Lead Product Management Specialist - Industrial Markets
Posted 7/13/2017 12:53:16 PM
Job Function:Product Management
Business Segment: Power Water & Process Technologies
Location(s): United States; Colorado; Boulder
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GE announced they signed a definitive agreement to sell the Water & Process Technologies business to SUEZ, a services and solutions company with global operations primarily in water and waste management. The deal will be subject to customary closing conditions such as regulatory review and appropriate consultation and we expect this to be complete by mid-2017. Water & Process Technologies will operate business as usual through this process and will continue to meet its commitments to its valued customers and employees. This includes hiring strong talent to help the business grow and be successful. GE is targeting to complete the sale of the business by mid-2017. 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 Management Specialist - Industrial Markets serves the global Industrial & Environmental water markets with an emphasis on product, channel and business development and channel support activities.
Essential Responsibilities: The role will assist the Industrial Markets Product Management Leader in the industrial and environmental water treatment processes in Chemical, Petrochemical, Food & Beverage, Power, Semiconductor and Municipal Water and Wastewater industries. You will support driving growth of the InnovOx Total Organic Carbon (TOC) product line – online and laboratory applications – by acting as product champion across the organization, assisting in defining critical product and application requirements and coordinating sustaining engineering priorities. You will also work closely with the Industrial and Environmental Applications Engineers supporting consultative sales processes, training global sales teams, developing applications resources including technical and commercial collateral, conducting customer application studies, and establishing the company and its products in a leadership position in all key industries.
As the Lead Product Management Specialist - Industrial Markets, you will:
Collect, analyze and prioritize the voice of the customer to drive product development, product enhancements and application-specific solutions
Work closely with Sustaining Engineering, Service and Quality to continuously improve product offerings, define and develop field and factory service offerings, and drive continuous improvement of internal processes to align with customer expectations
Travel to existing and potential customer locations globally to develop an in-depth, real-world understanding of the applications where TOC is used; expected travel approximately 25%
Help develop and support a consultative sales process inclusive of industry sales strategy, customer facing support materials, training, and applications support
Identify new applications and markets, validate a technical fit, and help develop the strategy and region-specific pricing structures necessary to maximize potential sales opportunity
Improve the reliability of demo and customer installations by developing procedures to properly characterize sample streams, create appropriate pretreatment protocols, select proper accessories, and configure instrumentation to best fit the application
Understand applicable regulatory environments
Meet with regulators as needed to proactively confirm that products are in compliance with local/federal regulations
Develop application notes, technical papers, executive summaries, and other marketing material to support sales activity
Support field sales activity through technical seminars, trade-show attendance, and key sales demos
Comply with all company policies including Quality and EHS
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related science field (or a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Product Management)
Minimum of 3 additional years of experience in Product Management
Ability and willingness to travel globally 25% of the time
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to influence others and lead small teams
Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact
Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously
Effective problem identification and solution skills
Proven analytical and organizational ability
Work experience with a focus on TOC measurement in water
Work experience in the industrial, municipal, chemical, petrochemical, food and beverage, or closely related industries
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