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Senior Product Solution Manager – LoB Rail Control

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: R0009596
Date Posted: Feb 28, 2023
Segment: Energy
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS USA, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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HITACHI RAIL is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Product Solution Manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

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:

o    Functional requirements

o    Performance requirements

o    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:

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

o    Activity and resource planning

o    Cost estimating and developing the budget

o    internal customer satisfaction

o    Analysis and management of project risk

o    collaboration with R&D Cost Controlling

o    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.

Required 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)


Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation.   We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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