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Head of Product Strategy & Development

Location: 

L, LU

Company:  Goodyear

*This position is based in Luxembourg, relocation assistance available*

 

Goodyear SightLine is the company's global tire intelligence platform. With Goodyear SightLine, data from a variety of in-vehicle sensors is sent to Goodyear’s mobility cloud in real time, where its unique, customizable algorithms indicate tire health, deliver performance insights over time, and detect potential issues so operators can seek proactive maintenance. Goodyear SightLine includes a suite of products that work within the platform to enable seamless, safe and reliable movement for drivers, vehicles, operators, municipalities, original equipment manufacturers, and suppliers in order to make life’s connections easier. 


In this role, you will oversee developing the Goodyear Sightline product strategy and manage the portfolio of related technologies & services that will serve the aftermarket segment for consumer vehicles (fleet managers, individual owners & drivers). 


The Program Manager - Product Strategy & Development will be a recognized expert and manager in the development of complex IoT & telematics, data intelligence, products that meet Goodyear Sightline business, technology/user experience objectives and will manage a portfolio of Goodyear Sightline product components and features at a global scale as Goodyear Sightline expands. 


The incumbent will need to possess a thorough understanding of available and cutting-edge data analytics & IoT technologies, as well as develop, test and lead others across the organization in the implementation of techniques and ownership of product management activities.   


This position will also create an environment and culture that encourages collaboration not only between teams, functions and divisions, but across global partnerships as well. Additionally, he/she is responsible for setting, guiding, and executing Goodyear Sightline aftermarket product strategy and managing teams of Service Designers and Product Managers to creatively tackle unfamiliar problems, new use cases and different strategies based on country specific requirements.          


The responsibilities of the Program Manager – Product Strategy & Development will include, but not be limited to the following:


•    Product Management – Own the product roadmap and lead a team of product designers and engineers as they work with Technologies and Operations to develop and improve IoT & Data intelligence product features.
•    User Experience (UX)/User Interface (UI) & Service Design - Define the scope and manage a Design team that will be in-charge of creating new features for tire-related IoT & Data intelligence products and visual design interfaces - Ensuring excellent product UX and a smooth handoff to Development teams. Set the standard of and manage product documentation.
•    Strategic Roadmap – Manage the roadmap that intersects business, operations, engineering, product and design and defines Goodyear Sightline aftermarket’s strategy by closely collaborating with internal teams, external providers and Goodyear teams.
•    Collaborate with key external stakeholders (including providers and Goodyear teams) on a routine basis to gain alignment.
•    Develop and nurture a team culture aligned to Sightline and Goodyear values.


Professional Experience and Competencies:

 

•    10 or more years of experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
•    6 or more years of experience in product management (2 years leading projects and managing others), ideally in telematics, IoT, data analytics platforms & software 
•    Prior leadership responsibilities that demonstrate ability to lead a highly cross-functional team in new-to-company endeavors
•    Proven experience managing IoT, telematics or data analytics software solutions from concept to pilot and scale phases
•    Prior experience building strategic collaborations to accelerate new business opportunities
•    Develop product strategy including tire-related IoT and Data analytics, define technology roadmaps that align with Goodyear SIghtline growth strategy.
•    Lead development of innovative products that utilize next generation IoT hardware architecture and data management/delivery to enable tire-related advanced analytics for various customer applications.
•    Provide technical leadership to product and technology development strategy and standardize platforms. Lead, Create and manage new hardware designs, connectivity and data analytics projects & sustain current projects
•    Establish standard procedures for NPD process - design reviews for validation and verification testing that meets application/customer specifications.
•    Lead teams of hardware engineers, data scientists and software developers to ensure that all specified requirements have been verified or validated prior to production launch
•    Collaborate and communicate with Goodyear Sightline leadership, product management, sales, support, software, engineering and manufacturing on a regular basis.
•    Inspire and craft the Goodyear Sighline Consumer Aftermarket vision as a critical part of the company's growth strategy and digital transformation.
•    Facilitate Design-Thinking and Tech Push workshops with technical and commercial partners to discover opportunities where advanced tire-related IoT & data intelligence can differentiate Pall in the marketplace.
•    Serve as an inspiring leader in connected tire & tire intelligence domains, understand the competitive landscape and maintain active engagement in the external community of vendors, universities, and partners.
•    Build, develop, encourage and lead a team of highly skilled, highly motivated associates in different functional roles globally.


Education:


•    A Bachelor's degree is required. 
•    MBA is preferred.
 


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