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New Grad (MBA) - Product Manager

Palo Alto, California

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Job ID R1912550

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Job Role and Responsibilities:

Product Managers are the CEOs of their products and are responsible for defining, prioritizing, planning and driving the execution of the vision for their product lines. We possess an eye for business as well as engineering wherewithal in order to be able to strategize, drive and bring their product to market. We work extensively with customers while working cross functionally with Product Marketing, Engineering, Sales, Corporate Marketing and Alliance Partners in order to successfully prioritize features and develop the products that our customers need.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Define and drive use cases, user personas, product features/requirements, roadmaps and release plans for product features
  • Identify a variety of customer needs across the application environment, drive feature prioritization and work closely with engineering to deliver successful products
  • Lead the product feature planning process; ensure that the product set meets the requirements of all applications which will run in, on, or be managed by the business units
  • Understand customer needs and requirements and represent them in MRDs and PRDs
  • Work closely with VMware customers, developers, and key VMware stakeholders including Engineering, Support/Services, Product Management and Sales
  • Understand the market competition for the product set and develop product and competitive positioning
  • Define, track and interpret key business metrics and drive activities which support continued deployment of applications
  • Support planning, execution and go-to-market

Required Skills:  

  • Second year MBA student with a BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent technical knowledge
  • 3 - 5 years of work experience prior to business school
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to translate technology features into business benefits
  • Aptitude to quickly come up to speed on new technology concepts and passion to evangelize a disruptive new technology

Preferred Skills:

  • Comfortable presenting to customers, executives, and large audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative/non-traditional solutions
  • Ability to make reasoned decisions in the face of ambiguity or imperfect data
  • Capable of influencing people at all levels across a broad variety of job functions
  • Experience with enterprise software is desirable
  • Knowledge of VMware products and virtualization is a plus
  • Strong team player and the capable of bringing together diverse views
  • Passionate about technology and have a strong commitment to advancing the state of IT

This job opportunity is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsorship by VMware.



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*Benefits

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  • Parental leave for mothers and fathers

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Generous vacation, holiday, and paid-time-off plans

  • Ongoing development through monetary reimbursements and rotation programs

  • Neurodiversity, Backup Child Care and Employee Assistance programs support your loved ones

  • Medical and wellness plans that are inclusive of all family types

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