Defines and builds new features, media types, content modules, products, and services as part of SAE’s industry-centered product team. Strong understanding of technology plus a passion for being the voice of the customer, user and professions served in the product creation and management process. Contribute to product positioning, messaging, introduction, maintenance, and/or obsolescence of features, media types, products, and services.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working with the product group Director, Acquisitions Editor, Content Strategist and editors, define new features, media, content and product areas and implement those. Drives successful tradeoffs that affect cost, schedule, users, and how well the product works throughout the product life cycle. Provides product leadership from introduction through obsolescence, evaluates new technologies, articulates issues, and makes clear recommendations. Makes product positioning recommendations to management and counterparts.
Drives and participates in user-experience research to identify obstacles, improve ease-of-use and customer satisfaction. Articulates research findings to management in order to impact future product direction. Creates and delivers formal presentations and conducts group discussions on products for a broad range of audiences. Helps develop and review public relations and marketing communications materials such as collateral, press releases, and data sheets.
Continually reviews product usage data and maintains an ongoing dialog with customers and internal stakeholders, particularly sales, on trends, risks and opportunities.
Contribute to the achievement of SAE's organizational goals.
Additional projects as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors degree in Business or STEM field preferred; Media, Humanities or related field with STEM exp. Masters preferred.
3 years of product management or project management experience required.
Experience creating business plans and doing market sizing / research.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Exceptional presentation skills
Enthusiasm for developing global products for mobility industries
Financial acumen: ability to consume, create and interpret P&L’s
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
Requires strong diplomacy skills to drive alignment between competing business needs and objectives.
MS Office proficient
Travel to 30% to meet with customers, users, attend trade shows and conferences
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Who We Are:
SAE International is a global association of 115,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE's core competencies are standards development and life-long learning, and through its charitable arm, the SAE Foundation, programs including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series are supported.
Based in Warr...endale, Pa., but with members in more than 100 countries throughout the world, the heart of SAE's mission is the creation of standards. Some 14,000 mobility industry experts donate time to serve on SAE committees.
In addition to standards, SAE also provides a wide range of professional-development courses and networking opportunities, helping industry meet the challenges of a global marketplace. Annually, SAE hosts more than 25 technical conferences that feature presentations, senior-executive panel discussions and professional development seminars. Its three premiere events include SAE World Congress, SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress & Exhibition and the bi-annual SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition.
Annually, SAE produces 2,500 technical papers, 9,000 technical standards and 125 to 150 books. It also publishes Automotive Engineering International, Aerospace Engineering and Manufacturing, and SAE Off-Highway Engineering magazines.