General Electric Director Product Management, Additive Software Build Preparation -m/f in Various, United States

Role Summary:

The Software Product Manager will develop and own digital strategy for our Build Preparation product line. The Software Product Manager will craft our Build Preparation product road map, working closely with customers, external partners, and our internal GE Additive teams.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this growing segment, this role will be challenged to define our product priorities and enable GE digital differentiation for our machines, products, and services through defining and delivering amazing simulation, compensation, build processing, and other capabilities 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 Build Preparation product line.

Additionally, as the Software Product Manager, you will:

  • Have a deep understanding of our current and future Build Preparation customers, their needs, and their ecosystems

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

  • Generate profitable growth in the Build Preparation 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 roadmap 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 Build Preparation 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. This role may also be considered in other locations including: Niskayuna, NY, US, Lichtenfels, Germany, Munich, Germany and/or Gothenburg, Sweden Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge and axperience

  • Profound Professional experience in software or manufacturing industry (Including significant recent experience in design engineering, manufacturing software (CAD / CAM / PLM), additive manufacturing, and/or machine / edge analytics)

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

  • 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 advisor 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 greenspace by building and using direct and indirect support for our Additive Build Preparation roadmap

  • Trusted cross-functional partner and advisor across leadership, engineering, service, and associated functions to act and function as one GE Additive leadership teamWhy 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 About Us: At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing componentsfor our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams arededicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’stoughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing,substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead.Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizingcutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomaginationproducts or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make thoseinnovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich withchallenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineeringthe sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations tocome. To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE businesses, follow us on twitter: @geconnections at http://bit.ly/geconnections GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-definedmachines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people,leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for globalcustomers by speaking the language of industry.Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EHRyInf3_4>Come see what you can achieve as a leader with GE Aviation! 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. Locations: Germany, Sweden, United States; Ohio; West Chester, Niskayuna, Lichtenfels, Munich, GothenburgGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.