8 months ago

PLM Analyst

Manhattan Beach, CA, USA Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: F121-US

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Company Overview

Fisker Inc. is a design led pioneering mobility technology company researching, developing and producing next generation electrically powered vehicles. As the electrification revolution begins to infiltrate the automotive industry, Fisker are focused on delivering advanced smart solutions across the electrification ecosystem from charging, to battery technology, powertrain and connected vehicle functionality. Strong product design is at our core where distinctive emotional yet cost effective style meet the latest in cutting edge technology.

Role Overview

Fisker is in search of a PLM analyst to transform and optimize our processes to allow our company to scale. You will work across the organization to ensure upstream and downstream impacts are identified, communicated, and aligned. This role requires exceptional communication and organizational skills. A successful candidate needs to thrive in a pressurized environment using data and facts to help identify risks, manage resources and solve problems quickly and effectively. A strong team ethic with the ability to interact at all levels and across business boundaries is required to be successful in this position. The PLM Analyst is a member of the Program Operations team. This team member will coordinate with design responsible engineers to validate and drive engineering release and change management processes in the scope of the defined vehicle systems. This team member will work cross functionally with Program Management and stakeholder organizations to ensure correct product specifications and BOMs are generated supporting product launch. A successful applicant will have the opportunity to help define the enterprise processes for a fast growing, future oriented product development and production brand.


  • Work with responsible design engineers to define, validate, and coordinate the release of system and subsystem bill of materials and associated CAD specifications and documents.
  • Work with System PM's and cross-functional product stakeholders to ensure timely enterprise review and validation of component BOM and specification releases.
  • Coordinate cross functional review and correct definition of make/buy, service/spare, traceability, and other crucial component management attributes.
  • Track and manage engineered system releases and changes to ensure that they are implemented correctly and on time for product introduction milestones.
  • Work with program and production planning to validate correct product orders and configurations during product launch.
  • Troubleshoot system context material supply issues.
  • Work with data management and security functions to ensure that data is accurately and securely managed within the organization.
  • Participate in development and continuous improvement of robust PLM processes to manage product BoM, change, cost, and timing.


  • 5+ years' experience in engineering/production environments, in depth experience managing product BOMs and releases.
  • Experience and ability to efficiently complete daily CAD and drawing data management practices within an enterprise PLM environment.
  • Understanding of enterprise scale engineering development, bill of materials, and change management / release processes.
  • Ability and desire to work cross-functionally with engineering, procurement, logistics, manufacturing, to resolve implementation issues holistically.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office and common workplace software applications.
  • Detail oriented with strong record-keeping and organizational skills.
  • Past experience with PLM software and Catia software is preferred.
  • Past experience in Automotive OEM, Aerospace OEM, or other complex integrated product development organizations preferred.
  • Past experience in design or product engineering is preferred.

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competences

  • Drive for Results: Drive for high performance, takes responsibility and works towards planning targets, overcoming obstacles, setbacks and uncertainty.
  • Business Acumen: Contribute to the company strategy and aligns the strategic priorities of own area with the direction and strategic priorities of the broader organization.
  • Customer Centricity: Anticipates evolving customer needs and how to address them, doing the right thing in the right way
  • Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that consider the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information, identify key issues, compare data from different sources; draw appropriate conclusions to arrive at appropriate solutions.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Facilitates Collaboration, actively engaging and to make joint decision and share best practices.
  • Displays Global Perspective: Conveys an understanding of the organization's global market position, opportunities, capabilities, and competitive threats and takes cultural issues and geographic differences into account when making plans and decisions.

Additional Requirements

Fisker Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment at Fisker Inc. is governed based on merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of Fisker Inc.'s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at hr@fiskerinc.com.

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