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Staff Technical Product Manager - Hosting & Servers

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 11:55:44 AM
  • 2495854
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Information Technology & Digital Thread
Location(s): United States; Michigan, Georgia; Van Buren Township Michigan, Atlanta Georgia


About Us:
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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:
The Lead Product Specialist - Compute & Cloud Services works to bridge technology, customer needs, sales channels, and customer success. This individual will act as a central resource and driving force for the product management processes, product lifecycle management, financials & reporting, and marketing of a suite of Compute & Cloud product(s) as they move from conception to distribution, delivering world class offerings that support the growth of GE businesses globally.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Lead Product Specialist - Compute & Cloud Services role will be responsible for:
• Analyzing and supporting the management of the product portfolio for a suite of products and services in Compute & Cloud technologies
• Partnering with the Customer Engagement team to assist with the management of overall product health, viability, viability, and adoption for suite of Compute & Cloud products and services
• Helping to define the roadmap for a suite of Compute & Cloud products and services to maximize customer adoption and customer value
• Supporting the development of clear and exciting product positioning, value propositions, and product stories for a suite of Compute & Cloud products, along with the Customer Engagement team, that position CoreTech Solutions as the preferred technology supplier for GE business units
• Partnering with the Customer Engagement team to gather customer feedback and align Compute & Cloud product suite offerings to deliver on business outcomes
• Partnering with IT Engineering organization to determine how to maximize a set of Compute & Cloud product offerings and current packaged solutions and services
• Assisting with the management of the product lifecycle plan and identify resourcing needs, from inception to retirement, for a set of Compute & Cloud products, enabling the Engineering team to focus on delivery of technology solutions
• Contributing to New Product Introduction (NPI), and all associated functions, including business case validation, positioning, and the development of the strategy for the cost structure of products, service packages, and offerings for a group of GO CoreTech Solutions Compute & Cloud products and services
• Communicating with and influencing internal and supplier teams to ensure Compute & Cloud products developed and delivered as per the roadmap and strategic vision
• Helping to build product positioning strategies and influencing the delivery teams to ensure Compute & Cloud products are positioned and implemented as per the vision
• Supporting the development of the strategy for the cost structure of a group of products, service packages, and offerings in Compute & Cloud
• Helping to manage the budget and billing models for a set of product lines in Compute & Cloud
• Contributing to the development of productivity strategies and tracking productivity targets for products and services
• Partnering with other product management teams to define a consistent, integrated, holistic product management approach for all products and services
• Facilitating the genesis of solutions in a productive, efficient manner, working across technologies and geographies to deliver customer-focused business outcomes
• Analyzing the marketplace, customers, and competitors to determine the right product features and benefits in order to maximize productivity for GE businesses

Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Finance, Product Management/Marketing, or other technical / IT field, OR in lieu of a degree: a HS diploma/GED and 4+ years of IT experience or equivalent military experience/training

• Minimum of 3 years of experience in IT infrastructure operations, IT Product Management, and/or IT Financial Modeling

• Minimum of 1 year managing IT budgets and preparing financial models for IT product, services and solutions

Eligibility Requirements

• Preferred location of the GE GO CoreTech Solutions Van Buren Township, MI; Atlantaa, GA; MUST work out of a GO CoreTech Solutions location.

• Must be willing to travel 10-15% of the time

Desired Characteristics:
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in and working hands on with Compute & Cloud technologies
• Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership with strong relationship management ability
• Excellent communication, negotiating and influencing skills at all levels of the organization, as well as with external organizations
• Demonstrated customer focus - evaluates decisions through the eyes of the customer; builds strong customer relationships; creates processes with customer viewpoint; partners with customers to help shape their future initiatives
• Strong analytical and strong problem solving skills - communicates in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve; creates actionable strategies and operational plans
• Change oriented - actively generates process improvements ; champions and drives change initiatives; confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple and competing priorities and executes accordingly
• Strong team player - collaborates well with others to solve problems and actively incorporates input from various sources; has experience working with others on a global basis; applies knowledge to coach and mentor others
• Ability to build/lead cross-functional teams, engage and influence individuals at multiple levels within and external to the organization, and influence direction with Senior IT Leaders
• Able to lead current and evolving initiatives across the matrix, leveraging global resources across verticals, business partners, and vendor resources as needed
• Strong business acumen; experience managing financials, budget, operating plans
• Ability to set and drive strategy in a complex business environment where technical requirements are continuously evolving and where technical and business solutions are undefined
• Ability to identify and capitalize on synergies (technical, process, etc.) across the organization in order to maximize the functionality of the technology and drive business solutions
• Deep experience in business intelligence and data analytics
• Proven experience in delivering infrastructure and Cloud solutions
• A track record of successfully delivering products to the market
• Excellent understanding of BI and analytics market
• Experience leading a team of Product Managers is preferred
• Experience engaging with customers in all phases of the product cycle - from pre-sales to ongoing operational delivery and support
• IMLP / AIMC Graduate (GE Internal Candidates Only)
• Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification (GE Internal Candidates Only)

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Locations: United States; Michigan, Georgia; Van Buren Township Michigan, Atlanta Georgia

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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