Product Management Director

Date: 13-Jun-2019

Location: Grain Valley, MO, United States

Company: Alstom

Alstom’s approach can be summarized in one word – “fluidity”.  Alstom is a global leader in passenger, freight and mining rail transportation, signalling, and infrastructure, and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies.  Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides a wide variety of associated maintenance, modernization, overall and refurbishment services and turnkey transportation solutions.  Our 32,000 employees worldwide rigorously apply the Alstom Code of Ethics and work closely with our community of stakeholders to deliver solutions and services that bear the brand of Alstom.  Alstom businesses had sales of 6 billion for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.  Visit to learn more about our business.  


Role Summary/Purpose

The Product Management Director leads a team of Product Managers responsible for the development of Alstom’s Freight & Mining and North American Transit products.  He/she is responsible for leading our Product Management team to drive the competiveness of our products in terms of features, functionality, price, and quality. This role could be based in Grain Valley, MO, Melbourne, FL or Rochester, NY


Essential Responsibilities


Program Guidance

Lead the Product Management team to:

  • Define and prioritize product features in cooperation with Commercial Marketing, Sales organizations, and Engineering
  • Create and maintain Product Marketing Plans
  • Collect, analyze and specify user requirements
  • Develop the product concept proposals for new development programs and releases
  • Produce the appropriate content for demos, manuals, marketing material, etc.


Sales Support

Lead the Product Management team to:

  • Provide consultation & support for internal and external key-customers (solution proposals, feasibility studies, lockout specs, tender responses, etc.)
  • Support tradeshows and demonstration presentations
  • Provide internal product training



Lead the Product Management team to:

  • Continuously seek ways to optimize the benefits and cost of the product offerings and collaborate with the Solutions teams to incorporate these into Alstom Reference Libraries
  • Analyze competitive offerings in our industry and available technologies outside our industry that could translate



  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Engineering, Business Administration or related field
  • 10+ years experience in product marketing, product development, or related field


Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated aptitude for a leadership and product line ownership role in a highly dynamic cross-functional environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical and process skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a matrix environment
  • Deep Product Management / Marketing expertise, including: market trends / analysis, Product development process, product roadmap development, product life-cycle management
  • Leadership skills to lead teams and shape/lead growth vision and marketing strategy
  • Innovation – develop new ideas through collaboration and execute on creative ideas
  • Team oriented – ability to motivate and work well with diverse, cross-functional teams
  • Proven ability to work globally-Proven ability to influence and negotiate internally and with customers






Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  

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