Lead Product Manager
Saab in East Syracuse, NY is seeking a Lead Product Manager for its Collaborative Decision Making & Efficiency portfolio, which focuses on commercial efficiency solutions, predominately for airlines and airport operators. As a member of the Strategic Portfolio Office, this position will support and align marketing, sales, and development activities with well-defined business strategies. The Product Management team within the Strategic Portfolio Office is all about bridging gaps to create business success. With a diverse and global set of customers and internal product stakeholders, you will have the exciting challenge of bringing together a huge array of disciplines, ideas, and individuals. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the process of shaping great products and will serve as a perpetual product champion.
Responsibilities will include:
Define and maintain the product line vision and roadmap.
Serve as the primary coordination point between management, product engineering, sales, and marketing.
Maintain product expertise for all CDM&E products.
Research and understand customer needs and continually advocate on their behalf.
Translate market and business needs into high level product requirements.
Work with the development team to set priorities, schedules, and budgets.
Track competitors and changing market dynamics.
Monitor on-going development projects to make sure they’re on target in regards to budget, deliverables, and functionality.
Support sales and champion managed products.
Create sales presentations and demos, train sales team, and attend sales calls and tradeshows.
Contribute to proposal strategies and written documents.
Support programs and current customers by assisting in user and focus groups, incorporating direct and indirect feedback, and presenting roadmaps and key product messages.
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Marketing, Business, or related discipline is required. Master's/ MBA is a plus.
15+ years of experience in product management or the associated market.
Well-rounded individual, comfortable working both business and technical issues.
Clear and articulate communicator with strong written and oral skills.
Diplomatic negotiator with the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team and drive results.
Ability to plan and manage at both the strategic and tactical levels.
Ability to establish and manage relationships with existing and potential customers and industry partners.
Excellent time manager who can independently prioritize, focus, and self-motivate.
Passion for shaping products and a willingness to champion initiatives.
Understanding of airport operations and/or CDM processes a major plus.
Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.
Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.
Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.