Within Fender Musical Instrument Corporation’s (“FMIC”) global R&D team, we are focused on delivering operational excellence to the business and our customers by promoting collaboration, building trust, and setting high standards. Our mission is to support and enable the makers who fuel the pursuit of musical expression. We are currently searching for an exceptional Program Managerto join our team in Scottsdale, AZ.
An American icon, Fender was born in Southern California and has built a worldwide influence extending beyond the studio and the stage. A Fender is more than an instrument, it’s a cultural symbol that resonates globally.
The Program Manager will partner with the R&D Leadership Team to structure and manage initiatives towards meeting company objectives, from concept to launch. The ideal team member is comfortable working across all departments and levels, and strong in building relationships with cross-functional partners.
About the Job:
Work with leaders in ER&D, Product Development, NPI, Sales, Marketing and Operations to structure and manage initiatives towards meeting company objectives, from concept to launch.
Partner closely with Project Managers, Engineering/Design Leads and Product Managers to keep the context, objectives and success metrics clear.
Create transparency at all levels of the organization on milestone accountability, delivery status and associated risks.
Connect the dots between ER&D and other interdepartmental teams on timely identifying, socializing and managing dependencies.
Create transparency at all levels of the organization on milestone accountability, delivery status and associated risks by creating and updating reporting tools.
Drive postmortem and lessons learned sessions and bring learnings to action.
Coordinate key process meetings and documentation. Circulate signature sheets and approval documents for process milestones.
Track project status and ensure ER&D department process is followed.
Work with ER&D project managers to maintain project financials and schedules.
Work with ER&D management to document, improve and automate department processes.
What You Need:
3+ years of experience as Project Manager, Program Manager, or Project Administrator
Demonstrated experience in project management tools
Experience with product design processes and engineering/manufacturing environments
A positive "can do" attitude with excellent communication skills
Willingness to learn and adapt to changing needs and processes
Expert on creating and improving processes, reporting, and communication tools
Adept at navigating organizations to interface with other departments and find answers and problem solve.
BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
Music/audio background a plus
About Fender Musical Instruments:
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.