Deloitte Smart Factory Product Manager - Planning & Scheduling Solutions NBI_US in Houston, Texas
Smart Factory Product Manager - Planning & Scheduling Solutions
Are you an experienced product manager who has led the definition, design, and development of innovative software products that are widely used by manufacturing companies? Are you looking for an opportunity to join a user-obsessed team that leverages design-thinking to develop world-class software products used by some of the biggest and most influential manufacturing companies around the world? If the answer to these questions is yes, we would like to talk with you.
Work you'll do
The Product Manager will play a critical role in defining, designing, and developing software products that will be included in Deloitte's Smart Factory Product Suite. Every user-centric product or module in the Suite is designed with a specific user persona in mind such as an SVP of Manufacturing, Plant Manager, Maintenance Manager, Quality Manager, Production Scheduler, Buyer, Planner, and more! You will collaborate with product owners, end-user representatives, UX/UI designers, architects, engineers, and customer support specialists to understand a user persona's problems and goals, ideate and assess potential solutions, and ultimately develop a user experience that our end-users "love" and would recommend to a friend. You will also work with Deloitte's Smart Factory standard service teams, pricing teams, and marketing teams to monetize software products, help pair them with consulting services, and help bring them to market. At Deloitte, Product Management is a hands-on leadership role that includes both strategic planning and tactical project management to ensure end-to-end organizational readiness to nurture a product at its stage in the software development lifecycle.
Manage the product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
Manage the product lifecycle from visioning and roadmap development to end-to-end market readiness
Gather requirements from product owners and end-user representatives
Decompose products and modules into epics and features
Prioritize epics and features (i.e., own the roadmap, backlog, and release plan)
Conduct build-buy-partner assessments to inform delivery model decisions
Lead internal governance activities required for market entry
Work with standard service teams, marketing teams, and sales teams to develop revenue forecasts and deliver revenue objectives
Guide the development of product artifacts created by sales and marketing teams (e.g., product positioning, value proposition, marketing collateral, and product demonstrations)
Guide the development of product artifacts created by architects and technical writers to support client service delivery and user adoption (e.g., user manual, interface control documents)
Deloitte is defining the Smart Factory landscape. We are pioneering a new model for a new digital world. Does curiosity feed your soul? Are you addicted to the thrill of creating? Do you want to be your authentic self at work? Then consider a career within our Smart Factory practice. Creative design, state-of-the-art technology, and your imagination merge here to create a lasting impact for our clients-not to mention a pretty fun atmosphere and meaningful career! As proof, checkout www.thesmartfactory.io to see what we're doing in Smart Factory with a consortium of ecosystem partners at Wichita State University to bring Smart Factory to life for our clients.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Computer Science, or equivalent field
5+ years of demonstrated success in a fast-paced product management role for software products
2+ years of demonstrated success in a product management role for a software product aimed at manufacturing companies and shop floor user personas
2+ years of experience successfully managing a team of Business Architects
Proficiency in Agile Project Management Tools like Jira
Experience providing feedback to UXUI designers in design tools (e.g., Figma, InVision, Sketch)
Proven record of launching new products, continuously improving them through feedback loops and release management, and significantly increasing user adoption and/or revenue over time
Proven ability to successfully collaborate with UXUI design, engineering, and architecture teams to develop software applications that will delight end-users
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail
A proactive planner and communicator who has demonstrated an ability to eliminate ambiguity, operate independently, and ensure leadership is aware of all the key risks, issues, and blockers
Experience managing a diverse range of cross-functional stakeholders, demonstrating an ability to build relationships and influence others to ensure product goals are accomplished
Ability to travel 25%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve
2+ years of experience with Advanced Planning Solutions (APS) that are used to create production schedules for factories. Examples include Blue Yonder Production Planning, Siemens APS, and O9
2+ years of experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions that are used to create production schedules for factories. Examples include SAP ERP, Oracle ERP, and Infor ERP
Certified Product Master from the Pragmatic Institute
Certified Product Manager from the Pragmatic Institute, Product School, or Association of International Product Marketing & Management (AIPMM)
New Product Development Professional (NPDP) Certification from the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA)
*Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.
The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At Deloitte, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $109,000 to 199,000.
You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.