Global Product Manager
Concrete Pipelines, Remote
Posted on 3/15/2023

10,001+ employees

Innovative water solutions
Company Overview
Xylem helps consumers solve water. The company works to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene education to schools and communities in emerging markets, and respond with water solutions when disaster strikes around the globe
Toronto, ON, Canada
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Market Research
  • Background in pipeline construction and/or operation, modes of failure, inspection methods, and asset management
  • Self-starter, highly organized, and be able to work well with leadership at all levels in the organization
  • Influencing skills with the ability to unite others to grow the business or drive behavioral change
  • Analytical skills to visualize, articulate, conceptualize or solve problems by making decisions that are sensible given the available information
  • Client focus and willingness to listen to and understand both internal and external customers
  • Polished presentation and interpersonal dialogue skills for collaboration and teamwork
  • Results orientation, and value-based decision making
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Developing capability, leading people and teams
  • Degree in Business Administration or Marketing or Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an accredited institution, or equivalent. MBA preferred
  • Demonstrate excellent computer, communication, presentation, management, and analytical skills. Be able to resolve business issues. Be a self-starter with high motivation to achieve goals
  • Knowledge of concrete pipeline networks and concrete pipeline construction
  • Travel: International and Domestic travel required, up to 25%
  • Develops and implements the asset management approach for concrete pipe in potable & raw water, and industrial pipelines with internal subject matter experts
  • Develops the global solution roadmap including business cases covering positioning, value proposition, volume, and price to serve as input into the product & capability development, and marketing
  • Manages the execution of the multi-year roadmap for the global solutions including new product or service development, value improvements, product introductions, phase outs and product training
  • Collaborate effectively with vertical marketing and business development teams to develop launch plans that will empower and enable sales (product launches, application areas, product brand thought leadership, asset management messaging)
  • Supports the product development process by actively driving and participating in the tollgate process by developing the business case and presenting customer needs
  • Understands and specifies market requirements, competitive position, and market trends for current and future products
  • Conducts market research, voice of customer, customer visits and close collaboration with business development and vertical marketing
  • Develop appealing and quantified value propositions which are validated through market research, voice of the customer, and other data inputs
  • Framing the vertical offer in a collaborative way with key stakeholders (condition assessment engineering, analysis, business development and delivery) by packaging the products and services into a holistic solution
  • Monitors competition with respect to market performance, product portfolio and product performance
  • Understanding and providing data to support the sales forecast
  • Partner with business development with initiatives to support sales, stretch orders and standard margin targets, and coordinating countermeasures where applicable to close gaps
  • Provide strategic pricing intelligence across markets - owns process for updating and distributing International Price List (IPL)
  • Owns the asset management messaging for the solution stack
  • Participates in technical meetings, conferences, workshops, industry days, trade shows and association events
  • Authoring and coordinating thought leadership activities (e.g. white papers) by developing content and/or presenting
  • Joins and participates in industry panels, committees, and meetings
  • Contributes to industry best practice guidelines and influences through thought leadership
  • Working with Business Development and strategy, sets the message for shows and conferences, coordinates, and authors papers/presentations
  • Responsible to ensure products are delivering on customer's needs and exceeding expectations
Desired Qualifications
  • A minimum of 3-5 years previous experience in product management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly motivated