Sr Director, Cloud Product Portfolio

Flexera Itasca , IL 60143

Posted 2 weeks ago

Companies spend millions on IT, year after year, without a clear picture of where it goes or how effectively it's spent. Flexera shines a light into this technology black hole so executives can understand exactly what's in their IT ecosystem and manage it more effectively.

Flexera thrives on building a diverse workforce because it enables us to build our products with a wider appeal and serve our customers on a global scale.

Companies invest in their IT architecture and applications with the best intentions, but decentralized models result in inefficiency and overspend often in the millions. Reporting directly to the Head of Global Product Management, the visibility is off the charts for this role as the leader for our Cloud optimization/migration product portfolio.

The Role

Leading the cloud product management team will include hiring, mentoring and coordinating the work of the team members. You will also be responsible for ensuring that these products deliver tangible customer value and align internal stakeholder groups including sales/solutions engineers, customer success, engineering, and support. An important part of your strategy will be driving further integration of your product set with other Flexera products and likely future acquisitions.

You will need to deliver business outcomes, usability, 'fit for purpose' and market success delivery of the product and features falls. You will be a key decision maker in priorities, strategies, and design decisions throughout the lifecycle.

The Products

The growing move to the cloud continues to affect organizational structure. Organizations continue to build central cloud teams and centers of excellence to best leverage in-house expertise, especially in managing and optimizing cloud costs. The lack of visibility into which leads to wasted spend. Many organizations also struggle to manage multiple cloud instances, and the additional array of services in their environment. Further, the growth of hybrid cloud instances is leading to greater complexity in the IT environment making it even more difficult to manage.

A Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in SAM and Cloud, our IT management solutions provide comprehensive, consistent and reliable data central to driving key business outcomes:

  • Easily identify the best workloads to migrate to cloud

  • Gain visibility into cloud spend across your entire organization

  • Track and monitor cloud spend vs. actual allocated budget

  • Manage multiple cloud instances and services from a single view

  • Govern cloud use with automated policies

Responsibilities include:

  • Driving portfolio-level strategy, cross-product priorities, success metrics, and go-to-market plans

  • Lead or oversee customer research and market feedback on products/features/pricing/competition

  • Coach your product managers through an engaged and active agile process with their development/design teams

  • Work with executives to set and review product plans, acquire teams/resources and develop a shared view of requirements, business value and priorities

  • Work with peer leaders (especially engineering, design and marketing) to build cross-functional trust and collaboration

  • Works with architects and UX to understand technology and user trends

  • UseKPIs and product lifecycle, win-loss analysis and sales effectiveness to inform decisions

  • Lead all go to market activities (pricing, packaging, channel and sales enablement) and work with marketing to build and deliver content

  • Works with the Product Managers on the team to understand competitive landscape and apply competitive factors to the priorities and order of attack

  • Establish processes for direct customer/user input, cross-product initiatives and prioritization, hiring/mentoring product managers, and increasing visibility of roadmaps

Qualifications

The right candidate will have already led a product management team, and have substantial experience as a B2B/enterprise product manager:

  • Experience supervising product managers (at least 3 direct reports) on revenue software for enterprises; experience managing UX/designers is a big plus

  • Defining and designing a product management team: hiring, coaching, role definitions, assignments/division of labor

  • Experience building strategies, goals/metrics, priorities and roadmaps for a cloud product set

  • Ownership of a B2B/enterprise product through several releases.

  • Demonstrable knowledge around agile development processes, enterprise release cycles, UX/design, and go-to-market for new products

  • Specific product knowledge around B2B software asset management, cloud deployment, containers, or "big enterprise" applications such as ERP, software configuration, network security, and application performance management is a very big plus

Flexera is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for open roles regardless of age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local/national laws, policies and/or regulations. Regarding disability, we encourage candidates requiring accommodations to please let us know by emailing careers@flexera.com.

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