Share this Job
Apply now »

Product Manager, Forecast

Our Vaisala solutions contribute to societies and people’s lives in over 150 countries – and can even be found in space. With our technological innovations for measuring weather, environmental and industrial conditions, we have a key role in solving the grand social and environmental challenges of our time. We offer you a career with a clear purpose and a chance to create observations for a better world.

 

Vaisala’s industry-leading weather observation technologies, instruments, and solutions lay the foundation for the Weather and Environment business area’s strategy, enabling our customers to improve their ability to measure and forecast weather and weather phenomena. The business area serves selected weather-dependent customers to whom accurate, real-time, uninterrupted, and reliable weather data is essential to run efficient operations.

 

 

Product Manager, Forecast Products

 

Do you want to help to provide better global weather and road weather data and accelerate the global transition to cleaner, less polluted air? Do you thrive at the intersection of technology, science, and complex problem solving? Is your passion working with a team to create great products? If the answer to all these questions is “Yes” then Vaisala has an opportunity for you.

 

Here is your opportunity to take a front seat to be part of our Forecast team in developing world class and global forecasting solutions, that will bring timely and high-quality insights to enterprises, government offices and individuals around the globe to make informed and better decisions. We have 3 key service products at the moment: weather, road weather and air quality forecasts. Former knowledge in weather forecast, air quality systems or meteorology is not required.

 

This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling the Vaisala Forecast team products from conceptual stages through product life cycles to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial, and corporate growth objectives by performing the following duties.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 

  • Understands customer needs in the context of competitive offerings and points of differentiation to define and implement a portfolio level product roadmap with prioritized products. Performs qualitative and quantitative research with existing customers and potential prospects. Builds business cases around these products to ensure prioritization is based on a solid understanding of ROI.
  • Translates strategy and business needs into crisp, precise, functional requirements and user experience flows. Manages timelines, deliverables, and requirements, so projects launch on time and within the correct scope.
  • Coordinates with Technical Product Owners during the delivery of new features including swift resolution of implementation of decisions and other product related blocks encountered by the engineering teams.
  • Partner with marketing to define user personas for individual products and write product requirements and use scenarios.
  • Defines and monitors metrics for the performance of products. Collects and monitors KPI's to track product performance. Drives continuous improvements to products based on performance.
  • Develops product collateral such as sales tools, presentations, and competitive analyses.
  • Delivers training for the sales team and conduct webinars for customers and prospects.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to scope, design, concept test and deliver innovative solutions.
  • Assist in the development of new business proposals.


Additional Qualifications/Experience:
 

The candidate must have a strong analytical orientation, a solid background in building successful products for the web in a business-to-business environment and have experience in the renewable energy sector. Strong leadership and product management skills are critical, as well as the following:

  • 7 + years experience in product management for B-to-B web-based products, ideally in an agile environment.
  • Possesses a strong analytical orientation. Demonstrated success identifying, defining, and realistically assessing new and strategic market opportunities.
  • Demonstrated success working in a fast-pace, start-up environment. Must be able to managing priorities and personalities in cross-functional teams.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Smart, candid, direct and non-political, with a highly developed sense of ethics, energy, confidence, creativity and ambition.
  • Working knowledge of agile development methodologies and lean ways of working in an engineering environment.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively with an innovative mindset.
  • Entrepreneurial drive to develop new products, while managing client needs and timeframes to broker complex relationships that evolve into real solutions.
  • BS or MS in related field.

 

For further information, please contact Marko Torvinen by e-mail marko.torvinen@vaisala.com or by phone +358 44 299 2329.

 

Building on over 80 years of experience, we employ approximately 1,900 professionals worldwide today. We are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange and our headquarters is located in Finland. Interested in joining the team? Please submit your application by May 29th, 2022, by completing the online application form. Please note that interviews will start already during the application period and position will be filled as soon as suitable candidate is found.

Apply now »