Process Automation - XHQ (Software) Portfolio Manager

Job Description

Siemens Digital Industries is a leading innovator in automation and digitalization. Our mission is to support customers in leveraging growth, profit opportunities and ecological footprint in the discrete and process industries. Our Digital Enterprise portfolio integrates virtual and real worlds – with a unique end-to-end portfolio and Digital Twins across the entire value chain. It focuses on the needs of specific verticals. We continually expand our Digital Enterprise portfolio to include ground breaking technologies and offer industry-specific end-to-end solutions for companies of all sizes.

Join our Digital Industries as the XHQ (Software) Portfolio Manager  in Al Khobar and help us re-imagine the world by finding solutions and making the world a smarter place for tomorrow.

Your Role – Digital, Challenging And Future-Oriented!

As an XHQ Portfolio Manager in Digital Industries - Process Automation, you will individually contribute and work to develop XHQ business in KSA and beyond. The core focus is on improving and extending the XHQ offering and profitability especially through a deep and seamless integration as a module of PlantSight but also by ensuring the success of the XHQ portfolio (software) related next-generation product especially in terms of modularity and cloud friendliness (microservices, etc.).

Your mission will be to build improved products from existing ideas and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality, combined with a deep understanding of operations intelligence and the applications of XHQ in the industry.

  • You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems and find innovative solutions for the broader market. You must possess the experience to work with a team to deliver successful products to market through close collaboration with key stakeholders and functional teams.
  • You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You and your remote team colleagues will work with counterparts to define product release requirements; work with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will also serve as an internal and external evangelist for the portfolio, occasionally working with the sales channel and key customers.
  • The role includes the following tasks, responsibilities, and competencies and serves as a key conduit between the customer community and the software development team as well as being a key interface to the overarching CIS Portfolio and Product Management covering PlantSight and COMOS holistically.
  • Product Ownership. Manages the entire product line life cycle including responsibility for coordinated product phase-out.
  • Responsible for the product vision and strategic direction.
  • Manages product roadmaps, requirements, and priorities.
  • Drawing up the project contract (feature input, timelines, etc.) with the product owner of the internal releases and managing related changes.
  • Supporting sales team (including regional team) especially for activities needing assistance with complex XHQ product related topics or clarifications or demos.
  • Developing and implementing a go-to-market plan and working with all departments to execute.
  • Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
  • Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers, evaluating future market requirements, the competitor situation, purchase-deciding factors, like competitive advantages, unique selling propositions (USPs), etc. in relation to their implications for the product portfolio.
  • Engaging market analysts in promoting and positioning of products in market.


  • 5+ years of full-time software product management related experience.
  • 10+ years total industry experience.
  • Experience in application of industrial IT product-based solutions.
  • 5+ years of XHQ hands-on skills with focus on solution architecture and implementation activities, ideally as part of large multi-site implementation projects

Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Ltd.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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