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Product Manager Digital - Grid Edge Solutions

Location: Beynost, 1, France
Job ID: R0041378
Date Posted: Mar 22, 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 “Product Manager – Digital” will work as part of the global product management team in the Grid Edge Solutions business. The key role is to manage and develop a digital application portfolio. The digital applications provide an end-2-end data driven service for distributed energy systems and enhance customer value streams. Use cases range from data driven predictive & prescriptive maintenance offerings, digital twin concepts, all the way towards market facing & trading solutions. The GPS Digital Solutions needs to work across a complex product portfolio from battery storage towards power system automation, supporting sales, B&P – engineering – execution & commissioning.

Your responsibilities

  • Drive the development of strategies and business models for a service and digital portfolio in product management. This includes an analysis of the customer and internal values that the service and digital offerings provide

  • Develop market introduction and go-to-market concepts for new digital portfolio elements

  • Own product roadmap for Digital Solutions in GES

  • Support Sales and Business Development globally as technical expert

  • Provide competitive intelligence on service and digital offerings and related business

  • Interface with R&D to make sure the products will meet the market requirements.

  • Attend conferences and customer events to promote and discuss the Service and Digital offering

  • Support the B&P team in discussing and specifying functional and non-functional project requirements and the related engineering effort

  • Support the roll-out and the market introduction of the Digital portfolio releases to supply units and ensure smooth handover in customer projects

  • Work with cross-functional project teams (Power Electronics, Mechanics, Control and Automation, Sales, Engineering, Service)

  • Setup and manage partnerships with external R&D and production suppliers

  • Collect and clarify requirements and drive prioritization with multiple stakeholders

  • Support the R&D organization in continuously improving the processes and ways of working towards increasingly lean and agile methods

  • Embracing a "voice of customer" mentality and driving that thought processes throughout the engineering organization) - holistic data driven value creation perspective

Your background

  • University degree or tertiary education in a technical field with >3 years of experience

  • Experience in software and digital solutions, power systems and/or plant automation, as well as knowledge in IoT infrastructure is a plus

  • Strong team player

  • Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment with competing and changing priorities

  • Strong communication skills verbal and written with open and direct communication style

  • Must have the ability to manage multiple technical projects simultaneously and have the experience and ability to interface with customers, cross-functional teams, and all levels of personnel/management

  • This position requires the ability and willingness to travel

  • Fluent in local Language & English.

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