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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Product Manager - Onboard Hydrogen Systems



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2024

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

This is an onsite-hybrid position located in Peoria, IL

In this role you will lead the product management activities of infrastructure, components, and platforms for surface and underground mining equipment for onboard hydrogen systems. You will work closely with product management & engineering groups in vehicle development centers to understand decarbonization and electrification needs (QDC). You will work with the Decarbonization and Electrification engineering teams and partners to understand potential technical and commercial pathways to satisfy the needs. The main purpose of this role is to create and maintain strategies & roadmaps, manage the buy/build/partner process, develop collaboration partners, initiate related development projects, drive market awareness, and manage the lifecycle of products from concept through end-of-life while optimizing product and program profitability.

Decarbonization is one of the key strategic pillars to both Komatsu and our customers, with a Komatsu objective of 50/50/50% reduction in scope 1-3 emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Lead development of strategy and roadmaps for hydrogen systems to match decarbonization needs while optimizing product and program profitability.
  • Drive collection of voice of customer (primarily development centers) regarding products/service/support needs and map potential technologies to needs across short/mid/long term time horizons.
  • Define the buy, partner analysis process for acquiring or developing onboard hydrogen systems.
  • Guide product research and development by evaluating technology and market trends requiring new products, features, or product improvements with vehicle development center teams. Conduct qualitative analysis of product options, preparing development proposal materials and guiding development through the Komatsu process.
  • Develop and maintain strategic plan for onboard hydrogen systems, including market requirements, competitive landscape, gaps, product positioning, lifecycle, pricing, operations footprint and product support plans.
  • Product manage onboard hydrogen system portfolio of products across their lifecycle from initiation through obsolescence while maximizing value for Komatsu group.
  • Lead H2 component platform strategy development.
  • Optimize product and program profitability.
  • Ensure adherence to company policies to sustain maximum operating efficiency including safety, environmental and quality policies. Actively improve the processes and policies of the organization using the Komatsu Way principles.


Required Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or business is required. Extensive equivalent knowledge of mining applications, equipment and technology can be substituted for degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in mining or other similar heavy industries, as it relates to the types of equipment used in the industry. Broad knowledge of the mining business on a global basis. Firm grasp of mining industry practices in connection with market trends, new products and services.
  • Product lifecycle management with experience in Product Management.
  • Knowledge of key decarbonization technologies (i.e. fuel cells, H2 storage, safety systems).
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to present complex concepts,
  • 30% travel, both domestic and internationally. Travel includes collaboration with customers, distribution, key technology partners and other Komatsu locations.

Preferred Skills

  • Negotiations and partner development.

Additional Information

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.