Endeavor Robotics
  • - Production Engineering
  • MA, USA
  • Full Time

Who We Are:    Endeavor Robotics is a leader in the rapidly growing industry of robotics. One of only a few robotics companies with a mature business, Endeavor currently specializes in delivering and supporting battle-hardened and adaptable robotics with a vision for growing into even more markets.  We are committed to designing, developing, and manufacturing cutting edge tactical robotics in the United States, and to working with industry leaders and government partners to deliver innovative, reliable, and easy to operate robot solutions.  To date, we have delivered more than 6,000 robots to more than 40 countries and that number continues to grow! 

We are headquartered in a new state of the art facility in Chelmsford, MA and our team is comprised of some of the top roboticists and subject matter experts, supported by extremely talented, passionate, and dedicated employees pursuing the ultimate mission of Saving Lives.  Endeavor is committed to innovating robotic solutions and customer-driven next generation capabilities to design and deploy robots that protect our service men and women from IED's, hazardous materials and other deadly threats. We proudly support and employ veterans and are continuing to build a diverse and vibrant team focused on excellence in everything we do.  Visit our website to learn more at www.endeavorrobotics.com


Job Title:             Operations NPI Program Manager

Location:             Chelmsford, MA


How you will make a difference:

An Operations NPI (New Product Introduction) Program Manager represents the Operations and Supply Chain groups within program core teams during the New Product Life Cycle Development process.  They will be the Operations point of contact for program needs in our New Programs of Record, helping to drive program team members to meet Operations milestones, and provide weekly status, progress and risk updates to the core team.  They will also drive closure of Operations and Supply Chain tasks in support of the New Product Life Cycle Development process.



  • Primary Operations representative to Program team to understand and coordinate Operations program requirements
  • Understand and coordinate Operations and supply chain program requirements
  • Determine and secure Operations resource needs to support program (personnel and assets) and ensure coordination for Operations capital and spend requirements 
  • Communicate Operations schedule, quality and cost plan to Program Management for inclusion into the integrated program plan and provide timely and accurate status against plan.
  • Drive on-going Manufacturing product cost analysis in support of product cost targets.
  • Drive manufacturing readiness reviews to insure all Operations functions are ready for next NPI cycle.
  • Ensure DFx activities to achieve 100% resolution of manufacturing issues
  • Drive BOM and Drawing reviews to assure accuracy and readiness
  • Work with Engineering and Quality to identify and qualify robust suppliers – cost, lead time, quality, and reliability.
  • Work with Strategic Sourcing to develop and implement Manufacturing Service Agreements and Statements of Work with key suppliers
  • Work with Contract Manufacturer (CM) to ensure all BOMs, AMLs, and associated data elements are in place to support planning, procurement, build, and ship processes.
  • Work with CM to drive material and build readiness for proto, pre-production, and production ramp builds in adherence to schedule requirements.
  • Work with CM to ensure all change activity (ECN, variances, deviations) is implemented accurately and effectively to support program schedule
  • Assess Operations process effectiveness and drive improvements

Qualifications & Experience

  • 10+ years' relevant experience in an operations/manufacturing environment; hands on-manufacturing experience on manufacturing floor.
  • Experience as a Manufacturing New Product Introduction Project Management
  • Experience working with Contract Manufacturers
  • Experience in Defense and Security industry preferred
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred (Program Mgmt. or Technical degree)
  • Understand (interpret) financial summaries, supply chain, cost structure and cost reduction strategies for products.
  • Understand engineering documentation; product development processes to be able to discuss with suppliers.

Desired Education, Experience, Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Familiarity with Windchill and SVN is a plus.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • Team player attitude with high energy level, able to get things done by working with and through others.
  • Ability to establish trust and confidence with customers, employees, peers and executives while driving for results. 


Endeavor Robotics is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are committed to building a diverse workforce and we actively encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Endeavor Robotics is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

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