VP of Manufacturing Technology at WHOOP | Powderkeg

Location: Boston, MA

Team: Supply Chain

At WHOOP, we're on a mission to unlock human performance. WHOOP empowers users to perform at a higher level through a deeper understanding of their bodies and daily lives.

As a VP of Manufacturing Technology, you will work with WHOOP supply chain, hardware engineering, and financial departments, leading teams in Automated Test Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Capital Equipment+Tooling management during new product development and mass production phases encompassing Contract Manufacturers, and component suppliers in Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, and Mechanical categories located in Asia and North America.


  • Control the technical interaction with contract manufacturers, from concept through execution stages for all of their testing, assembly and tooling deliverables.
  • Lead, manage and scale the Manufacturing Technology team
  • Develop test and assembly cost and process performance, and related capacity prediction models reflecting each phase of a product life cycle
  • Manage periodic reviews with strategic suppliers to discuss capacity plans, and key performance indicators related to manufacturing technology
  • Constantly monitor deployed solutions performance to mitigate any potential supply or quality risks
  • Publish KPIs for weekly, monthly, quarterly performance
  • Monitor, audit and approve Contract Manufacturer quoting and billing regarding equipment and tooling spend
  • Evaluate new trends in assembly and test automation to optimize process repeatability, quality and cost
  • Partner with hardware engineering team to develop optimal manufacturing technology for new products
  • Own GR&R gage repeatability and reproducibility for critical assembly or test processes within final assembly factories as well as critical to quality component sub-suppliers
  • Collaborate with supply chain planning teams in maintaining assembly and test performance assumptions, incorporating them into the manufacturing plan of record
  • Work collaboratively in a startup environment with a high performance supply chain and hardware engineering team


  • BS degree in Engineering (electronics, mechatronics, mechanical or related field)
  • MS in Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering or related field
  • 12+ years of experience in manufacturing technology management in a CM/JDM/ODM environment where finished goods production is outsourced overseas, as well as internally vertically integrated.
  • Knowledge in fitness wearables and associated manufacturing processes desired
  • Demonstrable experience leading teams developing automated testing solutions (software and fixtures/hardware) including wireless protocols (bluetooth, NFC, wifi)
  • Strong understanding and extensive experience working with Asia suppliers
  • Bilingual English+Mandarin or English+Spanish language skills a strong plus

** This role is based in the WHOOP office located in Boston, MA. The successful candidate must be prepared to relocate if necessary to work out of the Boston, MA office.**

_WHOOP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E- verify _ to determine employment eligibility.

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    VP of Manufacturing Technology
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