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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC Program Manager – New Product Introduction in Billerica, Massachusetts

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Program Manager – New Product Introduction

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Join Nuvera Fuel Cells, a trailblazer in powering fuel cell technology across diverse applications! From on- and off-road vehicles to port and maritime solutions, and stationary and portable power within the thriving hydrogen economy, we are at the forefront of sustainable innovation. With sales, application, and support teams strategically located in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Nuvera is driving the world towards a greener future.

As we shape the future of the hydrogen economy, our commitment to excellence is evident in the Nuvera solutions designed for demanding markets, particularly in industrial motive power. Leveraging our extensive experience in the fuel cell power and hydrogen supply industry, we continue to lead the way in innovation.

Be part of a team that is revolutionizing zero-emission fuel cell engines, setting new standards in motive and stationary power. Nuvera E-Series Fuel Cell Engines redefine performance for on- and off-road applications. Powering mid- and heavy-duty vehicles like buses, trucks, port equipment, delivery vans, forklifts, and more, as well as non-road equipment for rail, marine, agriculture, and construction, our engines meet the rigorous commercial needs and mandates worldwide.

We are seeking a Program Manager – New Product Introduction to join our team responsible for overseeing the successful introduction of new fuel cell engine products. The Program Leader plays a key role in coordinating and managing the entire lifecycle of new product development projects and is accountable for meeting all project commitments (product improvements, cost reductions, incremental margins and volumes, production schedules, and project budgets). These projects include product new product releases, product upgrades, cost reduction projects, and quality improvement projects.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Project Planning and Execution:

  • Develop comprehensive project plans outlining key milestones, timelines, and resource requirements for the introduction of new fuel cell engine products.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to execute project plans, ensuring alignment with overall business objectives.

Lead Cross-Functional Project Core Team:

  • Collaborate with engineering, product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, and other relevant departments to ensure seamless integration and coordination throughout the product development lifecycle.

  • Foster effective communication and collaboration among team members to drive successful project outcomes.

  • Project execution involves definition of requirements, concept evaluations and documentation, product design, virtual build/validation, prototype builds/validation, pilot and first production, market launch activities, product cost and project financials tracking, and periodic status updates.

  • Review Gate process utilized for managing and tracking program schedules and management signoffs.

Risk Management:

  • Identify potential risks and challenges associated with new product introduction and develop mitigation plans to address them.

  • Proactively manage and escalate issues to ensure they are resolved promptly, minimizing impact on project timelines.

Budget Management:

  • Work closely with the finance department to develop and manage project budgets for staffing, materials and capital equipment related to the overall project plans

Performance Metrics and Reporting:

  • Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure project success and report regularly to executive leadership on project status, risks, and achievements.

Required Job Qualifications (unless otherwise noted):

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, advanced degree preferred.

Previous Work Experience

  • 5 years of project management experience involving new product development in a startup environment

  • Experience with fuel cell technology preferred but not required

  • Familiarity with project management principles, PMP certification is a plus.

  • Experience planning and managing multiple parallel development projects involving diverse participants in a multi-disciplined matrix team environment

  • Experience planning and managing operational programs including departmental staffing, budgeting, capital planning, and reporting

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong project management skills and experience. Extensive problem solving and team facilitation skills

  • Business operations management.

  • Communication and presentation skills, leadership ability in a matrix organization

Travel Required

  • Up to 10%

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office

Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Nuvera participates in e-Verify.

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Full time

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Travel Required

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Nuvera US Billerica, MA


129 Concord Road Building 1

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Relocation Assistance Available


We are an equal opportunity employer with an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance, 401(k) and profit sharing.