General Electric Global Product Manager- Sales Manager Digital Tools in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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:

GE is in the midst of a transformation from an Industrial company to a Digital Industrial. As a result, we have an exciting opportunity for a visionary leader with commercial and technical experience, with a demonstrated ability to succeed in a highly dynamic cross-functional environment to play a critical role in enabling the Commercial Digital Thread. The Commercial Digital Thread is as part of a larger strategic initiative to activate the Digital Thread all across the company.

Essential Responsibilities:

This new Global Product Management role is truly a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the strategically important 3,000 member Sales Management community. We are seeking a global leader who can help us drive transformation in our Sales Management community. If you’re a highly motivated self-starter who brings leadership and enthusiasm to everything you do, then join GE in leading the industrial internet revolution.

  • Partnering closely with the Commercial Leadership, Commercial CIO’s, and key stakeholders (Sales Leaders, Field Sales Organization) to create a single vision for the Digital Tools that the Sales Managers will utilize in the near future. The challenge for the Global Product Manager

  • Sales Manager Tools will be to partner closely with the GPM- Field Sales Tools, along with the Commercial Council, and the Commercial Digital Thread Working Teams and IT/Technology to deliver an upgraded CRM in January 2018 that is so valuable that it will be the first place that the Sales Management team logs into each morning. The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of key Fastworks principles and Agile methodologies, and will utilize these toolkits to enable the vision for the Sales Management Leader of the future.

  • Defining, developing and executing the Corporate strategy around New Digital Tool Products and Upgraded CRM Solution Implementation, and a go to market strategy to achieve Digital Tool ROI objectives centered around New Revenue Growth and Productivity. New Digital Tool Product Investment decisions should consider GE’s investment in building the largest operating system for the Industrial Internet- Predix.

  • The successful candidate will partner closely with the Commercial CIO and team to identify world-class technology partners, and emerging technologies to fill Digital Tool product gaps critical to enhancing Sales Management Productivity and Revenue Generation. (Reference: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Sales Force.Com, Linked In, and other emerging Applications)

  • Creating and executing a strong Partnership Strategy that will enable the Sales Managers to do their jobs simpler, faster, and better than they could in 2017.

  • Develop Long-term Product Road-maps that will can serve as a working platform to enable Businesses to quickly and easily customize solutions for their Field Sales organizations. Successful candidates will work collaboratively with Technology and GE Digital to ensure Product Road-Maps are challenging, yet achievable to achieve active usage in January 2018.

  • Seeking a seasoned Business Leader who can make the appropriate tradeoffs and choices, balancing the need for compelling and differentiated technical Digital Tool product features with commercial investment choices

  • Responsible for leading Market Industry Research and analysis, competitive assessments, and customer/market segmentation to identify new Digital Tool growth platforms and opportunities

  • Seeking a strong, dynamic leader who can effectively lead diverse cross functional and cross-business teams, and making strategic decisions impacting the Digital Tool product line and programs .... delivering real solutions to our Field Sales community on a timely basis

  • Leader should be able to prioritize GE spending to address the Digital Tool product line's strategic needs

  • Successful candidates will have a deep domain expertise in sales and sales leadership, combined with a technical acumen and digital curiosity. Key responsibility will be to have a strong, deep understanding of the needs of the Sales Leadership teams, and secure their involvement and participation in product investment decisions and roll-out plans. Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree

  • Minimum of 8 years of product management experience Eligibility Requirements

  • 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. Desired Characteristics:

  • MBA

  • Minimum of 8 years in software industry experience with proven track record

  • Deep knowledge of the Field Sales Function, (both Sales and Sales Leadership), including the current challenges and opportunities

  • Deep technical knowledge of Sales Force.Com, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Digital Tools to Enhance Sales Productivity, and the overall Software Industry

  • Speed is Critical: Successful Candidate will have a strong sense of urgency, and will think of what can be done in Days/Hours, not Weeks/Months to successfully deliver an upgraded CRM platform in January 2018

  • Agile/Flexible: Environment is constantly changing; candidate must be able to successfully navigate rapid and constant change.

  • Strategic Thinker: seeking a candidate who can think strategically about how to best utilize our internal/external company assets and partnerships to deliver on our key goals of Revenue Growth and Sales Force Productivity.

  • Commercial acumen, and strong working knowledge of Digital Product Management

  • Understanding of Applications, and a strong interest in propelling the development of Applications to ignite new Revenue Growth and Sales Force Productivity

  • Significant experience leading both Technical and Commercial teams

  • Ability to create and execute a vision with multiple diverse stakeholders]

  • Product Management experience in the software industry or equivalent

  • Solid Field-Sales and Sales Leadership experience in a GE Business or equivalent

  • Executive Presence is a must: seeking a candidate who can effectively network and engage with Company Officers and Senior Leadership on a regular, ongoing basis

  • Demonstrated ability to grasp technical landscape, strong technical acumen

  • Must be able to energize teams at all levels of the organization and effectively balance multiple initiatives and priorities

  • Requires strong communication skills and cross functional breadth to provide strong leadership and direction to product, technology and sales teams

  • Strong analytical and statistical data driven skills. Must be able to develop and present new product business cases, cost/benefit analysis, economic modeling, and resourcing plans

  • Requires high energy, assertiveness, and self -motivated individual to work in a fast-paced environment with limited direction

  • Fluent in English#DTR Locations: United States; Illinois, Massachusetts; Boston, ChicagoGE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . 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.