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Sr Product Management Manager - Product Manager

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:29:45 PM
  • 2886777
  • Job Function: Product Management
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): United Kingdom; Nailsea, Aberdeen, London, Bristol

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Role Summary:
The Product Manager – APM Upstream - Subsea Production, will be responsible for defining product strategy and owning the success within the wider APM Upstream - Subsea product portfolio.

The APM Upstream - Subsea portfolio consists of cloud enabled enterprise software products that are asset agnostic and is a subset of the overall upstream segment (as opposed to asset specific system / embedded software). This role will report to the Head of Product Strategy Leader – APM Upstream Subsea.

Essential Responsibilities:

Accountable for functional, business, and broad company objectives, effected through Product Management. Major contribution to the strategic plan of higher unit. Presents to top leadership in the business solutions on technical discipline and business solutions. Works with cross business teams.

  • Build and execute product strategy within the wider APM Upstream/Subsea portfolio
  • Articulate detailed functional requirements and acceptance criteria for product within the APM Upstream/Subsea portfolio, well ahead of the product development and execution schedule.
  • Assessment on the strategic fit of the existing offerings/ point-solutions within GE and the associated analysis of how to leverage these capabilities to deliver better outcomes faster.
  • Roadmap for product with detailed release plans that clearly identify the value proposition and net new functionality delivered to customers on a release by release basis.
  • Prioritization of feature set and capabilities necessary to drive Assets Under Management, Data Under Management and a differentiated position in the marketplace.
  • Definition of standard product vs. add-ons / modules, including SKU definition
  • Definition of re-usable components / microservices within the APM Upstream - Subsea Portfolio
  • Capability mapping that details the product capabilities necessary for success and a continuous gap analysis with regards to current offering and market dynamics.
  • Competitive analysis and relative positioning of the product offerings
  • A risk mitigation plan that considers the development capabilities, organizational capabilities, development status of underlying platform microservices and other dependencies.
  • Development of a pricing model for the product and underlying modules
  • Development of a cost to serve model
  • Identification of the leap of faith assumptions along with associated learning metrics / validations required to define pivot or pursue strategies.
  • Identifying a budget and resource plan
  • Defining the demo content, information content and collateral necessary to drive product success.

Engaging customers to:

  • Present APM Upstream - Subsea vision / strategy
  • Understand industry needs, customer specific needs and trends
  • Influence customer decisions by building trust and relationship and by driving thought leadership
  • Validate product strategy and leap of faith assumptions by applying FastWorks principles

The Product Manager – APM Upstream - Subsea will collaborate with the respective counterparts in GE Oil & Gas Digital to:
  • Identify product features and microservices that should be built as a horizontal capability (vs. a vertical specific capability) by working closely with the Horizontal Product Management team.
  • Understand roadmaps, release plan and status of Predix, APM services by working closely with the Oil & Gas Horizontal Product Management team. Make necessary changes / improvements to the APM Upstream - Subsea product strategy to ensure market success.
  • Ensure consistent execution of product plans and that result in product delivery on time, on budget by collaborating with the Product Architecture and Product Development teams.
  • To ensure go-to-market strategies, revenue and profitability models are aligned with the company’s business drivers by collaborating with the Commercial team.
  • Provide guidance on product strategy, roadmap and status to the Sales and Commercial Teams. Participate in customer engagements as necessary to present product strategy and roadmap.
  • Conduct market research to identify addressable market size, white space, adjacencies by working closely with the Marketing Team.
  • Validate APM Upstream - Subsea specific content development by the Information Development, Marketing and Communications teams.
  • Identify strategies around intellectual property by working closely with the General Counsel and the IP team.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website:

Desired Characteristics:
Technical Expertise:

  • Masters preferred or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Experience in detailed product need definition, derived from Voice-of-Customer interfaces
  • Experience in product portfolio management and investment decision to balance customer needs, install base requirements (refresh) and long term enterprise differentiation
  • Evangelizes concepts beyond current offerings and considers business model innovation (product, service and delivery innovations)
  • Evangelizes impact of pricing strategy and business model innovation on business transformation

Business Acumen:

  • Finance Degree, MBA or Advanced Leadership Program Experience (ex. XLP) preferred or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Makes strategic partnering decisions for the product line including the creation of new inbound/outbound channels
  • Continually monitors and shapes industry dynamics, trends, and policies. Shapes a culture that proactively uses market intelligence to drive significant growth
  • Becomes a trusted advisor who consistently marshals the best company resources across business functions, including at the executive level, on behalf of the customer


    • Implements and drives product strategy within the organization.
    • Sets or changes direction at the enterprise level by building and using direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas and leverages chains of indirect influence
    • Sells and improves the Product Management process, its outcome and ongoing results
  • Personal Attributes:

    • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions
    • Places personal credibility and reputation on the line to passionately advocate for what they believe in
    • Effectively manages risk and uncertainty for self and team. Makes decisions with confidence when problems or solutions are not 100% defined

    Locations: United Kingdom; Nailsea, Aberdeen, London, Bristol
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