Product Manager, Electric Solutions

Product Management Morrisville, North Carolina Northeast, United States Jacksonville, North Carolina


Description

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

Sensus, a Xylem brand, helps a wide range of public service providers – from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses – do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. Learn more at sensus.com and follow @SensusGlobal on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Role: 

Product Manager, Electric Meter Solutions

The Electric Meter and Products Team focuses on the electric utility markets. We build and deliver smart electric devices from electric meters to load control devices. These devices provide data that allows utilities to gain unprecedented insight, control, and efficiency in their management and delivery of electricity.  If you have experience with electric meters, SCADA devices, and/or utility operations, this role is for you!

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

Formulate Strategy

  • Articulate product positioning and value proposition.
  • Define product roadmap and lifecycle (launch to end-of-life).
  • Conduct market research and gather Voice of Customer to specify market requirements and trends.
  • Develop business cases as the foundation for product brand decisions.

Execute Strategy

  • Manage pricing, product availability, training material and plan, communications material, etc.
  • Drive and take ownership of product launches and new product development.
  • Maintain competitive portfolio offerings and a healthy pipeline of new product ideas.

Monitor Performance

  • Monitor competition concerning market performance, product portfolio, and product performance.
  • Carefully follow up on sales, orders, and standard margin to understand if targets have been reached, and if not, to identify and drive actions to close the gap.
  • Understand wins and losses and market trends.
  • Accountable for the technical performance of the products as defined in the product specifications.

Collaborate, Communicate, and Lead

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise and consistently communicate product vision and goals.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Commercial Teams, and Communications. Work closely with Engineering, R&D, Product Owners, Operations, and Service teams.
  • Participate in technical meetings, conferences, workshops, industry days, trade shows, and association events.
  • Build relationships with customers and engage in thought leadership activities by developing content (e.g. white papers) and/or presenting.


 Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or similar disciplines preferred.
  • Electric Metering or SCADA experience.
  • Business aptitude.
  • Product management experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Self-starter with high motivation to achieve goals.
  • Passion to solve real-world resource management problems using technology.

 Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
  • Travel 20-30%

Xylem 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.