Technical Solutions Product Manager - Rocklin, CA

Rocklin, CA
14 days ago
Full time role


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Job Description

At SMA America, we believe in Energy that Changes. Since 1981, SMA has been developing innovative solar technology with a purpose -- making the installation, operation, and maintenance of photovoltaic power plants simpler, more reliable, safer and more cost effective. In the meantime, we’ve also been collecting awards as a great place to work, providing growth opportunities to our employees, and challenging conventional thought.

Purpose of the position

  • The Technical Product Manager, N.A is responsible for Product Management for U.S. Utility products with a primary focus on Medium Voltage Products.

Primary duties / responsibilities

  • Manages U.S. medium voltage products as a technical product manager for central inverter-related US market specific-topics.
  • Manages and maintain all medium voltage products records and drawings, coordinate with project management, sales, and application teams
  • Participates in the project management team for releases and new product development of MV products in the U.S.
  • Identifies technical requirements and create requirement papers for U.S. MV products.
  • Act as 2nd level support for technical customer inquiries for MV products.
  • Reviews manuals, datasheet and collaterals for all medium voltage products and communicate modifications to relevant responsible members.
  • Addresses requests for technical clarification and performance related questions from different local teams and be the liaison to engineering resources in SMA Headquarters.
  • Performs evaluations of change proposals (feasibility, as well as cost, time and quality impact) for US MV products together with engineering and other functions in the course of expert meetings.
  • Participates in Workflow for technical approval and advice with development and engineering teamss
  • Conducts competitor research and market monitoring in the U.S. market, to identify trends, opportunities and threats that impact SMA’s utility business.
  • Creates product presentations, documentations and customer letters to support the marketing of their products.
  • Frequently participate in customer meetings to support sales as technical expert for “their” products.
  • Other duties as may be required or assigned.

Required training (type / duration / field / additional training)

  • A Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent years of experience.

Required relevant professional experience (type / duration)

  • At least 3 years of technical focus on power engineering. 

Other specialized skills

  • Excellent communication and project management skills, a structured and analytical way of working
  • Highly customer and success-oriented, flexible and able to work as part of a team
  • Organized, attention to detail, and a high level of accuracy are required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) is required.
  • Proficiency with SAP is a benefit.
  • This position requires periodic domestic and international travel.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, is required. German language skills are a plus.

The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $75,000 annually.



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