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Product Manager, Water Utility

United States, Irvine
$85,000 - $112,000 per year
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At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people’s lives around the globe.

Your tasks

The Water Utility Product Manager is accountable for the overall success of the water utility product line. This involves aligning the product with market needs, business goals, and customer expectations, while efficiently overseeing the product development process and cross-functional teams. In this role, you will be instrumental in shaping the customer experience and formulating product strategies that prioritize desired outcomes. The Water Utility Product Manager will work closely with internal teams, external partners, and vendors to identify opportunities for designing and improving a variety of products. Join us in spearheading innovation and excellence in the water utility industry."

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Good Attendance.

2. Works effectively with company personnel, customers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, time tables and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions; addressing others by name, title or other respectful identifier, and; respecting the diversity of our work force in actions, works and deeds.

3. Develop a clear product strategy that outlines the product's vision, goals, and roadmap. This involves understanding market trends, customer needs, and competitive landscapes.

4. Conduct market research to identify customer pain points, preferences, and emerging opportunities. Analyzing data to make informed decisions about product features and enhancements.

5. Collaborating with stakeholders, including customers, sales teams, and development teams, to gather and prioritize product requirements. Defining the scope and specifications of the product.

6. Creating a product roadmap that outlines the timeline for feature releases and product improvements. Balancing short-term and long-term objectives.
7. Work closely with cross-functional teams, such as engineering, design, marketing, and sales, to ensure a coordinated effort in product development, launch, and promotion.

8. Prioritize features and tasks based on customer value, business goals, and available resources. Making trade-offs when necessary to meet deadlines and objectives.

9. Overseeing the product release process, including beta testing, quality assurance, and deployment. Managing product updates and bug fixes.

10. Support defining key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the product's success. Monitoring and analyzing data to make data-driven decisions for product improvements.

11. Customer Feedback: Actively seeking and incorporating customer feedback to iterate on the product and make continuous improvements.

12. Keeping an eye on competitors' products and strategies to identify opportunities and threats, ensuring the product remains competitive.

13. Budget Management: Managing the budget allocated to the product, making financial decisions that align with the product's goals.

14. Keep stakeholders informed about the product's progress, challenges, and achievements through regular updates and reporting.

15. Orchestrate product launches, including marketing campaigns, sales enablement, and customer education to ensure a successful market entry.

16. Assess the product's performance and making decisions about its continuation, sunsetting, or replacement.

17. All other duties as assigned.

Your profile

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience required, engineering competency preferred.
  • 7+ years in related product or industry preferred.
  • Proficient personal computer skills; familiar with Microsoft Office a plus.
  • SAP experience, a plus.
  • Passing of Company post-employment physical as well as controlled substance testing and background and security checks, as required.
  • 10% - 20% domestic and international travel required.


Clear vision and purpose Clear vision and purpose
Clear vision and purpose "We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.
Sustainability and innovation focus Sustainability and innovation focus
Sustainability and innovation focus We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.
Excellent learning tools Excellent learning tools
Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
Great career opportunities Great career opportunities
Great career opportunities GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.
Health care Health care
Health care GF offers a comprehensive health and welfare benefits plan including, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and 401k with generous company match.
Paid holidays Paid holidays
Paid holidays Paid time off include 12 paid days of company holidays.
Work perks discount Work perks discount
Work perks discount The discount program includes many different goods and services including appliances, electronics, theme parks, movies and more.
Sport activities Sport activities
Sport activities We support the purchase of a fitness membership from the center of your choice with a subsidy.

Your contact

Janet Gonzalez
HR Manager
9271 Jeronimo Road
92618 Irvine
United States
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Who we are

GF Piping Systems is the world's leading supplier of piping systems. We enable the safe and sustainable transport of fluids. Our business is driven by industry-leading sustainability levels, innovation through digital solutions and investment in a culture based on performance, learning and caring.