NEC Energy Solutions is a global leader in energy storage. Our staff is made up of dynamic engineers and energy industry professionals whose focus is to create, implement, and achieve a more renewable and sustainable future using energy storage. Our products and solutions enable the cutting edge of energy storage technology to be realized, from massive grid-scale energy storage projects for enabling a cleaner and more reliable electricity grid, to commercial and specialty battery solutions for tough critical power applications. Our GSS® grid energy storage platform has been deployed around the world in commercial revenue service since 2008, with over 250MW installed, under construction, or in late stages of development, while our ALM® 12V lithium-ion batteries serve the critical power needs of applications ranging from UPS to telecom.
The Product Manager, Power Conversion is responsible for full lifecycle management of AC/DC and DC/DC power conversion technologies used within NEC Energy Solutions’ grid-scale (GSS®) and distributed (DSS®) energy storage system product lines. Power conversion technologies, including a wide range of bi-directional inverter offerings, are key elements of advanced energy storage solutions. The Product Manager, Power Conversion, has broad responsibility for analyzing, defining, and articulating product requirements and capabilities across the wide range of energy storage opportunities, including grid stabilization, solar+storage, microgrid, behind-the-meter, and backup power applications. The product manager represents the voice-of-the-customer and market within the organization, drawing from a well-developed understanding of the power industry, competitive and technology landscape, and regulatory environment. The product manager is responsible for all internal lifecycle management activities, as well as being the power conversion technology and application subject matter expert for external marketing communications and support. The product manager must work closely with key internal and external stakeholders, providing guidance and influence within dynamic cross-functional teams.
Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Attitudes
The successful candidate will possess both business acumen and technical understanding, ideally with a deep understanding of grid-tied smart inverter technology and the user/utility applications enabled by this technology. You will be capable of synthesizing crisp product requirements utilizing primary and secondary market research within a dynamic and evolving global market, and handling both strategic and tactical product management issues. You will proactively seek out resources across functional lines within and outside the company to advance your knowledge of market requirements and technology capabilities, and insert yourself where needed to stay in the loop in dynamically changing environments. You must be able to not only effectively communicate at all levels of the company internally, but also evangelize and promote our solutions to industry and the market. Proven success in a product management or sales/applications engineering role within the renewable energy (solar, wind, energy storage, and/or microgrids) markets is highly desirable.
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