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National Grid Product Management Director in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us National Grid is hiring for a Director of Product Management for our IT Digital department in Waltham, MA. Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry. To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business. ## Job Purpose National Grid is building a new team, Digital Acceleration (DA), to provide best-in-class digital delivery. DA will comprise two hubs, one in the US (Boston) and one in the UK (Birmingham) and will build digital products that create strategic value in a fast and agile manner. In addition to creating digital products, the DA hubs are talent incubators that will disseminate digital capabilities and culture within National Grid. The Product Management (PM) Director is responsible for the overall product strategy and roadmap for their respective product portfolio, and its connection to desired business outcomes, including management of the digital productteams.This role is the driver of the multidisciplinary team through lean, agile-based incubation and commercialization process – e.g., Build, Learn, Adapt. The PM Director will manage and evolve our line of digital products to achieve product vision and benefits (financial, efficiency, regulatory, customer experience), including alignment with US and Enterprise Business Unit (EBU) strategic objectives. ## Key Accountabilities + Partner with senior leaders to define and align business and product vision and strategy + Lead, develop, and mentor a team of product managers with indirect responsibility for additional cross-functional team members + Lead cross-functional teams in planning, prioritization, and product delivery + Define and measure business impact, and monitor performance of initiatives and communicate performance metrics to key stakeholders + Leverage data to understand risks, impacts, scope and priorities of our business objectives, and enable the team to drive results ## Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required + Strong oral and written communications skills. ## Qualifications + 5+ years of product management experience + 3+ years of experience successfully leading and improving teams that are highly effective both in terms of impact and team culture + Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated experience with hypothesis-driven problem solving and turning data into actionable insights + Deep understanding of business strategy and metrics + Superior communication skills with demonstrated ability to navigate a complex organization and generate buy-in for ideas and plans + Strong technical background, with demonstrated ability to partner effectively with engineering, designers, UX, and data science + Experience and understanding of the US energy (electricity and natural gas) sector, regulatory/technology/business issues impacting the industry and future trends is highly desirable + Entrepreneurial mindset, with a bias for action and ability to deal with ambiguity and rapidly changing environments + Ability to embrace and drive change – test and learn culture! ## More Information This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience. National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.
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