General Electric Director Product Management, Additive Software Machine Analytics m/f in Various, Germany

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Role Summary:

The Software Product Manager will develop and own digital strategy for our Machine Analytics product line. You will craft our Machine Analytics product road map by working closely with customers, external partners, and our internal GE Additive machine teams. In this growing segment, the Software Product Manager role will be challenged to define our product priorities and enable GE digital differentiation for and inside our machines, products, and services.

Essential Responsibilities:

The Software Product Manager will accomplish the above through defining and delivering amazing early warning and predictive machine insights, coupled with integrated capabilities in build preparation and post processing / inspection functions to delight our customers. The Software Product Manager will be responsible for creating strong working relationships & influence across cross-functional Additive executive leadership, product management, engineering, service, and other functional groups to form and execute our GE Additive digital product management strategy for the Machine Analytics product line.

Additionally, as the Software Product Manager, you will:

  • Have a deep understanding of our current and future Machine Analytics customers, their needs, and their ecosystems

  • Maintain strong awareness of the market, our competitors, and the value our Machine Analytics solutions will provide for our customers

  • Generate profitable growth in the Machine Analytics product line in support of business objectives on orders, revenue, cost and margin through the delivery and productization of key digital products and services

  • Champion customer satisfaction and engagement by building and maintaining customer partnerships and ensuring that “voice of the customer” is reflected in our strategy, the road map priorities, and continually incorporated into our software and analytics New Product Introductions (NPIs)

  • With a keen eye on the evolving Additive market and competitive digital additive landscape, relentlessly pursue new opportunities through commercial strategies in partnership with regional sales teams

  • Create strategic collaboration with internal and external Machine Analytics customers, and partner with other Additive machine product management teams to deliver differentiated and integrated customer solutions

  • PLEASE NOTE: Although the Work Location listed is West Chester, OH. Other locations may be considered for this position, including: Niskayuna, NY, US, Lichtenfels, Germany, Munich, Germany Gothenburg, Sweden Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge and experienceEligibility Requirements:

  • PLEASE NOTE: although the Work location listed is West Chester, OH. This role may also be considered in other locations including: Niskayuna, NY, US, Lichtenfels, Germany, Munich, Germany and/or Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States, Germany or Sweden (depending on work location) for this opening. However, we will support sponsorship for individuals for employment visas for this job opening in the United States. Desired Characteristics:

  • Profound professional experience in software or manufacturing industry (Including significant recent experience in design engineering, manufacturing software, additive manufacturing, and/or machine data science or connected IoT edge analytics)

  • Strong experience in digital product management / strategy portfolio management functions in a global software or analytic organization operating in an agile / scrum methodology

  • MBA or masters in STEM fields from an accredited university or college preferred or equivalent knowledge and experience

  • Go to market development and execution expertise with a track record of delivering product and technology innovation in a new and evolving market space like Additive

  • Strong manufacturing or industrial digital services business acumen coupled with ability to successfully innovate product portfolio to align to business strategy and customer needs

  • Experience in monitoring and shaping industry dynamics, trends, and policies and to shape a culture that proactively uses market intelligence to drive significant growth

  • Ability to make strategic partnering decisions for the product line including the creation of new inbound / outbound channels

  • Prior experience balancing customer needs, install base requirements (refresh), and long-term enterprise differentiation

  • Awesome ability to embrace and cultivate our people, products, and processes to make us all better

  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to influence and negotiate internally and to delight customersPersonal Attributes:

  • Decisive; can apply critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues, define solutions, and take informed product decisions

  • Places personal credibility and reputation on the line to passionately advocate for what they believe in

  • Track record of evangelizing and prioritizing a product’s concepts beyond current offerings and driving business model innovation (product, service and delivery innovations)

  • Great collaborator across the business to align pricing with GTM strategyBusiness Acumen

  • Ability to make strategic partnering decisions for a product line including the creation of new inbound / outbound channels

  • Experience monitoring and shaping industry dynamics, trends, and policies and to shape a culture that proactively uses market intelligence to drive growth

  • Adept performing as a trusted adviser who consistently marshals the best company resources across business functions on behalf of our customers and their machinesLeadership

  • Track record of success in setting & driving strategy for a product in relation to upstream and downstream effects

  • Proven ability to set and change direction at the enterprise level through ambiguity and greens pace by building and using direct and indirect support for our Additive Machine Analytics road map

  • Trusted cross-functional partner and advisor across leadership, engineering, service, and associated functions to act and function as one GE Additive leadership team

  • Why join one great company when you can join many? We are more than 280,000 people with jobs that range from biochemist to finance specialist to wind energy engineer. We’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 140 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. Around the world, we are helping build the healthcare, transportation and aviation of the new century.#DTR Locations: Germany, Sweden, United States; Ohio; West Chester, Niskayuna, Lichtenfels, Munich, Gothenburg