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Executive – GLO Technology Product Manager

  • GE Transportation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/23/2017 11:20:50 AM
  • 2796517
  • Job Function: Product Management
  • Business Segment: GET Transportation
Location(s): United States ; Illinois; Chicago

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 Transportation, we move the world. We are a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power and drilling industries. Our solutions help customers deliver goods and services with greater speed and greater savings using our advanced manufacturing techniques, industry expertise and connected machines. Established more than a century ago, GE Transportation is a division of GE that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives. That innovative spirit still drives GE Transportation today. It's the engine of change that puts us at the forefront of transportation technology, software, and analytics. And it's why we continue to find-and realize-the potential that keeps our connected world moving forward. The GE Transportation Global Headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois. There are over 65 service sites worldwide.
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:
This position reports to the VP of Global Locomotive Operations (GLO) and Marine, Stationary, Drill (MSD) and is responsible for driving profitable growth through comprehensive life cycle strategy for Locomotive products by technology/ vital organs (i.e. Engines, Controls, Propulsion, disruptive technology). In this role, you will lead a cross-functional team to execute key business growth initiatives and NPI programs by working closely with the regional and functional teams.

Essential Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Manage a global team responsible for growing product revenue, margin and overall share in the market across product platforms.
  • Provide direct leadership for the vital organ product managers reporting into the technology product team.
  • Standardize and drive synergies for engines, controls and propulsion systems across multiple product lines and platforms.
  • Collaborate with product technology owners and solution teams to normalize/prioritize requirements, account for regulatory compliance trends, simplify the way we deliver to the market place, project sales with accuracy, and be accountable for manufacturing delivery
  • Define market segmentation and positioning strategies. Identify target markets for product offerings. Define the platform portfolio to meet the needs of the market.
  • Ensure customer focus by communicating and building rapport with customers and reflect “voice of the customer” in programs and business processes.
  • Lead a multi-functional organization. Collaborate and influence effectively across the GET matrix (sales, marketing, technology, reliability, supply chain, services).
  • Determine what geographies we should operate in and identify and build a network of partners within these geographies.
  • Responsible for a Multi-Generation Product Plan (MGPP) including disruptive technologies and adjacencies that reflects customer insight, clear segment strategy, identification of advanced technology requirements, short and long term priority calls.
  • Engage on New Product Introduction (NPI) programs and drive NPI execution for delivering on time and on budget.
  • Anticipate the long-term needs and opportunities for the business in order to create significant market power and sustainable competitive advantage.
  • Partner with the Vital organs systems engineering team.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team on best entry into the external market place and best collateral for sales support.
  • Work with sales / services teams and define the best path to market for proposed product solutions and implement change as necessary.
  • Align with sales force around the go to market strategy.
  • Frame and communicate the value proposition and measures against competition.
  • Lead and develop the product managers in support of the alignment with the Product Management Competency Model, inclusive of these skills: Leadership, Product Strategy, Customer Value Creation, Technology Innovation, Operational excellence, and business acumen.
  • Develop a high performing team by attracting, retaining and promoting key talent
  • Develop competitively priced support products

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Marketing or a related field from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in product management, marketing, sales, or engineering
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience leading a direct report or cross-functional team

Desired Characteristics:
  • Demonstrated executive leader working with locomotive or similar industrial platform of products
  • Strategic product management and commercial experiences
  • Engineering degree and experiences
  • Track record of creating and executing strategic initiatives and plans and leading their execution on a global level
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing, and team building skills
  • Proven ability to work well and influence in a matrix environment
  • Strong customer relationships
  • Executive level presentation skills and presence
  • Experience leading or managing projects of various size, duration, and scope
  • Strong analytical, financial management and organizational skills
  • Integrity: accepting and adhering to high ethical, moral, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions, and when dealing with others
  • Strategic thinker and courageous with an ability to develop and drive strategy
  • Innovative, expansive and lateral thinker/ problem solver in a global, complex environment.
  • Clear thinker with an ability to focus on the “critical few” issue / priorities
  • Communicate messages clearly and concisely and translate strategy into business objectives
  • Able to build a connection to key stakeholders and establish credibility quickly
  • Manage and resolve conflicts
  • Exceptional people leader capable of both driving and motivating global team members to succeed
  • Capable of planning and executing major initiatives

Locations: United States ; Illinois; Chicago

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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