Program Manager in Laser Materials | The Photonics Group

Date Posted: 
Friday, March 8, 2013
Job Description: 

Job Overview:
Program Manager – Laser Material
Advanced Optics

Position Requirements:

• Minimum BS in Optics, Physics, Chemistry or related Engineering Field
• Minimum 5 years experience in operations and/or technical sales and/or applications engineering role
• Minimum 5 years experience in program management
• Experience in Laser Physics and/or Laser Architecture
• Must be a US Citizen

Essential Duties:


• Communicate on a technical level to customer scientists and engineers
• Work to understand the technical requirements of customers and the market and communicate clearly to the organization
• Identify and Fill capability and/or capacity gaps in the value stream
• Clearly understand and communicate supply requirements of the customer and market including quality and delivery performance


• Work with operations group (engineering, production, quality, melting and finishing) to establish a clear efficient value stream, including material and information flow, which demonstrates consistently improving operational performance
• Work closely with Research and Development team to introduce new products/processes into the production value stream in an efficient and thorough manner
• Establish a set of metrics that specifically measures performance to customer expectations and to internal cost targets
• Continually push to drive waste out of the value stream and establish consistent predictable flow that meets market expectations
• Continually track and improve cost position through rigorous improvement efforts
• Work with our global planning group to ensure inventory levels are managed to balance cost with delivery performance


• Seek out and establish external supplier relationships to fill capability and/or capacity gaps as well as capitalizing on technology or cost advantage.
• Work with Advanced Optics partners to refine and develop new processes


Brian Murray
The Photonics Group