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Director, Product Management

Location: 

Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job ID:  44241
Category:  Product & Engineering

Stratasys is a world leader in 3D printing!

 

Location: Eden Prairie MN

 

This position is responsible for driving growth in the FDM portfolio by executing strategies that align with the company’s business objectives. The Director, Product Management will assume responsibilities for leadership of one or more product platforms in the current portfolio or in future additions to the portfolio.  As the platform leader, the Director, Product Management will directly manage the work activities of Product Managers and Applications Engineers assigned to the platform, as well as cross-functionally lead through influence the teams assigned (R&D, Operations, Customer Service, Sales, etc) to support and extend the platform. 

 

The scope of work includes market and competitive analysis, collection and analysis of the Voice of Customer, product definition through creation of market and product requirements, financial opportunity analysis, messaging the product’s value to the market, defining user personas, developing product sales enablement, and creating the product’s GTM strategy. This individual will work cross-functionally with R&D, Sales, Marketing, Operations, QA, and Customer Advocacy to drive alignment and deliver differentiated products to the market.

 

Responsibilities:

 

 

Product Management

  • Manage the collection and analysis of voice of customer, industry trends, market needs, and competitive forces
  • Accountable for all phases of product development per the Product Life Cycle Management (PLCM) process and Product Launch Process (PLP) including VOC, defining market and product requirements, and the financial business case
  • Directs for the assigned business unit, product advancements for new products and platforms, extensions and feature upgrades of existing product and continuation engineering efforts.  Is responsibility to coordinate, communicate and tradeoff decisions for future, current and past products.

 

Team Leadership

  • Create and manage the cross-functional development team – deliver products per spec, schedule and whole product criteria; set priorities and resolve conflict among team members.
  • Hold and ensure proper facilitation of cross-functional team, phase gate, program readiness and lessons learned meetings
  • Ensure all team members have an ongoing understanding and are committed to program deliverables. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a marketing or engineering discipline or 4 years of experience in lieu of degree
  • 10+ years of experience in product management
  • 5+ years of experience in people management
  • 5+ years of experience across the full cycle of new product development, from conception to end of service
  • 5+ years of experience with leading projects through stage gate processes
  • 3+ years of of leading complex VoC activities to gather, test, and synthesize conclusions on customer needs
  • 3+ years of experience in market sizing, financial analysis, competitive analysis, product positioning, pricing, promotion, and similar product management responsibilities
  • 3+ years of experience in commercializing products requiring complex combinations of disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, SW, and materials engineering

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MBA degree
  • Accreditations from Product Management or Project Management organization

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: 25%

 

Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, has been a leader in the 3D printing industry for over thirty years. The company’s patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D printing technologies have a diverse range of applications, including rapid prototyping, production parts, tooling, and concept design. Stratasys offers additive manufacturing solutions in 13 countries, for industries including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer goods, and education. The company operates Stratasys Direct, a digital parts manufacturing service, and Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and GrabCAD. With over 2,000 employees, over 1,200 patents globally, and more than 30 awards for technology and leadership, Stratasys is changing millions of lives with the power of innovation.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Stratasys will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

 

Stratasys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected Veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here


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