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RD&D Module Product Development Manager

Req ID:  66321

Do you want to change the world? We do, too.

 

With more than 30 years of proven experience, SunPower is a global leader in solar innovation and sustainability. SunPower is a company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. You have the opportunity to join the company that helped establish solar markets around the world and continues to innovate in the renewable energy space. In order to accelerate innovation and enhance customer value, SunPower will separate into two independent, U.S. publicly traded companies, strategically aligned and complementary. Newly formed Maxeon Solar Technologies will be the leading global technology innovator, manufacturer and marketer of premium solar panels, carrying on the decades’ long legacy in setting quality and performance standards.

 

Maxeon is headquartered in Singapore and has facilities in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas, and we are seeking talented people to join us in building a clean energy future.

 

Our unique approach emphasizes the seamless integration of advanced technologies, delivering complete solar solutions and lasting customer value. We are passionately committed to changing the way our world is powered, and we are guided by our legacy of innovation, optimism, perseverance, and integrity.

 

Widely recognized as the world’s standard for solar, Maxeon produces the world’s highest efficiency solar products.  Our quality and reliability standards far exceed those of any other company in the industry.  

 

As we look to the future, we are seeking a world-class RD&D Module Product Development Manager based at our headquarters in Singapore and reporting to the RD&D Director. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be. Are you ready to change the way our world is powered?

 

 

Summary of Role 

SunPower is seeking a world-class RD&D Module Product Development Manager based in Singapore. It is expected that most of this work will be carried out at a new state-of-the-art SunPower RD&D Laboratory to be created in Singapore.  The main job responsibilities include research and development of new solar technology that pushes the limit of efficiency at lower cost, working closely with SunPower’s renowned US based R&D team, and supporting existing teams in deploying and optimizing solar technology at SunPower’s factories.  This work is expected to include both cell and module technology development for SunPower’s advanced product portfolio.  The goal of these activities is to support SunPower’s business objectives, including market expansion, with targeted advanced technology.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, establish, organize, direct, control and coordinate SunPower’s Singapore Module RD&D activities
  • Work closely with US R&D and fab/modco teams to develop and help deploy advanced high efficiency state of the art module products using next generation manufacturing technologies
  • Grow the Singapore Module Products group with world-class scientists and engineers
  • Help build the Singapore RD&D Lab facility
  • Help select the initial equipment and tools for the Singapore Lab
  • Be a key technology leader within SunPower and outside SunPower
  • Deliver significant innovation that enhances SunPower’s performance advantage, while reducing manufacturing cost and capital cost
  • Help develop company technology and product goals, plan technology projects and deliver these goals using the SunPower business processes
  • Provide technical expertise for organizations outside of the Singapore location
  • Ensure that project milestones and deliverables are met, delivered on time, and adhere to approved budgets
  • Provide excellent communication within SunPower to facilitate tracking and coordinating technology and product development goals and milestones

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree with at least 4 years management experience
  • Proven track record of highly significant advanced Solar PV innovation
  • Very strong technology leadership and management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to travel in Asia and US up to 20% of the time

Preferred requirements

  • Proven record of working very effectively with multiple organizations both within a company and outside the company
  • PV technology R&D breadth encompassing both cell and module technology at an advanced level
  • Familiarity with solar cell factory production and solar panel manufacturing
  • Expert knowledge of PV module product landscape and high value add market opportunities
  • Expert knowledge of PV module materials and composites
  • Substantial knowledge of PV cell and module reliability, including modeling and testing
  • Ability to handle complex and multiple projects simultaneously within the project timeline, including knowledge of best project management principles and tools
  • Good understanding of people and business management principles
  • Knowledge of laboratory and equipment safety standards

​At Maxeon Solar Technologies, we believe records are made to be broken.

Join our dynamic team where we:

  • Put Customers First
  • Win Together
  • Lead Decisively
  • Innovate Relentlessly
  • Do the Right Thing

 

 

 

 

 

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