Program Management - Program Manager - Mechanical

5-10 years

Ather is a 300-member strong hardware startup based out of Bangalore, building India’s first smart electric scooter, the Ather S340 and the revolutionary Ather 450. Designed in-house and built ground-up, both the scooters are high-performance vehicles powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, has a touchscreen dashboard and a host of smart features. Ather raised its series B funding from Hero MotoCorp. The series A and seed funding were backed by Tiger global & Flipkart. Both the S340 and S450 have hit the manufacturing lines and we are on track to begin our first set of Vehicle deliveries for this year.


What will I be doing at Ather?

  • Experience of working with cross-functional teams to solve complex technical/technology problems.
  • Experience managing and maintaining complex projects across multiple teams
  • Working closely with all teams to identify risks on a day to day basis, look for mitigation, unblock technical teams.
  • Resolve complex issues between teams through facilitation skills
  • Report any impediments/red flags to the Program Management Office and respective functional heads. Must have the ability to raise escalations handle these, and subsequently plan for solutions while adhering with strict deadlines.
  • Possess excellent communications and have good command over verbal and written skills
  • Keep a clear focus on details – the devil’s in the details!
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively and work with multiple teams. A “get-it-done” self-starter who not only gets it done quickly and smartly but delivers a high-quality result.
  • Proactive, flexible, and have impeccable follow through. Eagerly take on any tasks that need to be accomplished, keeping an open & positive attitude.
  • Should have good knowledge of a general automotive product development life-cycle(s). The person should be a go-getter with ability to multi-task and stay on top of a lot of things simultaneously. The person should be savvy with relevant tools for project management.
  • Liaison with different Engineering functions in assessing, tracking and reporting.
  • Drive Project progress and ensure business results.

What kind of experience & skills do I need for this role? 
  • Strong project management skills- ability to handle multiple projects having unstructured scoping.
  • SCRUM/AGILE is a plus skills. MBA and PMP/PgMP desired.
  • Demonstrating flexibility and initiative in achieving the desired outcome and to act in an independent manner.
  • Good understanding of IT systems like JIRA, PLM, Automation.

What should I have graduated in?
BE/BS degree in Mechanical engineering required with a strong background in Program/Project management.

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