Search for our current open jobs around the world and apply
Job Description - Director – Reliability Solutions Product
Director – Reliability Solutions Product Management
Requisition ID : ( 20006567 )
Primary Location : United States-Minnesota-Eden Prairie
Job Function : Product Management
Job Posting Date : Aug 31, 2020, 10:10:58 PM
We are looking for thought leaders who thrive in a fast-paced
environment and want to create the future and to build innovate
products that solve the toughest problems for process industries.
As a Product Management Leader, you will be leading the effort in
shaping Emerson’s Reliability Solutions portfolio to drive growth
in terms of market share and revenue. You will be proactive in
leading the product management team, with business insights and
have proven people management skills. You will manage ambiguity
effectively, motivate and build a passionate team that drives for
In this role, you will define, execute, and deliver a product
roadmap that adds great value to our customers. You will
participate in developing the strategy and vision for the team, and
you will develop and maintain product roadmaps and features based
on team strategy and vision. This role is inherently
cross-functional -- you will work closely with engineering,
operations, finance and executive teams to bring an industrial
product to the market and develop and grow a new business
opportunity for Emerson. A successful candidate will be highly
analytical, able to work effectively in a dynamic environment, and
adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities
into high quality products and applications that customers
You are expected to know the reliability landscape. You should
be familiar with Emerson offering versus that of competitors,
identify complementing solutions, alliances and partners to drive
business growth. You will be working with technology, product
management, sales and other relevant organizations across the
A successful candidate is expected to be a thought leader who
can develop and articulate a clear vision and forward direction to
gain market share and profitability.
Manage the team of Product Managers who manage Machinery Health
Management and Field Device Health Management Product lines
Understand the market segment, white spaces, sales channel,
customer spend and potential growth areas.
Work with direct reports in defining strategic direction and
roadmap of products
Define competitive positioning and Emerson product
Identify complementing solutions, alliances and partners to
drive business growth
Analyze and understand the current and historical product
performance to define forward direction
Work with MARCOM team in defining product positioning, success
stories, quantified business results (QBR) and campaigns.
Define any new possible business models that can drive
Understand SAAS, PAAS and remote monitoring needs of our
customers. Have expert knowledge on competitor offerings in these
areas. Propose the right strategies for the product lines
Understand what our competitive advantages are. Make them known
to technology organization and management alike. Drive to make
these attributes obvious in our product portfolio. Then finally
ensure that these are communicated clearly to prospects.
Track user feedback and prioritize for implementation.
Understand the balance of new to the world functionality versus
Deliver proposed licensing strategies and results to executive
Ensure we have the right candidates representing Emerson at the
industrial standards committees that are essential to market
Collaboration with Technology:
Provide marketing leadership (i.e. guidance, direction, and
oversight) to ensure that the market requirements are understood
and addressed by the technology organization during the product
Define market requirements based on customer functional,
usability and robustness requirements, ensuring product
requirements reflect the broader need of our primary markets.
Ensure these requirements are understood by the technology
organization such that they are met in the design and development
of the product.
Work together with the NPD group on the gate review process to
ensure the proper approval steps are in place.
Define minimum viable product and scope projects that have a
good balance between customer needs and time to market.
Participate in regular meetings with technology to review
project progress and take relevant actions on project scope /
communication to market as necessary to meet customer
Work with Technology to file relevant IP that are important to
protect our innovation and leadership in the market.
Involve in usability / HCD (Human Centered Design) studies and
recruit relevant users (internal / external) to support the
Drive progress on development by:
Work with sales, product managers and customers to identify
Align with Management on business case and sales channel
Ensure direction statements are created and aligned with
technology in scoping the product releases.
Conduct portfolio management and define the right product
roadmap that will deliver optimum business growth and gain in
Drive 4 Ps of marketing for software interfaces – Product,
Price, Positioning and Placement.
RTQ (Request to Quote)
Ensure timely communication to sales enablement and sales
channels to deliver an early adoption of the new products under
Manage RTQ for current and future products to be released
Provide recommendations on the licensing and pricing
Work with the MARCOM to ensure the products are promoted to
drive sales revenue.
oTypical activities include
- Develop Product Data Sheets, Brochures, Videos, Press
Releases, email campaigns, Whitepapers, sales FAQ etc.
- Ensure product presentations are available on sales portal
- Co-develop advertising if applicable
Deliver WebEx sessions to ensure sales are trained. Work with
the Sales Enablement team to coordinate this training.
Participate in sales training events to interface to sales when
requested by the sales enablement team.
Ensure that we are covered in standards development and that
none of the emerging standards prevent or prohibit participation.
Work with other PMs, Industry team, customer feedback and Sales
team on this.
Address technical questions from sales and customers that others
are unable to be answered by the sales enablement team.
Work with operations to ensure on time product delivery.
Work with cross departments to ensure organizational readiness
to support the new products.
Work with sales, sales enablement and finance teams in defining
ROI as part of the NPD process.
Work with Sales Enablement to train sales team
Drive product Betas where required and recruit customers who can
be part of the beta process.
Measure of Success
Effective people management of direct reports
Individual contribution beyond managing the product management
Successful release of products
Growth enablement via roadmap planning
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS: Candidates are expected
to have a strategic mindset, drive vision and purpose and be
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer science, Electrical,
Electronics, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
10 years + experience in process industry
5+ years of experience in product marketing
Familiarity to Reliability discipline
Experience in managing a product management team
Experience in marketing campaign experience
Effective time management skills and the ability to
Professional and proactive work ethic
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication
Experience with digital marketing forms such as social media
Experience with Product Development Process, having participated
in multiple cycles of product development
Position will be based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota
US relocation benefits may be available for this position as per
Not eligible for any employment visa sponsorship
We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace
knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global
economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from
onboarding through senior leadership.
Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right
options to meet your individual/family needs: medical insurance
plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement,
and more. We provide employees flexible time off plans including
paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday
Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on
people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn
more about us! .
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every
employee is valued and respected for their experiences and
perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment
contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation
and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is
fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility
to leave the world in a better place.
Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming,
respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses.
Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and
connection for all employees. Learn more about our Culture & Values
and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson .
Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to
work in the United States. This is not a position for which
sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such
as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for
work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for
Equal Opportunity Employer
Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age,
marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran
status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any
discrimination or harassment.
If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or
using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by
sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $18.4 billion in sales, more
than 20 Innovation, Solutions & Engineering Centers, and 200
manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping
employees grow and thrive throughout their careers. We are
innovators, question-askers and problem-solvers. We don’t settle
for good enough or “This is the way it’s always been done.”
Instead, we push ourselves and strive for the “never been done
Our Automation Solutions business enables the greatest use of
the world's most valuable resources, ensuring the performance and
safety of industries that are the backbone of daily life.
Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure
human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance
energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.
Emerson is where technology and engineering come together to
create solutions for the benefit of our customers, driven without
compromise for a world in action.