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Title:  Director, Product Mgmt


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709 Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089 Boulder, CO, US, 80302

Requisition ID:  49985


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the VP of Product Management, this role is a Product Manager with a focus on driving business in NetApp’s installed base customers.  You will work closely with cross-functional teams to develop strategies and programs to drive business for product refreshes and add-on components.   A strong understanding of NetApp’s Product and Service offerings, relationship management skills, and GTM experience in a high-technology, dynamic environment is crucial to your success. 

As a Product Manager you are part of a dynamic team that delivers value to the NetApp organization and supports sales and revenue generation goals.  The team is tasked to:

  • Develop voice of the customer goals in collaboration with customers, sales, sales support, product development and other cross-functional teams to ensure a focus on market and customer needs.
  • Establish, enhance or distinguish product placement within the competitive arena
  • Work with development and cross functional teams to optimize product investments and roadmap plans.
  • Drive the primary interaction and relationships with our sales teams, our partners, and our customers to drive input and communication of product plans.
  • Develop business plans and product positioning in the marketplace including pricing strategies, product specifications, catalogues, sell-sheets, training aids, web presence and promotional events.
Job Requirements
  • Track general business indicators, including market share, and competitor’s marketing and sales program activities.
  • Work with industry analyst to bring analyst views and data into the product planning process.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; presentation, customer service, business, and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work both independently and lead cross functional teams.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas.
  • Product management experience in the technology industry.
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities.
  • Drive and manage business in the installed base.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate with customers to solve their problems and deliver mutual successes.
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate with key stakeholders.
  • Product managers must have clarity on the market, an understanding of the product's technical capability, and the ability to translate customer needs into actionable cross-team deliverables.Product managers must have clarity on the market, an understanding of the product's technical capability, and the ability to translate customer needs into actionable cross-team deliverables. 
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience is required.
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree is required, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to have completed multiple, complex technical projects.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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