VP Product, Enterprise & Advisory (software)

Location US | US-DC-Washington, D.C. | US-TX-Austin | US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
2023-31352
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Executive Management

 

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At UL, we know why we come to work.

At UL Solutions, Safety Science is our superpower. Our applied safety science transforms safety, security, and sustainability challenges into business opportunities, helping engineer a safer and more sustainable world. Our Applied science accelerates your business results. At the Enterprise and Advisory, we focus on delivering quantifiable results leveraging our software and advisory capabilities in regulatory compliance, supply chain resiliency and sustainability solutions.

 

We empower trust by delivering objective and reliable solutions that reinforce the safety of products, processes, people and communities. Our experience and expertise means we understand your needs; our vision brings your horizon into focus. Our customers include more than 60 percent of the Global 500 and Fortune 500—they trust us to safeguard their data

 

We work at the cutting edge of technology and innovation, constantly advancing strategies to stay ahead of the fast pace of technological innovation. Our expertise allows businesses to innovate with confidence today and see what the future will bring. We are thought leaders on limiting the risks of emergent tech: the metaverse, autonomous transportation, augmented and virtual reality, and more.

 

Our global mindset strengthens our impact

As a world leader in safety science, we approach our work with a global mindset –– meeting our customers' demands with global solutions. Our influence allows advancements to scale safely, maximizing benefit for humanity at large. We embrace diversity of thought, strengthening our work though global perspectives. Our customers benefit from our ability to convene and leverage a diverse network of global experts and leaders.

 

Sustainability is an opportunity and value driver for business. Our expertise integrates and advances sustainability broadly across our customer's business portfolio, helping to deliver on ESG goals and meet the growing consumer demand for healthier, more sustainable products and practices. We help you meet the ever-escalating expectations of customers and investors because our software and services enable business to accelerate their commitments to ESG and quantify the impact of their actions. We help customers future-proof their business to adapt to a changing planet while eliminating inefficiencies and waste throughout your supply chain and processes. Simply put, Our solutions help make people and the planet more safe, secure and sustainable.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The VP Product will:

  • Evolve the product strategy by creating an integrated platform vision (Avengers) to accelerate growth.
  • Lead the product strategy across all UL Solutions Business by creating a team focused on developing a strategic software platform roadmap, product management processes and governance.
  • Communicate the vision, strategy, and goals of the product to product managers and teams of employees that are from different functional departments.
  • Know our target customers well, their needs, expectations, and problems. Research target markets to evolve their product development strategies and deliver improved customer experience.
  • Establish concise definitions of how the product helps customers, how it will solve their problems, and what value will it add to their lives. Ensure the product plan aligns with the overall vision and goals of the organization.
  • Create a detailed integrated platform roadmap that includes the target product market and the needs it aims to fulfill.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the product’s performance and the organization’s expectations from the product.
  • Develop and oversee the entire product innovation process with a problem-solving approach.
  • Coordinate with the software engineering teams to motivate and supervise the organization to take the necessary actions for bringing the concept and strategy of a product to life on schedule.
  • Establish acquisition and investment requirements.
  • Manage respective budget and support E&A COU’s achievement of P&Ls
  • Responsible for development and continuous management of the overall E&A strategic product roadmap.
  • Creates a platform strategy (e.g., Avengers) that articulates the value proposition across software products by bringing together current software, advisory service and TIC services.
  • Collaborates with business operations team in development of product management documentation, templates, governance, and continuous improvement approach as needed.
  • Works with Product Development on rapid prototyping and feedback
  • Responsible for managing the relationship with software engineering partners and establishing a management cadence around key performance indicators (KPI’s), Objective Key Results (OKRs) and other key metrics
  • Partners with business operations on an aligned client experience strategy.
  • Represents E&A’s interest on cross enterprise digital initiatives to ensure alignment and a strong value proposition at the enterprise level (i.e., ERIS, In-Market Performance, TIC transformation, etc.)
  • Leads market and technology research and competitive analysis to progress product and technology strategy.
  • Integrates market and customer knowledge, strategic insight and a strong user focus to create great products.
  • Collaborates across E&A and UL to create business impact
  • Participates in thought leadership initiatives and champions best practices and innovative thinking.
  • Attend Executive Meetings and present product strategy initiatives and progress
  • Strongly interacts with E&A Leadership and teams, TIC Business, Customer Experience, Commercial, Transformation/ Digital and Corporate functions
  • Interact with market.
  • Interact with key customers.
  • Attend strategic external events, as needed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • University Degree (Equivalent to Bachelor’s degree) in Business Admin, Technology, Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • 15 years of experience in product strategy, product management and/or product marketing.
  • Must have worked extensively in regulatory compliance, supply chain, quality and/or sustainability software business.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to interact with customers at all levels of an organization including highly visible activities such as negotiating or presenting.
  • Ability to manage and process large quantities of information and complex situations and develop constructive solutions and recommendations.
  • Ability to work and lead in a matrixed organizational structure.
  • Strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Digital / tech-savvy.
  • Business and Financial acumen.
  • Deep knowledge and experience in SOFTWARE product strategy, product management and/or product marketing
  • Deep knowledge and experience in risk, compliance, quality and sustainability software business
  • Ability to manage and process large quantities of information and complex situations, and develop constructive solutions and recommendations
  • Ability to interact with stakeholders throughout all levels, and present/communicate well
  • Ability to influence key stakeholders in situations where this role does not have direct reporting lines
  • Requires a focused individual that can think strategically and communicate clearly
  • Ability to work and lead in a matrixed organizational structure
  • Drives Results in a collaborative environment.
  • Bias for action
  • Goal driven - Establishes stretch goals that to push the organization beyond traditional performance
  • Innovative mindset, curious, pursues new solutions.
  • Makes complex concepts simple and more understandable.
  • Keen financial and business acumen. Understanding software reoccurring revenue business models.
  • Extensive global experience, understanding cross cultural business drivers.
  • Positive, can do, attitude combined with emotional intelligence.
  • Inspires trust across the enterprise.
  • Collaborative, always focused on the best interest of UL and our customers.

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 128 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: The salary range for this position is $206,000 - $275,000 and is based upon years of experience that is commensurate with the level of the position.

    All employees at UL Solutions are eligible for annual bonus compensation. The target for this position is 40% of the base salary offered. Additionally, director level employees are eligible for annual long-term incentive. The target for this position is 40% of the base salary offered. Employees are eligible for health benefits such as medical, dental and vision; wellness benefits such as mental & financial health; and retirement savings (401K) commensurate with the standard rewards offered in each individual location or country, for the relevant position level.  

    We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation (20 days), holiday including floating holidays (12 days) and sick time off (72 hours). 

    Internal applicants with questions related to the Total Rewards for this position should submit a ticket via askHR for more insights.

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