Business Segment: Power Water & Process Technologies
Location(s): United States; Colorado; Boulder
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GE has confirmed it is exploring options for selling the Water & Process Technologies business. The plan to divest the business is a strategic decision that provides an opportunity to re-position the business for growth and further invest for long-term success. Water & Process Technologies will operate business as usual through this process and will continue to meet its commitments to its valued customers and employees. This includes hiring strong talent to help the business grow and be successful. GE is targeting to complete the sale of the business by mid-2017. 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 the Product Manager – Pharmaceutical Apps Engineer, you will service the global ultra-pure water markets with an emphasis on pharmaceutical applications-focused channel support and applications/product development activities. You will work closely with the Product Managers and commercial team to drive growth of the product line by acting as applications champion across the organization.
The responsibilities include defining critical product and application requirements, developing detailed sales tools, supporting consultative sales processes, training global sales teams, conducting customer application studies, and authoring detailed case studies. You will need strong pharmaceutical industry and applications domain expertise, particularly as it relates to total organic carbon analysis for purified water and water for injection, as well as the implementation of online and at-line cleaning validation.
In addition, you will:
• Identify new applications and markets, validate a technical fit, and help develop the strategy necessary to maximize potential sales opportunity • Help develop and support a consultative sales process inclusive of industry-specific and application-specific sales strategy, customer facing support materials, channel and customer training, detailed sales tool development, and applications support during the sales cycle • Support field sales activity through technical seminars, trade-show attendance, presenting technical papers at key industry conferences, and support of key sales demos • Travel to existing and potential customer locations globally to develop an in-depth, real-world understanding of the applications where TOC is used, and drive growth of the UPW TOC product line. Expected travel up to approximately 50% • Develop application notes, competitive positioning analyses, technical papers, executive summaries, and other marketing material to support sales activity • Understand applicable regulatory environments • Where appropriate, support customer pilot studies to demonstrate and validate successful online and at-line cleaning validation strategies • Work in cooperation with the UPW TOC Product Managers to collect, analyze and prioritize VOC to drive product development, product enhancements and application-specific solutions • Comply with all company policies including Quality and EHS
• Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related science from an accredited university or college (OR a high school diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Product Management) • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in product management with a focus on water treatment and cleaning validation in the pharmaceutical/bio-pharmaceutical or closely related industries ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% globally
• Strong oral and written communication skills • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills • Ability to influence others and lead small teams • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously • Effective problem identification and solution skills • Proven analytical and organizational ability • Familiar with global pharmacopeia regulations • Master's Degree in a chemistry-related field
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