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Danaher Corporation Global Product Manager - Meteorology in Kempten, Germany

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About OTT HydroMet

If you thrive by making a positive impact on the world in a high-expectations environment, where challenging the status quo and driving continuous improvement is the way of life, then we are interested in learning more about you. We are seeking a Global Product Manager for our Hydro+Met vertical business to successfully develop and implement successful product strategies in the Meteorology market through unique market insights. Make a difference - join us and contribute to our important work to enable decisions that protect lives and the environment.

OTT HydroMet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology innovator that is ranked #158 on the list of Fortune 500 companies. OTT HydroMet is a global leader in solar energy, hydrology, and meteorology sensors, stations, and intelligent networks. We serve customers worldwide with Sales and Service coverage in more than 90 countries and production facilities in the United States, Germany and The Netherlands. To achieve our ambitious goals, we hire diverse talent who share our Core Value of “The Best Team Wins.” We invest in the development of our associates and provide them with opportunities for career advancement to help realize their full potential. Please learn more about OTT HydroMet at www.otthydromet.com.

Position Summary

* This is an hybrid position. You need to be based in Fellbach, or Kempten (Germany), or Loveland (Colorado, USA) *

A successful Global Product Manager (GPM) is a domain expert who is customer focused, action oriented, has a strong organizational agility and leads by influence to identify, develop, and implement product growth initiatives, including new products and solutions. The GPM is a key strategic position within the Marketing team to deliver product innovation, develop and implement effective portfolio strategies, and position our products for leadership in their verticals. The GPM creates and drives product line strategies by leading and owning the assigned vertical roadmap, supporting new product development as a product owner through all tollgates (TG-0 to TG-6), and commercializing new products and solutions serving Meteorology applications and customers. This role requires developing and maintaining a deep understanding of customer problems, market dynamics, and competitive products. Additionally, this role will ensure alignment with the rest of the vertical team, the broader Marketing, Sales, Service, R&D, and Operations teams.

This position may also assume responsibility for cross-functional company and/or Marketing-wide initiatives and meetings as required.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for Meteorology orders and revenue for strategic and innovation initiatives that drive growth in market share, including:

  • Lead annual Product Line Analysis to understand product performance and profitability.

  • Support the annual commercial planning process and other cross-functional initiatives.

  • Lead new product development projects and commercializing new products.

  • Understand and leverage the relevant Danaher Business System (DBS), including but not limited to: Problem Solving, Daily Management, Launch Excellence, Customer Segmentation, VoC.

  • Own product line 5-year product roadmap and commercialization of new products and solutions for Meteorology segments to deliver breakthrough innovation and market share gains, by:

  • Develop product line roadmaps identifying existing product enhancements, new product developments and Open Innovation (OI) opportunities to expand share in the Meteorology segment.

  • Identify new product development projects that align with the corporate strategy, innovation targets, and balances risk for the business.

  • Lead commercial activities across all product development phases (TG-0 to TG-6)

  • Lead go-to-market planning and product launch commercial activities in partnership with Sales, Service, and Marketing, applying Launch Excellence standard work and best practices.

  • Lead Voice of Customer (VoC), market, and competitive research, including qualitative / quantitative surveys and interviews, desk research, and hands-on / observations, to:

  • Gain a deep and up-to-date understanding of the meteorology applications and associated customer requirements.

  • Reveal and prioritize unmet customer needs.

  • Develop product market segmentation.

  • Build new business cases.

  • Solidify new product concepts.

  • Conduct competitive product and product line analysis (including price and performance).


  • Customer focused and aptitude to learn customer applications and technology.

  • Communicates effectively across functions using a collaborative style that engages a diverse team from multiple cultures and backgrounds.

  • Ability to quickly establish significant credibility, trust, and support with all levels of the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree required preferably in Applied Sciences, Business or Engineering, MBA or other Marketing advanced degree desired.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably in portfolio management, product innovation, and product commercialization

  • Able to travel up to 25%. Hold a driver's license.

  • Fluent in English

  • Live in any of the assigned locations (Fellbach, Kempten (Germany), or Loveland (Colorado, USA))


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

OTT HydroMet is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For additional company details, see www.danaher.com

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.