Sr Technical Product Planning Manager

The ESI Group is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping software solutions. We employ about 1100 highly qualified specialists in 20 countries across the globe. The key to our success is the use of realistic material physics, providing "as good as real" virtual results.

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Help create new products or improve existing ones, building roadmaps and development plans which are aligned between the company strategy and the software development department.

Contribute to High Level View Roadmaps for a given project

Identify needed resources and expertise (Highlight Gaps or missing expertise)

Cascading down to UX and Architecture based on needs/priorities​

Escalate any subject which would need some mitigation at a higher level and contribute to its solving

Precondition to be ensured before execution:

  1. User Requirements are understood (scope and ideal timing for go to market)
  2. Alignment on the conceptual approach
  3. Identification of all stakeholders
  4. Opportunities for synergies are checked


Provide (Creation/management/dissemination) High Level View Roadmaps for key Programs in respect to priorities defined by product management

Provide (Creation/management/dissemination) Technical Roadmaps for specific contexts aligned with the company strategy

Coordination of the priorities and possible arbitration required between Business Lines, Software engineering and Research and Innovation initiatives.

Facilitate exchange between different stakeholders (experts, UX design, Architecture, User Experience..) to build the best technical approach which will answer the request but also prepare the next steps (for potential extension, for different applications etc..)

During execution phase - support to PMO : continuous iterations on prioritization and capacity when big changes in resource allocations are needed (Facilitate mitigation across Business Lines , proposing different scenarios/ review of the Impact of resource re-allocations​ on the scope)

Review Roadmaps which are proposed by Technical Product Planner


Overview of the existing products and internal organization

Software development culture

Leadership skills

This position requires Transversal management qualities

Production planners require influencing skills to be able to :

  • create alignment between engineering, product marketing, and business owners
  • challenge stakeholders to better understand the needs and build the best technical solution
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communications skills to enable them :
  • ability to interact to listen, speak and direct clearly (adapting you style and and message across various stakeholders and level)
  • to write reports

Monitoring Skills (High level view Dashboards on scope /needed capacity/Risks)

Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively

Problem solving skills

Stay calm under pressure

Have a problem-solving mindset in such situation

Can see the big picture and possess deep analytical skills

Ability to synthesize data from multiple sources to make data-driven decisions

Ability to think strategically and to assess long term implications of near-term decisions and align and engage both internal and external stakeholders to influence decision

Personal accountability, and high integrity

Organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize key activities in a dynamic environment

Computer skills and knowledge on the planning system being used by the company.


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