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Sr Director Petrochemical Product Leader

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:39:07 PM
  • 2888827
  • Job Function: Product Management
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Digital
Location(s): France; Paris

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Role Summary:
Sr Director Petrochemical Product Leader will be responsible for defining the product portfolio strategy and owning the success of the APM Petrochemical product portfolio. The APM Petrochemical portfolio consists of cloud enabled enterprise software products that are asset agnostic and spans the entire Petrochemical segment (as opposed to asset specific system / embedded software). This role will report to the VP of Product Management– Oil & Gas Digital.

Essential Responsibilities:
Sr Director Petrochemical Product Leader will be the primary owner for:

  • Defining and driving the business plan and product strategy for the APM Petrochemical portfolio that entails

    • A detailed solution map for APM Petrochemical that specifies the intended outcomes, customer and market segmentation, targeting along with the associated value proposition and value capture analysis. The solution map will also include defining the analytics that are necessary for the success of the product
    • 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 the 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 Petrochemical
    • 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 at CxO / executive level to:

    • Present APM Petrochemical 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


      • Bachelor’s Degree in technical majors
      • Proved experience in the software industry
      • Very strong experience in Product Management/Strategy functions
      • Major experience in technical & customer facing roles with proven track record

        Desired Characteristics:
        Technical Expertise:

        • Masters preferred
        • 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:

        • MBA or Advanced Leadership Program Experience (ex. XLP) preferred
        • 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


        • Sets & drives the strategy for the organization. Implements and drives program/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: France; Paris

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