Director of Consumer Products & Retail Solutions

Job Description

The solution director is an experienced global technology and business leader who applies deep industry engineering knowledge and best practices to contribute individually and collaborate with global teams of business development and technical contributors, from Sales and Services to Software Development.

We are focusing in this role on individuals who possess deep knowledge developing and applying the Siemens DISW portfolio of solutions to Consumer Packaged Goods, Consumer Goods, Footwear / Apparel & Accessories, Retail and related industry segments. This role is broader than manufacturing, but given this distinction, deep knowledge in both process and discrete manufacturing and related implications to product development are required. The focus solutions include supporting product design and validation, discrete manufacturing, and process manufacturing methodologies.


Builds the future direction of Consumer Products & Retail software by leading initiatives focused on developing winning solutions for the Consumer Products & Retail industry.
  • Defines Consumer Products & Retail solutions that span the full Digital Industry Software, involving subject matter experts from the field and relevant business segments. These solutions will pull from the ever-growing and evolving software portfolio within DISW, from product and process R&D, simulation, manufacturing, digital logistics, but also capabilities leveraging low code (Mendix), enabling other capabilities such as Digital Lifecycle Management for Fashion and Retail, Warehouse Management, Sustainability and others.
  • Understands major competitive movement and Siemens DISW required solution response to remain competitively viable and differentiated
  • Creates unique solutions that anticipate future opportunities, uncovering and resolving unmet industry needs, by applying software-based solutions to key Consumer Products & Retail business processes
  • Establishes firm financial foundation for solutions based best in class industry process context and business value justification
  • Collaborates with internal solution partners for alignment and to build comprehensive “One Siemens” solutions and messages (example – Food and Beverage vertical)
  • Collaborates with selected external solution partners to extend Consumer Products & Retail solution capabilities
Supports the Consumer Products & Retail industry go-to-market through industry solution campaigns and field enablement in high priority areas
  • Supports definition of Consumer Products & Retail solution messaging and value propositions
  • Creates compelling solution vision, enabled by latest solutions underlying CP&R digital threads
  • Collaborates with Industry and Business Segment marketing teams to enable them to create compelling internally and externally facing campaign materials
Engages and enable Sales and Strategic Customers.
  • Supports industry solution go-to-market enablement for direct and channel sales organizations
  • Engages with strategic customers to understand solution requirements, and to present the DISW digital threads and related solutions
  • Supports sale of strategic Consumer Products & Retail solutions
Supports the global Consumer Products & Retail industry leader in defining industry strategy and aligning relevant stakeholders in the company.

Prerequisites & Essential Functions:

Qualifications include:
  • Engineering degree – Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Manufacturing Operations Management, or equivalent
  • Detailed knowledge of Consumer Products & Retail business methods, processes and practices, with excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.
  • Concentrated experience in Consumer Products & Retail industry. Experience working in multidisciplinary engineering teams, in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: Product Design, Simulation & Engineering, Program Management, Sustainability, Manufacturing Planning, Recipe Management, Lifecycle Management, Control Systems / Automation Engineering and/or Industrial IOT
  • Direct, practical experience with several of the following software technology categories corresponding to Siemens portfolio: MCAD, ECAD, CAE, PLM, ALM, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Operations Management (MES), Service Lifecycle Management, IOT, CAM
  • Ability to connect and translate business requirements into technical requirements and vice versa
  • Ability to communicate technical solutions both from a technical perspective and as a compelling business vision perspective
Work Conditions / Physical Requirements:
  • Normal office environment. Can work from home, within 2 hour drive to a regional airport or possibly work from local office if located in most major cities
  • This is a global role and it is expected that the candidate has appropriate freedom to travel in accordance with aforementioned responsibilities

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Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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