Manager, Technical Program Management - Manufacturing Operations



IT, Operations
Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024
As our Manager, Technical Program Management - Manufacturing Operations, you will coordinate a team of Technical Program Managers and support our Manufacturing Operations organization to develop the internal industrial processes and Production System implementation. You will work cross-functionally with our Manufacturing Operations leaders across Logistics, Prototype, Manufacturing Engineering, Plant Organizations, and Process Quality to help us achieve our strategic and tactical milestones. You will work with the relevant leaders and teams to develop specific department roadmaps, identify milestones, flag risks, estimate budgets, and communicate ongoing progress.


  • Define, implement, and maintain a Zoox Production System that spans all teams within the manufacturing department. The main elements of the System are Safety, Process Quality, Equipment management, Training, Lean methodologies, MO IT systems, and Cost management.
  • Work with department leaders to translate the top-down corporate strategy and milestones into detailed product roadmaps, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Work with cross-functional leaders and finance to define and then track resource requirements (headcount and budget)
  • Support the development and update of the Manufacturing Operations Industrial plan, including site strategy, Equipment Maintenance strategy, APQP process, ISO 9000 compliance roadmap, Equipment and Tooling readiness roadmap, and Strategic Plan Risk Analysis.
  • Establish standard reports and KPIs to provide concise and practical communications to key stakeholders on program status, issues/risks, and accomplishments
  • Manage a team of cross-functional TPMs


  • BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • 15+ years of experience in manufacturing operations, engineering, program management
  • Experience with heavy industry manufacturing (i.e. automotive, aerospace, etc) and the necessary integration with related functions such as logistics and quality
  • Track record in managing complex cross-functional projects
  • Experience with Production System Logic and Operational Excellence
  • Experience setting up cross-functional training programs
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary range for this position is $172,000 to $286,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The salary range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.
Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (e.g. sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.
About Zoox
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process please reach out to accommodations@zoox.com or your assigned recruiter.
A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.