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Portland General Electric Principal Product Portfolio Specialist in Portland, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

Job Function Summary

Manages the strategy, road map, feature definition and operation for assigned product.

Key Job Information

Principal Product Portfolio Specialist 7051

Grade 9

Career Level: 5

Master: Requires a recognized expert within the company

Anticipates internal and or external business challenges and vendor and/or regulatory issues; recommends process, product or service improvements

Solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the business

Progression to this level is restricted on the basis of business requirements

Key Responsibilities

Market Knowledge and Product Analysis Serves as company lead and provides expertise in analyzing the energy industry market to appropriately develop comprehensive strategies and position a wide range of products; maintains extensive market knowledge through key trade publications and participation in trade organizations and meetings/trade shows.

Product Strategies Orchestrates the development of innovative, creative and cost-effective strategies that drive the success of a variety of products, ensuring the vision and strategy are aligned to corporate strategy; serves as a recognized expert for a variety of products; champions the features and benefits of products; determines best uses of company resources for program goals.

Product Performance and Evaluation Takes responsibility for program/product performance. Evaluates product/program effectiveness in context of overall strategy and road map. Uses data to make road map changes and recommend product enhancements.

Product Life Cycle Management Recognized go-to expert for product strategies. Leads collaboration with stakeholder departments in developing and executing strategies and planning promotions.

Internal Collaboration Recognized go-to expert for product strategies. Leads collaboration with stakeholder departments in developing and executing strategies and planning promotions.

Customer Experience Identifies requirements for the evolution of customer service processes and procedures to ensure high-quality customer experiences, including changes to product and service design to increase customer satisfaction and market adoption; may engage with key customers/partners to advise or collaborate regarding future products or tools associated with the product; determines changes to a wide range of products to increase customer satisfaction.

Policy Planning and Development Recommends development of new or changes to existing policies, practices or procedures related to customer products and services; key expert in supporting regulatory processes and leads stakeholder engagement on new initiatives, products and services.

External Relations and Communication As a recognized expert, participates in meetings and represents PGE interests to industry peers, government agencies, community forums and customer organizations.


Education Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, marketing, communications or other related field or equivalent experience.

Experience Typically 12 or more years in product management, an electric utility, marketing, project management or related field.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Functional Competencies

Expert knowledge of product management principles, theories, processes and practices, including product life cycle management and continuous improvement

Expert knowledge of energy industry players and their technologies, the competitive market and market trends

Expert knowledge of a utility business model, operations and economics effecting profitability

Advanced skills in understanding customer needs and challenges to effectively demonstrate product benefits and solutions

Advanced knowledge of finance, economic and accounting principles

Advanced skills in vendor and contract management, including developing and administering contracts and leading the request for information (RFI) process

Expert knowledge of tariffs and rate structure

Expert knowledge of advertising/communication channels

Expert knowledge of advertising/communication channels

General Competencies

Expert analytical thinking skills

Expert business acumen

Expert creativity and innovation skills

Advanced influence skills

Expert collaboration skills

Advanced negotiation skills

Advanced organization and prioritization skills

Expert presentation and facilitation skills

Expert problem-solving skills

Expert written and oral communication skills

Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

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This job posting will close at 12:01 am Pacific Time on the closing date listed below:


At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional product and experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.