Director of Product Management

Engineering Coeur d'Alene, Idaho


Description

Position at KORE Power

Company Overview:

KORE Power, Inc. (KORE) is headquartered in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with operations in Waterbury, Vermont, and Buckeye, Arizona, KORE is the leading U.S.-based developer of battery cell technology for the clean energy industry. With clients in energy storage, e-mobility, utility, industrial and mission-critical markets, KORE Power provides the backbone for decarbonization across the globe. As the first U.S.-based, American-owned, and fully integrated provider of cells, batteries, and solutions, KORE is uniquely positioned to serve these markets. Through the construction and operations of its large-scale battery cell manufacturing facility in the U.S., KORE is positioned to operate at 12 GWh per year capacity. The facility (the “KOREPlex”) will operate with net-zero carbon emissions through strategic partnerships and solar and storage co-generation.

 

KORE Power’s differentiated approach provides customers with direct access, unparalleled service, superior technology, and Tier 1 product availability. Focused on building sustainable communities, clean energy jobs, and green economic expansion, KORE Power is proud to offer a functional solution to real-world problems and fulfill market demand to deliver a zero-carbon future. The KOREPlex is expected to come to Buckeye, Arizona, and be the anchor to the development of the Sustainable Valley by the end of 2024. For more information, visit www.korepower.com.

Position Overview:

KORE Power is currently seeking a motivated, industry savvy and innovative Director of Product Management to join our growing company and help us continue to drive new innovation and create our future product roadmaps. As the Director of Product Management on our team, you will be responsible for driving the strategic roadmap and tactical product execution for the hardware and software components of KORE offerings, and collaborating with key stakeholders including product engineering, sales and business development, and operations.

You will own the new product roadmaps and product strategies by conducting market research, competitive analysis, and crafting marketing strategies for new products to serve an expanding global market footprint.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive the entire vision and delivery of innovative new products to keep the business relevant and competitive in the market
  • Conduct market research and voice of customers to identify and define products and services requirements. Overall responsibility to ensure balance between cost and performance through rigorous data driven analysis and cross-functional review.
  • Create product roadmaps based on industry market research and knowledge, competitive landscape, and voice of customers
  • Responsible for the development, review and refinement of the product roadmaps across applications and geographical markets
  • Prioritize product opportunities using criteria and requirements defined during research
  • Formalize Market Requirements Document (MRD)
  • Establish requirements and specifications for existing and new products
  • Clearly communicate the vision and goals of existing and new products
  • Lead and participate in planning meetings and provide advice and guidance on the direction of products
  • Demonstrate functionality of completed products to internal team members and other stakeholders
  • Develop metrics to assess the success of products and features and determine necessary enhancements
  • Collaborate with customers, internal business development and sales team, and outside influencers to ensure a solid and well-rounded understanding of products and developing needs is being defined
  • Equips sales engineering with technical product details and analysis in a timely manner, and supports competitive proposals
  • Analyzes, defines and communicates value proposition as a foundational element of the overall KORE Power differentiation
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of products, solutions, and company offerings

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Preferred Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or equivalent field
  • 5+ years of product management or other relevant experience
  • Experience working in stationary energy storage or e-mobility industries
  • Experience working directly with engineers to create product concepts and verify alignment between product and market requirements
  • Ability to be creative, strategic, analytical, and think outside the box to solve problems
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • Strong customer focus, with unwavering attention to safety and quality
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, comfortable operating without day-to-day direction
  • Interpersonal skills with a keen ability to explain complex concepts across the organization and to large audiences
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office tools, including (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Access)
  • Strong business and technical analytical skills required
  • Thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into technical and operational requirements

 

KORE Power is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, benefit package, stock incentive, and the ability to work in a team-centered, collaborative, and supportive atmosphere.