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NPI Operations Lead



Lausanne, Switzerland
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

About us:

Corintis is a provider of advanced semiconductor cooling technologies. Some of the biggest challenges of our lifetime, from climate modeling to drug discovery, require ever increasing computing resources. As more specialized and powerful chips are being deployed in data centers all over the world, the efficient cooling of these large computing clusters has become a major economic and environmental concern. In fact, the electricity consumption devoted to data center cooling in the near future is estimated to match the combined consumption of London and New York. Moreover, next-generation chip designs are expected to be limited by current cooling technologies.

At Corintis, we address these challenges by integrating cooling directly inside the silicon chip. By doing so, we aim to enable the sustainable computing of the future and allow other innovators to work on the biggest global challenges. Today, we are working alongside some of the biggest names in the industry to enable the next generation of sustainable, high-performance data centers.

About the opportunity:

We are looking for the next NPI Operations lead to join the Corintis Operations team; reporting directly to the VP of Manufacturing we are looking for someone who thrives with new challenges, seeks to disrupt the status quo, and is excited about creating what’s next. The ideal candidate is driven to learn and grow, and dedicated to making a meaningful difference.

The NPI Operations Lead is responsible for operational success when it comes to execution of new product launches that includes release to production, material readiness, and factory execution to successfully meet product launch and ramp. This leader will collaborate with all Corintis internal development teams to ensure successful introduction and ramp of new Corintis products, as well as supporting the sustaining efforts till Product EOL.


- Work closely with Engineering and Operations teams to ensure that product designs are optimized for quality, cost, manufacturability, supply chain flexibility and efficiency.

- Provide Operations leadership for new product development, including reducing time-to-market by accelerating process/product maturity.

- Drive ramp readiness, including completion of component and tooling qualification, material availability, equipment, fixtures.

- Manage the schedule and highlight, communicate, and escalate any potential obstacle to the build and ramp schedules. Drive issues to closure with the appropriate cross functional owners.

- Ensure responsive supply chains that are optimized for greater operational flexibility, regional fulfillment and highest quality.

- Support overall Operations strategy deployment and lead cross-functional regional and global teams to maintain and enhance the current business processes, including supporting new technology vendors, contract manufacturers and manufacturing partners selection network development.

- Manage quantitative and qualitative Operations model analyses, engage closely with Business Partner Management teams and support Supply Chain Resilience activities to ensure deployment of new products in a competitive Supply Chain.

Key Responsibilities:

- Plans, directs and monitors operational/tactical execution activities

- Consults with business leaders to guide and influence strategic decision-making within a broad scope.

- Works towards the development of overall strategies and long term goals

- Applies expert subject matter knowledge to manage staff activities in solving business/technical issues within established frameworks.

- Oversees the development and delivery of initiatives that can impact the supply chain globally

Qualifications and Skills:

- First level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.

- Typically 8/10 years of experience in a supply chain or related function.

- Experienced in managing the Operations side of projects within multi-national organizations.

- Significant Supply Chain and Operations background preferred, with experience in multiple disciplines (e.g., manufacturing, planning, logistics, etc.).

- Advanced program management and prioritization skills.

- Understanding of end-to-end supply chain processes and strategy requirements.

- Advanced understanding of market place and industry architecture standards.

- Advanced ability to build forward-thinking partnerships with internal/external partners and suppliers.

- Advanced leadership skills, particularly in international, and cross functional teams.

- Excellent business acumen and understanding of supply chain capabilities and requirements.

- Proven financial skills.

- Ability to manage complex processes concurrently.

- Influencing and negotiation skills; ability to ensure strategic alignment with multiple parties.

- Advanced communication skills, catered to a wide variety of audiences; mastery in English and French language is a plus.

What we offer:

- A dynamic, flexible, innovative, and multicultural work environment bridging the gap between cutting-edge academia and a deep tech startup.

- Start date: ASAP

- Activity rate: 100%

- Location: On-site, Corintis SA, EPFL Innovation park Lausanne, Switzerland