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Manufacturing Engineering Project Manager - Supplier Development

Company: CBRE
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Manufacturing Engineering Project Manager - Supplier Development

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GWS Segment

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Areas of Interest

Data Centers, Project Management


Baton Rouge - Louisiana - United States of America, Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Lafayette - Louisiana - United States of America, Longview - Texas - United States of America, Shreveport - Louisiana - United States of America, Texarkana - Arkansas - United States of America

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) works with clients to make real estate a significant contributor to organizational productivity and performance. Our account management model is at the heart of our client-centric approach to delivering integrated real estate solutions. Each client is entrusted with a dedicated leader and is supported by regional and global resources, demonstrating the industry's most robust platform. CBRE GWS delivers consistent, measurably superior outcomes for our clients at every stage of the lifecycle, and across industries and geographies.

About the role

  • As a new member of CBRE's growing manufacturing engineering team, you will support our blue-chip technology giant through the facilitation and ownership of manufacturing readiness and ramp-up for multiple suppliers ("integrators") to the client. To be successful, you will have extensive demonstrated success in optimizing manufacturing processes, launching new products through operations, implementing lean fundamentals in low-volume environments, and driving manufacturability improvements back into design. You will have the ability to quickly build influential relationships with key leaders and will have the ability to demonstrate the latter to ultimately achieve business results.

    What you'll do

    • Establish oneself as a shared resource to the client and integrator to drive manufacturing readiness for pilot and/or FOAK (First of a Kind) production runs
    • Determine and own pilot milestone "Go/No-Go" criteria and process KPI's to evaluate pilot/FOAK success and full production readiness
    • Lead creation and execution of PVT (Production Validation Testing) for pilot/FOAK, in partnership with the integrator
    • Hold integrator accountable to satisfying readiness deliverables per project schedule and at expected quality
    • Assess integrator's production capacity and required resources to meet client demand
    • Employ lean fundamentals in long lead time, low volume environments to optimize flow and first-time quality
    • Drive process improvements (lead time, quality, cost, safety) in tandem with the integrator beyond pilot/FOAK deliveries
    • Identify process and supply chain bottlenecks and/or single points of failure
    • Review design documentation to assess manufacturability
    • Engage with PLM team in creation of NPI BOMs
    • Quickly identify process and lead time improvements that can be realized through design changes and improvements
    • Be flexible in serving needs of the client as primary contact for the project team at the integrator's site
    • Partner effectively, and with humility, as a team member, which contributes within the complete product development life cycle
    • Serve as key team member in the manufacturing assessment and qualification of additional suppliers/integrators


      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

      Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      What you'll need
      • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent
      • Minimum 7 years in progressive roles related to manufacturing engineering, quality management, continuous improvement, project management, new product development, and/or operations management
      • Demonstrated leader of production launch readiness activities -- VSM, dFMEA, pFMEA, PPAP, capacity analysis, control plans, pilot planning and execution, process verification and validation
      • Significant project leadership experience, getting results without direct authority
      • Proven track record of leading process improvements by employing lean, six sigma, and VA/VE techniques
      • Consistent record of driving improved operational metrics through automation
      • Ability to assess design engineering models and drawings for manufacturing risk
      • Experience in driving production improvements through DFA/DFM
      • Experience in leading operations related activities through a stage-gate NPD process
      • Solid understanding of large scale HVAC, cooling, and/or electrical distribution systems
      • Outstanding communicator who can express complex ideas in a concise manner
      • Working knowledge of construction quality and commissioning management (preferred)
      • Lean certification (preferred)
      • Six Sigma Black Belt (preferred)
      • Project Management Professional - PMP (preferred) Why CBRE?
        • A culture of respect, integrity, service and excellence crafts our approach to every opportunity!

          CBRE is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law. We also provide reasonable accommodations, as needed, throughout the job application process. If you have a disability that inhibits your ability to apply for a position through our online application process, you may contact us via email at or via telephone at +1 866 225 3099 (U.S.) and +1 866 388 4346 (Canada).

          NOTE: Some, but not all, of our positions may have an additional requirement to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing. If you have questions about the requirement(s) for this position, please inform your Recruiter.

Keywords: CBRE, Baton Rouge , Manufacturing Engineering Project Manager - Supplier Development, Engineering , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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