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Product Manager

Software AG

Software AG

Hasselt, Belgium
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Software AG simplifies the connected world. Founded in 1969 it helps deliver the experiences that employees, partners and customers now expect. Its technology creates the digital backbone that integrates applications, devices, data and clouds; empowers streamlined processes; and connects “things” like sensors, devices and machines. It helps 10,000+ organizations to become a truly connected enterprise and make smarter decisions, faster.

Our story goes beyond technology. We put people first – employees, customers, and partners. We build strong teams and cultivate relationships that last. We provide incomparable products, solutions, services, and technical excellence for our customers. We are a team of over 5,000 colleagues across 70+ countries who value inclusion, integrity, and innovation. Our size means everyone has an impact and every voice is valued. We are big enough to compete and small enough to care.

At TrendMiner, a Software AG company we're pioneering the future of industrial analytics, building a product that enables self-service and scalable solutions. TrendMiner is growing fast, so we’re always on the lookout for ambitious and enthusiastic new talent. For more information on TrendMiner please visit:

Be you, join us.

About the Role:

We are on the lookout for an experienced and dynamic Product Manager to take the helm of our innovative cloud-based industrial analytics product, TrendMiner. In this crucial role, you will be at the heart of our vision to revolutionize industrial advanced analytics by empowering everyone in our customer organizations to increase the number of data-driven decisions, combining production and asset data with human intelligence. Reporting directly to the Director of Products, you will be a key player in a dynamic team known for pushing boundaries. You'll collaborate with cross-functional product teams, ensuring that every enhancement to TrendMiner aligns with our customers' evolving needs and the ever-changing market landscape.

Essential Functions

  • Deeply understand the needs, problems, and desires of our customers. Regularly interact with customers to gather feedback and insights, representing the customer's voice in product decisions.

  • Stay updated with market trends, competitive landscape, and technological advancements Data Analytics, Integration, Machine Learning, and AI, shaping our Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings to outpace the competition, our insights will directly influence product enhancements, securing TrendMiner's cutting-edge position in the market.

  • Define and communicate a compelling product vision and strategy that aligns with the company's overall goals.

  • Conduct product discovery activities to validate ideas before they go into development.

  • Use data, customer feedback, and other inputs to inform product decisions. Collaborate closely with the product teams to ensure the product vision is translated into actionable initiatives.

  • Prioritize opportunities based on customer needs, business value, and technical feasibility.

  • Develop and maintain a product roadmap that balances innovation, and technical debt with a customer first mindset.

  • Communicate this roadmap effectively to all relevant stakeholders.

  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the success of the product. Use data to make informed product decisions.

  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, including senior management, sales, marketing, customer support, and the R&D team.

  • Manage expectations and ensure everyone is aligned towards the same product goals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields; a Master's degree is an advantage.

  • At least 5 years of product management experience, preferably with cloud-based or SaaS products.

  • Demonstrated success in managing SaaS or cloud-based solutions.

  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and leadership abilities, capable of simplifying complex technical concepts for diverse audiences.

  • Knowledge and experience with product development in data analytics, data integration, machine learning, or AI.

  • Competence in data analysis tools and techniques to inform product strategy. Proficiency with product management methodologies, such as Agile and Scrum.

  • The ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and collaborative work environment.

Nice to Haves

  • Direct experience in the industrial analytics sector, understanding its specific challenges and potential.

  • Familiarity with TrendMiner or equivalent industrial analytics platforms.

  • A rich background in agile product management.

  • Established network within the industrial analytics field, including key business and technical stakeholders.

What’s in it for you?

  • Earn competitive total compensation and receive comprehensive country-specific medical and other benefits.

  • Enjoy time and location flexibility with our Hybrid Working Model, which allows a remote workshare of up to 60%. Work anywhere in your country or abroad for up to 10 days per year.

  • Set yourself up for success in your new role by upgrading your home office space using your one-time hybrid work payment.

  • Lean on the Employee Assistance Program for support during some of life’s most common but difficult challenges.

At Software AG we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and fairness where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, compensate, develop, promote, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.