Senior IT Product Manager Spiceworks
Who you are:
You are the consummate entrepreneurial product manager who loves to work with IT guys, developers, and marketing to drive the usage of your products. You?ve got hands on experience leading teams that involve developers, marketing, content, training, and support resources. You?re driven by data not opinions on data, and you know where and how to get the data about your users. You?ve got a history of turning over all the rocks on your way to product success from marketing to training, to product features, and usability. You?ve managed everything from deployed applications and SaaS services and understand the challenges and opportunities that come from having a portfolio that spans the gamut. Some product managers are terrified by targets, but not you, you toy with targets ? they?re putty in your hands. When it comes to getting things done you roll up your sleeves and dive in, work with the whole cross-functional team and keep everyone focused on the goals.
Who we are:
Spiceworks, an 8 year-old Austin-based startup, is transforming how tech products (hardware, software and IT services) are marketed and sold to over 5 million SMB IT pros around the world. Over 2,000 new users join Spiceworks for free each day. How do we keep IT free? Over 3,000 tech brands (including Microsoft, Dell, HP and Rackspace) advertise in Spiceworks to reach these IT pros. Since SMB IT pros have historically been a tough market to reach, vendors love the unique ways Spiceworks helps them reach this elusive market? so much so that Forbes touted us ?the future of media?!
What you?ll do:
Spiceworks is a unique professional network in that it gives IT users the tools they need to get their jobs done every day. Your mission is to make drive the usage of all of our applications by all users ? a tall order for sure ? and you?ll use every tool in the box to get to that goal. Whether it?s smart product connections, engaging SpiceU content, or good old fashioned marketing ? you?re going to tie the threads that create the fabric of Spiceworks for every IT user on the planet. But you?re not doing this alone ? you?re leading a team of experts from around the company and channeling their efforts towards this goal. This means you?re a born leader. Are you up for the challenge?
Responsibilities: What will I do?
You will own the growth of IT usage for the business ? plain and simple.
You?ll work with a team of amazing marketers and developers to execute strategies to grow IT usage
You will roll up your sleeves and be responsible for executing some of the programs you?ve come up with
You will work closely with dev on avenues to grow usage within and between Spiceworks apps both deployed and SaaS
Report and critically analyze the usage data so you can guide the team on future growth
Drive the launch of new Spiceworks application features to our existing users and collaborate with the IT acquisition marketing team to help drive new users
Qualifications: What does it take to do this job?
15+ years of product management or product marketing experience in growing businesses with demanding performance targets
You?ve got experience with both cloud based and locally deployed software products
Proven ability to collaborate with developers and deliver real value to the development process
Ability to effectively communicate the value prop of a technical solution to an IT user
Proven leadership track record, particularly in leading teams that do not directly report to you
Practical experience or understanding of online marketing tools & techniques
An understanding of IT pros, and how they like to work, communicate, learn, and have fun is a must
A passion for IT is required
Strong verbal and written skills are a must
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Austin, TX 78759