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Sr Director - Technical Product Management

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 11/3/2017 1:50:28 PM
  • 3016761
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Technology
Location(s): United States; Georgia, Michigan; Atlanta, Van Buren

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:
As the Sr Director – Marketplaces/New Channels, you will be responsible for creating strong working Relationships/partnership & influence across Industry DT leaders and executive stakeholders to define the B2B product line technology strategy and delivery.

Essential Responsibilities:

You will lead and manage mission-based product engineering teams to deliver business outcomes aligned to Industry priorities focused on Digital Commerce Marketplaces – including, development or deployment of technologies enabling new channel/non-traditional technology sales of products/services; includes design and development of secure, scalable integration design/framework between Saas, custom and/or internal hosted technologies.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Sr Director – Marketplaces/New Channels, you will be accountable for driving successful delivery of products across the Digital Customer Experience DT Horizonal. As a domain expert for your product line, you will partner with Industry technical program managers to understand Industry demands, product backlog, develop/refine product line portfolio strategy, and execute on that strategy to deliver business outcomes.

In this role, you will:

  • Responsible for product line solutions, and associated product line KPI’s – ensure outcomes for Industries are achieved
  • Identifies and influences market trends and opportunities
  • Drives vision & strategy, roadmap and product lifecycle for sub business unit and its portfolio of products & solutions
  • Participate in events and industry associations to influence the direction for the business and technology in the segment
  • Be a domain/business expert for the portfolio to guide teams, establish/refine product management processes and build and mentor high performance team of Product Managers
  • Work cross functionally across engineering, DT COE’s, internal and external customers & users, and senior management teams to formulate and execute the strategy
  • Establish and manage relationship across GE businesses & sub-businesses, partners and customers at director level and above and technical expert levels across industries and geographies
  • Establish strong working relationship with account managers, technical sales and user/developer community for product line technologies
  • Global travel required as necessary
  • This role is responsible for a large product or portfolio of products/solutions with typical revenue influence/ capability in the range of $200M to up to $1B USD per year
  • Will have strong financial acumen and accountability
  • This role is positioned as a senior leadership role in the Digital Technology Digital Customer Experience Practice, and be responsible to create strong working relationship & influence across product management, engineering and other stakeholder groups to successfully execute business strategy across GE businesses, partners and customers
  • Lead and develop a team of product managers who are business and domain experts
  • Will engage customers at director level and above as a trusted partner
  • Cross functional leadership to define and execute the vision and strategy


    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 15 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials across product lines
  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed

    Eligibility Requirements: (Country Specific)

  • 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 <25%
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Atlanta, GA or Van Buren, MI

    Desired Characteristics:

    Desired Characteristics:

    Technical Expertise:

  • Proactively drives portfolio and investment decision to balance customer needs, install base requirements (refresh) and long-term enterprise differentiation.
  • Evangelizes concepts beyond current offerings and considers business model innovation (product, service and delivery innovations
  • Defines and/or influences pricing strategy for product/ services and alignment across functions and organizations
  • Aligns goals, feature sets, capabilities to business objectives for the product (i.e. Profitability, ROI, Market Penetration, Channel development, Brand Development, etc.)

    Business Acumen:

  • Strong business analysis, problem solving, and strategy development skills
  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends
  • Identifies the customer’s business and strategic needs, concerns, and desires for the value delivery capabilities of the products
  • Establishes relationships in the market intelligence and research community
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization and with other GE businesses


  • Adopts a holistic systems perspective. Empathizes with multiple points of view. Challenges program/product planning assumptions
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to help build effective processes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas, and leverages chains of indirect influence

    Personal Attributes:

  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analytical skills and best practices
  • Able to re-appropriate existing solutions to new requirements and situations
  • Emotional Intelligence, ability to influence up and out
  • Accountable for policy decisions with incomplete, conflicting information and uncertain long-term dynamics


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

    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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