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Global New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager

reMarkable

reMarkable

Product
Oslo, Norway
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Want to help millions of people think better?

reMarkable creates hardware and software products that help people all over the world find focus.

We launched our original reMarkable 1 paper tablet in 2017. Since then, we’ve sold more than a million devices, grown to about 400 employees, and transformed from a small startup to a fast-growing scaleup.

With a brand new campus opening in 2024, and exciting products and services in development, we need new colleagues. That’s where you come in.

About the role
As our Global New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager, you will have the opportunity to directly impact our future product portfolio, and enable further growth for reMarkable. The products you are part of developing will end up in the hands of potentially millions of customers worldwide.

So far, reMarkable has achieved unique results with its two first product generations, but we are not stopping there. We will launch more unique products, and our NPI team is a central part of the product development projects. We are therefore looking for a manager for global product introductions, that will function as the hub between our product development and operations teams. As a Global NPI Manager at reMarkable, you will be responsible for projects from early concept stages, up until the launch of new products, as well as ensuring progression and risk reduction in our projects towards launch. This involves you taking ownership for manufacturing readiness, and ensuring that the operations aspects are coordinated and ready (Quality, Manufacturing, Sourcing, Planning, Logistics, and Reverse Logistics).

As our Global NPI Manager you will be our central point of contact for suppliers and consultants, and secure reMarkables future delivery of groundbreaking products. This role offers a unique opportunity to work globally, across subject domains. Your days will be filled with exciting responsibilities and variation! ****

Central tasks and responsibilities can include:

  • Lead product launches into mass production, including test production and ramp-up
  • Ensure successful launches of products by meeting cost, quality, design, and availability objectives
  • Ensure commercial and procedural management in projects towards global suppliers across our supply chain
  • Secure manufacturability, testing, resiliency and responsivity in our supply chain for new products
  • Develop and implement leading practices for NPI projects in reMarkable, including processes, structures, frameworks, tools, ways of working, operating models etc.

Is this the right opportunity for you?
To thrive in this role and take part in building reMarkable, we are looking for people that are able to see the bigger picture, and that dares to challenge the status quo. You have the ability to break down complex problems transforming them into concrete solutions, but also to translate and convey this in a cross-functional and cross-cultural environment. You enjoy collaboration, creating relationships and trust in your role across the organization. In our team we move fast, give ownership, and thrive in a change culture. As a scale-up with rapid global growth, it is natural that our tasks and responsibilities continuously develop alongside this journey. ****

Who we believe will succeed in this role

  • You have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience with either product development/NPI, production, supply chain management and/or consultancy
  • You have experience with international supply chains and consumer electronics.
  • Experience with working towards Chinese or Asian suppliers is a plus
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral
  • When required, you are willing to travel globally
  • You have a Masters degree in relevant subjects. Relevant work experience and proven track records may substitute formal/ Master level education