General Electric Digital Services Product Manager - Solar in Des Moines, Iowa

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GE Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running.

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Role Summary:

It will have responsibility for creating a new service strategy leveraging digital solutions, targeted at understanding customer needs and designing new products and services focused around those needs. The product manager will be wing to wing responsible, from ITO / OTR, for the product and his / her metrics will range from order intake to margin as executed. This is a key new role that will act as an evangelist to drive growth based on digital technology.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Digital Services Product Manager - Solar, you will take the lead in driving a new service product offering: Digital Solar. Additionally , you will:

  • Define and drive the business plan and product strategy for the Digital Solar portfolio including a detailed solution map for Digital Solar that specifies the intended outcomes, customer and market segmentation, targeting along with the associated segment specific value proposition and value capture analysis. The solution map will also include defining the analytics that are necessary for the success of the product

  • Assess the strategic fit of the existing offerings / point-solutions within EC’s business, for both new units and service, and the associated analysis of how to leverage these capabilities to deliver better outcomes faster

  • Be responsible for wing to wing definition of segment specific connectivity architecture within the EC Digital Services Architecture

  • Provide road-map for the product with detailed release plans that clearly identify the value proposition and net new functionality delivered to customers on a release by release basis

  • Prioritize feature set and capabilities necessary to drive Assets Under Management, Data Under Management and a differentiated position in the marketplace.

  • Define re-usable components / microservices within the Digital Solar product

  • Capability mapping that details the product capabilities necessary for success and a continuous gap analysis with regards to current offering and market dynamics

  • Competitive analysis and relative positioning of the product offerings

  • Develop a pricing model for the product and underlying modules

  • Develop a cost to serve model, including M&D Component, to support Service Agreements

  • Identify the leap of faith assumptions along with associated learning metrics / validations required to define pivot or pursue strategies

  • Work with program management, identification of budget and resource plan, to be aligned with customer milestones and deliverables

  • Define the demo content, information content, collateral and commercialization strategy necessary to drive product success

  • Engage customers at CxO / executive level to present Digital Solar vision / strategy

  • With ITO, own orders target and support of ITO to meet that target

  • Ensure consistent execution of product plans and that result in product delivery on time, on budget by collaborating with the Program Management and Product Development teams. Clear communication of priority settings to development team and quick clarification of trade-offs

  • Ensure go-to-market strategies, revenue and profitability models are aligned with the company’s business drivers by collaborating with the Commercial team.

  • Provide guidance on product strategy, road-map and status to the Sales and Commercial Teams. Participate in customer engagements as necessary to present product strategy and road-map

  • Conduct market research and competitor analysis

  • Identify strategies around intellectual property by working closely with the General Counsel and the IP team

  • Identify opportunities and provide guidance on partnerships, acquisitions or to drive product success by working with the Alliances & Partnerships team and the Business Development team


  • Master’s Degree in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in Product Management/Strategic Marketing functions

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in technical & customer facing roles with proven track record

  • Experience in the Solar Industry Market and Service Industries will be a plus, with proven track-record in technical & Customer facing commercial roles.

  • Analytics software and online monitoring technologies knowledge

  • End-user experience in Power Electronics & Solar systems engineering & maintenance will be a plus.

  • Technical Expertise:

  • Experience in product portfolio management and investment decision to balance customer needs, install base requirements (refresh) and long term enterprise differentiation

  • Evangelizes concepts beyond current offerings and considers business model innovation (product, service and delivery innovations)

  • Evangelizes impact of pricing strategy and business model innovation on business transformation

  • Business Acumen:

  • Finance Degree, MBA or Advanced Leadership Program Experience (ex. XLP) preferred.

  • Makes strategic partnering decisions for the product line including the creation of new inbound/outbound channels

  • Continually monitors and shapes industry dynamics, trends, and policies. Shapes a culture that proactively uses market intelligence to drive significant growth

  • Becomes a trusted advisor who consistently marshals the best company resources across business functions, including at the executive level, on behalf of the customer

  • Leadership:

  • Influence / Accountability

  • Execution

  • Collaboration

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Personal Attributes:

  • Passion / Perseverance

  • Analytical /Critical Thinking

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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at . 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.

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