Principal Product Manager, AI Applications

Company: IBM
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 31.AUG.2021


IntroductionReady to re-imagine the product management role? At IBM, as an Offering Manager, you are responsible for the full lifecycle of a...


IntroductionReady to re-imagine the product management role? At IBM, as an Offering Manager, you are responsible for the full lifecycle of an offering: from validating need to determining the business model and defining the solution requirements. Going beyond the traditional focus of timetables and budgets, you use your keen insights into what customers want in their own business plan - and work across disciplines to build the best solutions to a problem. If being the CEO of your offering excites you, consider an offering management career at IBM.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesThe Product Manager role is key to IBM AI Applications delivering new and exciting offerings to our clients. This is a lead PM position, responsible for the Maximo Application Suite Manufacturing industry offerings and future strategy, including defining requirements, business cases with investment plan, pricing/revenue/ forecast estimates, working with GBS, Sales, business partners, Customers, Development and other stake holders to build product roadmap, go-to-market strategy and enablement for the product offerings.+ The Product Manager acts as a general manager of markets and offerings+ Develops product vision and direction of future offering enhancements that address competitive gaps and meet manufacturing market requirements+ Coordinate across the teams that build, market, sell, and deliver IBM solutions and offerings+ Working with clients, partners and prospects to identity market requirements, opportunities, user problems and gaps+ Defines user experiences that are compelling and competitiveThe day to day tasks includes the management of the roadmap by looking ahead and having a clear vision of where the product should go and working with both internal & external stakeholders to validate this vision and correct course if needed. The Maximo Application Suite Manufacturing PM is the focal of the product and will be responsible for clarifying the requirements of any new enhancements, industry use-cases or requests to allow for sound decision making in terms of the potential development effort. This requires working closely with various stakeholders including GBS, Development, Sales & Account management.The Product Manager will be responsible for clearly handing over validated & approved requirements to the development team as epics defined in Aha. This will include documenting requirements, creating users stories, lead design workshops with the UX and technical design team, articulate the vision of an idea and be able to make it real and practical so that it can be built into the product, document the workflow of an idea and clearly articulate the use cases.Cross functional collaboration & communication is key to the success of this role to ensure stakeholder expectations are managed given the constant balance between new features & ensuring a quality & stable product that continues to meet existing clients' needs. The Product Manager role is part of the team that helps set the priorities for the development sprints, in collaboration with the development team.This role may be based in one of the following strategic locations:Austin, TXLittleton, MARaleigh, NCRequired Technical and Professional Expertise+ 2 years in a Strategy & Offering/Product Management role+ Strong background and understanding of Manufacturing industry and client requirements+ 2 years experience and knowledge of Enterprise Asset Management, or related MES type applications+ 1 year in an application software development rolePreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ 1 year of competitive analysis+ 1 year of experience in a pre-sales or a customer support role+ 1 year of experience presenting at conferences and webinars (proven communication skills)+ 1 year in a project management roleAbout Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.Your matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.Being is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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