General Electric VP – Educational Services in Pierre, South Dakota

About Us:

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:

The VP Educational Services will build and lead a world-class training, education and certification function aligned to the Customer Success organization. This function is focused on training, education and certification, in both products and industries for both customers and partners across the GE Digital portfolio in the Logistics, Manufacturing, Energy and Emerging Verticals.

Essential Responsibilities:

Core to this enterprise will be driving customer success, adoption and retention leading to top line growth, client reference-ability and profit for this new, fast scaling Digital business unit. In this influential role, you will partner across GE Digital and horizontally across the GE businesses to ensure alignment with regional/vertical/business teams in order to drive successful delivery and implementation of all solutions, and continued customer success. In addition, you will collaborate and influence across the GE organization to help shape and define a repeatable, scalable digital educational services model.

As the VP, Global Education Services you will:

  • Oversee responsibility, provide leadership and shape the culture of a growing training and education services team.

  • Design and execute a scalable, innovative learning program and create an organization dedicated to customer adoption that is inclusive of both instructor-led and digital offerings.

  • P & L responsibility for Educational Services revenue, cost, growth, margin & profitability

  • Create programs that will ensure our customers and partners are enabled and equipped to drive toward superior outcomes.

  • Incorporate strategies to educate, certify and ultimately utilize our new partner and channels ecosystems.

  • Develop a repeatable engagement management framework to guide all phases of the client engagement lifecycle, ensure measurable success, drive operational rigor and manage expectations.

  • Design education services strategies that align to business needs critical to the success of corporate financial results.

  • Develop strong relationships with customers to ensure high levels of satisfaction with the execution and delivery of professional services.

  • Coordinate with and manage relationships with SIs and partners.

  • Help drive the continuous evolution of global Educational Services organization through incorporation of best practices, consistent, high quality and repeatable solutions, and by building of strong team and brand.

  • Work collaboratively across the business to lead long range planning process, business plans and strategic initiatives

  • Institute and support Communities of Practice and other knowledge sharing initiatives (i.e. Communities, Mentoring, Education, etc.).

  • Design strategies to deliver scalable solutions that include a blended approach to learning such as coaching, classroom training, 1:1 session, action learning & e-learning, globally and in local languages as appropriate. Qualifications/Requirements: Basic Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Finance, or related professional field

  • At least 10 years of related work experience

  • At least 5 years of leadership experience leading a large, global organization

  • GE Leadership Program Graduates will get credit towards relevant work experience, commensurate to the program they have completed Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job

  • Must be willing to travel 30%

  • Must be willing to work out of a GE office located in San Ramon, CA or Other US locations Desired Characteristics:

  • Broad and deep technical experience with cloud and emerging technologies, including Outcome-as-a-Service (OaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

  • Experience with solution delivery, software delivery and system integration background

  • Leadership experience in leading a software Educational Services business

  • Show a high level of domain industry expertise

  • Ability to develop and execute multiple priorities and approaches to meet objectives

  • Focus on driving customer outcomes to determine success through direct customer interaction and organizing the team for customer impact

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills– ability to synthesize complex issues and communicate into simple messages for peers, customers and national employee teams

  • Strong business acumen

  • Proven ability to influence, energize, develop and drive change through exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience leading a P&L with financial responsibilities and providing leadership for all functional services areas including experience handling customer escalations

  • Strong track record of building a high-performance team; attracting, developing and retaining talent

  • Demonstrated success in working with customers to resolve complex issues and develop solid business relationships

  • In-depth knowledge of and experience in the Digital Technologies, IT, Software markets, and GE Digital Software Solutions

  • Inclusive leadership style with a focus on personal involvement, trust and flexibility

  • Ability to present in front of large groups, deal with ambiguity, and demonstrate composure in stressful situations where competing priorities must be managed

  • MBA or equivalent

  • Experience working with 3rd party vendors and independent partners

  • Experience with multi-lingual documentation development

  • Background in coaching, training, and developing people from individual contributors to executives

  • Ability to leverage relationships throughout the GE Learning and external learning communities#DTR Locations: United States; Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming; San RamonGE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.