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Senior Consultant - Product Management (Maximus)

Position: Senior Consultant - Product Management (Maximus)

Location: Walton On Thames or Barcelona

Reference: Reference: KBC-2021-079

Closing date: August 30, 2022

Description

Main Aspects of Job:

The Senior Consultant- Product Management (Maximus) has responsibility for defining the content and functionality of the Maximus product suite by determining the market driven requirements of the software as we move rapidly forwards with Cloud implementation as well as continue On-Prem. Maximus is KBC’s integrated oil & gas production modelling, CCS modelling and flow assurance software

The post holder will be responsible for defining product vision, strategy, roadmap and requirements and prioritize development activities in the best interests of KBC’s business, working very closely with the rest of the Product Management/ Simulation team.

Acting as product owner you will also be in charge of the management of the product backlog coordinating with the scrum team to deliver on the product strategy, ensuring that the new developments meet the requirements and satisfy actual market needs, delivering and adding value for customers.

Working with the sales and marketing organization, you will act as the main technical focal point to support the development and execution of sales and marketing campaign, supporting and driving market positioning and penetration in order to maximize revenue and profit growth of the Maximus Product Suite and the KBC Simulation Business.

Across the KBC software suite, you will also interact closely with product management, support, training and business development concerning Multiflash (KBC’s PVT, thermodynamics and flow assurance modelling software), FloWax (KBC’s wax deposition modelling software) and Petro-SIM (KBC’s flagship process simulation software).

You will be a key interface between O&G and CCS customers and the various stakeholder groups. Based on detailed working knowledge of how users do their jobs, the Senior Consultant – Product Management works closely with customers, internal stakeholders and development to maximize product value.

In addition, the postholder must work to achieve effective design and documentation (functional/business value, usability, install-ability, manageability, guided help, etc.) to support the needs of the business.

The primary objectives of this role are:

1) to develop the product vision and strategy that converts customer business problems and use cases into detailed product requirements that realize value for customers and support the profitability and growth of the product line(s) and enables the development teams to accurately build high-impact products;

2) support Inside and Outside Sales in the sales process and

3) to create and deliver all necessary technical materials, primarily targeted at Sales, Customer Support, Training and Services, to ensure overall company readiness for product releases and ongoing support.

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a vision, enabling strategy for products, along with an evergreen roadmap that defines the development path.
  • Work with customers to create business process flow diagrams, user scenarios and usage storyboards as the basis for designing new products and features including, where appropriate, interfaces to third party systems and software
  • Interface between customers, Development, Centre of Excellence and other stakeholder groups during product planning and design phase.
  • Document product requirements and designs user interfaces by working with customers, Centre of Excellence and Development.
  • Present product ideas and designs to users to garner feedback
  • Validate target markets, forecasts sales and establishes profitability for products.
  • Augment QA test cases with the user perspective to verify features produce results as designed
  • Organise and document user-level testing to ensure all product functions work as designed
  • Review and approve user/product/install/upgrade test plans and testing and product documentation
  • Act as primary feedback liaison with customers for pre-release alpha and beta programs
  • Develop and delivers technical sales, professional services, customer support and customer training materials and assists with rollout activities
  • Deliver detailed competitive analysis for products
  • As product expert, provides secondary support to technical sales Business Consultants and professional services
  • Develop product demonstrations to be used by the field’s sales teams
  • Develop and delivers technical content for internal training, customer advisory boards, white papers, etc.
  • Support the development and execution of training and software services primarily for upstream customers with Maximus, Multiflash and FloWax
  • Position Requirements:

    Behavourial Competencies:

    Manages Complexity: Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. For example, consistently looks at complex issues from many angles; obtains a rich and deep understanding; swiftly cuts to the core issue; skillfully separates root causes from symptoms.

    Business Insight: Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. For example, leverages insights to shape and drive critical initiatives. Shares industry developments with the team; helps them grasp business and industry fundamentals and understand how they contribute.

    Drives Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances. For example, regularly pushes self to achieve outstanding outcomes; consistently establishes bold goals for own performance; is passionate about excellent results and significant contributions. Shows great tenacity to complete goals/initiatives in a timely way.

    Cultivates Innovation: Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful. For example, approaches professional work in unique or innovative ways. Offers original ideas. Appreciates others' creative ideas and solutions and provides helpful input to enhance them.

    Drives Engagement: Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives. For example, shares insight into the purpose of the work, involves others appropriately and gives them credit for their contributions. Praises the successes of others.

    Strategic Mindset: Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies. For example, knows what to prioritize for the greatest strategic impact on the organization. Takes industry and market trends into account in decisions. Explores possibilities that may impact the team or organization in the future.

    Develops Talent: Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals. For example, shares own experience and expertise with others if asked. Provides constructive feedback and other support for other people's development.

    Skills:

    Planning and Organizing: Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while providing guidance and training to others on planning, organizing, prioritizing and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives.

    Adaptive Mindset: Works at an advanced level to shift into and out of a mental mindsets associated with assessing the facts and circumstances of the current situation and/or environment and making the appropriate/innovative adjustments to thinking and work habits to thrive in any scenario. Typically works independently and provides guidance.

    Measure Solution Performance: Works at an advanced level to identify appropriate measures for assessing solution performance and limitations, validate with key stakeholders, and collect appropriate performance measures to assess overall solution performance to recommend specific actions to increase solution value. Typically works independently and provides guidance.

    Project Benefits Management: Works at an advanced level to identify, track, and enable the achievement of the planned benefits and intended outcomes of a program and associated projects. Typically works independently and provides guidance.

    Stakeholder Expectation Management: Works at an advanced level to identify potential stakeholders, analyze their expectations, and develop strategies for managing stakeholders and their expectations. Typically works independently and provides guidance.

    Action Planning: Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on developing appropriate plans or performing necessary actions based on recommendations and requirements.

    Managing Change: Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while providing guidance and training to others on maintaining high performance while applying a change mindset to the planning, execution and monitoring of business activities during times of change.

    Project Management: Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while guiding and training others on managing projects and/or programs within desired cost, time and quality parameters.

    Project Risk and Issue Management: Uses comprehensive knowledge and/or skills to act independently with guiding and training others on identifying, assessing, prioritizing and managing project-related risks.

    Verbal Communication: Applies comprehensive knowledge to act independently while providing guidance and training to others on using clear and effective verbal communications skills to express ideas, request actions and formulate plans or policies.

    Assessment: Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on analyzing data from multiple sources to draw appropriate conclusions and make suitable recommendations.

    Backlog Management: Works with full competence to manage, prioritize, and track the achievement of the tasks on the backlog. Typically works without supervision and may provide technical guidance.

    Data Collection and Analysis: Works without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on analyzing data trends for use in reports to help guide decision making.

    Prioritizing: Works with full competence to prioritize components of a project, program, or portfolio work in context with risks, activities, stakeholders, etc. across the life of the project or program. Typically works without supervision and may provide technical guidance.

    Project Communications Management: Works with full competence to ensure timely and appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, archiving, and disposition of project information. Typically works without supervision and may provide technical guidance.

    Project Estimating: Works with full competence to estimate each of the components of project, program, or portfolio work, including costs, activity durations, resource needs, risks, stakeholders, etc. across the life of the project or program. Typically works without supervision and may provide technical guidance.

    Project Meetings and Ceremonies: Works with full competence to lead program related meetings, keeping focus on agenda, issues, workflow, and associated agile ceremony requirements. Typically works without supervision and may provide technical guidance.

    Analyze Current State/AS-IS State: Works at an advanced level to understand business context, needs, rules, and architecture, as well as organizational structure, cultures, capabilities, and processes to document the current state of processes and the business. Typically works independently and provides guidance.

    Budget and Control: Works at an advanced level to create, analyze and monitor budgets in line with organizational and project/program criteria; identify trends and forecasts. Typically works independently and provides guidance.

    Business Requirements Analysis: Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to act independently while guiding and training others on analyzing the business requirements that IT solutions must meet.

    Commercial Acumen: Acts independently to apply comprehensive understanding of the business environment and objectives developing solutions while providing guidance and training to others.

    Customer and Market Analysis: Acts independently using comprehensive knowledge and/or skills to conduct research and analyze data while guiding and training others on how to develop a comprehensive understanding of customer and market conditions that enables maximum return on investments.

    Define Future State/TO-BE State: Works at an advanced level to envision and document the future state of processes and products by identifying the solution scope, potential value of the future state, and the changes to the process, products, organization infrastructure, capabilities, and technology necessary to achieve the desired future state. Typically works independently and provides guidance.

    Policy and procedures: Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while providing guidance and training to others on developing, monitoring, interpreting and understanding policies and procedures, while making sure they match organizational strategies and objectives.

    Project Life Cycle Adaptation: Works at an advanced level to define the program, component projects, and operations, adapt existing life cycle frameworks to the unique nature of the program, and orchestrate the integration of all component parts to deliver the program outcomes and benefits. Typically works independently and provides guidance.

    Project Strategy Creation and Alignment: Works at an advanced level to create the project strategy, vision, and goals, and maintain them in alignment with the organization's strategy and goals. Typically works independently and provides guidance.

    Requirements Elicitation and Facilitation: Works at an advanced level to lead facilitated sessions for requirements elicitation, focus groups, and user acceptance testing. Typically works independently and provides guidance.

    Education:

  • Bachelor Eng / Masters Eng or equivalent in Chemical or Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering or computer science, physics, chemistry and/or Mathematics is preferred

  • Experience:

  • Experienced in the Oil & Gas Industry design, flow assurance and/or operations
  • Proficiency with one or more production and flow assurance software tools like MAXIMUS, PIPESIM, PROSPER, GAP, OLGA, LedaFlow etc.
  • Significant industry experience with most of that within the Oil & Gas &/or CCS sector
  • Good grasp of the concepts and basics of multiphase flow and heat transfer
  • Good understanding of thermodynamics and experience in the use of PVT and thermodynamic software packages like Multiflash, PVTsim, Winprop, Refprop etc.
  • Previous product management experience would be beneficial
  • Previous roles with strong internal and external customer satisfaction results
  • Example of other Product Awards, Revenue and Margin generation and delivery of growth
  • Proactive personal development shown through professional growth and recognition.
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