Global Product Manager - CP, XLI & Tracking

Product Management | Calgary, AB, Canada
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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 Global Product Manager CP, XLI & Tracking is responsible for managing, developing, and driving profitable business growth for the Cathodic Protection, External Pipeline Inspection and Inline Tool Tracking Portfolios. This role manages its products through the whole lifecycle by gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product roadmap, value proposition and working closely with R&D & the business to introduce and deliver products to the market.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develops the global product roadmap including business cases covering product positioning, value proposition per product line, volume and price to serve as input into product development, and marketing
  • Manages the execution of the multi-year roadmap for the global product line including; new product development, value improvements, product introductions, phase outs and product training.
  • Collaborate effectively with Vertical Marketing and Business Development teams to develop launch plans that will empower and enable sales (product launches, application areas, product brand thought leadership). This role is also instrumental in providing content development
  • Assigns and takes ownership of the XPD process by actively driving and participating in the tollgate process: by developing the business case, product requirements etc. with the understanding of customer and market needs
  • Understands and specifies market requirements, competitive position, market and technology trends for current and future products. Conducting product related market research, Voice of Customer, customer visits and close collaboration with Business Development and vertical marketing.
  • Develop appealing, and when possible a quantified, value proposition which is validated through market research, voice of the customer, and other data inputs.
  • Framing the vertical offer, in a collaborative way with key stakeholders, by packaging the product, solutions and services e.g. developing offer per application and framing applicable value propositions.
  • Monitors competition with respect to market performance, product portfolio and product performance
  • Understanding and providing data to support the Sales forecast.  
  • Partner with Business Development Team with initiatives to support sales, stretch orders and standard margin targets, and quarterbacking countermeasures where applicable to close gaps
  • Provide strategic pricing intelligence across markets. Being responsible for updating and distributing International Price List (IPL).
  • Manage the product life cycle (launch to end-of-life) strategy and execution including identifying “sweet spot” applications in the market verticals by ensuring competitiveness of products (costs, features, price) by developing relevant business cases for decisions making
  • Manage the entire product life cycle from ideation through phase-out and being responsible for maintaining and driving the entire portfolio roadmap with tight alignment to business strategy and goals
  • Having a broad understating of the competitors in the industry e.g. offering, pricing, wedge specifications, regulations and other market trends.
  • Drive and execute product launches according to the product marketing launch process in close collaboration with Vertical Marketing, Commercial Teams, Business Development, Delivery and Communications.
  • Advocating for resource allocation and project prioritizations with the Product Engineering group to delivery on roadmap
  • Product, technology and application content development
  • Participates in technical meetings, conferences, workshops, industry days, trade shows and association events
  • Accountability for the technical performance of the products as defined in the product specifications
  • Responsible to ensure products are delivering on customers needs and exceeding expectations
  • Ensure the product offering mirrors the product brand values
  • Authoring and coordinating thought leadership activities (e.g. white papers) by developing content and/or presenting
  • Develop appealing, and when possible a quantified, value proposition which is validated through market research, voice of the customer,  and other data inputs
  • Collaborates with Communications, Vertical Marketing, and R&D to drive next generation value propositions by a rigorously understanding of the VOC
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

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

  • You have a technical background combined with experience in strategic sales and marketing with a commercially focused mindset.
  • To be successful in this role you must have solid experience in new business development. You have potentially a background from start-ups or software products in mature industrial companies.
  • A Bachelor of Science or similar education is a requirement.
  • Excellent skills in English, both oral and written, are essential to perform this work as part of a global company.
  • We are looking for a leader who is self-motivated and is strongly committed to deliver results. You must have courage, integrity, be humble and be able to lead by examples. To be successful you must have excellent people and communications skills; able to influence and motivate others cross functionally and geographically. You take initiatives and have good skills in creating and developing long lasting relations. You are driven, structured and like teamwork and to create results through a team. The work environment encourages open dialogues and a continuous improvement mind set. 

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, Working Parents Networks and Non-Native English Speakers and Allies.

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 performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements
  • 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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