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Product Manager (Closed)

SkillStorm is seeking a Product Manager for our client in Charlotte, NC OR Richmond, VA. Candidates must be able to work on SkillStorm's W2; not a C2C position. EOE, including disability/vets.

Job Description:

  • The Cyber Security, Cloud and Data Center Network Services product management team is responsible for hardware and software products utilized in these three key concentrations. Product Managers are aligned to one or more products in the portfolio. The Cyber Security portfolio includes technology such as firewall, remote access, proxy, content inspection, application delivery controllers, DDoS, Intrusion Detection, packet brokers and network monitoring tools. The Data Center portfolio includes the routing and switching products deployed in data centers. The Cloud portfolio includes public and private cloud products delivering Cyber security or Data Center functions via virtualized infrastructure such as NSX-T.
  • Network Services Product Managers have four areas of responsibility. Customer engagement, Market Intelligence, Business development and Product Lifecycle Management. Product Manager will partner will customers, service owners, economics, finance and other key stakeholders to ensure products are fit for purpose while managing the related product costs.

Product Manager Core Responsibilities Include:

  • Collect and facilitate customer feedback, requirements and demand forecasts
  • Collect and prioritize feature requests, aligning them to business outcomes, strategy and cost
  • Marketing of product innovation to drive strategic consumption
  • Develop product intelligence including emerging products, market trends, competitor analysis and benchmarks
  • Manage product P&L inclusive of product run rates (operating costs) and strategic investments
  • Develop business cases in support of product investments, customers initiatives and strategic changes
  • Lead commercial events (RFP/RFI) evaluating new technology, use cases or purchase agreements
  • Develop and maintain healthy vendor relationships including contract execution and optimization
  • Product rationalization to ensure the optimal portfolio of available products
  • New product introduction, following a formal governance process to ensure availably and operational stability
  • Maintain enterprise systems of record of managed products
  • Drive refresh strategies ensuring operational stability and risk of aging technology is appropriately addressed 
  • Must have skills/talents:
  • 5+ years of either; technology product management experience or multiple roles related to in scope products
  • 3+ years financial management (i.e. business case development, P&L oversight or budgeting)
  • 3+ years communication experience (i.e. customer communication, senior leaders or key stakeholders)

Preferred Skills / Talents:

  • Prior experience with Cyber Security products / vendors
  • Prior experience with Data Center routing and switching products / vendors
  • Prior experience with virtualization, artificial intelligence, or machine learning products / vendors
  • Prior experience working in an Agile framework
  • Prior experience managing portfolio/budget? $10MM
  • Prior experience leading commercial events (i.e. RFP - Request for Proposal)
  • Prior experience negotiating vendor contracts / purchase agreements
  • Collaborative – works well with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Leadership – ability to analyze situations, formulate a plan and gain consensus

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