General Electric Product Engineer and Manager – Pumps and Housings in Minnetonka, Minnesota
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The Product Engineer and Manager is directly responsible for the overall growth and profitability of the TonkaFlo Pump and Housing product lines. You will own the Multi-Generation Product Plans (MGPP), and develop short and long range revenue growth plans and competitive strategies for the product line on a global basis. The Product Manager also leads long term planning and defining the overall business strategy for the Pump and Housing products.
As the Product Engineer and Manager - Pumps and Housings, you will:
Oversee the total product life cycle utilizing a multi-generational product plan (or Growth Product Playbook), interacting with Technology, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Sales and Technical Marketing to drive product platform improvements, differentiation, penetration and market expansion
Design custom multistage centrifugal pump assemblies using the base product family as a template
Create custom bills of material, drawings, routings and material master to support custom factory order requirements
Support sales, custom engineering and manufacturing in developing ideas for improvements and new products. Develop tooling, equipment and processes to support production operations
Develop growth and competitive strategies for the product on a global basis
Develop concepts for new products by collecting and analyzing internal and external customer feedback, market research, emerging technology, and competitive trends. Directly own the product portfolio and drive the process of NPI’s and their final launch into the marketplace
Technically support activities involved in the specification, procurement, fabrication, installation and documentation of product designs
Interface with designers to create drawings as required
Coordinate activities concerned with pump costing analysis, process and design reviews, assembly, testing, and resolution of problems with equipment in the field
Work to develop and execute launch plans to bring new product introductions to the market and sales account managers by working closely with the Commercial Operations, Product Marketing, Technology and Supply Chain teams
Establish and deliver short and long term sales growth and profitability improvement targets
Develop and coordinate execution plans to drive improvement
Track material cost, revenue, fulfillment and CM rates by product, product family, market segment, and by geographic region
Interact regularly with commercial leaders, supporting them on high priority opportunities
Drive market awareness of products through external marketing efforts such as publications, customer training, and customer seminars
Determine list pricing structure, implement price adjustments and execute the DOA for customized price exceptions
Work closely with Commercial Engineering team on price exception levels of authority, pricing targets, and execution of product line pricing policy
Develop, manage and implement product forecasts and targeted product stocking strategies with Sales, PSI and Supply Chain
Provide direction and support for the creation of sales tools, launch materials and collaterals with Product Marketing resources
Attend and help plan customer/product shows and events
Stay closely connected with Technology, Sales and Technical Marketing to maintain a deep knowledge of current product and market developments, in addition to identifying opportunities for new market penetration. Continually evolve product line related Growth Playbook segments
Work closely with manufacturing, sourcing and engineering to address daily tactical engineering issues, such as pump or housing modifications for new business, vendor issues and part substitutions, and other factory related troubleshooting
Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering / Science discipline such as Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or Environmental Engineering, or related technical discipline
Minimum of 5 years of experience in operations, customer and/or vendor relations, sales, application engineering, product management and/or marketing
- Ability and willingness to travel 35% of the time, as required
Experience directly managing a product line
Experience working with diverse, global teams in a matrix environment
Global customer and competition experience in water and waste water markets
Demonstrated ability to create a vision, a strategy around this vision, and drive a plan to execute
Strong process and project management skills with ability to drive projects and meet deadlines
Proven success in developing and leveraging cross-functional and cross-business relationships; ability to work with cross-functional teams to build effective processes
Strong analytical and computer skills
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Global customer and competition experience in water treatment products
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Locations: United States; Minnesota; Minnetonka
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . 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.