New Product Integration – Product Manager

Valcor specializes in the design and manufacture of Solenoid Valves and control components for liquids and gases in critical applications in the aerospace, nuclear, light industrial and scientific industries.

Valcor is one of the largest and most recognized suppliers of fluid control products in the aircraft, aerospace, and military fields. In fact, almost every airborne vehicle depends on Valcor in some way.

Valcor’s strength and reputation are the result of delivering high-quality, reliable fluid control products to customers with unique and hard-to-handle applications. Our heritage of more than six decades of technical innovation and reliable performance is evident in every valve we manufacture and supply to customers. Valcor’s professional production staffs take pride in applying their skills, with the latest technology and equipment, to create truly superior products.

Thus, the millions of diverse valves we’ve made have one basic thing in common: QUALITY.

Job Title New Product Integration – Product Manager
Location Springfield, NJ
Benefits Company Sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Company Matching 401(k)
Compensation Compensation commensurate with experience/education
Roles & Responsibilities
  • 100% On time execution of operations related development milestones in accordance with project plan to include the oversight and delivery of prototype hardware, qual unit hardware, and LRIP production hardware of new development products.
  • Partnering with Engineering, Program Management, WC owners to ensure parts are moving through facility in accordance with or ahead of schedule.
  • Communicating execution risks and opportunities to Leadership.
  • Ensuring that appropriate risk mitigation plans are in place at the start of execution (ie: planning orders, yield factors, enlisting manufacturing engineering involvement, etc).
  • Document lessons learned and opportunities for manufacturing improvements for any subsequent higher volume orders.
  • Coordination of all necessary resources (quality, manf engineering, design engineering, to ensure that all the necessary players have the information to move forward seamlessly.
  • Drive rapid resolution of ECO’s, EO’s and MRB for development parts.
  • Proactive planning to identify when we should be outsourcing vs. insourcing parts in order to reduce overall lead time and risk to execution.
  • Work with engineering and operations to drive cost improvement projects to ensure gross margin targets are achieved for hardware deliverables.
  • Produce hardware execution schedules to provide to management and/or customers.
  • Maintaining accurate data in ERP system to include commit dates, open/active orders, quantities, etc.
  • Drive a culture of accountability, attention to detail and strict adherence to Valcor Personal Guarantee Program and Quality Management System.
  • Responsible for performance management and overall safety of any direct reports.
Desired Experience
  • Mechanical/Industrial engineering degree preferred.
  • 5-10 years’ of project execution experience in an engineered to order Automotive or Aerospace production/operations environment.
  • 3 + years as a Supervisor or Team Leadership role.
  • Knowledge of AMS 2680/2681 welding with associated NDT requirements.
  • MRP/ERP experience with either SAP or Epicor is desired.
  • Ability to create and maintain MS project Schedules is a must.
  • Experience with project costing tracking and cost reduction activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to leadership in both a verbal and non-verbal manor.
  • Ability to drive process improvements and cultural change, be a change agent.
  • Ability to identify risk and develop plans to mitigate.