• Launch Manager

    Division TouchSensor
    Job Locations US-IL-Wheaton
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    About TouchSensor Technologies/ Methode Electronics

    TouchSensor Technologies, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Methode Electronics, Inc. specializes in the research, development and manufacturing of innovative human/machine interface solutions. TouchSensor pioneered the world's only solid-state, software-free, digital switch. Founded in 1996, TouchSensor is located 30 miles west of Chicago in Wheaton, Illinois.


    We are one of the fastest growing electronics companies in North America with over 12,000,000 units produced for products used all over the globe. You see our technology on products that you use everyday…from wall ovens with beautiful glass keypads to state-of-the-art treadmills at the health club to fluid level sensors used in marine bilge pumps.


    Methode Electronics, Inc. is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems. Methode designs, manufactures and markets devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, sensing and optical technologies. Methode’s components are found in the primary end-markets of the automotive, appliance, communications, aerospace, rail and other transportation industries, and the consumer and industrial equipment markets.


    For more information, please visit www.touchsensor.com or www.methode.com.



    The primary purpose of this position is to lead all Launch Team activities and assure all program launch success requirements are met including safety, delivery, quality, and cost.


    • Build, maintain, and communicate product launch plans and track the deliverables, milestones, risks and dependencies from the cross functional launch team.
    • Anticipate bottlenecks, work out contingencies with the team and provide escalation management throughout new product launch.
    • Ensure that all internal goals for new program launch are tracked and met including delivery, cost, and quality
    • Advocate for all stakeholders throughout the release cycle to ensure they have the support needed to succeed. 
    • Support all launch activities and ensures that each program follows the Methode launch process
    • Ensure that program timelines, issues lists, launch scorecards, and electronic program folders are properly maintained
    • Lead and direct all launch team activities and establishes priorities when conflicts arise
    • Ensure all customer deliverables (internal and external) are on time and high in quality
    • Chair regularly scheduled meetings with the customer
    • Routinely updates management and key stakeholders on project status and key metrics
    • Demonstrate ownership, initiative and accountability on all assigned projects
    • Ensure cross functional communication & alignment
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant experience required
    • 5 + years’ experience
    • Natural leadership abilities
    • Ability to solve complex problems in a multifunctional environment
    • Outstanding organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or vendors
    • Ability to effectively present information to top management as well as public groups
    • Familiarity with UL standards for appliance controls and safety switches is preferred
    • Proficient in using MS Project, Excel & Word. Microsoft Access is a plus 


    Note: Some travel may be required at times, for this position.


    Methode Electronics is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: EEO Poster, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting@methode.com


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