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VP of Operations

Oslo | Trondheim


Novelda is a fab-less semiconductor / sensor company supplying miniaturized radar sensors to a global high-volume cost-sensitive market. The VP of Operations has the overall responsibility for Novelda’s supply chain, manufacturing and logistics, and is responsible for fulfillment and delivery of Novelda products to our customers. 

VP of Operations is responsible for developing and ensuring a supply chain for high volume semiconductor manufacturing and production testing. 

VP of Operations shall ensure manufacturability of developed sensor products and cost optimized solutions in high volume, and facilitate sensor supply chain setup for / together with customer. VP of Operations will be leading and responsible for the operations team and member of Novelda management team. The main areas of responsibility are:

Sourcing

  • Selections of suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Contract negotiations and ensure satisfying quality, pricing and delivery terms suppliers
  • Build and maintain good relationships with suppliers. Perform regular business reviews
  • Build and maintain good relationships with suppliers. Perform regular business reviews
  • Drive continuous improvement programs for product cost optimization related to supply chain

Manufacturing and production testing

    Production setup, production processes, tests and equipment and quality control
  • Production planning and forecast based on sales forecast
  • Material planning and purchase orders
  • Responsible for support systems (e.g ERP)

Logistics

  • Responsible for tax and customs
  • Build and maintain the logistic operation / processes that scales with business needs (warehouse and distribution).
  • Maintain and develop use of ERP system
  • Sales operation

Quality

  • Maintain and further develop routines and processes to endure high quality standards across company operations
  • Responsible for company’s QA system

VP of Operations plays an important role collaborating with Technology / Product Development in the development of new products and applications and for establishing a cost-efficient manufacturing setup for the respective product / product area. As a leader in Novelda you are responsible for ensuring employees growth and development, ensuring a good working climate and contributing in building a strong company culture.

Qualifications

  • Operational experience from supply chain, manufacturing and/or sourcing
  • International experience working with global suppliers and customers
  • Background / experience from the semiconductor industry
  • Strong leadership skills and result oriented
  • A sense for business development and innovation processes
  • Self-driven, structured and hands-on
  • Team player and people oriented
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