VP, Consumer Products and Retail

Job Description

Position Summary:
  • Are you skilled at developing an understanding of customer processes across an industry and driving the definition of software-based solutions to support those processes?
  • Are you a skilled leader in a matrixed organizational structure?
  • Are you passionate about helping customers transform their business with cutting edge technology solutions?

In this position you will have a chance to utilize these skills and more as you define product direction, investment priorities, and go-to-market strategy across the Consumer Products and Retail Industry.

The Vice President of Consumer Products and Retail Industry Strategy is responsible for running the industry strategy and business development position for the Consumer Products and Retail industry sector within Siemens Digital Industries Software business unit. The Consumer Products and Retail industry includes subsegments for consumer-packaged goods, consumer goods, apparel, footwear and accessories, and retail. The Industry Team is comprised of 9 industry sectors of which Consumer Products and Retail is one. The strategy developed by the person in this position drives our inbound (make, buy, partner) and outbound go to market prioritization. The position requires interfacing with a diverse set of individuals from CXOs, VP/Chief Engineer/Director of Engineering and Manufacturing from our customers but also Siemens Digital Industries and Digital Industries Software executives, sales teams, internal product development, and marketing teams.

The VP of Consumer Products and Retail Industry will be responsible for:
  • Developing an industry vertical-specific business plan that covers market trends, competitive evaluations, solution & technology gaps, and recommended priorities and actions for sales. The person will also have accountability for working these recommendations and actions with country managers and Consumer Products and Retail teams across the globe to optimize market growth and expansion. The business plan must also address M&A priorities and targets. The industry leader will be responsible to manage and communicating the industry vision and strategy to the global Consumer Products and Retail industry team.
  • Inbound requirements including shaping our product development priorities, technologies, and portfolio investments. In this portion of the job, the person will have accountability for defining product direction and investment priorities based on market trends, competitive assessments, customer inputs, and industry knowledge. The individual will have to define and work with the various product groups to help outline and define gaps and priorities and work the product group’s managers and technical teams to define and flesh out technical issues, gaps, and specific Consumer Products and Retail required solutions.
  • Outbound go-to-market, including developing “Go to Market” strategies and messaging in partnership with the marketing team. Additionally, the individual will have responsibility for speaking at major internal Siemens events and external industry events and forums across the globe. The individual will work with other members of the organization to develop templates and solutions that leverage industry best practices to help customers shorten their deployment times and realize business benefits quicker. The individual will also work with sales teams to help with pursuits of large strategic opportunities.
Education: A degree in engineering, program management, and/or manufacturing is required. An MBA or other graduate degree is highly desirable.

Experience: Minimum 20 years of experience within Consumer Products and Retail companies is required, having held senior leadership positions for five or more years. Experience in digital technology driven process improvement and re-engineering in engineering and manufacturing processes is also required.

Key Attributes: Strategic thinking; competitive assessments; business acumen; technology foundation: business development; good communications; executive presence; consumer products and retail process expert


Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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