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Head Product Manager - DOAS

Blue Frontier

Blue Frontier

Product
Blue Bell, PA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Job Description:

This is an extraordinary opportunity to come in at the ground floor of a fast growing, ultra-high impact CleanTech startup. We at Blue Frontier are racing to solve arguably the biggest sustainability problem in the world using disruptive technology and business models. Air conditioning is the fastest growing use of electricity in buildings in the US and globally. If present trends continue, by 2050 air conditioning electricity consumption will be bigger than the combined electricity consumption of China and India today!

Blue Frontier’s AC system combines dew-point-style sensible cooling with liquid desiccant dehumidification to reduce electricity use by up to 90%. The desiccant is recharged and stored when electricity is the cleanest or lowest cost, and later used to deliver cooling when electricity is dirty or costly. These features enable our system to solve an array of today’s largest sustainability problems — from the Duck Curve to peak load management, from humidity control to integration of intermittent renewable resources.

In this position, you will be reporting directly to the CEO. You will be responsible for helping coordinate Product Development, Manufacturing, Sales, Installation, Servicing, and Customer Experience. This coordination will help ensure timeline and effective delivery of product to customers. You will also help ensure Product-Market fit, by identifying features, capabilities, and design elements that enhance Product Value to target market segments.

We are looking for a person that has had similar or directly related roles in the commercial HVAC industry.

To the ideal candidate, this position is an opportunity to create products with the potential to literally change the world for the better. If you are highly organized, personable, highly responsible, passionate, intelligent, and driven to succeed, you should join us.

Roles and Responsibilities

Product Management

  • Creates, oversees, maintains, and organizes Product Delivery timeline
  • Coordinates product-related activities across company functional departments
  • Ensures that nothing is missing that could delay product release, sale, and installation. And, if something is identified, coordinates and works with the appropriate functional departments to ensure that it is fixed.
  • Lead the successful development and delivery of novel liquid desiccant HVAC products, including DOAS systems
  • Work with Business Development/Marketing to aggregate market research and Voice of Customer to identify customer needs and assess market trends for the purpose of Product Definition
  • Define product vision and strategy, aligning with company goals and customer demands.
  • Collaborate with engineering, design, and manufacturing departments to develop product specifications and requirements.
  • Manage the product lifecycle, including introduction, growth, maturity, and decline stages.
  • Implement go-to-market strategies, ensuring successful product launches.
  • Monitor product performance and customer feedback to inform continuous improvement efforts.
  • Work with Business Development and Manufacturing to create pricing strategies and profitability goals for product lines.
  • Ensure that Business Development (Sales & Marketing) have detailed product information and documentation in order to complete highly technical sales processes.
  • Coordinate with sales and marketing teams to create compelling product messaging and positioning.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards, regulations and certifications - including AHRI.
  • Working with Project Delivery/Customer Service and Support to ensure products are delivered successfully to customers
  • Work with manufacturing teams to ensure BOM and parts list is correct and that sufficient stock of product and components is available to ensure product delivery timelines are fulfilled and product maintenance runs smoothly.

Project Management

  • Must be able to manage tasks and projects with significant amount of autonomy and accuracy
  • Management of multiple design projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Must be an excellent verbal communicator and presenter.
  • Act as a “bridge” between R&D, Product Development, Manufacturing, Business Development and Project Delivery to ensure that product information, definition, needs and delivery is aligned across all departments.

Skills & Capabilities

Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business, System or Industrial Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum 10-15+ years of proven experience in product management in the HVAC industry working for a major HVAC manufacturer
  • Strong understanding of HVAC systems and market dynamics, including DOAS systems.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Proficient in product management software and tools.

Technical Skills

  • Strong understanding of HVAC systems, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration principles.
  • Proficiency in product management software and tools
  • Knowledge of CAD software for product design and development.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to HVAC systems.
  • Experience with data analysis and performance metrics to guide product decisions.
  • Six-Sigma Certification is preferred

Compensation & Benefits

Salary

Highly competitive salary commensurate with the position and level of capabilities of the applicant

Benefits

Medical and dental insurance. Paid vacation and holidays.

Location & Travel

This role will be based in our Boca Raton facility which is located close to Boca Raton Tri-Rail station.