Global Product Manager, Energy Solutions – Xylem – Boston, MA

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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: The Energy Solutions Team focuses on the natural gas and electric utility markets. We build and deliver networks of connected smart meters and provide software applications to allow utilities to gain unprecedented insight, control, and efficiency in their management and delivery of natural gas and electricity. If you have experience with Internet of Things (IoT), wireless communication, and/or utility operations, this role is for you!

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

Formulate Strategy

  • Articulate product positioning and value proposition.
  • Define product roadmap and lifecycle (launch to end-of-life).
  • Conduct market research and gather Voice of Customer to specify market requirements and trends.
  • Develop business cases as the foundation for product brand decisions.

Execute Strategy

  • Manage pricing, product availability, training material and plan, communications material, etc.
  • Drive and take ownership of product launches and new product development.
  • Maintain competitive portfolio offerings and a healthy pipeline of new product ideas.

Monitor Performance

  • Monitor competition concerning market performance, product portfolio, and product performance.
  • Carefully follow up on sales, orders, and standard margin to understand if targets have been reached, and if not, to identify and drive actions to close the gap.
  • Understand wins and losses and market trends.
  • Accountable for the technical performance of the products as defined in the product specifications.

Collaborate, Communicate, and Lead

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise and consistently communicate product vision and goals.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Commercial Teams, and Communications. Work closely with Engineering, R&D, Product Owners, Operations, and Service teams.
  • Participate in technical meetings, conferences, workshops, industry days, trade shows, and association events.
  • Build relationships with customers and engage in thought leadership activities by developing content (e.g. white papers) and/or presenting.

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Technical education or experience in software, engineering, or similar disciplines.
  • Business aptitude.
  • Product management experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Self-starter with high motivation to achieve goals.
  • Passion to solve real-world resource management problems using technology.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually per
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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