Sr. NPI Program Manager - ECU Manufacturing

Newark, CANewarkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFebruary 22, 2024

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobilityAt Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility. We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience. Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.We are currently seeking a Sr. NPI Program Manager, ECU. This position requires someone to lead the Manufacturing ECU team for all NPI, Ramp and Sustaining activates. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work in a systematic manner with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. 


    • Lead the Manufacturing ECU team for all NPI, Ramp and Sustaining activates.
    • Manage Contract Manufacturer operations for all Engineering builds and Production.
    • Track all open operational issues from Engineering builds and drive to resolution.
    • Own and drive quality improvements between builds, create a yield bridge as required.
    • Lead DFx and Design Reviews.
    • Communicate regularly to management on NPI activities and Status for all programs assigned.
    • Collaborate with Global Supply Chain, SQE and Engineering to support material changes resulting from ECO/ECR’s, plan for new material transitions and minimize obsolescence of old material.
    • Process improvement is a key matrix in this position, you will be required to present process, production, planning, NPI improvements and status regularly.
    • Make sure all Processes are documented and released.
    • Review all SOP’s, BOMs & Process documents for accuracy and content for all products.
    • Plan capacity and factory equipment required to meet demand within budget.
    • Lead all communications, upward and downward through the organization; raising key issues and options for resolution with executive teams.
    • Up to 20% travel may be required.

Required Skills:

    • NPI Program Management in an Engineering or Operations role
    • Experience in manufacturing, engineering or product development
    • Experience with Engineering Change Orders (ECO), E&O analysis, planning and material
    • Demonstrated success in fast-paced, changing environments
    • Skilled in working with multiple organizations across different cultures and regions
    • Ability to work in a small, motivated group within a larger origination
    • Deep level of understanding of BOMs structures and change processes.
    • Ability to manage day to day tasks, while driving mid/long term improvements
    • Excellent communication skills (writing and oral)

Required Experience:

    • 10+ years of experience in electronics to end customers
    • At least 5 years of New Product Introduction (NPI) experience
    • Previous Asian CM program management experience, including on-site support required.
    • Experience with high volume Consumer or Enterprise, with Automotive ECU experience a definite plus.
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • ERP, Bug tracking and ECO/BOM systems experience (Examples; NetSuite, Jira, Arena)


    • Bachelor’s degree required, in EE, CS, CE or related field
The compensation range for this position is specific to the locations listed below and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors.SF Bay Area: $115,000 - $165,000 Additional Compensation and Benefits: Lucid offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and 401k. The successful candidate may also be eligible to participate in Lucid's equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs. (Cash or equity incentiveawards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.)Lucid maintains your privacy according to its Candidate Privacy Notice. If you are a California resident, please refer to our California Candidate Privacy Notice. At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations. To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

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