Sr Product Manager - Service Provider

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Position Summary

As a Sr Product Manager you are a member of a product or solution team and are responsible for helping to drive the product strategy and requirements. You will be the market expert listening to customer and prospect needs, analyzing market dynamics, and setting product direction.

You will manage the complete product lifecycle from definition and introduction to end-of-life. In the PM team we work collaboratively, driving strategic alignment within the organization, and communicate effectively to both internal and external audiences. You develop requirements using a balance of future vision, near term opportunities, customer requirements, business insight, and management of day-to-day product issues. The Sr PM will engage with executives, business partners, channel, and end users. The position is dynamic and succes will mean being comfortable with frequent multi-tasking among technical, business, strategic, marketing and planning activities.
Primary Responsibilities

  • Engage with customers to understand their business objections, operational constraints, and specific needs / pain points
  • Define overall vision and strategy for a product / solution, including target customer persona, customer value proposition, and business goals
  • Own Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), including product planning / concept definition, Minimum Viable Product (MVP) definition (when is an offering good enough for launch?), ongoing release strategy, and ultimately product retirement. Work with program management to drive the logistics of the PLM.
  • Own creating and delivering against the business goals for the product / solution
  • Define capabilities and requirements for product / solution to align with overall vision and strategy; create and maintain a Market Requirement Documents (MRD) or equivalent, including a plan of Record (POR)/Roadmap
  • Conduct market analyses and financial ROI analyses to inform product / solution roadmap and prioritize product backlog
  • In collaboration with Sales, Marketing, Legal, Agile Product Owners, and many others, drive decisions on backlog prioritization (e.g., customer expectations vs. engineering realities)
  • Develop and deliver compelling product positioning with clear competitive differentiation and ROI to all audiences include executives, customers, partners and analysts.
  • Collaborate with Product Marketing, Sales, Corporate Marketing, Partners, and Customers, to develop overall go-to-market strategy and plan, including packaging, pricing, and positioning
  • Craft dashboards and metrics to monitor the performance of product / solution, based on pipeline, bookings, customers, etc.
  • Build excitement for the overall F5 product strategy and portfolio and specific product / solution with customers, market analysts, and internal partners with great communications, customer events and external presentations.
  • Very high customer and partner engagement to receive feedback and handle escalations
  • Overall accountability for the success of the product and business, creating internal visibility and business analysis for QBR's and business reviews.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong customer orientation with the propensity to listen, organize and champion key initiatives and projects for product development
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with ability to articulate complex technology clearly
  • Flexible, ambitious, great teammate, good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently or lead others on projects
  • Excellent leadership, negotiation & persuasion skills
  • Working knowledge of telco network architecture and applications
  • Deep knowledge of industry standards especially policy control, policy management and traffic management
  • May require the ability to travel via automobile or airplane, approximately 10-25% of the time spent traveling.
  • BA/BS degree with 12+ years experience; or Masters degree with 10+ years experience; or equivalent experience
  • MBA a plus
  • 3+ years of experience in enterprise networking, security, cloud service/products, IT operations, or similar industries
  • 5+ years of telco industry experience
  • 3+ years analyzing products, customers and market dynamics a plus

F5 Networks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer we embrace diversity

The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.

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