Sr Manager - Architecture - Business
Location:
, Illinois
Posted:
December 20, 2016
Reference:
2769930
Job Number

2769930

Business

GE Oil & Gas

Business Segment

Oil & Gas Digital

About Us

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is anEqual Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Posted Position Title

Sr Manager - Architecture - Business

Career Level

Experienced

Function

Digital Technology

Function Segment

Architecture

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces

Illinois

Kansas

Texas

California

City

San Ramon, Kansas City, Chicago, Houston

Postal Code

94583

Relocation Assistance

Yes

Role Summary/Purpose

GE Oil & Gas Digital is seeking a Sr Manager - Architecture - Business to help lead the execution of customer engagements focused in the midstream (upstream, midstream, downstream pipeline) oil and gas segments on building out its Asset Performance Management (APM) Predix-enabled solutions to the world's oil and gas customers.

Essential Responsibilities

If you are the type of person who wakes up and thinks "how can I help my customers succeed, while bringing my technical expertise to the table to guide them?" then this role is for you. As a leader of a business architect team, the Senior Manager will be the person who builds long-term operations, maintenance, integrity, field technology, and engineering relationships with the customer they are passionately engaging with. They will enable the customer to successfully navigate the ups and downs of engagement to end-delivery, and will ensures that the team is remaining committed to successful outcomes that align to industry standards, and drive towards repeat account engagement.

You will report to the Senior Director, Customer Solutions, and work through the delivery of insights, data-driven solutions, and custom projects that will drive our product roadmaps. You will be the trusted guide for our customers who are adopting oil and gas' Predix-enabled APM solutions, leading them on the journey from prototyping, proof of concepts, and pilots, to onboarding and advanced usage and advocacy. You will lead post-sales efforts in building out processes and procedures that ensure success and are repeatable in making customers delighted and successful. You will need to become an oil and gas Predix-enabled APM expert, so you can speak, and teach, intelligently on the value and usage of each part of the solution.

In this role, you will:

* Be the primary owner of the engineering, integrity, maintenance, and operations stakeholders of a customer engagement, where you drive their ultimate success maximize the value they get from their engagement journey regarding oil and gas Predix-enable APM solutions from the prototyping, proof of concept, pilot and production phases.

* Work with the Senior Director Customer Solutions and Principal, Business Leader Midstream, to build out the client engagement phasing and execution plan, aligned to GE APM, and advancing future roadmap items.

* Have highly engaged business architect team reporting to you focused on customer delivery toward client engagement phasing and execution objectives.

* Build value-based relationships with your customer ensuring that they remain satisfied as a GE customer.

* Draft and report on your customer success plan for engagement activities and illustrate the path to success through scorecards.

* Advocate internally and lead initiatives that will deliver additional value for our customers.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college. Technical/Engineering degree preferred.

* 15+ years of professional experience in technical/operations/engineering roles in the oil and gas industry with increasing responsibility and scope.

Eligibility Requirements:

* Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

* Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen

* Must be willing to travel (+50%)

* Must be willing to work out of an office located in Kansas City, KS, Chicago, IL, San Ramon, CA, or Houston, TX

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics:

* Ideally, candidate would have additional experience in

customer-centric engagement or consultative roles, such as management

consulting, sales engineering, or business development.

* Ideally, candidate would have experience managing highly energetic and engaged technical/engineering professionals.

* A true passion for customers and Customer Success with the ability to build and sustain strong relationships with clients, including a quick and keen ability to understand the stakeholder landscape within customer environments and identify heat maps for all customer engagements.

* Strong cross-functional leadership skills to advocate and champion activities and initiatives on behalf of customers, and willingness to travel and spend time on customer sites.

* Ability to identify value-based solutions with the customer, and handles account issues at the highest of professional standards, and can juggle multiple requests from customers - from deep technical discussions on the Predix Platform, to aligning APM functionality and new opportunities for development to customer use cases, to digging in to a process flow diagram or customer engineering data and understanding their outcomes.

* Creative and curious learner who listens to customers, and is eager to understand their overall internal journey and strategies, and how GE can support and enhance their strategies.

* Strong willingness to learn core GE technologies and teach customers. Additional Expertise:

* Oil and gas experience is a plus.

* Previous consulting experience at a highly regarded firm is desired.

* MBA or Technical Masters/PhD is a plus.

* Experience with project management processes (PMBOK processes) is a plus.

* Experience with agile development (proof of concept, pilots, production) and rapid prototyping is a plus.

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