Innovation Portfolio Manager

Responsibilities:

Global:

  • Key Responsibilities:
  • Drive breakthrough product from early definition stage to final plan. Apply best practices around customer interaction, cross-teams ideation and product iteration
  • Coach and support Desktop team members on implementing customer-centric innovation methodologies through the entire product cycles: from concept discovery to new product launch
  • Share and align Lean, UX and Design Thinking expertise and knowledge across HP communities to promote and implement the cultural change
  • Based on a strong knowledge of trends in the industry affect the strategy/direction of the product line/line of services or solutions.
  • Suggest strategy changes internally and with external partners.
  • Lead projects that involve cross- functional coordination to provide integrated products/services/ solutions.
  • Improve processes affecting their workgroup and interfaces; e.g., forecast system, obsolesces process with retailers.
  • Seen by sales team as an expert in the products/services/solutions and regularly is called on to defend the benefits in front of customers or partners.

Regional:

  • Regularly recommend product/ service/solution strategic direction to senior management.
  • Often create innovative solutions to enhance sales of the product lines or line of services/solutions.
  • Seen by sales team as an expert in the products/services/solutions and regularly is called on to defend the benefits in front of customers or partners.

Education and Experience Required:

  • College degree in Marketing/Business/Technical.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • 10 years in product marketing fundamentals.
  • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • Minimum 1 year work experience in a general marketing function beyond Product Marketing.
  • Excellent knowledge of Design Thinking and User Experience methodologies and tools such as ethnographic research, maps, day in the life, value proposition canvas, personas, use cases and sketching
  • Exposure to Lean Start Up methodologies and Agile Management
  • Strong customer empathy and ability to incorporate global perspectives
  • Creative problem solving skills

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