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Software Product Planning & Management Manager

Company: Cummins
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Software Product Planning & Management Manager


Software Product Planning & Management Manager

Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL . We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today's most innovative thinkers to solve the world's toughest problems.

We believe in flexibility for you to explore your passions while making an impact through meaningful work within our inclusive workforce. That's what #LifeAtCummins is all about.

We are looking for a talented Software Product Planning & Management Manager to join our team specializing in Manufacturing Software for our Operations in Columbus, IN.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Manages market strategic development. Designs and implements market penetration plans and programs to accomplish business plans or organizational goals targeting business performance.
  • Utilizes macro, market, or technology trends, to shape the long-term product plan.
  • Collaborates with Market Segment teams and Account Managers utilizing Human-centered Design (HCD) principles to understand requirements and develop customer-led product plans.
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the current product to provide input for future product change.
  • Creates product road map in support of a specific market segment.
  • Supports Synchronized Business Planning (SBP) Product Review process as the owner of specific projects and market segments within the Master Project List (MPL).
  • Develops business case and leads Pre-program Planning (PPP) for specific larger-scale opportunities within the portfolio.
  • Develops value proposition for new products and articulates appropriate position within the portfolio.
  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Participates in Product Planning Functional Excellence and best practice sharing within the business to drive continuous improvement.
  • Coaches and mentors cross-functional teams supporting Product Planning.
  • Drives cross-functional and cross-business unit alignment to the product plan.

    To be successful in this role you will need the following:
    • Global perspective - Taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens.
    • Strategic mindset - Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
    • Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
    • Financial acumen - Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
    • Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.
    • Manages ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
    • Articulating Value Proposition - Interprets internal and external customer needs based on relevant application; explains and demonstrates products, solutions, and services to distinguish strengths and weaknesses to meet customer's specific needs to differentiate against competition.
    • Deriving Market Insights - Researches and collects market and competitor's product data, trends, and positioning using a variety of primary and secondary sources; analyzes the information to develop strategic responses, propose projects and solutions, and appropriately allocate resources in order to maximize business value.
    • Deriving Product Needs - Distinguishes desirable market attributes by studying market insights and translating these into relevant product capabilities.
    • Product Tradeoff Evaluation - Compares and contrasts the interplay of potential product features, regulatory and customer requirements, budget, and technical capabilities to evaluate and decide what can be offered to win in the market.
    • Prioritizing Market Opportunities - Collaborates with business stakeholders to define criteria and framework for ranking and achieving consensus on market opportunities.
    • Scenario Planning - Create alternate scenarios each including an assessment of variances to business or financial goals, strategy, vision, and capabilities to enable strategic decision making.
      Education, Licenses, Certifications

      College, university, or equivalent degree in sales, marketing, technical or a related subject required.

      MBA Preferred.

      This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


      Significant level of relevant work experience required.

      Technical background preferred.
      • Develop software strategy to drive Electronics System competitiveness
      • Responsible for software licensing management internally and with external vendors
      • Manage software lifecycle management
        Compensation and Benefits

        Base salary rate commensurate with experience, range: $ 97,600-146,400. Please note that the salary range provided is a good faith estimate on the applicable range. The final salary offer will be determined after considering relevant factors, including a candidate's qualifications and experience, where appropriate. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage, and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

        Cummins and E-verify

        At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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        Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Commons Office Building

        Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

        Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

        Job Posting Mar 21, 2023, 1:00:00 AM

        Unposting Date Ongoing

        Organization Cummins Electronics and Fuel Systems

        Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

        Req ID: 230002I6

Keywords: Cummins, Bloomington , Software Product Planning & Management Manager, Executive , Columbus, Indiana

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