Global Product Specialist

Global Product Specialist

ABB are looking to recruit a Global Product Specialist to support the Global Product Manager to optimize the product, system and service portfolio and return on investment within Installation Products.The Global Product Specialist will ensure that ABB has a full understanding of market requirements in a specific area and is able to transform these requirements into product, system and service specifications and development activities to help achieve our mission to be fast, flexible and customer focused

Tasks:

• Follows and understands global standards, market and customer requirements and their impact on the product/system/service portfolio. Conducts valuations of market size and trends, conducts competitor analyses including identification of product/system/service gaps and evaluates the ABB position
• Ensures technical solutions can be used across the Product Group’s product/system/service portfolio as far as is possible. Manages the technical specification of product assigned and supports the Product Manager in developing the business case for product/system/service developments, maintenance and cost reduction. Follows major warranty cases and quality cost drivers for assigned products/system/service and ensures a resolution
• Collects and analyses standards, market requirements, customer needs and values as an input for producing a product roadmap. From identified opportunities, supports the Global Product Manager in creating the business case for product/system/service development projects or product/system/service transfers
• Prepares product/system/service market communication materials, including support for new product/system/service launches
• Clarifies product/system/services positioning within the portfolio, with defined values per product/system/service line to address different segment needs
• Keeps Product Group, Sales and channels informed on topics related to the product/system/service, such as new product/system/service availability, market, competition, quality, configuration, trends and limitations. Provides sales support, participates in customer meetings and attends trade shows on request. Supports marketing programs. Ensures appropriate training material is available for use both internally and externally
• Drives technical solutions across the product/system/service line. Maintains and follows annual cycle of activities to govern product management for assigned products/system/service

Requirements:

Essential
• Degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering or similar
• Willingness to travel - (50% of time, travel is worldwide and cross-cultural)
• 3 to 5 years industry experience

Desirable
• Excellent Presentation and communication skills
• Project Management experience
• Experience of AutoCAD
• Financial / Product management experience
• Good organization skills
• Problem solving and analytical skills

Location:
Coleshill, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Contract type:
Regular/Permanent
Business unit:
BU Installation Products
Date posted:
2017-09-08
Job function:
Product Management
Publication ID:
GB62523497_E4

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees www.abb.com

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