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Staff Technical Product Manager

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 9/26/2017 2:53:42 PM
  • 2986372
  • 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 operate in lock-step with product management to create a clear strategic direction for build needs, and convey that vision to the service’s scrum team. You will direct the team with a clear and descriptive set of requirements captured as stories and partner with the team to determine what can be delivered through balancing the need for new features, defects, and technical debt.

Essential Responsibilities:

Your priority is seamless integration and alignment of perspectives from a broad set of stakeholders: Product Managers, Technical Anchors, Service Owners and Developers. As a Staff Technical Product Manager within SAP CoE, you will have a track record of effective delivery of enterprise solutions that maximize the use of SAP technologies whilst driving user adoption, ROI and pace of delivery leveraging SAFe Agile methodology. You will have SAP applications hands on functional configuration and technical expertise covering order management, warehousing and distribution, sourcing and procurement and materials management (MM, WM, SD, Logistics and FI integration). You will demonstrate clear communication and build strong partnership with business and IT stakeholders within Power Services business segment in addition to GE Digital, Shared Services, Power Technology and Finance teams to effectively drive release execution. The ability to remain flexible and adept to learning new technology, systems and business processes will be instrumental to be successful on this role in addition to embracing FastWorks/Agile approach to project delivery.

In this role, you will:

  • Work with cross-functional teams to deliver features and significant products
  • Own the short-term roadmap for MVPs and quarterly SAP releases for the Power Services business segment
  • Prioritize continuously in accordance with the understanding and validation of customer problems and needs
  • Demonstrate expert level skill in problem decomposition and ability to navigate through ambiguity
  • Engage frequently (80%) with the development and testing teams; facilitate discussions, provide clarification, story acceptance and refinement, testing and validation; contributes to design activities and decisions
  • Own and manage the delivery backlog; continuously order and prioritize to ensure that 1-2 sprints/iterations of backlog are always ready
  • Collaborate with UX in design decisions, demonstrating deep understanding of technology stack and impact on final product
  • Conduct customer and stakeholder interviews and elaborate on personas
  • Partner with the Service Owner to ensure healthy development process
  • Be regarded as an expert in Agile Methodology; translate unstructured or ambiguous work requests into actionable user stories and work units through problem decomposition and planning
  • Demonstrate superior persuasion and influencing skills that ensure alignment between customer, product manager and engineering team
  • Demonstrates excelling business acumen, knows latest industry trends and is looked at as an internal expert on the product as well as the associated competitive landscape
  • Mentor junior team members

    Qualifications/Requirements:

    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in large-scale SAP ERP systems implementation and delivery OR Master’s degree with 6 years of experience in large-scale SAP ERP systems implementation and delivery OR PhD with 3 years of experience in large-scale SAP ERP systems implementation and delivery OR at least 2 years of experience in an accelerated program in a technical field

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job
  • Must be willing to travel at least 30% of the time
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Atlanta, GA

    Desired Characteristics:

  • Extensive experience running large scale SAP implementations in mid to large size enterprises
  • Strong hands on experience in SAP delivery methodologies including ASAP
  • Ability to understand business and technology architecture across and beyond core SAP ERP
  • Strong business and systems acumen with clear thinking ability to drive desired outcomes
  • Strong hands on SAP experience with background in cross functional process design, delivery and change management
  • Deep understanding and hands on with SAP ITC/OTR business flows, Sales & Operations Planning, Warehousing & Distrubution leveraging MM, SD, WM/IM, Logistics, MRP, APO, GATP
  • Experience with a large transformational effort is desired. Proven experience in working effectively with global teams and in a matrix organization model.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to develop partnership with cross functional teams and develop an inclusive & collaborative environment.

    Business Acumen:

  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems
  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
  • Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choices
  • Demonstrates knowledge on business topics, such as Integrated Business Planning, Business Intelligence, Advanced Planning & Forecasting, Order Management and Warehousing & Distribution
  • Skilled in negotiation to align stakeholders and communicate a single synthesized perspective to the scrum team. Balances value propositions for competing stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the competitive environment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of technologies in the market to help make buy vs build recommendations, scope MVPs, and to drive market timing decisions

    Leadership:

  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill

    Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members. Shows ability to effectively delegate work
  • Demonstrate clear thinking and ability to get work at hand done addressing risks and challenges

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    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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