Senior Manager, Technical Program Management and Applied Innovation

ID
2021-14735
Job Locations
US-GA-Atlanta | US-TX-Austin | US-MI-Grand Rapids | US-WI-Wauwatosa
Category
Engineering
Job Type
Regular/Permanent
Job Time
Full-Time
Experience Level
Senior Level
Education Level
Bachelors Degree
Travel %
20
Shift Schedule
Standard
Posting Date
1 week ago(1/8/2021 11:10 AM)

Company Overview

Dematic is an intralogistics innovator that designs, builds and supports intelligent, automated solutions for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution environments for customers that are powering the future of commerce. With engineering centers, manufacturing facilities and service centers located in more than 25 countries, the Dematic global network of 10,000 employees has helped achieve more than 6,000 worldwide customer installations for some of the world’s leading brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is a member of KION Group, one of the global leaders in industrial trucks and supply chain solutions, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

The Role

The Senior Manager of Program Management and Applied Innovation is responsible for working collaboratively with various teams of talented and passionate individuals that have a focus on advancing the state of the art in the critical field of intralogistics and supply chain management.

The work entails a multidisciplinary approach to managing programs across several independent teams, including defining and leading applied innovation through in-depth knowledge of Dematic products and by leveraging advances in various digital technologies, with the goal of creating commercial offerings that enable our customers achieve their goals.

 

The role aims to provide cohesion for the customer offerings across various products that include hardware, control systems, intralogistics and supply chain software, analytics, robotics, AI/ML, IoT and asset management.

What We Are Looking For

Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop strong knowledge of KION/Dematic product offerings and customer applications. Understand and evaluate existing and future market demands for Dematic products using a combination of software and hardware expertise.
  • Develop deep knowledge of various teams that create company products and the context in which those products are planned, developed, used and integrated into solutions for customers. Leverage that knowledge to help with the delivery of R&D SW products.
  • Drive inception of innovative ideas that add value to our current products for customers and provide enhancements for the business.
  • Act as product owner for the innovation related projects that incorporate emerging cyber-physical technologies including cloud and edge compute, AMR and Robotics, AR/VR, AI/ML, blockchain and drive incorporation of those technologies in various group and company offerings with the goal of offering revenue generating or cost savings for Dematic products.
  • Create and maintain a queue of innovation ideas that involves application of digital technologies to existing products.
  • Execute a selected subset of the innovation ideas with business and product management approval through assembling a team from various other groups within R&D SW.
  • Collaborate with product management as well as product owners and managers of R&D development teams to drive creation of KPIs, market introduction, customer adoption, and evolution of new digital products including products related to Digital Twin, IoT, Analytics and AI/ML.
  • Work collaboratively across various R&D SW teams to drive synergies across various offerings thereby providing the connective tissue that brings disparate products together.
  • Ensure regular and open communication with project stakeholders.
  • Highlight risks and effectively communicate those risks to stakeholders.
  • Identify obstacles to delivery and facilitate their removal.
  • Prepare and present executive-level presentations.
  • Contribute to the OKR process for selected teams.
  • Role model for leading our Culture and promoting our purpose.

 

Qualifications:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or a related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in technical product development that includes leadership of technical teams responsible for developing products.
  • 5+ years of experience in providing leadership for teams developing commercial software systems.
  • Experience with IoT related technologies including control software and AI/ML a plus.
  • Proven ability to effectively operate in a highly complex environment and deliver quality results.
  • Experience in the field of Intralogistics and Supply Chain Execution is preferred
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience interacting with executives and senior management staff

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