VP, Frontend Manufacturing

Thinfilm is hiring!  We are the industry leader and first mover in a rapidly advancing new Marketing category -  NFC as a mobile marketing channel.  We work with leading brands in Beer, Wine, Spirits, Health & Nutrition, Apparel, Cosmetics, and many other categories, helping brands create interactive products designed to capture consumers at the highest moment of intent in a buyer’s journey – when they are holding physical products in their hands.   

We are looking for a talented & highly motivated individual to be our VP of Frontend Manufacturing.

This candidate is expected to lead an organization consisting of Production Engineering and Manufacturing Operations that supports two 24x7 cleanroom manufacturing lines which produce EAS and NFC products, based on Thinfilm’s Printed Dopant Poly Silicon Technology on stainless steel. This person will be part of a team being responsible to bring-up Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing for ensuring manufacturing targets are met consistently in alignment with corporate objectives. The position holder reports into the COO.


Required Skills & Experience:

  • 15 years of industry experience with 10+ years of people management working in semiconductors, printed electronics or high-tech industry
  • Extensive experience running an in-house manufacturing operation (Si-TFT Frontend preferred) and leading engineering teams, production scale-up and yield ramp
  • High emotional and interpersonal intelligence
  • Sets clear priorities and drives them down through the organization
  • Excellent execution, prioritization, organizational planning, and project management skills
  • Develops and drives critical projects and programs, and owns improving production planning, inventory control, and cost using KPIs
  • Knowledgeable in Manufacturing Physics
  • Leads establishment and enforcement of adherence to processes and protocols – SOPs, SPC, OPLs, etc. for the organization
  • Works collaboratively at level with other groups: Technology, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, Facilities, etc.
  • Ability to communicate and report effectively
  • Minimum BS in an Engineering/Physical Science discipline (chemical, electrical, mechanical, materials science, applied physics).
  • Ability to travel 15% time

Desired but not Required Experience

  • Experience ramping a factory or lines in a factory
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma certification desirable
  • Working knowledge of semiconductor devices and basic processes
  • Industrial engineering background
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Roll to roll familiarity


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