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Title:  Lenovo NetApp JV Business Director


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  28481

Job Summary


Business Drivers/Position Requirements:

The Lenovo NetApp JV Business Director is responsible for owning and leading the overall business relationship with the JV  for NetApp.   This person will direct a broad set of resources both direct and indirect across NetApp to ensure the success of NetApp and the JV.    This position will lead a small direct team of people who are 100% focused on the  JV and NetApp relationship. This role will also require matrix leadership across 7 to 8 functional areas and tight cooperation with important functional team members who are assigned to support the JV.  The role requires a balanced and broad scoped leader with experience in several functional areas the business including knowledge of NetApp products and technology, OEM and Channel, Technology roadmap, finance, have a strong operational mindset, and an understanding of Chinese Business engagements.


Job Requirements


Strategic and Operational Scope:

This will have high visibility across the organizations, both NetApp and the JV and will be a key contributor to one of NetApp's most strategic initiatives.  This role will have high visibility across the organization and require a broad business, operational and customer/sales mindset.  The role will require the individual to own the revenue plan of the entire JV business,and understand a broad scope of interactions between NetApp and the JV.    Key responsibilities include:

·         Single leadership interface, go-to person, for the JV into NetApp

·         Revenue ownership for entire revenue of JV across all brands

·         Driving NetApp’s agenda within the Board

·         Strong supporter of JV

·         Cross functional leadership of the entire NetApp team that touches the JV



This position will be focused on PRC China, and the entire revenue and profit of the JV and NetApp’s revenue and profit selling to the JV and income from the JV.  The role will have AOP ownership, operational knowledge around new products and manufacturing flows.   It will also oversee the engineering, legal, marketing and training needs.


Mandarin Language fluency is highly valued


BS/BA degree or equivalent related experience. 12+ years -- plus add additional experience requirements needed if you were to fill an open requisition, i.e., knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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