Technical Product Manager – SAP Manufacturing

at Schneider Electric
Published January 26, 2024
Location Nashville, TN
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

Schneider Electric creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 160,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment: https://youtu.be/NlLJMv1Y7Hk.

Great people make Schneider Electric a great company.

The Technical Product Manager (TPM) is a servant leader with strong technical background, responsible for designing and supporting the building of desirable, feasible, viable, and sustainable products that meet customer needs. Works closely with NAM Business Team and collaborates with a wide range of people to understand customer needs and solution context and develop technical product vision, roadmap, capabilities and features required to meet these needs.

Areas of responsibility

  • Lead implementation of GSC Best of Breed application in the region
  • Provides technical expertise and supports Business Product owners and NAM IT leadership in definition of the product vision, roadmap, program increments and releases.
  • Drives standardization of the technical solution where possible.
  • Lead ERP / Transformation Project requirement gathering, design and execution
    • Map business requirements to (SAP) solutions
    • Lead Solution design of NAM GSC and ERP projects for Planning, procurement, and Manufacturing domain
    • Ensures completeness of the technical solution among Architects by aligning Product Backlog to end-to-end solution design.
    • Helps with E2E Business Process modeling and fit/gap analysis (Solution Confirmation) of the technology solutions.
    • Helps to clarify unknowns and technology GAPs.
    • Drives definition of the Feature Integration E2E test scenarios for relevant releases with acceptance criteria.
    • Assists with the identification of cross-functional and cross-team dependencies, drives critical design decisions to closure and helps develop cohesive integrated solutions.
    • Helps to identify interlocks with external technologies and drive alignment.
    • Reviews and helps address impediments, dependencies, and resolve/mitigate risks.
    • Provides guidance to teams on technical product vision.
    • Oversees technical aspects and assists smooth transition of the technical solution to Release stage.
    • Support Solution Cut-over plan and execution.
    • Participates in Program Ceremonies, including Program Increment Planning and Backlog grooming.

Key understanding of SAP S/4 Integrated solution and industry leading practices in GSC domain

  • Solid experience in S/4 in the area of Planning, Procurement and Manufacturing
  • Solid understand of Best of breed application in the GSC space in Schneider electric and industry
  • Order to Cash, including but not limited to Sales and Distribution, Project Systems, Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation, Manufacturing, Plan to Produce, Procure to Pay, etc.

Experience Requirement:
Functional/technical proficiency with at least 3 full life cycle SAP implementations and 10+ years of industry and/or consulting experience

  • At least 5 years of experience as a lead consultant or technical product owner in SAP Capabilities / Solution.
  • Experience with S/4 HANA On-premise and strong understanding of standard capabilities and industry leading practices.
  • Strong knowledge of the in-scope business processes, including, but not limited to Record to Report and Quote to Cash.
  • Experience of defining product backlog (capacities and features), designing and implementing the solutions for complex problems leveraging integrated SAP technologies.
  • Experience of working in Agile environment and knowledge of the SAP Implementation methodologies is a plus

Delivery Skills:

  • Excellent analytical and strong problem-solving skills, able to logically break down a problem into smaller manageable parts to solve
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to interact with SME's and other project team members in a project setting
  • Successful teamwork experience (collaborating on group/team projects)
  • Shows dedication, discipline, commitment, Grit
  • Proven ability to transfer knowledge and stay aware of current trends and technical advancements
  • Ability to articulate and present different points-of-views on various technologies
  • Time management skills are a must; as well as the ability to be flexible and creative
  • A strong track record of educational success - references will be a plus
  • Ability to facilitate requirement gathering sessions with large audience and HR solutions
  • Excellent leadership and management skills.
  • Experience managing offshore / onshore teams
  • Ability to travel
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required - Master's degree preferred

Additional qualities we desire include the following:

  • Servant Leader - Must be able to garner respect from team members and be willing to get involved where needed to get the job done
  • Strong Communicator - Must be able to communicate effectively with teams at all levels and functions, verbally and in writing
  • Operational and Performance Excellence - Effective time management, talented multi-tasker, pro-active, good organization skills, excellent teamwork
  • Facilitative - Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team, guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organization
  • Assertive - Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason for the good of the program and the team
  • Interested in learning Lean-Agile mindset, methodologies, and processes, including Scrum, Kanban, etc.
  • Contextually Aware - Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management, good understanding of the "big picture" while also having a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Flexible and Unflappable - Must be responsive and adaptable to rapid and unplanned changes, remaining calm and leading the team in the new direction
  • Transparent and Trustworthy - Must be able to build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on problem-solving
  • Enthusiastic - Must be high-energy

If our recruiting team determines your background may be a good match for this position, we'll contact you directly regarding the next steps in the process.

Internal mobility is a top priority at Schneider Electric. If you're looking for your next step or want to try something new, applying for an internal opportunity can help you further develop your career.

We seek out and reward people for being straightforward, open, passionate, effective and challenging the status quo. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. We welcome people as they are, creating an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as a real value for the company. We're looking for people with a passion for success - on the job and beyond. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric: https://youtu.be/6D2Av1uUrzY.

Let us learn about you! Apply today.

You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled.

It is the policy of Schneider Electric to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct.

Schneider Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Why us?

Schneider Electric is leading the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Our technologies enable the world to use energy in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner. We strive to promote a global economy that is both ecologically viable and highly productive.

€25.7bn global revenue

137 000+ employees in 100+ countries

45% of revenue from IoT

5% of revenue devoted for R&D

You must submit an online application to be considered for any position with us. This position will be posted until filled

It is the policy of Schneider Electric to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, and promoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic or conduct. Concerning agencies: Schneider Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be responsible for fees related to such.