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Staff Digital Product Manager at wabtec

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:
Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at:

It's not just about your career… or your job title…it's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Overview: As the Staff Digital Product Manager for our analytics and reporting suite, you will be responsible for creating strong working relationships with and influencing across executive leadership, product management, engineering & functional groups. You will create and execute strategy within and across Wabtec, and with partners and customers.

Essential Responsibilities: As a domain expert for your product, you will engage customers at mid-level management & technical levels to develop/refine product strategy, influence customer direction and execute strategy. You will be accountable for driving successful delivery of Wabtec software products, making recommendations on extending software solutions, and representing Wabtec to the outside market, including customers, partners and analysts. In this role you will:
  • Be responsible for product performance with targets on revenue, cost & margin.
  • Evangelize concepts beyond current offerings and consider business model innovation (product, service and delivery innovations)
  • Proactively drive product decisions to balance customer needs, install base requirements (refresh) and long-term enterprise differentiation.
  • Identify market trends and opportunities.
  • Execute vision & strategy, roadmap and product lifecycle.
  • Be/become a domain/business expert for the product.
  • Support the establishment/refinement of product management processes.
  • Be responsible for creating strong working relationship & influence across product management, engineering and other stakeholder groups to successfully execute business strategy across the functions, partners and customers.
  • Establish and manage relationship across the functions, partners, customers and technical experts across industries and geographies.
  • Establish strong working relationship with account managers, technical sales and user/developer community.
  • Travel required as necessary.
  • Possess financial acumen and accountability.
  • Engage customers as a trusted partner.
Degree Requirements: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Years of Experience: 5

Education in: Computer Science, STEM, or Business/Management

Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:
  • Data-driven BI, reporting or data visualization product development experience
  • Design thinking and or user experience skillset
  • Experience with business analytics product like Qlik, Tableau, Microsoft BI
  • Knowledge of one or more SQL or No SQL database technologies like Postgres, Redis, MongoDB, CouchDB
  • Intermodal experience
  • Management of budgets, targets, and additional financial metrics
  • Familiarity with modern product development and management practices
  • Defines and/or influences pricing strategy for product / services and alignment across functions and organizations
  • Aligns goals, feature sets, capabilities to business objectives for the product (i.e. Profitability, ROI, Market Penetration, Channel development, Brand Development, etc.)
Business Acumen
  • Strong business analysis, problem solving, and strategy development skills
  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends
  • Identifies the customer's business and strategic needs, concerns, and desires for the value delivery capabilities of the products
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with ecosystem stakeholders and thought leaders
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization and with other Wabtec businesses
  • Adopts a holistic systems perspective
  • Empathizes with multiple points of view.
  • Challenges program/product planning assumptions
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to help build effective processes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas, and leverages chains of indirect influence
Personal Attributes:
  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues and design solutions using critical thinking and analytical skills and best practices
  • Able to re-appropriate existing solutions to new requirements and situations
  • Emotional Intelligence, ability to influence up and out
  • Accountable for decisions with incomplete, conflicting information and uncertain long-term dynamics
Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.