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Title:  Vice President, NetApp University & People Enablement


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  32537


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.


By harnessing the power of hybrid cloud data services, customers gain the freedom of choice to securely manage and move data – anywhere, on any cloud. Only NetApp can help organizations deliver data-rich customer experiences when they rapidly test and deploy new applications that easily use data and services regardless of where they reside or in what form.

Job Summary

VP NetApp University & People Enablement


“Deliver the experience, not just training”


General Summary:

This role is for an experienced leader with an eye toward collaboration and embraces eLearning in all its formats. The primary leadership role is to formulate the strategy to drive corporate learning direction, goals and policies. Partners with IT and others to disseminate knowledge and information to the learner through technology platforms, social media, and F2F classroom settings. This position also drives the strategy and execution of our Education Services product line aimed at high value, for fee customer training.

The incumbent is responsible for bringing it all in at or under budget. This leadership position ensures NetAppU develops and delivers effective training solutions for its clients (internal and external). In addition, provides infrastructure services, learning/courseware design services, delivery options and metrics to other NetApp functions including legal, finance, IT, and Product Operations.


Experience in leading the development and implementation of significant, leading-edge learning and/or knowledge management solutions at a strategic, tactical and behavioral level in a global company.

The position oversees a geographically diverse team of direct badged employees, specialized contractor services and a network of authorized learning delivery partners throughout the world.

Possess high levels of intellect, drive and energy. Strong collaboration, process improvement and interpersonal skills required.


Core Learning Principles Used by this Leader:

  •      Instructional Design
  •      Mobile learning
  •      Micro learning
  •      Social learning
  •      Blended learning
  •      Gamification
  •      Learning Management Systems (tools)
Job Requirements

Key Attributes:

  1. Align with the business vision:  Steering the learning journey, in line with business to deliver on the objectives. The VP must understand and talk business—how training is impacting the revenues, operating margins, customer satisfaction levels, employee experiences, and overall productivity.
  2. Design a learning vision: The VP must devise an effective learning vision, based on the above-outlined business goal.
  3. Look for a growth mindset: Learning is a journey of accepting change, and these people must be comfortable navigating ambiguity and uncertainty. The organization as a whole must thrive on the values of speed, agility, and change-readiness.
  4. Maintain a start-up mindset: Think lean, agile, and flexible, where idea generation is encouraged. Encourage people to innovate: for this, you must create a culture that allows people to make mistakes, and learn from them
  5. Look out for latest trends: Must keep pace with what is happening in the learning and development industry. Look out for the latest in training design, development, and deployment, many of which are driven by technology.
  6. Deliver and demonstrate value: Translate the learning outcomes to business metrics, and the value added in organization.





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

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