Senior Product Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Energy / Utilities

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Chicago, IL
5 - 7 years experience
Energy / Utilities
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

The Human Energy of S&C

Integrity, enthusiasm, sustained energy.  These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found when seeking people to join our 100% employee-owned team.  S&C supports these qualities with a strong package of pay and benefits, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and broad opportunities for advancement.

Location: Chicago
Address of Location: 6601 N Ridge Blvd, IL, Chicago  60626
Education Requirements: Bachelor's Required 
Relevant Work Experience Requirements: 6 to 10 Years
 

JOB SUMMARY

The Sr. Product Manager-PMG & MES is responsible for the product strategy, planning, and execution throughout the product life-cycle, on a global basis and within the company’s overall strategic goals for S&C’s Pad-Mounted Gear and Metal-Enclosed Switchgear solutions. A unique blend of business and technical savvy is vital for the role along with the ability to develop a strategic vision for our solution portfolios and the drive to make that vision a reality. The position reports to the Vice President-Underground Switching and Protection and the location is at S&C’s Chicago headquarters in Chicago.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the Pad-Mounted Switchgear and Metal-Enclosed Switchgear product and solution offerings through their entire life-cycle.
  • Accountable for long term product family and primary application strategies.
  • Spends quality time with global customers, truly understanding their problems and needs, with a keen ability to grasp and communicate customer problems, and envision multiple creative ways to solve them.
  • Considers integration and harmonization of multiple products (S&C and external) and how they interact to form a solution.
  • Leads and responsible for developing and prioritizing new product support documentation.
  • Drive all commercial aspects of new product development, championing the voice of the customer.
  • Provide sales team with the necessary value propositions and technical expertise to enable them to meet sales goals.
  • Responsibility to review competitive information and communicate key differences.
  • Provide direction to Custom Engineering for alignment of custom offerings with product strategy.
  • Develop key metrics and performance indicators to measure overall product performance.
  • Attend, participate, and speak at industry associations, trade shows, and other venues of marketing.
  • Mentors Product Managers and helps develop talent within the team.

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

  • BS degree in Engineering, business, or related field. A Masters in BA is considered a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strategic and visionary thinking.
  • Strong technical background preferably with experience in medium-voltageelectrical equipment.
  • Ability to prepare business plans including value propositions and financial models.
  • Ability to write and deliver training courses and materials.
  • Strong capabilities to uncover, recognize and evaluate new solution opportunities.
  • International experience is considered a plus.
  • Must be willing to travel20%-30% of the time.

MAJOR PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Standing: Physical demands are those normally associated with an office environment.
  • Other: Frequent use of PC keyboard and mouse.

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