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HVDC Market Product Manager Europe (f/m/d)

Location: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Job ID: R0040022
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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The ongoing transition toward a more sustainable energy system requires cutting edge technology deployed with speed and scale in our power grids.

Hitachi Energy plays a pivotal role in making this happen supporting customers with solutions like High Voltage DC (HVDC) transmission systems in order to connect renewable power to the power grid, interconnect different energy markets and dispatch energy all the way to the increasingly electrified loads.

With the broader adoption of this technology around the globe, Hitachi Energy is expanding the team of HVDC Product Management with regional focused professionals who will support the definition of optimal solutions toward the customers and contribute to the strategy definition of the future offering.

In this position you will work beside our Sales organization toward European customers, you will be supporting the definition of technical solutions and will translate the market needs into new portfolio requirements, in order to maintain and strength our leading position as preferred partners for HVDC solutions.

You will be part of a highly skilled and diversified team, operating globally and in close cooperation with all the main functions of the business, including Sales, Bid & Proposals, Engineering, Operation, Supply Chain Management, Operations, Service and R&D.

Your responsibilities

  • Support customers in the region to identify the most optimal solutions for upcoming leads

  • Analyze the HVDC regional market, identify the main trends and requirements, measure our performance and develop the value proposition in the short, mid and long term

  • Support with clear inputs the definition of the global product strategy by clearly communicate the priorities for the Region of responsibilities, timelines and impact. Interact with a community of Product Managers to support a clear and planned product portfolio and development program

  • Define together with the involved functions the best go to market strategy to best support the market demands, including providing the critical inputs to the Product Lifecycle Management – PLM – system

  • Define the marketing needs in the Region and cooperate with the marketing function to create and communicate the right content in the right forums Participate in relevant trade associations, engage with Regulators and policy makers supporting the future directions of the industry

  • Drive effective communication to internal stakeholders on progress and escalating roadblocks to success

Your background

  • You hold a Master of Science degree or Doctoral degree in Engineering

  • >8 years of experience and active work within sales of power system solutions toward Utilities and Industrial customers

  • You have proven understanding of power system equipment and solutions You are analytical and with ability to structure complex environments

  • Good team player, effective influencer and leadership profile

  • Proficiency in English is mandatory. Proficiency German and Swedish language are important differentiators. Other languages such as French, Spanish and Italian would be beneficial.

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