Product Manager - Spectroscopy & Emerging Markets

PAC L.P. Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 months ago

SUMMARY

PAC is a leading global provider of advanced analytical instruments for laboratories and online process applications in HPI (hydrocarbon processing industries) in upstream, midstream and downstream. To provide its customers with cutting edge technology, PAC leverages significant R&D resources to support its core technologies, including chromatography, elemental analysis, physical properties, ultrasonic, fluorescence, spectroscopy, and microscopy/video imaging. PAC operates as a unit of Roper Technologies, Inc. a diversified growth company and a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices.

The Product Manager Spectroscopy & Emerging Markets will be part of a team responsible for the physical properties portfolio. This team's objective is to grow PAC's physical properties portfolio through product strategy and value innovation. The Product Manager Spectroscopy & Emerging Markets will be responsible for developing deep understanding of the emerging and currently uncontested market segments, define opportunities for growth (in non-existent and/or unexplored segments within HPI), create customer focused product requirements, analyze financial attractiveness, drive the product management aspect of the agile new product/technology development cycles (from ideation, to launch, to obsolescence).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Product Strategy

  • Develop deep understanding of the Spectroscopy & Emerging Market segments market segment through direct customer interaction, indirect market research and detailed data analysis

  • Manage product and technology roadmap

  • Identify blue ocean opportunities for portfolio growth in emerging market segments

Product Development

  • Conduct in-depth analysis to develop product specifications to satisfy unmet needs in marketplace

  • Be an integral part of the product development team to provide product management inputs

  • Collaborate with sales, engineering, marketing, operations and service to develop product definitions

Product Life Cycle Management

  • Develop and maintain product launch packages including but not limited to; product presentations, technical offers, white papers and competitive analysis materials

  • Provide product training and technical support to internal business partner; sales, service and operations

  • Participate and support efforts to position product within standard bodies (i.e. ASTM, ISO, etc.)

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Follow all company policies and procedures and organize work areas for efficiency and safety

  • Provides status reports to management as required

  • Respond to change productively and handle other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Engineering, or other related field/s; minimum requirement

  • MBA and/or strong business acumen preferred

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in product management within technology oriented organization/s

  • Previous experience with launching new-to-the-world products and/or launching in new markets is a plus

  • Previous experience with optical spectroscopy instrumentation is a plus

  • Language: Excellent oral, written, verbal interpersonal and presentation communication skills in national language and English language. Must be fluent in English. Bilingual or multilingual a plus.

  • Work Skills:
    Solid data analysis and organizational skills

  • Computer Skills:
    Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office products, persuasive presentation skills including the ability to explain technical and business topics

Customer Experience Grounding:

  • Ability to design customer-centric experiences throughout customer decision journey

Market Orientation:

  • Ability to deeply understand market trends, partner ecosystems, and competitive strategies

Business Acumen:

  • Comfortable with business strategy, portfolio prioritization, go to market strategy, pricing methodologies applications, tracking key performance indicators, understanding financial metrics

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to go deep on technology trends, road maps, and influencing product development life-cycle

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to communicate with a diverse audience (especially in B2B set up) in an accessible and persuasive manner. Ability to influence change throughout the organization

Enabler:

  • Innovation oriented. Comfortable with test-and-learn culture. Flexibility and open to disruptive concepts.

OTHER

  • Travel: Ability to travel 25% -35% both domestic and international (50/50)

  • Location: This position will be based in Houston, TX.

  • Physical Requirements:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands/fingers to handle or feel; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee may lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock when in the operations or laboratory areas. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but due to open office environment noise level may occasionally be high.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability


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