Senior Director Networking Platform and Technologies Silver Spring Networks
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As the Senior Director of Networking Platform Products and Technologies, you will be responsible for leading the overall strategy, product management and business management for the networking platform, including the networking infrastructure, communications modules, network management software as well as security and firmware products. This role has a global mandate and will include significant interface with customers, partners and internal groups such as engineering, manufacturing and sales. This role is strategic with appropriate focus on the tactical in order to be close to the market.
This is a new role created in order to provide greater strategic focus on the core networking platform and related technologies. As a networking company, these products are the core DNA for the company and critical to being a leader in the market. You will direct overall product strategy, including market analysis, Build/Buy/Partner discussions, product management activities within the context of the overall corporate plan to meet company objectives.
You will lead the development of business plans and be responsible for the business results of cross-product solutions. You will manage product strategy and product positioning in the market place based on customer needs and the market trends/competitive landscape. You will initiate and foster relationships with development, sales, and other product management groups to develop cross-product solutions, enhance functionality of existing products, and promote those products within the marketplace.
Conceive, refine, develop and execute the overall strategy for the network platform at Silver Spring Networks
Develop a long-term business plan and product strategy to achieve the agreed-to goals
Conduct build/buy/partner evaluations in the execution of the strategy
Manage the entire product management framework from strategic planning to tactical activities for the entire category
Manage one or more product managers. Recruit, mentor and develop product management talent.
Formulate and execute strategy with cross-functional teams and partners through market requirements, solution pricing, product contract, and positioning.
Analyze product market segments and perform competitive analysis of those segments; drive strategies to increase product benefits in target segments.
Serve as the senior sponsor for partnering activities within the category.
Develop and implement the go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.
Serve as a spokesperson and advocate for Silver Spring Networks' solutions, both internally and externally.
You must be a thoughtful and passionate leader, able to communicate with all areas of the company and have frequent interactions with senior management. You will develop and maintain pricing for your product line and track ongoing sales and gross margin. You will meet with management on a regular basis to review your product lines contribution to the business unit.
10+ years experience in Product Management or similar business management functions, and relevant market experience
Proven track record of building businesses from early stages into market leadership.
Specific expertise in RF mesh networking preferable but not required, specific domain knowledge a strong plus.
The ability to anticipate the direction of the market, develop a vision for the solution and build a roadmap to deliver.
Demonstrate passion for great people and engineers, and ability to lead strong teams to ambitious goals.
Team player with demonstrated leadership skills.
Strong communication and presentation skills, capable of regular interface with senior leaders inside and outside the company.
Embrace change and ambiguity - responds well to changing situations.
Strong evangelist and spokesperson for the products and the company.
Demonstrated track record of successfully working with the sales force to close and support large complex customers.
Results-oriented - able to focus cross-functional teams on achieving common goals, manage competing priorities, and balance strategy and attention to detail.
Bachelor's degree is required. MBA is preferred.
Redwood City, California, United States
||575 Broadway Street |
Redwood City, CA 94063
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