Senior Manager, Global GTM Strategy
- Palo Alto, CA
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Job Role and Responsibilities:
VMware is looking for a talented leader and team player to fill a highly visible role in our Worldwide Customer Strategy organization. The Senior Manager, Global Go-to-Market (GTM) Strategy, will be responsible for driving GTM strategy as part of the Integrated Business Planning, GTM Strategy and Corporate Intelligence team. As a candidate for this role, you will have a proven track record of leading GTM strategy development and transformation in high-tech companies, specifically driving a shift from Product to Solution selling and a transformation to Cloud and SaaS business models. This is a critical role that will help VMware transform our GTM strategy to support our growth to a $20B company.
The responsibilities of this role include working within the VMware Sales & Services organization to build strategies that will drive emerging product growth and drive business in new markets leveraging our existing and emerging routes-to-market and strategic partnerships. This role will be involved in all aspects of strategy development, defining the supporting Sales and Partner coverage models and pipeline acceleration as well as defining programs that will be critical to realizing success. This individual must be very strong at working cross functionally at all levels of the organization and have a track record of constructively disturbing the Status Quo.
The successful candidate will be a 'Strategic Doer' with great energy, initiative and leadership qualities that inspire teaming and trust to influence cross functional teams in support of defining and evolving our GTM strategy and practices.
- Define GTM strategy for new VMware offerings, led by internal and external research, benchmarking and analytics
- Assess effectiveness of current GTM strategy, refine and optimize accordingly
- Partner with Sales leaders to design segmentation, coverage and capacity planning models
- Lead the evolution of VMware GTM for Solution Selling and SaaS transformation
- Evangelize GTM strategy by engaging cross-functional teams including Sales, Services, Customer Success, Finance, Business Ops and Product Marketing/Management
- Provide thought leadership, perform business analysis and support execution of high-impact strategic projects and mission-critical initiatives as part of the sales leadership team
- Drive alignment and best practices application across regions and shared functions to implement the Sales and Partner GTM strategy globally
- Develop external benchmarking to develop a best-in-class strategic account sales structure to support our largest and highest potential customers
- Analyze market trends and customer feedback to anticipate customer needs, features, and functional requirements from which the GTM and Engineering teams can design, build, test and implement new offerings
- Ensure market analysis, capacity analysis, customer segmentation, predictive analysis and other internal intelligence is provided to the sales organization
- Balance strategy with operations to ensure that models can be effectively implemented
- Evaluate effectiveness of sales models and programs and determine what programs should start, stop or continue
- 8+ years of extensive and progressive experience in global software Sales Strategy, GTM Strategy, and/or top-tier Strategy Consulting.
- Experience in Cloud and SaaS GTM
- Significant Solution Selling GTM experience strongly preferred
- Great business acumen and exceptional strategic thinking skills balanced with operational execution capabilities
- History of developing and leading GTM strategies and Sales and Services transformations cross-functionally
- Creative with strong problem-solving skills, analytical and process mindset, and attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Extensive experience building high-quality data models and C-level presentations
- C-suite relationship engagement and management
- Strong executive presence, communication, and interpersonal skills
- High performer with track record of exceeding performance expectations and metrics
- MBA required, top-tier Strategy Consulting experience a plus
- Eagerness to translate high-level business objectives into actions
- Excellent communications skills, with the ability to synthesize, simplify and explain complex problems to different types of audience, including executives
- Experience in Software, Cloud, or Infrastructure such as Compute, Network, Storage
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