Engineering Program Manager (EPM)

Guangdong, China
July 16, 2021

Company Description

Elevate is a next generation medical device company. We believe that by putting patients and design first, we can disrupt an industry that has remained stagnant for decades. Our team of passionate engineers, designers and doers are analyzing, designing, prototyping, and manufacturing the next new product category in healthcare.

Our team combines expertise from decades in orthopedic bracing with the rapid product design process born in the tech industry. We blend this with a rich focus on product-market fit and deep ethnographic research. With our unique approach, we not only create better products and experiences, but also develop them in a fraction of the time compared to traditional medical device companies.

As an Engineering Program Manager (EPM) on our APAC team, you will be given ownership over the execution of NPI products from start to finish. This involves being directly part of the initial concept creation of a product alongside the Product Design team, all the way to production ramping and launch. You will drive the day-to-day program activities at key suppliers to meet the overall program objectives with a heavy focus on the NPI design engineering cycle and mass production planning. As a growing company, we expect our employees to flexibly engage in many aspects of the company, both to move quickly but also to give employees the opportunity to participate and grow in roles beyond their fundamental position. This involves wearing many hats beyond just project management: Supplier Scoping, New Technology Development, Supply Management and Price Negotiation, etc.

Your responsibilities

  • Drive day-to-day activities at OEM and component vendors to meet overall project objectives from initial development to production
  • Identify and prioritize project issues and risks
  • Create and maintain project schedules, lead cross-functional communication between California teams and vendors
  • Communicate key issues, escalations and status back to the California team and simultaneously provide possible issue resolutions to vendors
  • Drive builds for both traditional bracing projects and new technology products. This may involve working on multiple projects at once, with some minor sustaining work as well.
  • Daily communication with the US Product Design team

Key qualifications

  • 4+ Years of Project Management Experience with US Teams
  • Detailed knowledge of the product development processes as well as an understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes
  • Experience collaborating with multinational engineering teams
  • Experience managing Asian OEMs, vendors
  • Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to filter meaningful information for the right audience
  • Extremely self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated critical thinking abilities.
  • Wide knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials
  • Desire to learn new things (processes, roles, concepts, technologies)
  • Travel 5% to California for interaction with engineering team

Awesome additions

  • Previous experience working at an international medical device company
  • Proven understanding of medical device verification and validation process and FDA Class I / II QMS requirements.
  • Willing to take risks and drive change within the company (even as a new employee!)
  • Desire to learn new things (processes, roles, concepts, technologies)
  • You are an executor. You just simply get things done well, on time, and above expectations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Similar
  • Written communication in English
  • Fluent in Mandarin or Cantonese

Company perks

  • Flexible Vacation
  • Office in Shenzhen, China CDB
  • Social Welfare Benefits

Elevate Dynamics is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizen ship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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