles in QSC's product development function. CTL is essentially a business leader with deep knowledge of products, product development and business acumen that provides ability to connect with global sales functions, R&D, product management, program management, New Product Introduction (NPI) and supply chain. CTL will join QSC's Operational Leadership Team (OLT) that oversees key functions of QSC. This role is key in providing leadership that is both executive level as well as hands on mentoring, coaching and problem solving. Background in high-tech industry and deep knowledge of key areas of product development is critical to successfully lead this role. Knowledge of product development relating to electrical hardware products is a requirement.

Education and Experience:

  • Master degree with 15+ years of experience in product development/product management/R&D
  • Must be proficient in product development process
  • Ability to see big picture vision, while connecting the vision with practical execution plan is a requirement
  • Problem solving and mentoring/coaching skills are a must
  • Self-motivated individual with good interpersonal skills is a must

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Product Development and Project Management
  • Act as project champion; lead execution of all project activities
  • Work closely with the VPs of each Business Unit (and senior sales staff) to get alignment with each BU\u0027s core strategies
  • Act as information conduit between the Core Team and the Product Strategy Group (PSG)
  • Review and approve product definitions and project plans
  • Review progress against plans and commitments; expose and resolve deviations
  • Assist Core Team Members in resolving team and functional conflicts
  • Resolve inter-function conflict
  • Project Schedules and Resources
  • Approve launch dates and resources assignments to projects
  • Ensure consistency between project schedules/budgets and business strategies/operating plans
  • With assistance from Program Manager, coordinate and manage overall project schedule
  • With assistance from Program Manager, coordinate preparation of an integrated resource plan to meet project objectives
  • Notify the PSG of schedule and budget deviations beyond allowed boundaries
  • Project Staffing and Staff Development
  • Approve Core Team Member assignments
  • Evaluate performance of Core Teams as a whole
  • Initiate changes to Core Team Members as required
  • Assist Core Team Members in negotiating project functional team staffing
  • Contribute to performance evaluation of Core Team Members
  • Phase/Milestone Decisions
  • Assess fulfillment of phase/milestone objectives and readiness to move forward
  • Provide clear project business decisions and resource commitments
  • Schedule PSG reviews at major milestones as required
  • Coordinate preparation
  • Resolve open action items

The role requires a dynamic, high-energy, collaborative and driven person who can leverage their own strengths but can also bring the best out of the external network as well as internal employees.

These statements reflect the general details considered to describe the principal functions of the job, and are not to be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

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