Launch Manager Job Description

Launch Manager Job Description

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Launch manager provides process technology support for product launches and other activities as required (including startup and troubleshooting support for manufacturing sites).

Launch Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Translate announcement strategy into a detailed GTM execution plan and determine budget requirement
Define GTM milestone timeline to align GTM deliverables with major checkpoints
Define team structure and governance model to effectively drive launch execution
Establish detailed and executive dashboard & success metrics in the area of messaging & core content, field enablement, public reveal, leads & revenue generation, and customer adoption
Ensures engineering targets (BOM cost, quality, delivery timing, tooling, performance, project engineering budget, ) for all assigned programs are met
Provides technical leadership in directing the efforts of cross-functional project team in the development and production release of all relevant project deliverables in compliance with the product development process and customer expectations
Issue monthly basis of the Launch summaries to site
Verify and approve accuracy of new BOM Creation
Ensure all operational timeline dates are met (including, but not limited to, principes, officializations, component artwork and specifications, semi- and finished good specifications, SAs , and line trials
Tracking the 1st production process

Launch Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Launch Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMP, APICS, FPX, PMI, VLSS, CPM, NAPM, CIPM, AP, LEED

Education for Launch Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the launch manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Engineering, Business, MBA, Technical, Marketing, Education, Management, Project Management, Business/Administration, Graduate

Skills for Launch Manager

Desired skills for launch manager include:

Automotive development
Product/Process
SAP
GD&T
Product Group
ANSI
Configuration management and project monitoring and control techniques
DOE
Design for Manufacturing
Financial analysis

Desired experience for launch manager includes:

Clear communication with the Supply Chain Manager and Master Scheduler for transition from launch to Supply Management
Manage launches, promotions and substitutions if it is guided by a timeline
Develop the Logistics Pre-Spec for all new launch and promotional materials in concert with Supply Chain Manager
Oversee necessary launch-related documentation (LAFF forms, LOA initiation routing, DCA, SF placements for TPD specs, FIL code waivers)
OAssembly, machining, stamping, injection molding or die casting
Thorough understanding of the quality management system

Launch Manager Examples

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Launch Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of launch manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for launch manager
  • Rules and regulations as outlined in the STT Technologies Employee Handbook
  • Health and Safety policies and procedures as outlined in the STT Technologies Health and
  • Provides global operations leadership to assigned new product development projects
  • Partners with Franchise Marketing organization to understand key business needs while working to identify and apply existing launch capabilities, where appropriate, to drive efficient launch planning
  • Collaborates with CA&O Subject Matter Experts to outline timelines and resource needs to ensure effective operational launch planning steps and execution
  • Helps connect marketing initiatives across CA&O to ensure there is an integrated approach and common voice back to the business
  • Partners with other functional areas (Managed Healthcare, IT, CA&O, ) to anticipate hurdles in launch plans and looks for enterprise approaches (where appropriate) to drive greater efficiencies across launch teams
  • Provides strong subject matter and technical knowledge to the franchise as a strategic partner for all initiatives/activities/processes regarding launch planning and execution
  • Operates as an extended marketing team resource in early launch planning stages to help drive key aspects of the launch plan while other marketing team members are being on boarded
  • Participates in franchise business updates to stay current on the state of business
Qualifications for launch manager
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Marketing or Communications field required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in marketing, with progressively wider scope and responsibilities/accountability required
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with product launches and product marketing required
  • Experience with education and/or service industry preferred
  • Strong experience with product marketing
  • Mix of consumer and B2B (business-to-business) preferred
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of launch manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for launch manager
  • Shares best practices of implementation from one launch team to the next to ensure we build on successes and don’t re-invent the wheel
  • Acts as a consultative, collaborative CA&O partner for the business to help remove operational roadblocks and create business efficiencies
  • Understands key CA&O objectives and departments and their contributions to launch prep including how/when these capabilities should begin and be leveraged by the franchise
  • Looks for opportunities to drive marketing process improvements and collaborates with the “It’s About Time” team to prioritize Home Office implementation efforts
  • Requirements and Business process review/approval
  • Program / Project scheduling, adherence and communication
  • Responsible for the identification of necessary skill sets needed within the project team to complete tasks and the incorporation of the development of resources to acquire needed tasks in order to complete the projects on time and on-budget
  • Manage and drive project implementation for internal and external clients
  • Develop a scalable launch planning process that includes easy-to-use program management tools
  • Create and use launch progress and success metrics for key launch activities
Qualifications for launch manager
  • Ability to understand multi-functional targets, incentives, and viewpoints and to deter-mine strategies which maximize the asset value for the entire company
  • Good understanding of the US IP system
  • Prior experience in a healthcare company, preferably generics, large or specialty pharmaceutical, drug wholesaler or customer environment is preferred
  • Ability to critically analyze a Company’s launch portfolio and make recommendations to management on improvement/enhancement strategies
  • Excellent command of MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • IMS and other pharmaceutical industry tools
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Launch Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a launch manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for launch manager
  • Attends weekly merchandising meetings to understand launch programs
  • Attends marketing team status meetings
  • Brand representative for Profile Tag meeting for new products
  • Develops volume code recommendations for approval by Head of Account & Sales Planning
  • Prepare presentations to support Executive level decision making by Senior Management Product ops, GTM steering
  • Ensure that documentation (PFMEA
  • Responsible for the implementation of the adaptation process of employees of the Launch dept
  • Primary point of contact for all corporate stakeholders teams to review & assess roadmaps relative to capacity and delivery requirements
  • Review planned launch to understand impact to audiences, markets and businesses
  • Managing new site launch execution processes and analysis for AmazonFresh fulfillment networks
Qualifications for launch manager
  • Good facilitator – can drive collaborative discussions, gather feedback, and provides follow-up on how it will be addressed through solutions
  • Strategic thinker - can see big picture opportunities, works with CA&O Subject Matter Experts to link capabilities to best meet these opportunities, able to link common concepts across teams to drive efficient solutions
  • Able to establish productive relationships at all levels of the Marketing organization and across functional teams
  • Ability tointerface effectively with senior executives
  • Translates best practices and capabilities from one team to another
  • Ability to work productively with various stakeholders across functional areas
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Launch Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a launch manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for launch manager
  • Devise processes and ensure implementation for strong coordination in all relevant departments for product launch
  • Organize and execute launch events for new products
  • Drop size estimation, based on SKU’s, communication to Pharmacies and organize exclusive launch event(s) for Pharmacists
  • Training of Trade Team
  • Train the Sales Force and organize internal launch event(s)
  • Acts as the plant champion for PDP deliverables and ensures completion
  • Identifying and assessing programmatic risks
  • Developing and maintain risk tracking metrics
  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining the Risk Management Program and associated policies, supporting a center-of-excellence for systems engineering, across multiple programs
  • Providing expertise in risk management and implementation of risk mitigation approaches, to including identification, documentation, analysis, and retirement of key technical and programmatic risks
Qualifications for launch manager
  • PMP or VLSS Green Belt certification preferred
  • Experience in support of automotive products a plus
  • Business process analysis and call flow analysis experience is critical
  • Capable of defining requirements for human to machine interfaces, training and knowledge base to support agent functions
  • Proven track record of completing complicated tasks with little to no supervision or direction
  • Experienced in the management of projects encompassing internal and external teams
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Launch Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a launch manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for launch manager
  • Facilitate the discovery, analysis, mitigation strategy implementation, and reporting of life cycle risks
  • Use commercial software tools for risk register management
  • Participate in program integration activities such as organizing integrated product team meetings, systems reviews, and interagency discussions and documentation
  • Provide Global Launch Process training and coaching to the Launch Teams
  • Collaborate with the greater business development team and launch marketing to close deals
  • Travel to various Development Partner offices for meetings, events and trainings
  • Negotiating and closing end-customer deals
  • Hosting demos and Webinars
  • Work with the Launch Lead to understand the client’s business requirements
  • Provide interface and coordination with the business as functional team lead for the Product Launch Excellence process
Qualifications for launch manager
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications to include Project, Excel, Word and VISIO
  • Strong Customer Service or Telesales orientation
  • 4+ years’ experience working within the Salesforce platform on an Administrative or Development level
  • Experience with Apex, SOQL, XML, JSON, JavaScript, jQuery preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce.com developer toolkit including Apex Classes, Controllers, and Triggers, Visualforce, Force.com IDE, Migration Tool, Web Services is a plus
  • 8+ years of progressive experience scoping and managing large-scale, cross-functional teams

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