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Job Record #17192
TitleSenior Product Manager
CategoryJob in Industry
EmployerRicardo UK
LocationUnited States, Michigan, Detroit
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateTuesday, August 31, 2021
The Senior Product Manager will be responsible for the commercial success of 
Ricardo Software’s Fluids Portfolio. As product owner, you will bring the 
product’s vision to reality. Your goal is to identify, build, and launch new 
revenue generating products for Ricardo Software, that also create value in the 
eyes of our customers. Inter-personal skills and multi-tasking are essential to 
be successful in this journey as the job requires your involvement across all 
aspects of the product development process including customer research, 
ideation, business planning, project management, procurement, marketing, legal, 
and operations. You will also be responsible for monitoring and assisting in 
managing project budgets and timelines.

The role will involve leading all aspects of our growing interests, including 
battery simulations and hydrogen technologies for combustion and fuel cell 

Applicants will work with a multicultural team and be required to interact with 
customers around the world.

This position reports directly to the Product Manager Director

Key Responsibilities

•	Take ownership of your Products and Applications and lead its 
development with a customer-focused and agile mindset.
•	Create and communicate vision, roadmap, and detailed product 
o	Align and motivate the team to deliver the product vision
o	Set up success metrics to manage stakeholders’ expectations
•	Identify key engineering challenges across different client and market 
o	Develop business cases and champion new product ideas to secure project 
o	Define and execute demonstration, prototyping and MVPs that efficiently 
evaluate desirability, viability and feasibility of the identified solutions.
•	Develop and propose new approaches to address engineering challenges 
through our solutions. 
•	Develop partnership to enhance our offering whenever possible to speed 
up time to market and improve the interoperability of our offering.
•	Create, track and manage budgets as well as work plans to enable on-time 
completion of deliverables
o	Anticipate bottlenecks and make tradeoffs to balance business, 
technical, and operational constraints
•	Evangelize the products to other Ricardo divisions to help drive 
adoption of our solutions and develop analysis led engineering processes.
o	Create and develop case studies and applications to demonstrate the 
engineering capability of our solutions and applications.
•	Look for opportunities to expand our user base

•	Work in partnership with other Ricardo Software teams – 
o	Software Solution: develop case studies/value propositions that support 
the sales growth of the Fluids products and application. Some of the key areas 
will include virtual product development, system optimization, friction 
reduction, thermal system optimization and acoustic/NVH performance.  
o	Marketing: develop marketing/sales materials for your product. This will 
include product flyers, brochures, application / release notes, technical papers 
etc. and attendance at workshops / user conferences. 
o	Commercial/Sales: identify new sales opportunities, qualify new leads 
and support any client product evaluation activities.
o	Customer Services: ensure that we are delivering superior levels of 
customer service to both internal and external customers while demonstrating 
Ricardo’s core values of respect, integrity, creativity and innovation, and 
o	Technical Support: sometimes is required to resolve client issues that 
have come through the Technical Support ticket system.

Required Qualifications
•	15+ years of experience with computer-aided engineering in the 
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) area. Typically using commercially available 
1D and 3D CFD analysis software.
•	Extensive proven experience in at least one of the following areas 
[multiple is desirable]
o	Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) – gasoline, diesel, natural gas, multi-
fuel, e-fuels and Hydrogen
o	Power unit thermal management systems (ICE, motor, battery and power 
electronics) with focus on xEV market;
o	Transmission and e-drive system cooling and lubrication.
o	Fuel cell technologies
•	Experience in non-powertrain system analysis. [desirable]
•	Bachelor of Science degree. MSc or PhD a plus.
•	Ability to work independently and with others in a geographically 
diverse team environment 
•	Experience in building, launching and maintaining digital consumer 
products/services in a product management/ product ownership role.
•	A demonstrated and focused desire to build products and services that 
customers will be delighted.
•	Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic and matrixed organization.
•	Strong analytical, troubleshooting, problem-solving and listen skills.
•	Excellent written and oral communication skills.
o	Must have experience of presenting and explaining his/her ideas to a 
wider audience including those without a programming background, and management.
o	Should be able to explain problem decompositions and implementation 
solutions in a consistent and convincing manner
o	Ability to shape a compelling story about the problem you’re solving and 
the vision you’re reaching for, combined with the ability to dive into the 
•	Ability to travel internationally. The travel requirement is 
approximately 25%.

Preferred Qualifications
•	Proven commercial experience – must be comfortable with regular customer 
interactions, including sales and technical presentations, training and 
technical support.
•	Experience working with executives to evaluate and invest in new 
products and areas of opportunity.
•	Sound strategic thinker; possesses vision of what could be; ability to 
identify opportunities; creative and ability to think out of the box.
•	Strong customer-awareness.
•	Strong negotiation skills with internal and external customers and 
•	Demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task.

Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #17192 when responding to this ad.
NamePeter Fisher
Email ApplicationYes
AddressShoreham Technical Centre, Old Shoreham Rd
Record Data:
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