At LG, innovation is the foundation of everything we do. We make products and services that make lives better, easier and happier through increased functionality and fun. Put simply, we make "Life Good" - from home appliances, consumer electronics, vehicle components and mobile communications to business innovations in digital signage, air conditioning, solar and LED lighting.
We are currently seeking our newest innovator to join our dynamic team as a Senior Product Manager on the ThinQ Team!
LG Electronics has established its strong ground in US consumer electronics and mobile/IT markets based on continuous innovations and product quality appreciated by US consumers. With an endeavoring effort to better serve customers at home with efficiency and convenience enabled by its AI/ IoT innovations, the company is developing home energy service via its connected devices and ThinQ platform. For this ends, we are looking for a Senior Product Manager based in NJ, USA to lead the Software product development of connected distributed energy resources including its smart appliance, solar, ESS, HVAC and other 3rd party energy devices to provide residents energy saving benefits and company other business opportunity. This person will be the one who is responsible for product planning and execution throughout the Product Lifecycle. Set the strategy, roadmap, and feature definition for a product or product line. Define the why, when, and what of the product that the engineering team builds. Work closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, sales and marketing, to drive from a product's conception all the way through to its launch.
Defining, managing and implementing the product roadmap for Energy Service and its AIoT enabled software solution in cooperation with 3rd party Development Team and internal device planning team(HQ). The product is aiming systematic improvement related to energy efficiency, renewable adaption, demand response and finally transform the energy consumer to energy prosumer.
The main responsibilities include the design, development and launch of AIoT enabled energy software solution and its front-end including the responsibility for the full chain (Reliability & Quality / Manufacturability / Install ability / Maintainability / Codes and Standards / Environment):
Define the product strategy and roadmap, develop the core positioning and messaging for the product.
Design best class IoT solution for Energy Service(DR, TOU) and Smart Grid working for energy devices (LG, 3rd party)
Manage the product development & implementation according to market requirements & technical leading best-practices
Ensure the verification and validation of the solution according applicable Norms & Standards as well internal guidelines
Conduct market research and competitive analysis.
Deliver MRDs and PRDs for Engineering scrum teams, with prioritized features and corresponding justification against the strategic goals and initiatives.
Create User Stories for Agile for meeting customer needs and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and include clear and specific acceptance criteria. Groom and Prioritize Agile Scrum Team Backlogs.
Plan engineering teams' deliverables and the timeline for implementation, with quick time-to-market and optimal resources.
Define the release process and coordinate all of the activities required to bring the product to market.
Create, coordinate and manage an enterprise-wide go-to-market plan, collaboration with all necessary staff within the go-to-market departments, and guide of implementation and execution of launching programs:
Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding. Support Sales and Perform product demos to customers.
MS/BS degree in in Electrical Engineering or equivalent;
Minimum of 5 years experience in power engineering and renewable digital solution, preferably in the R&D or technical oriented department role (e.g. Service Methods, Digital Innovation, Application Engineering);
Experience of Product Manager / Product Owner is required.
Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.
Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management.
Solid knowledge and technical expertise in Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage, Charing point , and low voltage network design is a must.
Holistic understanding of energy transition enabled by renewable energy and distributed energy resources.
Hands-on experience in solution design, development and integration in commercial projects/solutions are required.
Good foundation in main digital concepts or project experience in working with digitalization workstreams are required. Experience in IoT or AI is welcome but not mandatory.
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