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Sr Product Strategy Manager

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:39:31 PM
  • 2892675
  • Job Function: Product Management
  • Business Segment: Digital Applications
Location(s): United States; California; San Ramon


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:
As our new Sr Product Strategy Manager, you will be responsible for creating strong working relationships & influence across executive leadership, product management, engineering and other functional groups to build GE Digital’s Predix Application portfolio strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

You will be a key member of the Application portfolio strategy team focusing on:

  • Guiding Predix Application leadership on market opportunity discovery, portfolio capability development, assessing market landscape and emerging trends and GED’s product-market fit dynamics.
  • Iteratively arriving at market and application strategy hypotheses, and related tasks.
  • Identifying additional product / market opportunities. Perform market research to come up with potential market hypothesis (TAM, SAM, SOM and related)
  • Communicating throughout the strategy development process with Application leaders as well as GE internal partners (Product Team, Business Development, Market, Analyst Relations teams) with a focus on market expansion

  • As a domain expert for application portfolio, you will engage GE Digital executive stakeholders and customers at mid-level management and technical levels to develop/refine portfolio strategy, influence customer & industry direction and execute strategy.

  • As the Sr Product Strategy Manager, you will elevate how we engage with internal and external software businesses. You will be accountable for creation of executable strategy of products from GE Digital, making recommendations on extending software solutions, and representing General Electric to the outside market, including customers, partners and analysts.

    In this role you will:

  • Drive vision & strategy, roadmap and product lifecycle for sub business unit and its portfolio of products & solutions.
  • Be a domain/business expert for the portfolio to guide and mentor teams, and establish/refine product management processes.
  • Work cross functionally across engineering, marketing, sales, internal and external customers, analysts and senior management teams to formulate and execute the strategy.
  • Establish and manage relationship across GE businesses & sub-businesses, partners, customers and technical experts across industries and geographies.
  • Establish strong working relationship with account managers, technical sales and user/developer community.
  • Global travel required as necessary.
  • Will have strong financial acumen and accountability.
  • Responsible to create strong working relationship & influence across product management, engineering and other stakeholder groups to successfully execute business strategy across GE businesses, partners and customers.
  • Will engage customers as a trusted partner.
  • Cross functional leadership to define and execute the vision and strategy.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across disciplines and functions within a product
  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed

    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
  • Must be willing to travel (20-30%)
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in San Ramon, CA

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Proactively drives portfolio 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
  • Defines and/or influences pricing strategy for product/ services and alignment across functions and organizations
  • Aligns goals, feature sets, capabilities to business objectives for the product (i.e. Profitability, ROI, Market Penetration, Channel development, Brand Development, etc.)

    Business Acumen:

  • Strong business analysis, problem solving, and strategy development skills
  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends
  • Identifies the customer’s business and strategic needs, concerns, and desires for the value delivery capabilities of the products
  • Establishes relationships in the market intelligence and research community
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization and with other GE businesses

    Leadership:

  • Adopts a holistic systems perspective. Empathizes with multiple points of view. Challenges program/product planning assumptions
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to help build effective processes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas, and leverages chains of indirect influence

    Personal Attributes:

  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analytical skills and best practices
  • Able to re-appropriate existing solutions to new requirements and situations
  • Emotional Intelligence, ability to influence up and out
  • Accountable for policy decisions with incomplete, conflicting information and uncertain long-term dynamics

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    Locations: United States; California; San Ramon

    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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