VP, Manufacturing Technology

Posted 1.10.24
Location
Boston, MA
At WHOOP, we’re on a mission to unlock human performance. WHOOP empowers users to perform at a higher level through a deeper understanding of their bodies and daily lives.
As a VP of Manufacturing Technology, you will work with WHOOP supply chain, hardware engineering, and financial departments, leading teams in Automated Test Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Capital Equipment+Tooling management during new product development and mass production phases encompassing Contract Manufacturers, and component suppliers in Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, and Mechanical categories located in Asia and North America.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Control the technical interaction with contract manufacturers, from concept through execution stages for all of their testing, assembly and tooling deliverables
  • Lead, manage and scale the Manufacturing Technology team
  • Develop test and assembly cost and process performance, and related capacity prediction models reflecting each phase of a product life cycle 
  • Manage periodic reviews with strategic suppliers  to discuss capacity plans, and key performance indicators related to manufacturing technology
  • Constantly monitor deployed solutions performance to mitigate any potential supply or quality risks 
  • Publish KPIs for weekly, monthly, quarterly performance 
  • Monitor, audit and approve Contract Manufacturer quoting and billing regarding equipment and tooling spend 
  • Evaluate new trends in assembly and test automation to optimize process repeatability, quality and cost
  • Partner with hardware engineering team to develop optimal manufacturing technology for new products
  • Own GR&R gage repeatability and reproducibility for critical assembly or test processes within final assembly factories as well as critical to quality component sub-suppliers
  • Collaborate with supply chain planning teams in maintaining assembly and test performance assumptions, incorporating them into the manufacturing plan of record
  • Work collaboratively in a startup environment with a high performance supply chain and hardware engineering team
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BS degree in Engineering (electronics, mechatronics, mechanical or related field)
  • MS in Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering or related field
  • 12+ years of experience in manufacturing technology management in a CM/JDM/ODM environment where finished goods production is outsourced overseas, as well as internally vertically integrated.
  • Knowledge in fitness wearables and associated manufacturing processes desired
  • Demonstrable experience leading teams developing automated testing solutions (software and fixtures/hardware) including wireless protocols (bluetooth, NFC, wifi) 
  • Strong understanding and extensive experience working with Asia suppliers
  • Bilingual English+Mandarin or English+Spanish language skills a strong plus
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