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Boart Longyear Product Manager Capital Equipment in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description:

This position is part of the global product management team, collaborating cross-functionally throughout Boart Longyear. The Product Manager is responsible for the technical aspects of capital equipment, including all drill rigs and support equipment, covering underground and surface exploration drills, sonic drills, and production drills.

Job responsibilities fall in the general categories Offering (e.g. driving reduced time-to-market of R&D projects, expand the offering, and managing product lifecycles), and Marketing & Sales Support (e.g. launch materials and training). Although directly reporting to the Products division, close cooperation with Drilling Services is essential to align engineering road maps.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10 years of relevant experience in mining, construction, civil engineering, or similar. In-depth design experience with heavy equipment or machinery a bonus.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Mining, or Industrial Engineering preferred.

  • Engineering, Project Management, or Product Management experience with industrial products, including working with product definitions, standard offering and options, product costing, and lifecycle management.

  • Proven ability to balance strategic developments with opportunistic needs. Demonstrated ability to align various demands and successfully manage projects.

  • Ability to learn from customer feedback, personal observation, warranty claims, etc., to drive incremental improvements in existing rigs.

  • Background in New Product Development and milestone processes. Demonstrated ability to align needs and wants across competing functions or interests.

  • Experience in engineering processes, from conceptualization, design, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics to field testing and feedback. Curiosity and drive to understand technical functions and criteria.

  • Strong communication and writing skills. Proven ability to inform, train, and cooperate across functions and cultures and on multiple projects. Follows up and holds others to timelines.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook.

  • Available to travel domestically and internationally.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Build product road maps, aligning external customer and Drilling Services (DS) needs.

  • Own business case and project documents for New Product Development (NPD) and key Current Product Engineering (CPE) projects.

  • Drive improvements based on customer experience, feedback, and brand perceptions. Validate voice-of-customer through operational site visits. Identify unfulfilled needs.

  • Create and maintain price sheets for rigs and options. Implement a CPQ solution.

  • Strengthen the governance of the NPD milestone process into an auditable process. Ensure proposed solutions meet customer needs and meet business objectives.

  • Own monthly Product Design Review (PDR) meetings. Continuously align projects with functional owners in the milestone process. Drive faster time-to-market, performance criteria, target costing, design-to-value. Implement a similar process for CPE projects.

  • Plan and track alpha and beta testing to accelerate feedback. Participate in field testing.

  • Formalize a transparent process to prioritize engineering projects. Collaborate to proactively allocate resources for CPE, Products NPD, and DS projects. Track resource allocations to competing projects. Escalate risks and conflicts.

  • Drive and support new patents during the innovation and engineering processes. Identify transferable technologies from other industries.

  • Negotiate DS factory options and Technical Support Group (TSG) modifications.

  • Provide emergency support in technical drill rig issues, including urgent safety, breakdown, or performance issues.

  • Manage product life cycles, including specific model upgrades and phase-outs.

  • Primary owner of Operations section of new rig manuals, coordinating with Product Manager Capital Spares (Service section).

  • Provide applications and industry expertise to the marketing and sales efforts. Support tradeshows during setups and during exhibitions.

  • Articulate features, benefits, and value propositions. Build and provide value calculators. Develop product launch packages with Marketing

  • Conduct product & applications training for new and existing employees, including salesmen and engineers.

Perks, Benefits and Compensation :

We know that talented people are attracted to companies with long term success, an amazing culture. We also know you want a company that provides competitive pay, comprehensive benefits and outstanding career advancement opportunities. If hired, you can expect:

  • Strong compensation plan

  • Full medical benefits

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • 401K

  • Paid Time Off

  • Fun and relaxed work environment with all the free coffee you can drink

All new hires must pass a pre-employment background check and drug test

Boart Longyear does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where Boart Longyear does business.

EEO Statement:

Boart Longyear is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Auto req ID: 11655BR
Job Code: 140003 Product/Project Mgr 3.08.Professional
Function: Product Management
Region (Business Group): NAM
Country: United States Of America
State/Province: Utah
City: Salt Lake City