Product Manager, Software Energy Services, e-mobility - Italy

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Ref: 123 Date Posted: Wednesday 31 Jul 2019
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OUR CLIENT

Our client is one of the major global innovators in Renewable Energy, Cleantech, Smart Energy, IoT and eMobility Solutions. This position is being offered by their e-mobility business unit which offers a line of Smart Grid-ready EV charging stations with world-class grid management and user-facing control features, managed through their cloud-based platform.

 

THE POSITION – Product Manager, Energy Services, e-mobility

The Energy Services Product Manager will be responsible for product management over a range of products within the Energy Services portfolio of e-mobility. They will be working within a small team of product managers in Europe and the US.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Research, define and specify product functionalities:
  • Collaborate with Energy Services Business Development, Global Sales, Regional Sales and Marketing Teams in order to understand customer requirements
  • Engage externally with customers, competitors, and other stakeholders in the energy and mobility value chains in order to define the best product characteristics
  • Collaborate with Global Technology teams and Global Digital Solutions team to ensure good alignment across the company’s product portfolio
  • Work directly with a dedicated team of software engineers to develop the products on time and on budget 
  • Monitor execution of software and hardware development projects and take part in cross-functional project meetings 
  • Collaborate with UX Team to ensure seamless user experience for company products. 
  • Maintain product offering profitability, including monitoring of value generated by energy services
  • Assess the viability of partner energy projects, perform financial and product-market fit analysis. 
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations, financial spreadsheets and forecasts, grant applications and safety compliance certifications, such as UL, FCC, and CE 
  • Some business travel to unanticipated customer and partner sites in Europe and internationally will be required (up to 40% of time) 

 

 

Background & Requirements

Technical skills to include:

  • Working knowledge of software product management
  • Knowledgeable in C#, Python and MATLAB (minimally), other languages and development frameworks a plus
  • Good understanding of agile development methodologies and associated software tools
  • Has managed the development of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product offerings and/or cloud software
  • Working knowledge of the electricity value chain, including electrical utility data and billing, Demand Response programs, utility tariff structures, third-party utility data providers
  • Good understanding of Smart grids and distributed energy resources, both hardware and software: batteries, solar panels, thermostats...
  • Experience with financial analysis, including preparing and presenting financial pro-forms and forecasts
  • Ability to manage large workloads and prioritize value creation

Soft skills to include:

  • Ability to work in a global organization with international stakeholders
  • Ability to coordinate the work of remote teams
  • Customer centric approach
  • Negotiation skills and goals oriented
  • Good planning and problem-solving approach
  • Great Communication skills

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a software product manager, with results,delivered
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Energy industry
  • Understanding/experience with EVs and EV charging infrastructure a plus

Education:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

Languages:

  • Fluent English
  • Proficiency in French or German is a plus