General Electric Director - Strategy in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Role Summary:

As Director–Strategy, this role will develop and drive strategic vision for cross product opportunities and integration with other GE Businesses for example Avionics, especially on AirXos, Avitas and ABWN. This role will develop and drive strategic vision for major opportunities including combined APM, Avionics, VHDM and engine related plays with OEMs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Own the develop and own the strategic cross-portfolio vision

  • Represent the company and our broader digital vision at conferences and events.

  • Provide technical and business expertise at customer and partner meetings.

  • Ensure customer value analysis for decision making.

  • Demonstrate very strong technical leadership and people management skills including solid communication and analytical skills

  • Responsible to aligning with cross-functional service team owners to understand initiatives and implementations

  • Influence decision making through active partnership with cross-functional teams

  • Manage strategic business partnerships and relationships through Technical, Financial, Contractual and Relationship Management

  • Work with customers and product managers across the businesses to understand market needs & vision

  • Work with product owners and architects to develop multi-generation technology plans

  • Work directly with customers to understand business and technical needs

  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse

  • Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables

  • Plan and manage budgets related to scope

  • Communicate effectively both within immediate team and GE leadership.

  • Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the software domain or a Master’s Degree with 6 years of experienceEligibility 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

  • Must be willing to travel 20%

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Grand Rapids, MI (location flexible) Desired Characteristics: Technical Expertise:

  • Thorough knowlege of Software Development Life Cycle principles

  • Through working knowledge of CI/CD concepts and best practices

  • Defines product vision. Lays out product roadmap. Maps current requirements to industry trends, analyses competition trendsBusiness Acumen:

  • Prioritizes projects based on an assessment of competitive needs. Anticipates areas of competitive vulnerability and offers plans to mitigate them

  • Evangelizes new technology, predicts trends, and identifies new opportunities based on trends.

  • Acts as industry expert by participating in defining standards and open source initiatives

  • Creates a culture of customer focus and high performance to drive innovation.

  • Creates and pitches value for the GE investor while balancing that with the sometimes competing value for the external customer.

  • Continuous engagement with focus on GE strategy for customer satisfactionLeadership:

  • Establishes framework for a culture of successful collaboration by defining a common understanding of who has decision rights and accountability, and how collaboration and transparency are rewarded

  • Establishes vision, Identifies and champions internal/external best practices, tools, and ideas to improve execution and quality.

  • Drives an organization of efficiency, accountability and ownership

  • Able to verbalize what is behind decisions and downstream implications.

  • Continuously reflecting on success and failures to improve performance and decision-making. Understands when change is needed. Participates in technical strategy planningPersonal Attributes:

  • Uses critical thinking skills and disciplined approaches to help leaders and leadership teams resolve issues and define solutions.

  • Evangelizes and contributes to the GE standards for critical thinking best practices and methodologies across the enterprise.

  • Defines new critical thinking methods.

  • Engages with external thought-leaders and communities on analytical and critical thinking methodologies

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity

  • Evangelizes the notion that anything worth doing takes repeated effort and failure.

  • Drives the organization toward a continued excitement of attaining the vision and goal in the face of resistance

  • Innovates and integrates new processes and/or technology to significantly add value to GE.

  • Identifies how the cost of change weighs against the benefits and advises accordingly.

  • Proactively learns new solutions and processes to address seemingly unanswerable problems

  • Take on technical challenges and direct the team to achieve a high level of understanding of the platform and industrial use cases.#DTR 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . 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. Locations: United States; Michigan; Grand RapidsGE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.