Product Lifecycle Management Executive

Full Time

    Job Description

    The Organization

    Wipro iDEAS Domain & Consulting delivers a range of consulting services to our clients across multiple industries around the world. Our practices employ highly skilled and experienced individuals with a client centric passion for innovation and delivery excellence. We lead and support the other teams within Wipro delivering high value transformational and architectural services. Our mission is to help organizations around the world harness the power of a merging technology to transform their companies and local communities into engines of growth and opportunity.

    Wipro Consulting

    Wipro Consulting is comprised of 11,000+ people. Wipro Consulting helps business leaders respond to their customers' evolving needs by driving digital first transformation: from operations to technologies to people. Leading global analyst firms point to Wipro as a leader in digital transformation strategy and consulting. Global Fortune 500 companies work with Wipro because its team delivers integrated strategy, digital and domain expertise, while applying analytics and insights to help them unlock hidden value. With a strong heritage of innovation and entrepreneurship in technology services, Wipro Consulting helps companies leverage the potential from digital technologies like AI, automation, and Cloud. And because Wipro understands that its clients' business needs come first, its large global team of consultants work flexibly to deliver results, be it advisory or end-to-end execution.

    Values

    The Spirit of Wipro are its four core values: 1) Be passionate about clients' success; 2) Treat each person with respect; 3) Be global and responsible; 4) Unyielding integrity in everything Wipro does.

    Shifting market disruption is forcing business to become more Digital. With historical business and operating models being challenged, organizations must rethink and enable new strategic priorities. We see a need for these organizations to quickly pivot; transforming their business and operating models, accelerating innovation, bringing products to market more rapidly, and safeguarding supply chains from component shortages and logistics delays to capture new market opportunities.

    The Digital Consulting organization is Wipro's tip-of-the-spear; focused on addressing disruptive market headwinds, reimaging business processes, repositioning business models and refocusing product strategies through design led transformation. Wipro's Digital Consulting organization also continuously innovates from within, to ensure our clients' most critical needs are solutioned and resolved

    Are you as passionate as we are about fusing Digital and Consulting to bring truly measurable value to our global clients? Do you believe in the power of innovation to build a future that is more human-centered and enabled by technology?

    Then you may be the Product Lifecycle Management Consulting Leader we are seeking.

    This is a significant role within our Next Generation PLM program leading the definition,
    development and deployment of technical solutions. This person would
    work cross-functionally to ensure high quality Product Lifecycle
    Management (PLM) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. This person will also play a
    critical role in the development and implementation of future data analytics
    platform supporting Product data across the Supply Chain.

    The ideal candidate will have deep process re-engineering and PLM analytical solution
    experience and be self-directed, motivated, and comfortable working in an extremely
    fast-paced environment. Experience optimizing delivering complex programs across the
    global supply chain and PLM processes, with emerging technology is preferred.
    Prior hands-on manufacturing/supply chain product data management in the electronics
    industry with a leading consumer electronics company is a plus.

    The ideal candidate will be a seasoned consultant and client advisor, understanding how Digital can transform products throughout their lifecycle, supply chains, and other business functions. They will fully appreciate the transformation journey required across business and IT. He or she will be passionate and driven to guide our clients through that journey and help them to accelerate and simplify through the product and service solutions we create. They will be confident and comfortable with taking the lead role in shaping, selling, and delivering complex digital consulting programs.

    If you're excited by what you hear and want to do something different, that makes an impact, then what are you waiting for?

    We expect the candidate will:
    • Have deep and relevant experience in one or more of the following capabilities: business and digital strategy, business process transformation; supply chain resilience & analytics, enterprise product strategy/enablement/management, and product lifecycle management.
    • Have a hybrid personality with a mindset of digital strategy, program delivery excellence, technical acumen, and business development.
    • Be a seasoned client facing executive having worked in areas of strategy consulting, digital, analytics, automation, and business services.
    • Be passionate about digital business transformation and have the ability and experience to drive and inspire their team.
    • Have and appreciation for clients' business processes and assess clients' digital technology maturity, identify gaps and develop a strategic digital roadmap
    • Be playing a leading role in supporting program/project delivery
    • Pull together existing Wipro capabilities to create digital solutions that can be scaled across customers

    Key Qualifications

    • Deep understanding of supply chain processes in the electronics industry - design,
    engineering, procurement, product operations, contract manufacturing, logistics,
    customer fulfillment
    • Extensive expertise in global supply chain management with focus on contract
    manufacturing and 3PL management
    • Deep understanding of business intelligence technologies, concepts, architectures
    and methodologies
    • Experience in cross-functional portfolio and program management and delivery to the
    level that they can set standards, propose policy, and mentor others
    • Strong business analysis skills - capturing and documenting requirements,
    understanding business impacts and tradeoffs, conducting interviews and
    workshops, proposing solutions, documentation and process mapping, etc.
    • Strong data and BI analysis skills - detailed analysis and definitions of KPIs, measures,
    business logic and calculations, hierarchies and aggregations, source system
    analysis, reporting requirements, etc.
    • Experience in designing and delivering PLM systems and/or related BI/data
    warehousing/analytics solutions from the business perspective
    • Defining and executing requirements, user acceptance testing, and release plans
    • Strong familiarity with PLM systems and/or sharing of product data across the
    enterprise
    • The ability to facilitate global projects and to align business and technical teams
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills, verbal, written and presentation
    • Solid ability to personally deliver large scale initiatives with high levels of complexity
    and ambiguity


    Additional Requirements
    Passionate about manufacturing, supply chain, and PLM initiatives and driven to bring
    innovative solutions to challenging global supply chain problems.
    Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills - ability to bridge between
    technical and non-technical audiences.
    Ability to operate independently with conviction and drive teams to the right levels of
    quality in delivery even under pressure.
    Handle ambiguity in problem definition, have a good handle on business value and have
    the initiative to craft problems and projects so that they deliver maximum impact.
    Strong process focus, able to see opportunities for improvement in the business
    Ability to influence stakeholders to see improved future processes beyond their current
    state

    Responsibilities
    • Leading large PLM transformation programs across business, IT and third parties
    • Breaking down client problems into articulate and cutting-edge solutions, and communicating the solutions with clients
    • Managing opportunities through the consulting sales process, and leading subsequent delivery
    • Identifying and leveraging new digital innovations, when defining both 'what' solutions will help a client and 'how' solutions (and projects) are delivered
    • Building strong relationships both with client and across Wipro organizations
    • Keeping a strong eye on value creation, in everything you do - for the Digital Business Transformation practice, for Wipro, and for our clients
    • Business case creation for the client, and management of financials for Wipro
    • To be successful in this role, you must effectively lead in both selling and delivering consulting work, that spans across Strategy, Design and Technology...where Digital lives
    • In parallel to your client focus, you will work to strengthen and constantly evolve our own internal Digital Business Transformation consulting operations as well as market offerings
    • You will be based out of our offices in Bay Area, CA and will be required to travel to client locations as needed

    Qualifications & Experience
    • 15 years of strong consulting background with global organizations
    • You have led PLM transformation programs, leading a project team and interfacing directly with client stakeholders
    • Charismatic person with gravitas, liaising directly with senior stakeholders up to CXO level
    • Strong presentation, communication, negotiation and closing skills
    • Creative and logical thinker, self-starter, problem solver, and quick learner, with the ability to navigate difficult conversations with customers and colleagues in a well-structured and meaningful way
    • Experience in working in a demanding, high achieving, environment - where making sense of ambiguity is a key to success
    • Extensive experience working across strategy, design, and technology

    Skills:

    Must Have:
    • Product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy & process consulting
    • High-Tech industry experience
    • New product development & introduction (NPDI) processes
    • Analytical techniques for assessing the effectiveness of products lifecycles and supply chains
    • SaaS-based PLM technologies (Oracle Agile PLN, Siemens team center etc.) and associated analytical toolsets
    • Enterprise product strategy/enablement/management
    • Business process re-engineering
    • Digital transformation strategy & solutions
    • Program management & leadership
    • Consulting practice development & Operations management


    Nice to Have:
    • Supply Chain Management operations transformation
    • Supply chain resilience, telemetry, control towers, and analytics
    • Design thinking & product ideation

    Industry:
    • Management Consulting

    Job Functions:
    • Consulting & advisory
    • Consultative selling
    • Program & solution delivery
    • Strategic planning
    • Consulting practice management
    • Consulting offering development
    Business Transformation Consulting