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IT Product Manager - Innovations Product Area 1


Houston, TX, US

Country/Region:  US
Job Area:  Information Technology
Business Unit:  IT

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Are you someone who wants to be in the heart of the Organization's transformation towards renewable energy, working in IT enabling this in an agile way to deliver new, innovative, sustainable and modern solutions to our business?


We are a diversified team of experts working in IT Functions. Our team is responsible for end to end delivery of IT services to our business in the Functions Area. We also take responsibility for the end user satisfaction and work in close collaboration with our service partners

We are now looking for a self-guided, result-oriented and collaborative colleague to join the IT Common Functions team as an IT Product Manager in Houston, TX.


Currently requirements are catered from Neste’s central IT headquarters in Finland. As we are now growing globally we like to follow the Sun concept and looking to fill this role to help cater to requirements in the US efficiently. The role will need to be working in close collaboration with different Geos and will be supported with required tools and processes.


At Neste, an IT Product is considered a combination of capabilities creating a business solution. IT Product Manager at Neste is responsible for such IT product areas in planning and execution throughout the life cycle. The person in this role at Neste is responsible for prioritising the requirements together with the product owner, defining the product vision, and working closely with business stakeholders.


IT Product Manager also ensures that the product supports Neste’s overall strategy and goals. 


Your main responsibilities in creating a sustainable future are


  • Own end-to-end responsibility for product lifecycle, architecture, the development and maintenance of activities of the named solutions and products

  • Understand customer needs and how technologies help in fulfilling them

  • Responsible for development projects and / or digital delivery streams related to the assigned product area.

  • Own product pricing and TCO

  • Own long-term IT product roadmap and ensure key stakeholders understands the product vision and value for users/customers

  • Scans the competitive landscape in which the product operates, spots trends and technical developments and updates the product roadmap as needed


You will work closely with IT Delivery Manager, IT Product Managers, Site Manager, cross functional IT teams like Cyber security, Enterprise Architects, Project Management Office mainly at the head office in Espoo, Finland to support our team in the US by managing, executing and tracking the key business support needs in IT as the main point of contact in the geographical region.


You will be reporting to the IT Delivery Manager based out of our headquarters in Espoo, Finland.


The best combination to success in this role


  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience, e.g. as a Product Manager

  • Demonstrated success defining and developing excellent products

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Technical/consultancy background relevant to the Functions areas

  • Excellent teamwork skills

  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority


We also value

  • Masters degree or equivalent experience

  • PMP and/or ITIL certification is an advantage

  • Knowledge of tools like SAP and other ERP solutions’

  • International experience managing service partners 

  • Strong proficiency with Google suite especially sheets & slides

  • Ability to manage time effectively, set priorities and meet deadlines


The recruitment process will include interviews and aptitude assessment. 


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification “Form I-9” upon hire.  This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. 


Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children.


Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. We are also committed to carbon neutral production by 2035. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique.


We have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. 


To carry out our strategy and business growth, our values guide our work. We support, develop and take care of the wellbeing of our people to enable them to grow, innovate and build our future. 


We care. We have courage. We cooperate. 


At Neste we want our people to feel good and do good. We provide clear and transparent targets, development opportunities, empowering leadership as well as rewards based on role and responsibilities. 


The world is going through changes. At Neste our strategy reflects the understanding and mindset that we can be in charge of these changes to serve our purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children.


In the end, it is the people who make the company. We are Neste.


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Nearest Major Market: Houston

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