Strategic Product Manager I- Software

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position has primary responsibility for the successful management of SICK's industrial analytics software product lines addressing the Industrial Internet of Things requirements globally. Successful management includes increasing profitability of existing products and developing new products to meet global market requirements.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1.• Manage the entire product line life cycle from strategic development, to tactical activities, to end-of-life planning and migration strategies.
2.• Conduct market and industry research to understand applications, market trends, and market requirements; analyze the market to define market conditions, market potential, competitive environment, and influences.
3.• Take a commanding lead role in engaging customers to understand their business strategy, environment, and processes; utilize standard methodologies to capture customer requirements and identify pain and hidden needs, and generate a compelling value proposition.
4.• Capture and translate current industry standards and regulations to relevant product requirements for responsible product lines.
5.• Provide competitive analysis for responsible product lines globally, including comparison of technical attributes, features, performance, and commercial elements.
6.• Translate market and customer requirements into new product solutions to better serve customer needs; document customer and market requirements and work with Engineering department to develop new products and/or solutions that satisfy the customer needs.
7.• Document and present business cases to justify new product developments based on the market analysis, market/customer requirements, market positioning, customer value proposition, revenue potential, profitability analysis, and product launch plans.
8.• Develop market introduction strategies for new products to achieve the planned business success globally, including sales tools, training, sales activities, marketing plans, target markets and customers, and strategic industry team engagement.
9.• Utilize company-defined processes to plan and track new product market introduction activities and stage-gates.
10.• Generate business development strategies with global sales subsidiaries to successfully launch, sell and support responsible product lines; visit sales subsidiaries to deliver product training, visit customers, and develop strategies.
11.• Identify target customer groups, and specific customers, within key markets and collaborate with sales on business development activity.
12.• Define and communicate global pricing strategies for assigned product lines.
13.• Develop mid-term product development strategy and roadmap; collaborate with corporate headquarters to ensure alignment with the corporate product development strategy and roadmap.
14.• Effectively navigate the organization to drive results locally and globally across all necessary functions.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Education:
• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (for example, ME, EE, IE) Computer Science preferred.
• Advanced degree a plus
Experience:
• 5-7 years of experience in software product management
• Experience in industrial automation and manufacturing/process industries.
Job Specific Abilities:
• Written and verbal communication skills in order to effectively interface with individuals both inside and outside the organization from a technical perspective regarding SICK products.
• Ability to interface effectively with individuals at all levels within the division.
• Ability to make complex decisions in a fast paced environment.
• Ability to approach ambiguity with creativity.
• Action oriented, with the ability to drive for results.
Computer Skills:
• Agile SDLC expertise in n-tier application development.
• Experience in enterprise Java, HTML5, RESTful API technology stack.
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Computer networking including storage solutions.
Other Requirements:
• Legally permitted to work in the United States
• Extensive travel including international. Must be able to travel (internationally) on short notice. Estimate 40% to 60% travel during peak periods.

If you thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment that offers challenges and the opportunity for growth, we're the place for you! SICK, Inc. has several locations throughout domestic US and offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits program. Qualified candidates can apply online by clicking the apply online button. Visit us at www.sickusa.com.
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