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Senior Product Solution Manager – LoB Rail Control

Location: Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Job ID: R0009595
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Espana S.L.
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:

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.

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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