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Product General Manager UTTM (f/m)

  • Job Function: Product Management
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 11/22/2017 11:40:53 AM
  • Job #: 2978477
  • Location(s): Germany; Hurth near Cologne

About Us:
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own. 

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world. 

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Inspection Technologies is a division of BHGE with applications such as nondestructive testing (NDT), measurement, monitoring of system status, control systems and devices, and radiation measurement. With innovative technologies. Inspection Technologies plays a key role when it comes to quality management, quality assurance, maintenance, and system optimization to customers in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare. About 800 employees at Inspection Technologies in Germany work in the areas of development, production and sales. At several sites, such as in Hurth, Ahrensburg, Alzenau and Wunstorf we produce products which are leading in the world.

BHGE offers a collaborative, open-minded and international work environment, great professional development, challenging careers and competitive compensation. BHGE 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 or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:
The Product General Manager will be responsible for leading the full scope of product management activities for the ~$80M Ultrasound Technology product line. In this role you will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization in order to create a long-term profitable business strategy, driving organic and inorganic growth to double the product line’s revenue over the GPB period.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Be the accountable and responsible cross functional business leader creating short term success while establishing the long term profitable growth strategy for the Ultrasound Technology product groups through collaborating and directing all functional stakeholders as supply chain, marketing, sales, engineering, finance and services teams. 
  • As a true General Manager, be accountable for all operational metrics within product group; set direction and implement cross functional improvement plans to meet the committed business plan as one team. 
  • Understand the product marketplace; know the competition and the product strengths and weaknesses to define the multi- generational product plan (MGPP).
  • Provide leadership to direct reports in product management and project management and sub teams; including coaching, staffing, training, evaluation, and performance management. 
  • Partner with the regions establishing regional go-to-market strategies and directly support key accounts and large orders negotiations. 
  • Manage, integrate and connect the whole process from opportunity to order (ITO) into project execution (OTR). 
  • De-risk contracts and establish a true recognized project management culture throughout the whole execution chain resulting in customer satisfaction and a positive margin balance per project. 
  • Partner with engineering to determine priority of development programs and product specifications along with tracking NPI sales and fulfillment to ensure competitiveness, market leadership and continued product longevity. 
  • Drive modularization and platforming together with engineering and supply chain to optimize cost structure and shorten speed to market.
  • Investigate and create opportunities for external partnerships with integrators. 
  • Partner with marketing team to identify, articulate and synthesize global market requirements as well as develop a go-to-market plan and be accountable for NPI commitments including launch schedules, sales and CM performance . 
  • Be responsible for customer interaction and support as defined and required by the business. 
  • Partner with BD team to identify inorganic opportunities that support long term growth strategy, as well as drive overall integration of acquired businesses.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Marketing or Business
    Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) or Marketing
    Profound experience in Product Marketing and/or Product Management
    Experience in B2B technology sectors, including products, services, and SW/Digital 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead big projects and understands complexity of those  
  • Previous experience leading complex global organizations 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities 
  • Strong business analysis, problem solving, and strategy development skills 
  • Ability to travel 50%+

Desired Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of NDT, Aerospace, Automotive and Oil & Gas industry is desirable 
  • Sound understanding of the NDT market dynamics  
  • B2B Digital/Software experience around industrial products (automation, inspection,measurement/control, or similar)  
  • Understanding of competitive landscape is a plus 
  • Demonstrated skills in managing multiple projects successfully 
  • Outstanding presentation skills and analytical ability 
  • Ability to work in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams 
  • Green belt or Black belt Six Sigma certification is preferred (GE employees only) 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills 
  • Effective team management skills

Locations: Germany; Hurth near Cologne

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE 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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