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Analyst, Industry & Competitive Benchmarking

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:31:13 PM
  • 2869514
  • Job Function: Product Management
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): United States; Texas; Houston

About Us:
GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
We are looking for a highly motivated & passionate Analyst to join the GE Oil & Gas Digital Product Management team. As Analyst for Industry and Competitive Benchmarking, you will report to the Director of Business Models and Intelligence. You will be responsible for industry & competitor insights, strategic direction, and informing the Product management team how competitors are positioning their hardware and software in each industry segment and how that affects GE roadmap and positioning.

Essential Responsibilities:

As Analyst, you will:

  • Work with Product Strategy, Product Management, Engineering, Finance, Marketing, and Commercial counterparts to ensure the organization develops and maintains a keen understanding of its competitors landscape to support each product market segment.
  • Provide insights with business implications and potential strategies using analytics and process development, contributing clear recommendations for long-term product planning and strategy
  • Deliver critical annual Strategic Roadmap insights such as profit pool analysis, industry trends, competitive threats, etc.
  • Support product management team with expanded market intel capabilities across value chain segments, regions and software sectors
  • Facilitate & support strategy sessions around industry & competitive intel deliverables with segment and regional teams
  • Drive industry insights to help product management create differentiated solutions that grow value in a volatile market
  • Through a ‘no surprises’ lens, establish a practice and rhythm to deliver timely rapid market intel and detailed competitor analysis to senior management for all critical aspects of market insights
  • Predict and mitigate future threats by working closely to educate segment and function leaders
  • Deliver competitor insights around existing competitors plus new and emerging threats in software industries
  • Execute in-depth competitive analysis and deep-dives to develop new business strategies; examples include new growth country analysis, new enterprise software engagement activities and emerging technologies/capabilities
  • Identify growth areas for acquired technologies
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Product Strategy to build processes for maintaining and leveraging accurate market sizing data and to ensure processes are sustainable and not ad hoc efforts.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Product Management, Program Management, Commercial, and Finance functions to inform efforts to create compelling offers, including product promotions, that drive interest and demand within target segments.
  • Work with Product Management colleagues to both deliver key, quantified guidance to Commercial team and Partners and receive insights from these counterparties to refine your models.
  • Ensure that maximum value is extracted from analyst reports, commissioned research studies, and the work of key counterparts by assessing and interpreting data and adjusting models.
  • Work closely with counterparts in the Field Enablement & Strategic Positioning team to ensure that the organization has an updated perspective on competitors’ offerings that is readily accessible.


    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in competitive benchmarking

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Role entails up to 30% travel.
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Houston, TX

    Desired Characteristics:
  • MBA or Masters in Applied Mathematics preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving, strategy development.
  • Demonstrated capability of 'rolling up sleeves and getting hands dirty'.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver top performance in a high-growth, entrepreneurial work environment.
  • Exceptional ability to structure presentations and content to explain the results to a range of audiences for maximum impact.
  • Experience in or with the Oil & Gas industry.
  • Effective teaming and problem solving abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Able to interface effectively with all levels of the organization and external customers.
  • Machine learning algorithms experience.

    Technical Expertise:

  • Strong spreadsheet and model building skills
  • Ability to drive recommendations regarding and evangelize companywide adoption of new techniques.
  • Prior experience supporting the commercialization, launch, and scale-up of a SaaS solution highly desired.
  • Experience managing and successfully working with a geographically-distributed team.

    Business Acumen:

  • Exceptional quantitative and qualitative analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Proactive in measuring the impact of his/her team’s contribution and product-market trends (cyclical or a shift)
  • Ability to interact with senior leaders within GE Oil & Gas.


  • Works with cross-functional teams to implement and evolve effective processes.
  • Possesses exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver executive-level presentations.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Applies critical and creative thinking to solving problems
  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analytical skills and best practices.
  • Influences and energizes others toward the common vision and goal. Maintains excitement for a process and drives to new directions of meeting the goal in the face of unfavorable odds and setbacks.

    Locations: United States; Texas; Houston

    GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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