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Senior Product Solution Manager – LoB Rail Control

Location: Genova, Genova, Italy
Job ID: R0009594
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Core purpose: For the Product Families within the perimeter of the LoB Rail Control’s product portfolio, execute the project portfolio management, the definition of product roadmapping and the implementation of the product & solution portfolio strategy.

The Senior Product Solution Manager has a general understanding of the Rail Control market dynamics, key customers and competitive arena, with a significant business awareness concerning Europe and North America regions. In particular the Rail Control systems and components offering in US as domestic market. Knowledge of the raising standards, sector “game-changers” and the new potential solutions introduction, an open mindset, a critical and analytical attitude in proposing the “best” product strategy to pursue.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of  the market needs, identification of the product/solution gaps & fits for each market and the translation into detailed product/solution requirements in terms of:

    • Functional requirements

    • Performance requirements

    • Time to market (focus on implementation schedule)

  • Define the product/platform, solution and technology roadmaps and Portfolio guidelines

  • Initialization and Monitoring of R&D&I Budget/Plan up to whole life, including investments approval process (initiatives/projects, time schedule and budgets). Through the participation (and active collaboration) of progress meetings organized by Rail Control’s technical functions

  • Support Market & Portfolio Management unit in maintaining the Standard Products and Applications Portfolio Database, providing updated information on time

  • Develop competitor benchmarking or analysis aimed at identifying the pros/cons of existing and new technologies/products/platforms/solutions in the Rail Control portfolio

  • Execute the project portfolio management of the R&D new strategic initiatives. Acting as the project manager ensures:

    • The definition and development of a product/platform/solution roadmap

    • Activity and resource planning

    • Cost estimating and developing the budget

    • internal customer satisfaction

    • Analysis and management of project risk

    • collaboration with R&D Cost Controlling

    • Monitoring progress, organizing the Product Portfolio QPRs

  • Develop  business cases, defining the main options, requirements and preparing cost vs. benefits analysis, taking into account the inputs from global and local Sales, Procurement, Bidding and Technical Functions

  • Ensure support to technical due diligence of product portfolio in potential M&A

  • Support the Bidding Team, during each bidding stage, in identifying the most competitive Standard Technical Solution in compliance with Portfolio Guidelines (time, costs, functional and performance requirements

Skills & Experience:

As Senior Product Solution Manager, the ideal candidate:

  • Has a spread knowledge and understanding of the industry standards, such as ETCS/ERTMS, CBTC and PTC,

  • Proven experience in design, development and/or delivery of Rail Control systems and

  • Deep knowledge of multiple products in the Rail Control portfolio (incl. Supervisor systems and components) and a wide range of ICT systems for the railway's solutions.

Moreover, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Equivalent Technical background

  • Minimum of 6 Years working experience

  • Knowledge of Solutions and Products in the company Portfolio, as well as the competitive arena

  • Knowledge of Life Cycle costing of products

  • Financial & Economics skills

  • Project Management skills

  • Decision-making and communication skills

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)


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