Senior Product Specialist

Location US-NC-Research Triangle Park | US-IL-Northbrook
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Software.Tech.Cyber.Digital- Digital City - Build It

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Product Manager will help establish and support the product vision for the clients and markets served in the Industrial Ecosystem, in concert with deep market understanding, to inform the core and new product strategy. They will evaluate market needs against UL’s and competitors’ unique abilities to address them. Product Management supports and contributes to the go-to-market strategy for Industrial Ecosystems, describing how value will be delivered to the customer/user, how UL’s products are differentiated from the competition, and what the business model should be in a given market. This includes prioritization of product functions and features into a product roadmap. The Product Manager monitors a set of product goals, outcomes and corresponding metrics to continually evaluate against and drive future activities and strategies. Evangelizing and communicating the product vision, strategy and goals internally and externally is a critical responsibility of this role.


  • Leads small to medium groups of internal and external stakeholders towards desired outcomes in order to meet business objectives.
  • Conducts discovery sessions with clients, prospects and stakeholders in order to diagnose business opportunities, elicit requirements, and conduct other types of research and analysis.
  • Supports an efficient cross-functional matrix structure to enable effective product development lifecycle management.
  • Executes a robust set of processes to power all parts of the product development lifecycle from research/discovery to release/launch management and product support.
  • Leverages a standard set of product management tools with the product team to drive efficient and effective product lifecycle management.
  • Supports career development needs of direct reports, by clearly defining expectations for their current role, actively soliciting their career aspirations and helping close any gaps.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University Degree in Engineering, Business, or a related discipline.
  • 5+ years of technical or business experience in Industrial Ecosystems and/or 5+ experience or demonstrated competency in Product Management.
  • Project management certification is a plus
  • Strong communication and presentation (PowerPoint) skills. 
  • Product management tools – product/service design, analysis (Power BI), product/service development task management and project management, documentation and knowledge (SharePoint), collaboration (e.g. Microsoft Teams, Slack), roadmap and portfolio management (and related software tools).  
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new.  Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL.  We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles,  you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: In the US, we provide lots of great benefits for our employees are their families. From Volunteer Days off to 401k match and retirement contribution benefits to flexible work location & schedule options we look to support our employees no matter what stage in life they are experiencing. 

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


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