Senior Product Manager

SC Electric Company Chicago, IL
The Human Energy of S&C

Integrity, enthusiasm, sustained energy. These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found when seeking people to join our 100% employee-owned team. S&C supports these qualities with a strong package of pay and benefits, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and broad opportunities for advancement.

Location: Chicago

Address of Location: 6601 N Ridge Blvd, IL, Chicago 60626

Education Requirements: Bachelor's Required

Relevant Work Experience Requirements: 6 to 10 Years

JOB SUMMARY

The Sr. Product Manager-PMG & MES is responsible for the product strategy, planning, and execution throughout the product life-cycle, on a global basis and within the company's overall strategic goals for S&C's Pad-Mounted Gear and Metal-Enclosed Switchgear solutions. A unique blend of business and technical savvy is vital for the role along with the ability to develop a strategic vision for our solution portfolios and the drive to make that vision a reality. The position reports to the Vice President-Underground Switching and Protection and the location is at S&C's headquarters in Chicago.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Manage the Pad-Mounted Switchgear and Metal-Enclosed Switchgear product and solution offerings through their entire life-cycle.

* Accountable for long term product family and primary application strategies.

* Spends quality time with global customers, truly understanding their problems and needs, with a keen ability to grasp and communicate customer problems, and envision multiple creative ways to solve them.

* Considers integration and harmonization of multiple products (S&C and external) and how they interact to form a solution.

* Leads and responsible for developing and prioritizing new product support documentation.

* Drive all commercial aspects of new product development, championing the voice of the customer.

* Provide sales team with the necessary value propositions and technical expertise to enable them to meet sales goals.

* Responsibility to review competitive information and communicate key differences.

* Provide direction to Custom Engineering for alignment of custom offerings with product strategy.

* Develop key metrics and performance indicators to measure overall product performance.

* Attend, participate, and speak at industry associations, trade shows, and other venues of marketing.

* Mentors Product Managers and helps develop talent within the team.

To select this job as one of interest to you, at a minimum, you must have the following:

* BS degree in Engineering, business, or related field. A Masters in BA is considered a plus.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

* Strategic and visionary thinking.

* Strong technical background preferably with experience in medium-voltage electrical equipment.

* Ability to prepare business plans including value propositions and financial models.

* Ability to write and deliver training courses and materials.

* Strong capabilities to uncover, recognize and evaluate new solution opportunities.

* International experience is considered a plus.

* Must be willing to travel 20%-30% of the time.

MAJOR PHYSICAL DEMANDS

* Standing: Physical demands are those normally associated with an office environment.

* Other: Frequent use of PC keyboard and mouse.

Number of Openings: 1.00

Employment Status: Exempt

Employment Classification: Full Time

Shift: 1

Core Working Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution.

S&C's products help deliver electric power efficiently and reliably. Some are used to switch circuits. Others minimize damage to equipment in the event of a fault or reduce the area of an outage by automatically rerouting power flow; S&C's sophisticated power-quality products can deliver uninterrupted power for an entire facility, for crucial process industries.

In addition, S&C offers a wide range of engineering, laboratory, and testing services for electric utilities and commercial, industrial, and institutional power systems.

S&C provides solutions for customers worldwide. The company has engineering offices and manufacturing facilities in Chicago, Illinois; Franklin, Wisconsin; Alameda, California; Duvall, Washington; Rockville, Maryland; and Orlando, Florida. S&C subsidiaries operate in Toronto, Canada; Curitiba, Brazil; Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico; Wales, United Kingdom; South Yarra, Australia; and Suzhou, China.

Thank you for your interest in S&C Electric Company. S&C has a proud and longstanding tradition of providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Further, S&C is committed to taking affirmative action to ensure that qualified females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities can pursue equal employment opportunities. For information regarding equal employment opportunity, please see http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.