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VP - Software Product Management at wabtec

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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.

As the VP of Product Management your goal is to create value for our customers through the development and delivery of software solutions for the logistics industry. Utilizing your deep understanding of customer ecosystems, product management best practices, and business acumen, you will lead our software product investment and innovation efforts to generate business growth in support of targets on orders, revenue, cost & margin. Leading the Product Management team across the portfolio, you will bring product innovation in existing, new or adjacent markets. This leadership role is responsible for the product portfolio roadmap, synergies among products, management of the product lifecycle and all product management processes, in collaboration with a cross functional team, partners and customers. This role has a global impact working across industries and geographies in order to build solutions that fulfil our product vision and turn it into business success.

  • Develop a strong and high performing product culture whereby the product team develops solutions collaboratively in a rapid testing and learning methodology.
  • Develop the product vision which matches the newly formed business unit's portfolio and capabilities.
  • Work cross functionally across sales, internal/external customers, analysts, marketing, engineering and senior management teams to formulate and execute the product strategy.
  • Spend time with customers, partners and other industry experts to deeply understand market needs and solution white space.
  • Make sound R&D investment decisions based on a thorough business justification for new products, and ensure retirement of product risks (value, usability, feasibility, and viability).
  • Drive execution on R&D spend through utilization of modern product planning, customer discovery, product discovery and product development techniques.
  • Be a regular speaker in company and customer events and remain active in industry and product associations to influence and shape the direction for the business and technology in the segment.
  • Identify new market opportunities and engage key customers and partners to help expand the addressable market.
  • Establish and execute a comprehensive go-to-market strategy and plan for launching new products to market.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to the development teams to deliver quality solutions utilized by multiple lines of business.
  • Drive a culture of change and innovation which constructively challenges the status quo and leads to prudent experimentation. Have a growth mindset with the ability to adopt new practices and spearhead adoption.
  • Develop staff through coaching, provide timely performance feedback and assessments and establish performance and development plans. Mentor current and future leaders, ensuring a constantly rising bar in technical excellence and professional growth.
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.