Product Manager II
Alliant Energy - Cedar Rapids, IA

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Position Detail

Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for a Product Manager II (may fill at a higher level depending upon candidate's qualifications) to work in our Cedar Rapids, IA office. We are a publicly traded energy holding company with over 4,000 employees. Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree AND three years' experience in experience in this field OR seven years' experience in this field. Individual must also have working knowledge of business development and effective sales and marketing techniques. To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application for job #4013 at The application deadline is February 12, 2013.

Supervision Received: Performs work under the direct supervision of a Manager or Director.

Supervision Given: None

Job Summary: Works on moderately complex marketing plans and program/product development activities associated with Demand Side Management (DSM). Responsible for documentation and the standardization of procedures for programs/products. Works with customers and internal business departments to understand needs in developing and maintaining associated programs/products.

Job Accountabilities:
Responsible for specific marketing plans associated with Demand Side Management (DSM). Develops marketing plans, implements plans and evaluates plans including execution, monitoring sales and revenues, budget development, margin, and regulated goals.

Creates new products by understanding customer and business needs. Creates budgets, negotiates contracts, makes recommendations to select vendors, develops the original marketing plan, and evaluates performance.

Monitors new technologies for product or service applications and keeps sales and marketing planning staff informed.

Responsible for program/product documentation and establishment of standardized procedures for program/product delivery.

Maintains strong working relationships with staff support functions in other departments, including sales, pricing, customer service, research, finance, communications, regulatory, and legal.

Utilizes strong vendor and industry relationships to enhance relationships and negotiation strategies.

Works to understand customer needs and values for use in development of new products and maintenance of existing products.

May interact with regulators on a broad range of product/program management, sales and marketing issues.

May assist in developing training sessions and conduct training.

May advise and interpret codes, rules and policies for correct application to sales and marketing initiatives.

Assists in the maintenance of customer and program applications.

All other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Education or experience equivalent to a four year degree from an accredited college or university, with emphasis in sales, marketing, business development, or related area preferred.

A minimum of three years technical and/or professional experience, with experience in marketing and/or business development preferred.

Working knowledge of effective sales and marketing techniques.

Demonstrated ability to develop sales and marketing plans preferred.

Working knowledge of business development.

Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).

Ability to work in a diverse work environment.

Corporate Competencies:
Accountability: Actions have consequences. Accept responsibility for the end results of your actions, even if you feel internal or external pressure to do otherwise. Set clear expectations and provide feedback.

Business Acumen: Know how a utility makes money. Understand how your decisions and performance impact the success of the company.

Communication: Adapt your communication style and method to your audience. Listen actively, check for understanding and use the exchange of ideas to support relationships and results.

Customer Focus: The customer is key. Anticipate internal and external customer needs and deliver exceptional results that are balanced by business goals.

Decision Making: Select a course of action. Use balanced judgment and analyze all aspects of a situation to make informed decisions that support business objectives.

Job Specific Skills: Be willing and able to apply, develop and share your knowledge, skill and experience to meet the needs of the business.

Leadership: Model our core values. Create an environment of constant self-improvement and facilitate continuous learning through encouragement, motivation and candid communication.

Results Orientation: Set goals and work to achieve them. Focus on activities that consistently achieve or exceed goals and produce results. Work through the roadblocks you encounter.

Teamwork: Respect and cooperate with others. Build effective working relationships, seek a diversity of opinions, and partner with others to achieve business goals.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Revised: 02/01/2010, 07/17/2012
Job Code: J04254
Salary Grade: S08
EICP Target: 10%

A core corporate value of Alliant Energy is to be a responsible corporate citizen, caring for the environment and the communities where we do business and encouraging diversity in our employee and supplier ranks, we recognize, respect and appreciate the valuable and different perspectives that each of us bring to the work environment, our company and our customers.

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