Design to Build Product Manager

Anduril Industries

Anduril Industries

Product, Design
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Anduril Industries is a defense technology company with a mission to transform U.S. and allied military capabilities with advanced technology. By bringing the expertise, technology, and business model of the 21st century’s most innovative companies to the defense industry, Anduril is changing how military systems are designed, built and sold. Anduril’s family of systems is powered by Lattice OS, an AI-powered operating system that turns thousands of data streams into a realtime, 3D command and control center. As the world enters an era of strategic competition, Anduril is committed to bringing cutting-edge autonomy, AI, computer vision, sensor fusion, and networking technology to the military in months, not years.

The Business Systems team is responsible for building and improve the many systems and internal technologies that enables Anduril to accomplish its mission. Anduril’s supply chain, accounting, sales & growth, field maintenance, manufacturing, and many more teams rely on the technology built and maintained by us. We work across the company to ensure we have the tools and capabilities necessary for mission success.

We are seeking a highly skilled Design to Build (DTB) Product Manager to join our team. You will be responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and driving adoption of our ERP’s capabilities to ensure Anduril is successful for the near and long term. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams spanning engineering, supply chain, operations, manufacturing, accounting, finance, and more to understand the business needs, design solutions, and ensure our systems are aligned with the company's goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partnering with internal/external customers to identify needs, confirming technical feasibility, fostering stakeholder alignment/approvals and leading cross-functional team collaboration to deliver best in class solution to our business.
  • Empower Design to Build (PLM Integration, BoMs, Routings, Production Scheduling, MRP, Planned Maintenance) processes across the enterprise and enable growth through differentiated products.
  • Understand E2E business processes and enabling business systems products to set roadmap strategy for continuous improvement and changing customer needs.
  • Act as an advocate for our DTB stakeholders and leverage customer insights to build out product vision, strategy and roadmap.
  • Translate your DTB roadmap into actionable plans by crafting comprehensive capability/feature descriptions and user stories that are digestible by business and tech teams.
  • Influence and negotiate prioritized delivery across various technology product teams to deliver continuous improvement/next gen products to our Design to Build value stream.
  • Act and a business systems product evangelist and thought leader by understanding product capabilities across our ecosystem, aligning our business partners around best practices and delivering fit for purpose value stream solutions.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to identify root cause of issues to determine the opportunity size and business impact.
  • Partner with vendors and third-party service providers to integrate system tools and product solutions into the company's ecosystem.
  • Collaborate with internal product development teams to build out custom solutions if we decide to build rather than buy.
  • Develop total cost of ownership (TCO) for each product/tool, drive cost-benefit, return on investment, and NPV analyses to support decision making.
  • Contribute to business systems product or technical knowledge assets by documenting all existing/new features, capabilities of our value-stream solutions.
  • Support and deliver enterprise model product training to SMEs as needed.

Required Characteristics

Anduril is an extremely fast-paced defense technology startup that is rapidly scaling itself. Our culture is one of ambition, hard work, relentless pursuit of excellence, and deliberate disruption. The successful candidate will be one who demonstrates the follow core characteristics:

  • Bias for Action - they ask for forgiveness, not permission, and hate the idea of waiting around to be told what to do. They’ve never seen a wall you haven’t wanted to run through!
  • Outcome-Oriented - They determine what the business needs and work backwards from those outcomes, rather than working forwards from a particular system’s capabilities.
  • Customer Focused - They display deep user empathy to boost engagement and build experiences that delight.
  • Dive Deep - They sweat the details and roll up their sleeves to uncover the root causes for systemic issues. They eat metrics for breakfast!
  • Ownership - They care deeply not just about their program, but for all the business outcomes that their program supports, holding themselves accountable for everything it both does and fails to do.
  • Agility - They change directions easily and without regret, quickly adapting to shifting business priorities.
  • First Principles Thinking - They approach problems and develop solutions not based on what a vendor recommends or because it’s how they did things at their last job, but from a deep appreciation of what is best for the enterprise.

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing business processes ERP solutions at manufacturing companies (Aerospace & Defense industry preferred).
  • Structured Communication – our product manager must communicate across a broad range of functions and within several levels in the organization.
  • Business Acumen – our product manager must have a deep understanding of Order to Cash, Logistics as well as a fundamental understanding of, Manufacturing, Operations and Finance/Accounting functions.
  • Problem Solving – our product manager will formulate recommendations and strategies using fact-based analysis and proven methodologies, such as systems thinking, five whys, decision trees, etc.
  • Proven track record of partnering with stakeholders while employing a high degree of collaboration and influence.
  • Excellent business and technical communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to convey messages in a persuasive manner and at the appropriate level of detail.
  • Deep and broad expertise with cloud-based ERPs and PLMs (Oracle Fusion, SAP S4 Hana, NetSuite, Team Center. Enovia, Oracle/SAP PLM)
  • U.S. Person status is required as this position needs to access export-controlled data.
  • Ability to be in-office full time and willingness to travel up to 25-50% to visit other sites.
US Salary Range
$150,000$225,000 USD

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors, inclusive of base salary only. Actual salary offer may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Highly competitive equity grants are included in the majority of full time offers; and are considered part of Anduril's total compensation package. Additionally, Anduril offers top-tier benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Platinum Healthcare Benefits: For U.S. roles, we offer top tier platinum coverage (medical, dental, vision) that are 100% covered by Anduril for you and 90% covered for your dependents.
    • For UK roles, Private Medical Insurance (PMI): Anduril will cover the full cost of the insurance premium for an employee and dependents.
    • For AUS roles, Private health plan through Bupa: Coverage is fully subsidized by Anduril.
  • Basic Life/AD&D and long-term disability insurance 100% covered by Anduril, plus the option to purchase additional life insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Extremely generous company holiday calendar including a holiday hiatus in December, and highly competitive PTO plans.
  • 16 weeks of paid Caregiver & Wellness Leave to care for a family member, bond with your baby, or tend to your own medical condition.
  • Family Planning & Parenting Support: Fertility (eg, IVF, preservation), adoption, and gestational carrier coverage with additional benefits and resources to provide support from planning to parenting.
  • Mental Health Resources: We provide free mental health resources 24/7 including therapy, life coaching, and more. Additional work-life services, such as free legal and financial support, available to you as well.
  • A professional development stipend is available to all Andurilians.
  • Daily Meals and Provisions: For many of our offices this means breakfast, lunch and fully stocked micro-kitchens.
  • Company-funded commuter benefits available based on your region.
  • Relocation assistance (depending on role eligibility).
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan - both a traditional and Roth 401(k). (US roles only)

The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process.

Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Anduril team is made up of incredibly talented and unique individuals, who together are disrupting industry norms by creating new paths towards the future of defense technology. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We actively encourage members of recognized minorities, women, Veterans, and those with disabilities to apply, and we work to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all applicants throughout the interview process. If you are someone passionate about working on problems that have a real-world impact, we'd love to hear from you!

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