Product Mgmt/Strategy Director-ProdDev
Location:
Redwood City , California
Posted:
February 08, 2017
Reference:
170004OR
Director, Product Portfolio Management



Position Overview:
This person will be a self-motivated, multi-purpose subject matter expert with deep cloud storage infrastructure technology knowledge along with a strong understanding of data-center and cloud customer needs. This person should also have a strong understanding of the overall IT market, customer pain points, competitive offerings, and be thoroughly familiar with product development processes and the product management role.

Top skill sets / technologies in the ideal candidate:
1. Cloud storage experience
2. Ability to define the vision, use cases to reach the vision
3. Ability to influence roadmaps driven by the vision
3. CEO centric thinking and drive

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Preferred Qualifications:

• 10 years' experience leading product management efforts at major high-tech companies
• Demonstrated success in defining customer pain points, market opportunities, and bringing products to market
• Demonstrated success in working cross-functionally to achieve product, solution, and organizational objectives
• Proven communication and writing skills with the ability to effectively present across functions to executives, business and technical audiences
• Demonstrated leadership and creativity
• Undergraduate degree. MBA preferred.

Preferred candidates will be able to build & help sell infrastructure solutions, be guiders, motivators, self-starters and know how to work with key internal & external constituencies to win business. Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in areas of solution selling.


Job Responsibilities:
As a Product Manager in the Converged Infrastructure Business Group you will provide leadership for Oracle's infrastructure business with an emphasis on cloud storage both on premise and in the cloud. You will meet with customers, partners, Oracle sales leaders, and use your own in-depth market and industry competitive knowledge to provide strategic direction, develop detailed specifications for existing and future products, as well as to identify, evaluate, and recommend new market opportunities. You will work cross-functionally with product-specific management groups, development teams, and GTM groups to achieve the Converged Infrastructure Business Group's goals in launching products and solutions.


Candidate Profile:
We are looking for a high-energy, high-impact product management individual contributor with deep experience in the cloud storage market, product requirements, and solution development. This person will drive the product development agenda to ensure that customer needs and market trends are addressed. The individual will have high visibility with senior executives, marketing, product development, and sales organizations. The successful candidate should have excellent communications and cross-functional team building skills, a strong understanding of the infrastructure business, proven results working in and leading distributed cross-functional environments in rapidly evolving markets.

This person will be a self-motivated, multi-purpose subject matter expert with deep infrastructure technology knowledge along with a strong understanding of data-center and cloud customer needs. This person should also have a strong understanding of the overall IT market, customer pain points, competitive offerings, and be thoroughly familiar with product development processes and the product management role.

This is a critical and high visibility role spanning a broad range of exciting technologies and products. It reports to the Vice President of Product Management.

    Be the company expert in infrastructure customers, market, and the competition Provide leadership and expertise in the development of new products/services/processes, frequently operating at the leading edge of technology Possess strong product acumen that effectively balances strategic imperatives with tactical daily needs Drive product strategy and direction that translates into high value customer features and new market expansion Influence or lead product definition from vision, roadmap to detailed product requirements. Collaborate with product marketing on release, market positioning and GTM training, as well as to drive product adoption post-launch Partner with sales and marketing to deliver high quality product collateral, and influence pricing, packaging and positioning Launch new services/features by working closely with marketing, and sales organizations to maximize product adoption Outstanding communication skills, including the ability to translate complex technical products and features into intuitive concepts and graphics. Ability to think at a portfolio level and multi-task across products. Ability to take on a complex project with minimal guidance and leverage the ecosystem to develop a defensible point of view on the recommended direction. Present to internal audiences, customers, partners, media and analysts Establish metrics to measure the success of each product offering and release


Work Location: HQ - Redwood City, CA (no exceptions)
Qualifications:
Manage a team that acts as the central resource and driving force for the design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing of product(s) as they move from conception to distribution. Organize interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.

As a Director in the product development division, you will lead a team that defines product specifications and or strategy. Gather and analyze information to define product specifications and review design specifications. Envision and communicate product strategy and functionality. Initiate and foster relationships with other groups. Review product documentation and collateral. Ensure successful product releases based on corporate priorities.

Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives. Regularly interacts across functional areas with senior management or executives to ensure unit objectives are met. The ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations is important. Demonstrated leadership and people management skills. Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development and product management. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 8 of software engineering or related experience preferred.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

A little about us:
Oracle is shifting the complexity from IT, moving it out of the enterprise by engineering hardware and software to work together—in the cloud.

Know someone who would be interested in this job? Share it with your network.