Product Manager - Gas & Watert | Aclara Solon, OH, US

Job Details:
We are looking for an experienced Product Manager with experience in the Gas and Water space to join our team at Aclara. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of product management including; developing product strategies and road maps, leading New Product Introductions (NPI’s), product pricing, promotion and meeting aggressive growth goals for the business.
*.Act as a cross functional leader within the company promoting the Aclara strategy and product line
*.Define the product strategy and roadmap in accordance with Aclara’s Product Development Processes
*.Manage the product roadmap for the responsible Aclara products.
*.Work with internal and external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities that can accelerate business growth
*.Create a business case with financial analysis to support PRDs for new products including projected ROI based upon market projections. Work with internal stakeholders to obtain estimated sales volumes and product costs to develop the financial analysis. Work with internal stakeholders to obtain approval for product development.
*.Deliver Product Requirements Documents (PRDs) with prioritized features and corresponding justification
*.Define the product and all necessary requirements
*.Provide appropriate detail of the customer / market needs and use of the product feature set described in the product requirements document (PRD).
*.PRD’s should reflect how the product fits within the overall solution
*.PRD’s should describe all necessary software to create a complete solution.
*.Provide market justification, including need and predicted competitive position at the time of release
*.Act as an expert with respect to the overall solution and each product’s capabilities.
*.Provide training and support for Aclara’s customer facing departments such as account management, field service, internal subject matter experts, and sales.
*.Plan, and coordinate, beta and pilot programs to support product testing that is in compliance with the Aclara Product Development Process, including the determination of what customers best fit the product beta and rollout.
*.Set pricing to meet revenue and profitability goals
*.Work with Sales, Finance and Account Management to deliver a quarterly revenue forecast
*.Assist in developing sales tools and collateral including:
*.Core positioning and messaging for the product in support of the Marketing Communications process.
*.Support the development of marketing materials, product positioning documents, white papers, training documentation and trade show demonstrations for the assigned product portfolio. Participate in planning for trade shows and other industry conventions and events as needed.
*.Perform market research to support the development of short term and long term strategic product plans for the Aclara’s platforms. Work with internal and external teams to ensure the timely delivery of high quality products and services
*.Monitor competitor activities and collect competitive information. Deliver this data to internal stakeholders to support strategic and tactical business planning.
*.Manage the product life cycle from product introduction to retirement.
Other responsibilities include:
*.Perform product demos to customers as requested.
*.Support Sales Teams and channel partners through the development of presentations, demonstrations, and other materials. Train the sales teams on the product lines. Develop remote demonstrations to support sales efforts. Support the development of proposal responses...
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