Ingersoll Rand Director, Product Management Excellence - Digital Solutions in DAVIDSON, North Carolina


The Company

At Ingersoll Rand we're passionate about inspiring progress around the world. We advance the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King®, Trane®, American Standard® Heating & Air Conditioning and ARO® - work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a 14B global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit

Ingersoll Rand is a diverse and inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce; including individuals with disabilities and United States qualified protected veterans.

The Team

The Product Management Excellence & Innovation team is responsible for building product management capability across Ingersoll Rand while working to drive innovation across the company. The team works with Ingersoll Rand’s strategic business units to develop and deploy standard work and training for Product Management across the company while incubating and accelerating innovation for Ingersoll Rand. The PM&I team consists of subject matter experts who actively work with product growth teams and business leaders across the business to help drive growth strategies aimed at profitable growth in revenue and market share for Ingersoll Rand.

Team members who join PM&I will get a unique experience within Ingersoll Rand. Working across SBUs, the PM&I team has the opportunity to impact the entire Product Management community which, in turn, has the potential to make a significant impact on Ingersoll Rand’s market performance. In addition, team members get exposure to to the universe of product portfolios and product growth teams (PGTs) across the entire enterprise. This provides a unique opportunity to better understand how Ingersoll Rand’s SBUs operate while developing and demonstrating strong influencing skills. Finally, PM&I team members regularly interact with the senior leaders of the company and have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate both leadership and communication skills.

The Role

The primary responsibility of the Product Management Excellence Director focused on Digital Solutions is to build product management capability across Ingersoll Rand for digital products and platforms. Reporting to the VP, Product Management Excellence & Innovation, this role will work with the Product Management Leadership Team, software product managers and portfolio leaders in each of the Strategic Business Units (SBUs), Executive Sponsors and other functional excellence teams to drive software product management capability as part of the enterprise Agile product development framework. This director will leverage Ingersoll Rand’s Product Management framework and their own expertise to develop capability through the development and deployment of standard work and training; while actively coaching product growth teams across the organization in support of Ingersoll Rand’s digital transformation.

This role will also be responsible for helping to build and maintain an active and vibrant community of practice across the Product Management function by actively participating in and leading events, being the conduit for industry leading, practices in software product management externally, as well as sharing successful applications of the business operating system across SBUs. The Product Management Excellence Director will also be responsible for leading/supporting SBU specific and corporate initiatives to develop digital solutions for Ingersoll Rand’s customers.

Principal Responsibilities

The Product Management Excellence Director for Digital Solutions is expected to:

• Design and implement a strategy and roadmap to advance product management capabilities in Digital Product Management across the company, leveraging Ingersoll Rand’s Product Management framework adapting it specifically to the development of digital solutions (products and platforms). The role also oversees the piloting and execution of the implementation plan to ensure effective deployment in the areas of standard processes, talent and learning, and ultimately differentiation of results.

• Provide specialized PGT coaching across the newly developed Digital Product Management framework, including the use of standard work and the application of processes and tools

• Develop a change management framework for the deployment and adoption of the Digital Product Management framework.

• Coach and facilitate key stakeholders in business unit leadership towards alignment of the strategy and implementation approach.

• Working across the Product Management Excellence team, provide oversight and appropriate reporting for Model PGTs. Identify interdependencies, gaps, risks and issues both locally and regionally and aide team in resolving gaps to ensure PGT success.

• Nurture and mature a global community practice across Ingersoll Rand for product management, including:

o managing/supporting global product management events,

o development and curation of a virtual community,

o work with the team to help establish and contribute to a knowledge management and analytics system for product management and innovation business operating systems

o work with product managers across the enterprise to identify and communicate examples of successful BOS applications

• Build a strong network of product and portfolio managers focused on digital solutions to build engagement & trust across product management.

• Stay abreast of new developments in software/digital product management and work both internally and externally to advance the product management BOS in the area of digital solutions and keep the business operating system dynamic and relevant

• Lead/support SBU initiatives aimed at the development of digital products, digital platforms and/or digital customer experience to embed software/digital product management expertise in the business units and help drive results

• Support Product Management Excellence & Innovation team operations

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will be a highly team-oriented executive who will provide bold thinking to stimulate a renewed energetic approach to product management at Ingersoll Rand. Key qualifications include:

• Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred)

• Minimum of 10-15 years of experience as a Software/Digital Product Manager or Software/Digital Product Marketing Manager with increasing levels of complexity

• Experience managing people and/or influencing cross-functional teams without formal authority

• Demonstrated success developing product strategies and defining and launching excellent software/digital solutions across a variety of business models

• 15-20 years of work experience in enterprise software/digital solutions with experience in/understanding of controls (preferred)

• Compelling written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact and influence senior leaders in an organization

• Technical background, with experience in engineering or computer science preferred

• Passion for process improvement and change agent abilities across a corporation. Able to coach and teach others how to use and apply the business operating system to improve their processes.

• Strong overall business acumen, solid financial grounding and a clear understanding of how our business operates. Excellent judgment and analytical ability to make recommendations/decisions and to resolve complex issues.

• Passion for the application of digital solutions across industrial business to produce differentiated business results

• Sound program management, analysis, problem resolution, teambuilding, judgment and decision making skills

• Should have a proven track record of innovative solutions

• Strong organization skills and bias for action

• Must be able to travel 25-30% of the time.

If you share our passion for inspiring progress - for bringing about bold shifts in how people, economies and societies operate - then you belong with Ingersoll Rand. Ingersoll Rand is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: DAVIDSON-North Carolina

Job: Product Management

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Status: Regular

Type: Experienced

Posting: Jul 27, 2018, 3:11:05 PM

Ingersoll Rand is a diverse and inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and are dedicated to hiring qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.