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Product Line Marketing Manager - Cloud Platform Business Unit

Palo Alto, California

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Job ID R1912900

Product Line Marketing Manager - Cloud Platform Business Unit

Job Description

VMware Cloud Platform is VMware's largest business unit, with 500,000 customers in over 100 countries. vSphere is the foundation of the compute business for VMware and the industry leading server virtualization platform that powers the SDDC solution stacks across the company. As announced recently in VMworld 2019 , the leadership position of vSphere in virtualization and VM’s, is being extended to Containers and Kubernetes (K8s) with Project Pacific(k8s in vSphere) .  In addition to CPU virtualization,  vSphere is also bringin new capabilities for the growing GPU virtualization market supporting AI/ML workloads. It’s an exciting time to be in the largest product line in the company as it looks to transform the container and GPU markets while maintaining its market leadership in server virtualization.

This position will be part of the team supporting strategic product marketing ; covering monetization strategy , packaging & pricing , business planning & GTM, for the vSphere product platform including new initiatives for Project Pacific (K8s on vSphere) and AI/ML workloads.

Job Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drive key initiatives in the packaging and pricing function across the vSphere Product platform - supporting the monetization strategy for a profitable and scalable business 
  • Collaborate with PMM teams to communicate business related messaging, pricing and packaging, and TCO/ROI analytics of the unique capabilities of the vSphere platform.
  • Analyze competitive intelligence, industry trends , market position, market share and growth rates to shape business strategy
  • Data driven and highly analytical approach to measure product sales , pricing , discounts and business metrics to reflect performance and plan for continuous improvements
  • Drive comprehensive market research using both primary/secondary data to support segmentation , packaging , pricing , positioning , business value decisions 
  • Define overall packaging strategy with industry best practices around different licensing models – Perpetual , Subscription , SaaS , Term et al across on prem and cloud 
  • Design product promotions and incentives to drive growth and customer adoption
  • Foster strong relationships with multiple cross functional business units and product teams for driving solution stacks that aggregate multiple offerings
  • Engage directly with the field sales teams on enabling business value conversations with customers , strategic deal structuring and analysis and approvals framework for deal exceptions
  • Deep understanding of e2e operational workflows and ability to partner with Finance , Legal , Revenue , IT , Backoffice , Sales and Operations; for driving implementation 

Required Skills

  • 8+ years of experience in Information Technology, with at least 4 years of relevant work experience in Strategic Marketing areas in a Technology company
  • Ability to create customer-facing presentation content independently, author detailed market research documents, and conduct pricing and packaging proposals
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large volume of data and deal with complex scenarios and incomplete information
  • Ability to communicate at an executive level with compelling , clear , logical and data driven arguments
  • Ability to build complex models and lead quantitative analysis for supporting business decisions
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills, comfortable delivering presentations to large audiences on an international scale. 
  • Solid knowledge of the IT vendor ecosystem
  • Intellectual curiosity & willingness to take ownership of deliverables.
  • The person must have a strong work ethic, expressing dedication to the business and pursuit of the agreed-to business agendas.
  • BSCS degree or equivalent, MBA required.
  • Top tier management consulting experience in Tech sector highly desirable



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