Senior Industrial Process Product Manager

other, Pennsylvania
05 Nov 2016
03 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Senior Industrial Process Product Manager will be directly responsible for the overall profitability of the two chemical product lines and will be responsible for the development of the product road map to accelerate growth. Product development will include short and long range growth and competitive strategies for the product line on a global basis.

Essential Responsibilities

The Senior Industrial Process Product Manager will be responsible for leading a team of three to seven product applications engineers to help in the execution of product development and project cost out.

As the Senior Industrial Process Product Manager, you will:
  • Oversee the total product life cycle for the IP and FC product lines utilizing a multi-generational product plan, interacting with technology, supply chain, sourcing, commercial, regional engineering and product applications to drive product platform penetration and market expansion
  • Establish and deliver short and long term growth and profitability targets for IP and FC chemical and service products and develop execution plans to drive direct material productivity (DMP) improvement and cost out
  • Lead and manage the product applications team to develop and execute launch plans to bring new product introductions to the market
  • Develop the product applications team to manage project development and DMP cost out using the Fastworks
  • Have the courage to make tough decisions on product development, cost out and rationalization
  • Work closely with supply chain and technology to eliminate low use or high cost products, consolidate product line offering, eliminate marginal use raw materials and substitute lower cost raw materials. The product manager should be able to leverage sourcing, technology and product applications to deliver the DMP targets
  • Directly own the portfolio and pipeline of NPIs and champion the Fastworks process and initiatives to get product and ideas quickly into the market place
  • Own, direct, and review NPI Fastworks processes with technology and other stakeholders
  • Work closely with commercial and product operations team to develop pricing/costing tools, cost to treat standards and execution of product line pricing policy
  • Stay closely connected with technology, commercial, and product applications to maintain a deep knowledge of current developments in the product line
  • Identify opportunities for new market growth and penetration leveraging the synergies that exist between the Power businesses.
  • Evolve the product line related to the strategic markets as outlined in the business blueprint and growth playbook
  • Develop concepts for new products by analyzing internal and external customer feedback, market research, emerging technology, and competitive trends
  • Track material cost, revenue, and fulfillment and CM rates by product, product family, market segment and by pole working closely with product operations
  • Provide support and direction for the creation of sales tools, launch materials and collaterals, working together with the marketing communications team
  • Work closely to align remote monitoring and diagnostics into the product portfolio to add value to the customer and increase profitability for the respective IP and FC product lines


  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering / Science discipline or related technical experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of sales, product management or marketing experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of water treatment experience
  • Ability and willing to have a current and valid driver license and passport

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience directly managing a product line
  • Demonstrated ability to create a vision, a strategy around this vision and drive a plan to execute
  • Strong process and project management skills with ability to drive projects and meet deadlines
  • Proven success in developing and leveraging cross-functional and cross-business relationships
  • Strong analytical and computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience working with diverse, global teams
  • Commercial experience in a product / services chemical business
  • Master's in Business Administration
  • Global customer and competition experience around chemical treatment products
  • Multi-lingual skills
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