Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Management

Product Management Remote - Michigan, United States


Description

Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Management


Plex Systems® delivers industry-leading ERP, MES, and Industrial IoT solutions to manufacturers across process and discrete industries. Plex pioneered cloud solutions for the production line, connecting suppliers, machines, people, systems, data, and customers with capabilities that are easy to configure, deliver continuous innovation, and reduce IT costs.

 

Plex is a rapidly growing software company consistently recognized as a top workplace.  In support of our ongoing growth, we are looking for an SVP of Product Strategy and Management will report to the CEO. This role will be responsible for the company’s product strategy and vision as well as overseeing the entire product lifecycle in coordination with Development, Support, Marketing, and the Plex Customer Community.  We are seeking a seasoned leader with a background in Product Strategy/Management, extensive experience in the enterprise application business, and familiarity with manufacturing vertical industries.

 

In this role you will continue to build out a team of Product Strategy and Product Managers with functional and vertical industry expertise and establish a more formal set of product lifecycle processes.  You will also play a very prominent role in the interaction with the Plex Customer Community, which is important to the direction of our products.  Plex is committed to a “continuous innovation model” which presents exciting opportunities for the product management function.

 

The successful candidate must have the presence and presentation skills to represent Plex in front of customers and prospects, investors/BOD, industry groups, press, and analysts.  You must also have the industry knowledge and experience to establish and communicate a long-term vision for the Plex products and inspire confidence within Plex and among our customers and partners. This is a unique opportunity to shape and transform the market for manufacturing MES/IIOT/ERP software as the shift to SaaS and Cloud models accelerate.
 
Responsibilities:

 

  • Collaborate with executive peers in the corporate strategy process and ensure alignment with all product strategy plans.
  • Study the market we serve and the competitive landscape.  Understand at deep level our products’ differentiation as compared to needs, trends and competition.
  • Engage with customers and prospects to share our vision and learn their business needs.
  • Define and implement a product vision for each product line, and for each market that the product is sold into; establish current and long-range product objectives, ROI analysis, plans, and policies; own product roadmaps.
  • Manage and develop a team of product strategy and management professionals.
  • Establish a comprehensive product lifecycle process from strategic planning to tactical activities.
  • Work with sales and marketing team members to create the content and tools needed to successfully sell, implement and service the product.
  • Evaluate, perform due diligence on, recommend, negotiate, onboard and manage partnerships with value-added product offerings.
  • Drive effective communications throughout the organization; work collaboratively with the marketing, sales, development, support, and implementation teams.

 

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors Degree is required; a Masters Degree in Business or Engineering is preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in Product Management and Enterprise Software
  • Demonstrated knowledge in MES/IIOT/ERP systems within the manufacturing industries
  • Experience as a senior leader with a global software provider of enterprise solutions to manufacturing companies is highly desirable.
  • Executive presence, excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong desire to join a growth-oriented technology company and to operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in SaaS/Cloud software delivery models.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a strategic planning process as well as manage large complex projects.
  • Cross-functional collaboration and leadership skills, with the ability to make critical decisions and influence others.
  • Creative problem-solver, with ability to work independently and drive for results.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Ability to establish rapport and build trust quickly at all levels of the organization.

 

More about Plex Systems

With insight from the shop floor to the top floor, the Plex Manufacturing Cloud® helps companies see and understand every aspect of their business ecosystems, enabling them to transform their businesses and lead with precision, efficiency, and agility in an ever-changing market. Learn more at www.plex.com.

 

 

 

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