Senior Project Manager – High-Speed Photonic Components

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    Senior Project Manager – High-Speed Photonic Components


    Senior Project Manager – High-Speed Photonic Components

    CIENA CANADA Québec, Quebec

    Engineering and science
    Posted + 30 days ago | Still Open
    Permanent Full time As soon as possible


    Senior Project Manager – High-Speed Photonic Components

    Job Description:

    As a member of the R&D High-Speed Photonic Component (HSPC) organization at Ciena Québec, your role will consist of defining and managing optical components/modules development projects from the concept/feasibility study up to the general availability (GA) of the product. According to the target requirements, you will be responsible of defining the project schedule, milestones, deliverable and identify the risks. You will be the owner of the overall project planning and will be responsible of communicating the project status to the different stakeholders. You will interact closely with the internal Ciena teams (R&D, Product Engineering, Operations, etc.) and the external partners (suppliers, manufacturing partners, etc.) to monitor and manage the progress and risks of the project and make the required adjustments and optimization if needed.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    -In collaboration with the technical experts and managers, define the project schedule, deliverables, risks and milestones according to the target requirements;

    -Confirm with managers resources availability to ensure on-schedule and on-specs project execution;

    -Manage the progress and risks of the project and make the required planning adjustments and optimization to ensure on-time and on-specs project delivery;

    -Monitor, document and communicate advancements/risks and raise potential issues that may have influence on target specs, schedule and budget;

    -Interact and follow-up with internal teams for on-time and on-specs milestones delivery;

    -Interact and follow-up with critical suppliers for on-time and on-specs delivery of material and/or services;

    -Interact and follow-up with our manufacturing partners for on-time and on-specs delivery of manufacturing processes, tests capabilities and prototypes deliveries;

    -Ensure material availability for forecasted prototype builds up to the GA gate;

    -Lead periodic project review meetings, document meeting minutes and follow-up action items;

    -Document projects to comply with the Quality Management System (QMS) requirements.

    Required Skills / Qualifications:

    -Excellent written and oral communication skills (English and French), ability to listen and build strong relationships, persuade and achieve win-win negotiation results;

    -Significant years of experience in project management of product development projects, very well organized, structured and methodical, PMP certification a plus;

    -Strong leadership skills to empower and motivate cross-functional team members, including external partners, to achieve common goals;

    -Able to manage many projects simultaneously, appropriately determine and communicate priorities, identify impacts of decisions within and between projects, anticipate issues and work with the team to overcome barriers and find solutions;

    -Strong ability to learn and grasp technical concepts related to products being developed;

    -Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science field (optics and/or physics is a plus).

    Location: Québec, Québec, Canada

    Position Type: Full-time/regular (40 hrs/week)

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