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VMware Sr Product Manager, VMware Marketplace Portal - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Phoenix, Arizona

Ready to build? So are we!

Come join VMware Marketplace (https://marketplace.cloud.vmware.com/) , part of the new and exciting Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) team, made up of products and services under the Tanzu portfolio (https://tanzu.vmware.com/tanzu) to help customers build, run, and manage their most important applications.

The VMware Marketplace is an online catalog of software products published by independent software vendors and VMware itself. We allow publishers to package, validate and then publish their solutions in several form factors across multiple target deployment platforms. VMware customers can browse, validate, purchase, and then deploy software products from the VMware Marketplace into their infrastructure.

The Marketplace sits at the intersection of business, technology and commerce.

Tight feedback loops drive our processes. We value test-driven development, retrospectives, continuous integration, data-informed decision making, and working at a sustainable pace. We nurture psychological safety within teams and empower them to drive the changes necessary to obtain successful outcomes. We build software and solve problems collaboratively. Teammates are always accessible to lend a helping hand. The marketplace team is distributed around the US, Europe and India.

About you

You have seen the power of empowered, balanced teams and believe in Outcomes over Output (https://vimeo.com/206617354/a4f8a1f8e8) . You have strong product instincts, but more importantly have an appreciation for and understanding of data-informed decision making, lean startup, agile and user-centered design values, principles, and practices. You are excited by the user and business value that technology can unlock. You thrive in a complex ecosystem, collecting, sharing, and synthesizing input from many directions and enabling the teams that you work with to continuously deliver customer value. You believe in doing the right thing and doing what works. #TeamTanzu #VMwareMarketplace

Interested? Here is what we look for:

  • You have a keen sense of how buyers and sellers collaborate in a B2B space when purchasing and consuming enterprise software

  • Intellectual curiosity in identifying the personas who interact with and use the platform, and act as a voice of the customer in discovering and articulating their needs

  • Like engaging with customers (both internal and external) in structured and unstructured settings

  • Continuously look for opportunities to improve user experience though a combination of market research (including competitor analysis) and user feedback loops

  • Drive consensus amongst internal stakeholders and own the UX strategy roadmap for the platform

  • Collaborate with a set of peers in Product Management who have a deep focus on components of the platform like Commerce, Product Validation, Consumption, etc. and be the "glue" that ties these functions into a cohesive structure that in turn leads to a delightful user experiences delivered through the Marketplace portal

  • Go-To-Market knowledge in how we enable sale of software products (SaaS/On-prem) through both direct and channel (resale, Service Provider, Solution Provider, Systems Integrator, etc.)

  • Understand how at-scale portals function and how to build the operational rigor needed to support continuous evolution and roll out changes in a non-disruptive way

  • Extend the marketplace into other digital platforms both on-prem and in the cloud through a rich set of API’s that allow us to scale our operations and reach

  • Take ownership of a problem statement and drive it to a successful outcome by leveraging and influencing cross functional teams that collaborate in the Marketplace

  • A strong collaborator who actively fosters safe and inclusive teams. You enjoy mentoring others as much as you like learning from them

  • Work well with others to jointly define and drive product strategy, vision and roadmap while evangelizing to internal stakeholders, partners and users of our product

  • Enjoy writing user stories and helping the development team prioritize the backlog in order to continuously deliver measurable value towards the vision with your team

  • Articulate your vision using detailed UX workflows and User Interface mockups to document the user experience

  • Are excited to innovate and iterate on agile PM processes

The following are attributes we see in successful candidates, but they are not strict requirements. You are strongly encouraged to apply even if you don’t tick all the boxes because we want to hear from you and learn about what you can bring to the role:

  • 5+ years of Product Management experience in enterprise software

  • Past experience of managing a digital web-based platform that supports a worldwide user base

  • Exposure to designing workflows that support complex business processes, are compliant to regulatory standards and meet requirements from stakeholders like legal, finance, revenue, operations and marketing

  • Knowledge of localization techniques, adapting the product to accessibility standards (i.e., VPAT) is a big plus

  • Strong technical background that enables you to deeply understand VMware Marketplace and use that knowledge to drive integration with other teams and products

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to teach others. You can break down technically complex topics into easy-to-follow documentation

  • Experience with Cloud Providers, Hyper Scalers and platform automation is a plus

  • Focused on data-driven approaches to solving problems, and accelerating the learning process to validate solutions

  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and other partners

  • Experience with Lean and User-Centered Design methodologies and website design principles

  • Experience with agile development methodologies

  • Interested in working in diverse and highly collaborative environments

Category : Marketing

Subcategory: Product Management

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-07-07

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