Westar Energy Product Manager I-II-Sr in United States

Title: Product Manager I-II-Sr

Job Number: KAN0015

JOB TITLE: Product Manager I/II/Sr

REQUISITION ID: KAN0015

DEPARTMENT:

Energy Efficiency

LOCATION: Kansas City Headquarters

PAY RANGE: Product Manager I - $59,100 - $73,800

Product Manager II - $66,300 - $82,800

Sr Product Manager - $76,900 - $96,100

POSTED: 08/07/18 – 08/21/18

Scheduled Work Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Other hours as required)

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall implementation and management of selected new products, programs, or services and/or improvement of existing products, programs or services within Energy Solutions for residential and/or commercial customers.
  • Develops innovative programs that help the Company maintain its position as a leader in energy product design
  • Manages large-scale multi-year program budgets and is the primary contact for outside vendor and sub-contractor relationships, including any local vendor presence to ensure program progress is on schedule and within prescribed budget. Manages performance and profitability and prepares monthly reports for upper management.
  • Directly accountable for, and manages and reports on, margin and cost effectiveness of assigned product lines.

Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business administration, marketing, economics, engineering or a related discipline.

Product Mgr I

  • Zero (0) to two (2) years of related product sales, brand marketing and new product development experience, or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of program or project management experience a plus.

Product Mgr II:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of related product sales, brand marketing and new product development experience, or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years of program or project management experience a plus.
  • Master’s Degree a plus

Sr. Product Manager:

  • Minimum of six (6) years of related product sales, brand marketing and new product development experience, or equivalent.
  • Five (5) years of program or project management experience a plus.
  • Master’s Degree preferred


Qualifications:
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:

  • Experience in marketing strategy, ROI, vendor and partner management, and P&L budget responsibility highly desirable.
  • Experience leading and managing cross functional teams.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize multiple data sources to gain insights and develop action plans, as well as an ability to execute against plans with excellence.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, honed through experience of managing all product roles.
  • Exceptional communication skills, written and oral, both internally and externally
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Understanding of electric utility operations and pricing/rates a plus.
  • Track record of creative thinking and problem solving, as well as an ability to deliver successful, innovative programs to market.
  • Demonstrable skills in leading people and projects while coordinating activities through a diverse group of people.
  • Level-headed problem solver with professional and service-oriented attitude and a strong orientation toward delivering superior results.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, managers, clients, and customers.

Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required:

None

Working Conditions:

Normal office working conditions.