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Engineering Program Manager – Hard Goods

Austin, United States

At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you’ll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you’ll help our customers get the high-quality gear they need to make the most of their adventures. We are BUILT FOR THE WILD™.


As an Engineering Program Manager – Hard Goods in the Engineering Program Management department, you will have one of the most critical roles at the company. You will be a member of the team that produces the best-in-class, tough-as-nails products that YETI is known for. This team manages the Product Development Lifecycle through the following stages: Initial Charter, Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Product Launch. You will contribute to guiding our internal teams and manufacturing partners ensuring the successful development and launch of new products on time, on quality and on budget. You will also drive strategic initiatives to support the supply chain of our existing project portfolio.

This role will interface with workstream and business owners within Sourcing, Design, Quality, Engineering, IT, Product, Finance, Legal, Marketing and beyond. It takes strong leadership skills, creativity to solve problems and sharp business acumen competences to bring the team together and continue to deliver exceptional products to our customers.
Position Type (See Workplace Approach Below): Hybrid
  • Manage complex cross-functional team deliverables within schedule, budget, and performance requirements
  • Coordinate multiple concurrent programs and their interrelated projects
  • Ensure program requirements are met in areas of features, market introduction, cost, quality, safety, and product performance
  • Support for all business needs related to products pre and post launch including new product development, functional product improvements, increased capacity/thruput, new supplier onboarding, and product EOL (end of life)
  • Successfully lead cross functional teams and stakeholders remotely, across different locations and time zones
  • Manage stakeholder communication timely, clearly & efficiently
  • Maintain adequate documentation such as charter, schedule, budget, action log, and risk registers
  • Assume responsibility for the entire program from start to finish
 Qualifications and Attributes:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (STEM) and at least 4 years of project management experience
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing best practices is a plus (Polymers manufacturing process experience is preferred)
  • Experience leading new product development (NPD) as well as sustaining projects
  • Consumer Goods Industry experience highly preferred
  • Innovative and creative problem solver with meticulous attention to detail and a stickler for time management
  • Solid understanding of program management techniques and methodologies
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Self-reliant, able to execute with minimal oversight and guidance
  • Experience facilitating Gate Review meetings and presenting to an executive panel
  • PMP certification is preferred
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

US Workplace Approach:

  • Onsite: Role requires you to be onsite full-time.
  • Hybrid: Role requires you to be located in Austin, Texas and is a mixture of onsite and remote.
  • Remote: Role is full-time remote.

Approach may vary based on role.

YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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