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Product Owner

Requisition ID:  60496
Business Unit:  E&E Fribourg Sites Group (2260)
Location: 

Fribourg, FR, Switzerland, 1700

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 12,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.

Job Designation

To further strengthen our Product Line Sensors & Conditioners for the Energy market, we are currently looking for a Product Owner.

The Position
As Product Owner you will be accountable to define a vision for new product development projects through a comprehensive product roadmap to meet business objectives. You will be responsible to set and manage new product development project requirements and priorities. You will also oversee all new product development stages including planning, budgeting, risks and opportunities management, and progress status reporting. Finally, you will act as the primary liaison with all new product development stakeholders whether internal (Engineering, Sales, Quality and Operations) or external (customers, suppliers, etc.)

Job Core Responsibilities

The main responsibilities for this role are:

New Product Development Vision
• Create a vision and define goals for new product development projects to meet business objectives
• Create a comprehensive product roadmap, outlining the vision and goals for the Product Line portfolio offering over time
• Ensure full alignment of all stakeholders, both internal (Sales, Engineering, Operations and Quality) and external (customers, suppliers, etc.) when applicable, on the product roadmap
• Monitor relevant technology trends and understand current and future market needs

New Product Development Requirements & Priorities Management
• Define and manage new product development requirements and priorities through a comprehensive product backlog, based on all stakeholders needs and objectives 
• Continuously include initiatives to improve product performance and/or reduce product cost
• Ensure full alignment of all stakeholders, both internal (Sales, Engineering, Operations and Quality) and external (customers, suppliers, etc.) when applicable, on the new product development requirements and priorities
• Define and manage new product development project scope, budget and schedule, according to the set requirements and priorities
• Perform project cost estimation and budgeting supported by a consolidated cost breakdown and cost control
• Perform assessment to identify project risks and ensure mitigation actions are in place and properly documented
• Create and maintain an up-to-date plan and associated risk register, change ledger, and action lists for all new product development projects
• Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs

New Product Development Stages Management
• Oversee all new product development stages including planning, budgeting, risks, opportunities management and progress status reporting
• Put in place efficient means of tracking project progress against baseline that satisfies the agreed set of milestones and deliverables
• Measure and monitor project performance using appropriate systems, tools and KPIs. Track and capture any changes in scope, schedule and cost and communicate for appropriate actions
• Report on project progress to all project stakeholders, including any issues critically impacting the project scope, schedule and costs
• Ensure that all new product development projects are delivered on-scope, on-time and on-cost
• Act as the primary liaison with all new product development stakeholders whether internal (Engineering, Sales, Quality and Operations) or external (customers, suppliers, etc.) to ensure full alignment on the set deliverables at all stages
• Lead the cross-functional project teams and engage internal and/or external resources to ensure proper execution of the new product development projects
• Ensure smooth transitions with Industrialization for successful entries into service of new products

New Product Development Methodology Continuous Improvement
• Define and introduce agile development methodology, processes and/or tools to improve the development team productivity and efficiency, while reducing risks

Job Specifications

Your Profile

• Bachelor degree in engineering or a related field, Master degree is a plus
• 5+ year experience in product development
• Professional certification in project management is an asset
• Experience in product management and product launch is an asset
• Fluent in English and good command of French (spoken and written)
• Experience with agile development methodologies
• Experience with MS Project and/or JIRA Software Suite incl. Tempo is an asset
• Knowledge in sensors for critical machinery condition monitoring applications is an asset
• Natural leadership with ability to influence and defend technical choices
• Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills to meet project objectives and deadlines
• Strong interpersonal skills to motivate and lead development team
• Good communication and negotiation skills to manage expectations
• Ability to take initiatives and make decisions under pressure
• Results driven and customer oriented

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If you are looking for a challenging position with opportunity to grow in a truly international company, please send your application (resume, letter of motivation, reference letters and diploma) in English to www.meggitt.com. Please note that only complete applications will be taken into consideration.

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