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Product Development Manager (71713) Portland, ME, US in Portland, ME at Avangrid

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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Job Description

Publication date: 05.02.2019REFERENCE: 5109931901

Company

Department: MarketingJob Title: Product Development ManagerReports to: Vice President, MarketingLocation: Portland, ME, USCross Company Responsibility: No

Business and DepartmentUSA,

Description

Iberdrola’s newly created Retail e-Solutions organization is seeking talented candidates who are passionate aboutinnovation, green energy and delivering smart customer solutions. We are seeking self-driven, passionate andambitious individuals to join our fast paced, dynamic organization. Now is the best time to join our company andgrow your career with us.

JOB SUMMARY:

Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

The Manager of Product Development is responsible for leading development, improvement and management of allactivities related to product development, detailed pricing & customer lifecycle management within the RetailE-solutions organization.

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):


• Lead the implementation of new products from ideation to market launch, and support product optimization inmarketing and sales channels to achieve steady state
• Generate new product concepts through proven ideation methodologies to discover, refine, and prioritize newopportunities to meet customer needs
• Synthesize internal and external market research to identify and assess customer needs and preferences
• Ability to perform detailed regulatory/market compliance assessment, competitive landscape evaluation, andindustry/topical research & analysis


• Leverage analytical and financial analysis skill set to evaluate and prove economic potential of new concepts
• Work cross-functionally to define operational and technical product requirements, and develop businessprocesses to support new products
• Develop and maintain relationships with key vendor partners in support of product development, contracting andproject execution
• Proactively identify & resolve issues in a timely and decisive manner, or escalate as appropriate
• Works under minimal supervision/guidance from leads and leaders
• Understand the business and customer requirements of the product set, and ensure that these requirements aredeveloped and delivered into a profitable product / service proposition.
• Deliver competitive advantage through innovative product / tariff design.
• Manage the strategic position of products and services, in terms of product mix, product lifecycle and overallportfolio performance.
• Identify opportunities and threats for product and pricing propositions based on in-depth knowledge of utility andother sectors, coupled with external market factors.
• Display a thorough knowledge of key drivers of customer lifetime value and use this on an ongoing basis to driveincreases to average customer value through product/tariff design.
• Adapt rapidly and effectively to an increasingly dynamic competitive market and to reflect any changes tobusiness objectives.
• Act as a champion for product / tariff innovation
• Ensure accuracy and timeliness of product execution and pricing
• Responsible for product level P&L
• Engage and collaborate with Marketing, Digital, Sales, Retail Administration and Customer Care to ensure theirrequirements are effectively incorporated into the product planning to deliver a valued product for customers whilemeeting financial objectives.
• Support Sales including material for training

Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education & Experience Required:


• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, finance or other relevant field of study plus at least 5 years’ experiencein Product Management

Education & Experience Preferred:


• MBA or related advanced degree
• Experience working in a global company or matrix reporting organization
• Fluency in Spanish a plus

Skills/Abilities:


• Proven product experience in energy related products and services
• Lean Startup product development processes.
• Teamwork and cross-functional leadership skills.
• Willingness and ability to work in an environment of uncertainty
• Excellent communication skills; i.e. effectively communicates with internal groups on ideas and resolves issues.
• Flexible, adaptable, enjoys a climate where change is constant
• The ability to understand complexity quickly and make decisions with confidence and clarity based on thatunderstanding.
• An ability to take complex business requirements and resolve them into clear and compelling product propositionsthat will engage customers, encourage them to take action and build their relationship with Avangrid.
• Clear understanding of customer’s requirements and behavior and how to translate these into compellingpropositions.
• Detailed understanding of the key components of customer value and how to leverage them accordingly.
• Ability to prioritize work and deliver results while managing multiple stakeholders and competing demands within arapidly changing environment.
• Track record of innovative thinking and of bringing this to fruition.
• Excellent communication, presentation and stakeholder management skills.

This opportunity will offer

AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualifiedindividuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discriminationagainst all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action toemploy and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or locallaw. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard torace, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status,veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

If you are an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who is unable to use our online tool to search for or toapply for jobs, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting our Human Resources department at203-499-2777 or careers@avangrid.com