Marie Woodward – NPI Team Leader

Having graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a BSc. in Physics and a PhD in Thin Film Magneto-Optics I started my career as a Process Engineer within the Magnetic Storage Industry.

I joined Schrader Electronics in 2008 as an NPI Project Leader, where my primary responsibility was to manage the development activities for new products, taking each design from a concept level and successfully implementing these into high volume manufacturing. Key to this role was leading cross-functional project teams that incorporate individuals from all areas of the business to ensure a smooth transition and successful launch of new products. NPI work closely with R&D and Manufacturing to ensure products are designed to the customer specifications and with Design for Manufacturing in mind.

During my time as NPI project leader I co-ordinated the development of numerous products for Schrader and launched them across our manufacturing sites in Antrim, Carrick, Springfield, Tennessee and Changzhou, China.

During my time at Schrader I have been fortunate to receive training and development to achieve ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management and ILM Level 5 Certificate in Mentoring which has assisted me to progress within the company. My current position is NPI Team Leader.

Date Joined: 19th May 2008

First Position: NPI Project Leader

Current Position: NPI Team Leader