Vice President, Product Management

American Bureau of Shipping

$250K — $500K+*


More than 4w ago


15+ years of experience

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Job Description

The Vice President of Product Management leads the identification, definition, design, and commercialization of all digital products and services. This role manages lifecycle product development led by Product Line Managers (PLMs) and service implementation led by Implementation Managers.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead identification, definition, design, and commercialization processes of digital products and related services.
  • Lead digital product teams.
  • Lead marketing development of digital products and related services, working with Marketing and Business Development functions.
  • Lead the commercialization process of digital products and related services, including proposals, pricing, commercial terms, etc.
  • Guide and support Business Development functions on the sales process of digital products and related services.
  • Lead the cooperation and collaboration of all relevant ABS groups, particularly ABS Wavesight, ABS Group, Sustainability, Engineering, Technology, Operations, and Business Development functions.
  • Enhance ABS client relationships through digital products and service offerings.

What You Will Need:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • MBA strongly preferred.
  • At least fifteen (15) years of industry experience with significant demonstrated expertise in digital technology and business applications is generally required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Significant experience in digital technology commercialization as well as overall business operations.
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in product development, sales, and business development with a global market focus.
  • Strategic, innovative, and analytical thinker with the ability to define an overall strategy with creative ideas and processes.
  • Knowledge to review the look into the details of a project and interpret the impact of key business drivers.
  • Superior problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing, maintaining, and growing strategic industry relationships and effectively establishing, maintaining, and increasing credibility, externally and internally.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and excellent presentation skills, especially in groups, conferences, panels, and client-facing environments.
  • Ability to learn the ABS Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management System.

It Would Be Nice If You Had

  • Prior maritime industry experience.

Reporting Relationships:

This person would report to an executive-level position and may have direct reports, including Product Line Management Teams, Managers, Directors, and individual contributors.

Working Conditions:

Work will typically be performed in an office environment. The professional may travel frequently to visit ABS offices, clients, and other external parties and occasionally to shipyards and other work sites. This travel may include international trips, including overnight travel. This is subject to often extensive time demands and requirements for skillful maintenance of diverse interpersonal relationships. #dice


We set out more than 160 years ago to promote the security of life and property at sea and preserve the natural environment. Today, we remain true to our mission and continue to support organizations facing a rapidly evolving seascape of challenging regulations and new technologies. Through it all, we are anchored by a vision and mission that help our clients find clarity in uncertain times.

ABS is a global leader in marine and offshore classification and other innovative safety, quality, and environmental services. We’re at the forefront of supporting the global energy transition at sea, the application of remote and autonomous marine systems, cutting-edge technical solutions, and many more exciting advancements. Our commitment to safety, reliability, and efficiency is ever-present, guiding our clients to safer and more efficient operations.

About Our Benefits

ABS Bureau proudly offers a variety of industry-leading benefits designed to enhance the life and well-being of our employees and their families. These benefits include, but are not limited to, medical insurance (PPO and HD), dental and vision insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Savings Account (FSA), life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability leave programs, parental leave program, paid holidays, and paid vacation time. The Company provides an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that offers support in personal wellness, including work-life services. ABS Bureau also offers a 401K plan with a generous company match, subject to plan requirements.

Equal Opportunity

ABS Bureau is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status, or other non-work-related characteristics that may be protected under the law of the Federal Government or specific state employment laws.


ABS and Affiliated Companies (ABS) will not pay a fee to any third-party agency without a valid ABS Master Service Agreement (MSA) authorized and signed by Human Resources. Any resume, CV, application, or other forms of candidate submission provided to any employee of ABS without a valid MSA on file will be considered property of ABS, and no fee will be paid.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job of the incumbent. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making a fair decision regarding the pay structure of the job.

About American Bureau of Shipping

Learn More About American Bureau of Shipping
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities. ABS is the largest classification society globally, with more than 200 offices in 70 countries. The organization was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Spring, Texas.
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