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Product Manager

Fort Point, LLC

This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted March 1, 2021.

PRODUCT MANAGER

Considering an exciting change in 2021? If you are interested in working for a company that’s thriving, one that’s innovative and offers tremendous advancement opportunities… you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

You will work with an innovative company that provides challenging and engaging projects, excellent compensation and outstanding benefits package, work/life balance and the opportunity to work with a talented team that loves what they do!

Take the first step and apply today… Let’s talk..

The Product Manager has global responsibilities for product strategy, planning, and execution throughout the product life-cycle for power systems products. A unique blend of business and technical savvy is vital for the role that will help develop and be responsible to drive the long-term vision and strategy for new offerings of these exciting growth products. Emphasis is placed on innovation of new products and features to solve the challenges of the grid of the future.

Product Manager responsibilities include:

  • Create the vision and strategy for new power systems offerings/applications for assigned product and manage those offerings through their entire life-cycle, from definition of product to its obsolescence.
  • Responsible for end-to-end ownership of product and/or product portfolio, including planning, pricing, and the development of customer-focused documentation.
  • Responsible for developing, prioritizing, and championing product roadmaps for new and existing products.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the marketplace that his/her product is used in, including customer requirements and success factors, competitors, and economic and regulatory factors.
  • Uses insights to make suggested enhancements on existing products and to develop compelling business cases for new products, with an emphasis on differentiating features.
  • Spends time with global customers and commercial team to truly understand their problems and needs, with a keen ability to grasp and communicate customer problems and thoroughly evaluate viable options, and new solutions to those problems.
  • Drive all commercial aspects of new product development through gate process, championing the voice of the customer.
  • Provide commercial team with the necessary technical expertise, competitive analysis, value propositions, and promotional tools to enable them to meet sales goals.
  • Develop and maintain key metrics and performance indicators to measure overall product performance and success.
  • Attend, participate, and speak at industry associations, trade shows, and other venues of marketing.

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

  • BS degree in engineering, or related field. A MBA or other advanced degree is considered a plus.
  • Excellent Communication skills: Uses effective verbal, non-verbal, and listening skills to meet business objectives.
  • Strategic and visionary thinking.
  • Strong technical background, preferably with experience in medium-voltage electrical equipment and power system applications.
  • Plus: familiarity with automation products and overcurrent protection devices.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, evaluate and develop new application and product opportunities.
  • Ability to prepare compelling business plans, including value propositions and financial models.
  • Ability to write and deliver training courses and materials.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time with some periods lasting more than a week, including occasional international travel.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience required
  • Product marketing and/or engineering experience of electric distribution and utility application equipment, which may include switching, protection and/or controls.

Related keywords: product manager, associate product manager, power systems, electrical, high voltage, medium voltage, switchgear, transformers, power grid, micro grid, power protection, switching, switches, control systems

Job Requirements:

  • Maintain product quality across product lines
  • Manage new product development and new product launch activities
  • Drive product market communication strategy
  • Drive execution of product roadmap and product strategy
  • Develop product category strategy, product roadmaps and product generation plans
  • Identify product enhancement or new product opportunities
  • Define the overall product strategy and product roadmap for the assigned product line
  • Devise product strategies on next generation product
  • Strengthen product story through product research initiatives
  • Develop market and product strategy
  • Define product specifications and product release requirements
  • Analyze new product opportunities within designated product lines
  • Participate in development of product forecasting and manage the product line portfolio including structured product development, product improvement and product rationalization
  • Lead new product launches and product line extensions
  • Adopt new product development process and implement across product team
  • Providing key product leadership for product life cycle management
  • Execute product initiatives throughout the product development lifecycles
  • Define go-to-market strategies with product marketing and existing product management
  • Manage the full product lifecycle and product roadmap
  • Obtain product market share by working with sales team to develop product sales strategies
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