Senior / Staff Technical Program Manager, Manufacturing Technology

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Alameda, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-09-18

Category: energy

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About the company:

We are Sila—a next generation battery materials company dedicated to accelerating energy transformation for a more sustainable future. 

Our next-gen anode material is the first significant chemistry improvement to lithium-ion batteries to reach the market in 30 years. Our silicon anode material is a simple drop-in replacement to graphite and significantly boosts the energy density of lithium-ion batteries without compromising performance. 

Today, Sila science powers innovative consumer electronics. Tomorrow, it will fuel our EV future and the electrification of everything. 

We work directly with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to help accelerate product roadmaps, and partners with battery manufacturers commercial cell production. Our partners include BMW, Daimler, and ATL.

Sila Nano works directly with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to help accelerate product roadmaps, and partners with battery manufacturers commercial cell production. 

Sila Nano’s first products significantly increase the energy density of state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. Our materials are manufacturable economically at scale and are drop-in replacements to existing battery manufacturing processes.

About Us

We are Sila, a next-generation battery materials company. Our mission is to power the world’s transition to clean energy. To create this future, our team is building a better lithium-ion battery from the inside out today. We engineer and manufacture ground-breaking battery materials that significantly increase the energy density of batteries, while reducing their size and weight. The result? Smaller more powerful batteries that can unlock innovation in consumer devices and accelerate the mass adoption of electric cars to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels. We're tackling one of the biggest challenges of our time every day, and together we're redefining what's possible. Are you ready to be a part of a team committed to changing the world?

Who You Are

Sila Nanotechnologies is looking for a senior level strategic technical program manager with deep experience leading multi-level and multi-year programs. You will be a program lead for our next-generation manufacturing technology. You will work with a multi-functional set of Sila’s teams in Process & Equipment Development, Capital Projects, Materials Development, Battery Engineering, Product Management, Research, Supply Chain, Operations, Quality, and Finance. 


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Create and drive macro-level plan for Sila’s next-gen manufacturing technology,   ensuring alignment of the overall business strategy with the company's critical milestones
  • Clearly translate business requirements into plans
  • Crisply and clearly communicate program status to executives, partners, and across teams
  • Drive decision-making and clearly communicate scope, assumptions, and results
  • Understand key interdependencies and risks that ripple through the program and proactively communicate plans with the cross-functional teams to swiftly integrate potential mitigations
  • Refine program management tools and processes, with a focus on purpose and value
  • Cultivate strong, collaborative relationships and promote an encouraging program team environment


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in engineering or physical sciences
  • 10+ years of proven experience, preferably in the battery industry or chemical processing
  • 5+ years as a program manager for hardware development
  • 2+ years experience in manufacturing
  • Experienced in establishing and effectively using a variety of Gantt, collaboration, and communication tools
  • Experience establishing decision-making frameworks for managing program life cycles, including deep knowledge of stage-gate methodology
  • Demonstrated ability to consolidate and communicate data and trade-offs clearly to varied audiences
  • Experience bringing together collaborator needs and expectations, gaining and maintaining collaborator support, and closing gaps in differences to drive alignment
  • Excellent leadership, analytical thinking skills, organizational skills, and high attention to detail

The starting base pay for this role is between $168,000 and $212,000 at the time of posting. The actual base pay depends on many factors, such as education, experience, and skills. Base pay is only one part of Sila’s competitive Total Rewards package that can include benefits, perks, equity, and bonuses. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.LI-Onsite #LI-RS1

Working at Sila

We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.

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