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National Grid Product Owner, Fleet/ Commercial & Industrial Transportation in Waltham, Massachusetts

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National Grid is hiring a Product Owner in our Customer organizaiton in our Waltham, MA office.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

As a leading electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people across New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, National Grid is committed to helping achieve the climate and decarbonization goals of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The transportation team within the Customer organization is focused on reducing emissions from vehicles, which remain stubbornly above 1990 levels. We have a goal of reaching 10 million zero emission vehicles on Northeast US roads by 2030, accounting for roughly 50% of all vehicles. Achieving this ambitious goal will require a massive transformation over the next ten years.

This role reports to the Manager of Clean Transportation – Fleet/Commercial & Industrial and will lead a specific portfolio of electric vehicle and other clean transportation products, ensuring they meet customer and stakeholder requirements and align with the group’s strategic objectives. This role is responsible for all product activities including, but not limited to, innovation, design, piloting, deploying market strategy, and product management.

National Grid works hard to foster a culture of inclusion and a flexible work environment that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. This position has a career path which provides promotional opportunities along a management track.

Key Accountabilities

  • Brings new clean transportation products to market in support of National Grid’s electric vehicle and other clean transportation priorities by analyzing customer insights, market conditions, regulatory environments, proposed product requirements and product development needs.

  • Works with the Customer Strategy team to understand customers' needs and desires by specifying the research required to obtain market information.

  • Works cross-functionally with marketing, engineering, IT, regulatory, and other functional groups to design, deliver and scale products. Delivers on time and on budget.

  • Supports products from the start-up phase to maturity with collaborative oversight and training; provides ongoing program support as necessary throughout program lifecycles.

  • Ensures the effectiveness of existing products and services in the marketplace and establishes continuous improvement actions to correct any issues that might be preventing the full development of a product or a service.

  • Make investment recommendations within the transportation category to ensure there is a healthy portfolio of existing products and services as well as a robust pipeline of new ideas for future products and services.

  • Develops business plans and financial models that would maximize various evolving economic value streams of transportation offerings while integrating with the existing business utility business model.

  • Participates in regulatory filings, including developing testimony, presenting to regulatory bodies, testifying, and responding to information requests.

  • Participates in internal and external industry forums to advance conversation and policy relevant to clean transportation.

  • Ensures thatTransportationproducts and services support the company’s overall strategy and goals. Also ensures that those products and services are meeting the expectations of regulators and stakeholders.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Advanced stakeholder engagement skills.

  • Advanced project management skills.

  • Good contract management skills.

Qualifications

  • This role requires driving. A valid driver's license and safe driving record that meets National Grid requirements is required.

  • Exceptional communication and teamworking skills

  • Ability to think creatively and find unique solutions to complex issues

  • Experience with developing and interpreting financial forecasts and business models

  • Experience leading collaborative, cross-functional groups to deliver results

  • Ability to synthesize diverse inputs and translate customer needs and market conditions into solutions, balancing the value of different solutions; understands how best to utilize them and drive greater performance, considering the wider business context

  • Well-organized and able to balance competing priorities

  • Experience in clean energy and/or transportation is preferred though not required

  • Knowledge and experience in utility operations and regulation preferred though not required

  • BA or BS required, Masters degree preferred

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring

and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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