Vice President of Manufacturing

Imprint Energy provides trusted, safe, and high-performance zinc batteries in form factors that blend electronics into our lives. We print batteries! And that's possible because we developed a green, stable, safe, and non-toxic zinc battery chemistry. We have had good traction providing a safe, disposable, and label-like power source for logistics smart tags, data loggers, and medical patches, and are making inroads to becoming a de facto green battery chemistry alternative as more product designers and customers demand safer and more sustainable electronic products. Imprint has received recognition for its thought leadership and accomplishments: MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35, 50 Smartest Companies, and multiple Best Product and Innovation awards. See; follow us at @imprintenergy and on LinkedIn.

You will help Imprint develop its next generation printable battery chemistry and battery manufacturing processes: increasing the power of our batteries, expanding the temperature range, extending the shelf life, and augmenting other features required by customers. You will play an important role in the choice of materials and processing conditions, and writing production documentation for technology transfer. Your choices will help advance Imprint’s products to be produced in the billions of units per year. You will wear many hats and contribute to all aspects of battery manufacturing, optimization, metrology, and testing. Experience with zinc batteries is a plus.  

∙ Collaborate in creating long-range product roadmap and future vision to ensure manufacturing readiness
∙ Identify, evaluate, qualify and deploy production equipment and facilities that will enable steep product ramps to truly epic volumes.
∙ Define and own aggressive KPIs for quality, performance, delivery, and cost for all products
∙ Work with R&D during development to ensure product manufacturability & scalability
∙ Drive NPI from pilot to production via successful tech transfer and manufacturing verification tests
∙ Work alongside business development to establish and deliver company production schedule
∙ Be the change agent driving continuous improvement for the company
∙ Assist in building a best-in-class quality department
∙ Develop and own all relationships with key equipment suppliers
∙ Develop and own all relationships key manufacturing supply-chain partner

∙ Ability and desire to be hands-on one moment and operate at a strategic level in the next.
∙ Diverse experience including leadership of product engineering, manufacturing, and operations.
∙ Experience in deploying and managing ISO-compliant processes and organizations.
∙ Demonstrated world-class execution of complicated product launches on tight product schedules.
∙ Engineering familiarity or expertise with some or all of: batteries / electrochemistry, electrical engineering as it pertains to test system development, mechanical / packaging engineering.  
∙ Experience in selection and continuous improvement of global manufacturers and suppliers.
∙ Bachelor’s degree in electrochemistry or engineering and minimum 15 years industry experience.

∙ Direct battery industry experience
∙ Experience in production of wet chemistry processes
∙ Six Sigma and Lean certificationsISO 9000, 9001 experience and implementation
∙ Expertise at rolling out and managing ERP systems
∙ Advanced degree in electrochemistry or engineering
∙ Supplier and equipment maker contract negotiation experience

∙ Flexible work environment
∙ Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k)
∙ Generous equity participation
∙ World class engineers

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