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Product Program Manager

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 7/26/2017 5:37:28 PM
  • 2933044
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Ultrasound
Location(s): China; JiangSu; Wuxi


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.

Role Summary:
Leads a cross-functional team of LP/PB Project leaders and respective project teams to deliver a medium/small product through full production. Individual leads the team to deliver product objectives, drives clarity by defining/prioritizing the work, defines critical interdependencies/deliverables for the cross-functional team, works with the Business and Core Team leading cross-functional work, manage program risks, deliver quality and impactful products, within budget.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Overall responsibility for the cross-functional (marketing, engineering, QA, RA, supply chain, service, etc) product and program success and impact on the overall business strategy
2. Creates and ensures effective and efficient communication across business functions; motivates and energizes the team through leadership
3. Works closely with the Product Management team to drive product direction to meet external customer and market needs
4. Leads cross-functional and multi-disciplinary product development planning supporting multi-generational product/platform roadmap execution
5. Works with the Business Team and Program Core Team to deliver quality products on time, within budget and with competitive features
6. Solves complex and ambiguous problems leading the strategic and forward-thinking cross-functional program execution including (but not limited to) concept discussion, program execution, clinical and pilot trials, supply chain integration into production and product field delivery with product sales and service
7. Works with customers to solicit product feedback to meet product quality and customer expectations
8. Understands and openly supports excellence for all functions within the product program
9. Provides mentoring and coaching to develop cross-functional project leadership talent
10. Provides expert guidance and support to the product program organization in various technical/functional aspects of research, engineering, supply chain, and service
11. Leverage their technical/clinical/leadership experience to work on business initiatives aimed at driving technology harmony, innovation, process convergence and/or quality excellence for a specific product
12. Ensures adoption of functional standards within the product development program
13. Creates and supports the stewardship of intellectual property with appropriate security of product documentation

Qualifications/Requirements:
1. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering or equivalent (defined as a High School Diploma/GED and 4 years relevant work experience)
2. 5 years relevant project leadership experience or project leadership within manufacturing, development, technical industry, service or research environment
3. Demonstrated leadership of cross-functional project teams and an ability to drive project design plans to completion satisfying quality, performance, schedule and budget
4. Familiarity with ISO, FDA and other regulatory standards
5. Demonstrated understanding of cross-functional needs and interdependencies to successfully deliver a product program
6. Demonstrated facilitation and negotiation skills in driving closure on product/program-related decisions/issues

Desired Characteristics:
1. Demonstrated experience driving variable cost productivity (VCP) and Inventory Carrying Value (ICV) reduction to enable optimized product margins
2. Masters degree in Engineering or equivalent (defined as 12 years progressive experience within engineering, science, or related field, including 8 years project leadership experience within manufacturing, development, or research development)
3. Strategic planner and thinker with ability to drive change across the segment products
4. Sound technical and domain experience in at least one functional technology area
5. Demonstrated experience on global product releases throughout the entire NPI cycle
6. Strong written and oral communication skills
7. Excellent knowledge in engineering, program management and business planning processes having experience with the full product lifecycle
8. Self-starter, energizing, results oriented, and able to multi-task
9. Demonstrated problem solving ability and results orientation
10. Demonstrated LEAN skills

Locations: China; JiangSu; Wuxi
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