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Anzu Partners
Anzu Partners

R&D Project Manager



Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Azumo is seeking an experienced R&D Project Manager with a strong technical background to help develop novel optical technologies for the automotive market. You’ll contribute to a dynamic, close-knit team in a company that is experiencing dramatic growth. We are looking for someone who has had proven performance meeting tight deadlines with often complex requirements, a self-starter and quick learner who sees solutions rather than barriers, and who is comfortable to be in a constantly changing environment. As an R&D Project Manager on Azumo’s automotive team, you will be responsible for fielding customer requests, managing projects internally to ensure on-time delivery, and assisting in the progress of new research.

The successful candidate should have the following skills and be able to own these responsibilities:

  • Meet the KPIs established for the project
  • Controls project resources - day to day work activities
  • Solves or leads the solution to problems/issues of the project
  • Validates project team members activities and drives timing to ensure milestones
  • Oversees concepts and mockup builds to support customer meetings
  • Works within a budget for the project
  • Manages decision making responsibility for key project design details
  • Presents to customers in Design Review and Project Status reviews
  • Manages all project changes and coordinates through the team
  • Manages Design to Cost for the product / project
  • Responsible for project team members appraisal input
  • Promote Azumo culture to all team members
  • Acts as a technical focal point for the team.

Other skills:

  • Strong communication
  • Strong Collaboration
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset
  • Customer Focus
  • Business Acumen
  • Leadership / Mentoring

Education / Work Experience

The successful candidate should have 3-5 years experience with proven project performance. A BS or higher degree in the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Material Sciences Engineering
  • Opto Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Multi-physics

About Azumo:

Azumo (formerly FLEx Lighting) is a breakthrough display technology company revolutionizing a $130 billion industry. It’s LCD 2.0™ reflective technology is the first in a generation of high performance displays that improve user experience and battery life for end users in consumer, medical, industrial, and educational markets. Azumo’s ultra-thin light transmission technology has 60+ patents and enables 10 times the battery savings compared to traditional LCDs. It combines high video rate capability with superior readability in bright sunlight conditions to eliminate glare. With a range of 1"-17" in size, Azumo displays can easily integrate into any device. For more information on Azumo, visit www.azumotech.com.