Program Manager, Manufacturing Operations

Zoox, Foster City, CA

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As our Program Manager, Manufacturing Operations you will support our Manufacturing Operations organization to develop the internal industrial processes and assets implementation. You will work cross-functionally with our Manufacturing Operations leaders across Logistics, Prototype, Manufacturing Engineering, and Vehicle Quality to help us achieve our strategic and tactical milestones. You will work with the relevant leaders and teams to develop specific department roadmaps, project schedules, identify milestones, flag risks, estimate budgets, track costs and clearly communicate on-going progress. 


  • 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)
  • Ensure every team understands what they need to deliver at all times
  • Define and manage process and conduct regular meetings
  • Establish standard reports to provide concise and effective communications to key stakeholders on program status, issues/risks, and accomplishments
  • Ensure problems are transparent and risks are identified and proactively ensure that risk mitigating actions are on-going within the teams
  • Set the agenda for key decisions to be made at each meeting to eliminate bottlenecks and retire risks
  • Support key decisions working cross-functionally across engineering, manufacturing, procurement, and finance to reach the right conclusions


  • BS or MS degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in discrete manufacturing operations, engineering, program management
  • Experience with automotive manufacturing, logistics, and quality


  • Strong track record in managing complex cross-functional projects
  • Proficient in tools required to manage complex projects (i.e. Gantt charts)
  • Strong references that highlight your ability to build strong working relationships with senior leaders and engineers across functions and departments
  • An ability to keep the big picture in focus and to provide clear, well-structured, and concise communications tailored to each appropriate audience
  • Ability to manage confidential information

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 artificial intelligence, robotics, 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.

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.

About Zoox

About us Zoox is a Menlo Park, CA-based robotics company founded by Tim Kentley-Klay and Dr. Jesse Levinson to create autonomous mobility. Operating at the intersection of design, computer science, and electro-mechanical engineering, Zoox is a multidisciplinary team working to imagine and build an advanced mobility experience that will support the future needs of urban mobility for both people and the environment.


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