Vacancies Product Change Manager for Metallic Powders
Surface Solutions Segment | Troy


Position: Product Change Manager

Location: Troy/Plymouth, MI


The Product Change Manager responsible for:

  • Back office support for all existing products and management of all changes related to those products.
  • Ensure that all changes pertaining to processes, and/or input raw materials and/or vendor changes are properly evaluated, approved and documented as per our Quality Manual Procedures and FAI procedure followed.
  • Maintain a close link with Operation Sites and support all initiatives relating to Product Change Management. Report to and work with Global Head of Product Change Management when the issues need resolution and additional resources are needed.
  • Monitor Sales and Margin development for all products and provide feedback to PPM. Work with Sourcing/Operations/PPMs to initiate actions to improve margins.
  • Setup new products in SAP and work with APM for complete set up.  



  • Project management: Co-ordination and Liaison of all Projects related to Vendor Change, Process Changes, Product Package Changes, and other related changes for the site working closely with Sourcing/Purchasing, R & D, Operations, and PPM.
  • Manage Product Discontinuation or replacement with the respective Site and Global teams.
  • Initiate Change Process to address cost / Quality Issues along with local teams keeping Design Intent intact.
  • In depth analysis to ensure no impact to form, fit and functionality based on process changes, material changes or Vendor changes on final quality of the product and design intent.  
  • Follow and Maintain Global Processes related to Product Modifications, Product and Process Changes as required.
  • Provide required support for SOIP process related to product Changes.
  • Manage backend of Life Cycle for existing Products. (obsolescence; consolidation)
  • Provide active support to Application Portfolio or Segment Manager, Operations, R & D, Sales and Sourcing.
  • Review and update internal specifications as necessary and manage or initiate changes when required.
  • Facilitate cross functional team meetings to manage all change projects.
  • Manage ETQ workflow relating to all Change Management related transactions including VCR, SCR, and others.
  • Handle special projects or tasks as assigned to you by your Manager.


We expect

  • Must be a team player and be able to get results from Cross-Functional team.
  • Knowledge in Business/ Portfolio analysis, overall Company product portfolio and their application, knowledge in pricing, sourcing and Quality as well as Project & Program Management are required.
  • Knowledge of Quality Management System is required with ability to understand detailed specifications for products and raw materials.
  • Ability interpret charts, graph and Data Sheets to solve problems.
  • Person must be well organized, Analytical, and be able to make decisions relating to the Product Changes.
  • Knowledge of SAP as well as Computer programs such as Word, Excel, MS project, PowerPoint and SharePoint are a must


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Business and 7-10 years’ experience in Supply chain / Quality Control / R & D,  / Product (Life cycle) Management
  • Knowledge of basic Marketing, Quality and sales tools including Visio and MS Projects.


About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments). *CA

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials and services. With a dynamically growing network of over 30 locations worldwide Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

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Dana Koepf
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