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Sr Technical Product Manager

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 10/27/2017 11:55:56 AM
  • 2986405
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Georgia; Atlanta

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.

At GE Digital, we are creating technology and solutions to enable social, mobile, analytical and cloud capabilities for the Industrial Internet. The Industrial Internet is an open, global network that connects people, data and machines. It’s about making infrastructure more intelligent and advancing the industries critical to the world we live in. At GE, we believe it’s about the future of industry—energy, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing. It’s about making the world work better. GE is transforming itself to become the world's premier digital industrial company, executing critical outcomes for our customers. Explore how you can drive greater asset reliability, lower operating costs, reduce risk and accelerate operational performance with our Predix platform and software solutions.
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:
You will work in lock-step with application or domain leaders acting as a product manager to create a clear strategic direction that will be delivered by the product development team. You will direct the team with a clear and descriptive set of requirements and deliver product features and functions by balancing customer need with business strategy, minimized defects, and technical debt.

Essential Responsibilities:
Your priority is seamless integration and alignment of perspectives from a broad set of stakeholders including but not limited to: Customers, Process Owners, Enterprise Architects, Application Managers, Development teams and Technical Architects.

In this role, you will:

  • Work with cross-functional (process, design, build, test) teams to deliver features and products
  • Own the short-term product roadmap and it’s integration into a larger application or strategic roadmap
  • Engage continuously with customers and stakeholders to understand their business goals and motivating factors
  • Demonstrate ability to influence customers and product managers through credible knowledge and experience, persuasion and influencing skills
  • Lead customer and stakeholder interviews to align product design with roles (personas)
  • Own the product backlog; continuously groom and ensure that an agreed scope is always ready to move into development
  • Lead the product development team; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, story acceptance and refinement, testing and validation; owner of functional or technical product design
  • Understand and follow the proscribed governance process and development methodology for product development
  • Translate unstructured or ambiguous requests into actionable user stories and work units through problem decomposition and planning
  • Demonstrate substantial experience with the technology stack and its impact on the final product


    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in SAP ERP Sales & Distribution OR Master’s degree with 3 years of experience in SAP ERP Sales & Distribution.

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the USA 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
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Atlanta, GA

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Hands on SAP SD configuration experience in at least two full end-to-end SAP ERP implementations.
  • Solid understanding of the integration of SD with other modules (e.g. PS, FI-CO, MM, PP etc.) and preferably experience with configuring and implementing at least one of these.
  • Hands on experience of designing and implementing enhancements to standard SAP functionality in the form of user-exits / enhancements, custom reports, pricing routines etc.
  • Significant work experience in integrating SAP ERP with multiple legacy systems and third party applications (e.g. sales and marketing applications such as
  • Experience with SAP BW/BI is a plus, as is experience with integrating Master Data Management applications with SAP ERP.

    Business Acumen:

  • Functional business experience and understanding of the end-to-end Inquiry-to-Cash process, including quotation management, order management, shipping and transportation, pricing, billing etc.
  • Experience in a project driven heavy equipment manufacturing industry
  • Experience with global ERP implementations and roll-outs and working with globally dispersed, culturally diverse teams.
  • Experience of the full systems development lifecycle, including analysis, design, coding, testing, performance tuning, documentation and implementation.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies such as Scrum and SAFe.


  • Ability to take ownership of medium sized or incompletely defined tasks.
  • Ability to bridge communication between business and technical areas and guide business stakeholders towards the optimal technical solution.
  • Ensures understanding of issues and presents clear rationale. Able to speak to mutual needs and win-win solutions. Uses two-way communication to influence outcomes and ongoing results.
  • Identifies misalignments with goals, objectives and work direction against the organizational strategy. Makes suggestions to course correct or escalates appropriately.
  • Continuously measures deliverables of self and team against commitments. Effectively balances multiple, different and/or competing objectives.

    Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Effective team building and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and persist to completion, especially in the face of challenges.
  • Pushes self for results; pushes others for results through team spirit and exhibiting role model behavior


    Locations: United States; Georgia; Atlanta

    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.

     GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.  Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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