Product Manager Batteries

Recruiter
Location
Quartino,Ticino,Switzerland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
30 Oct 2016
Closes
07 Dec 2016
Ref
CH59509312_E1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Product manager is responsible for strategic development of the battery, battery monitoring, and other energy storage offerings within the PG power converters GPL UPS, with the clear goal of unifying and standardizing the battery offering, creating guidelines and tools for the sales units and enabling cost savings where possible. This will be achieved by constant interaction between different battery suppliers, factory units, global SCM functions and the LSU's. Product manager will monitor the market and assure ABB offering is according to customer expectations. Product manager will define key KPI's for preferred suppliers and (battery) product types.

Tasks:
- Battery, battery monitoring and other UPS energy storage offering development, specification and standardization
- Definition of (UPS energy storage) solution offerings, commercialization and product marketing (in co-operation with UPS product managers)
- Cost competitiveness and profitability of battery and other energy storage solutions
- Market intelligence
- Development and maintaining "UPS energy storage and battery monitoring product road map"
- Interfacing between different units in ABB, partners, customers and battery suppliers
- Supplier global contact relationships and track of new available products / technologies
- Owner of some of the battery related, sales, qualification and forecasting processes
- Battery offering related documentation and tool management, including commercial literature
- Supplier and product classification for production and system batteries (with support from category manager)
- Assure related relevant information is shared appropriately across the sales and factory organization
- Track of global sales, prices, cost and profitability

Requirements:
- BSc Electrical Engineering
- Fluent English skills (Italian and/or German is a plus)
- Background in energy storage or batteries is a plus
- Ability to learn, articulate, market and support complex products and technologies