Software Product Planning Manager

Date:  Jan 6, 2022
Country:  Malaysia
State / Province:  Penang
City:  Penang
Job Type:  Regular
Job ID:  42117

Job Description

Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights to the world’s visionaries and innovators in electronic design, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~14,000 employees create world-class solutions in wireless communications, 5G, automotive, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries.

We’re recognized as a Great Place to Work across the globe due to our robust culture and dynamic working environment. Our global team acts as “One Keysight,” using collaboration, inclusivity, and integrity to advance technology. We’re driven and curious, and we value all ideas, especially bold ones. And our strong culture extends far beyond our own walls. We leverage our corporate social responsibility framework to support our communities, nurture the next generation of engineers, and promote environmental sustainability. Our technical solutions – and our methods for creating them – help connect and secure the world. Learn more about what we do and how we do it.

As part of our company initiatives to generate continuous value to our customers through software that truly delivers business outcomes, the COE Software Solution team is searching for a Software Product Planning Manager that is responsible for understanding the test and measurement eco-system to unearth and realize high potential software market areas and opportunities. The position will own the new solution roadmaps and execute/lead/drive initial 1st year ramp-ups in order that will accelerate our software revenue growth. In addition, the position will also act as the product owner who will own the existing software cadence roadmaps, working closely with the developers in order to deliver according to user requirements. 

•    Drive Keysight Industrial COE’s software solution definitions to match the industry trends and design for strong continuous value generation.
•    Establish excellent working relationships and alignment with executives and peers in sales, product management, marketing, order fulfilment, support and finance.
•    Develop compelling and impactful go-to-market strategies that addresses market pain points while developing thought leadership.
•    Plan the overall software NPI roadmap and business canvas
•    Own the existing solution continuous value generation cadence roadmaps.
•    Engage and drive customer conversations with CxO/Director/Manager to understand desired business outcomes 
•    Deliver market research for new trends and opportunities.
•    Lead/Own cross-functional projects to validate new ideas and assumptions, execute  new technology research and investigation via proof-of-concepts.
•    Co-lead (accountable for) the 1st year new solution launch ramp-ups.
•    Active participation and collaboration in market and industry consortiums, groups, organizations, etc. Develop long lasting relationships with industry experts.
•    This position requires strong leadership of influence, rapport and credibility. It is also a tactical position where the primary accountability is to execute.


Job Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in electrical/electronic/computer engineering or computer science. MBA is a plus.
•    8+ years of total relevant working experience. SaaS experience would be a major plus.
•    Experience and exposure to R&D software development.
•    Experience and exposure to strategic planning and/or business development  
•    Team player to drive resolution on challenges in a cross-functional global organization.
•    Strong time and project management skills; extremely detail oriented.
•    Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with external customers and users.
•    Fluency in English is required. Excellent writing and communicator.
•    Strong presentation skills, including the ability to listen well to customer needs and the ability to translate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences of all levels of an organization
•    Expert-level proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
•    10-20% world-wide travel when required (post Covid-19).


Job Function



Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:

25 - 50%

Duration (Temp Positions Only):

Not Applicable


Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


APAC : Malaysia : Penang : Penang || APAC : Malaysia : Selangor : Petaling Jaya

Job ID : 42117 


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