Ensono is looking for a Director Product Management to lead a strong product management team for Ensono’s rapidly expanding Cloud business. You will be responsible for the continual growth of Ensono’s managed services solutions for Cloud technologies by developing and delivering on a product strategy and roadmap that aligns with our mission – help our clients deliver on the promise of cloud. This is a senior leadership role for a high-energy experienced product leader who is knowledgeable in cloud technology to thrive in the fast-growing cloud industry and a rapidly expanding hybrid IT leader.
You will be responsible for:
Own the vision and strategy for the Public Cloud product portfolio and define the roadmap for executing the strategy
Lead, teach and coach your team of Product Managers to bring the vision to life
Make evidence-based decisions on prioritizations and tradeoffs and ensure a deliberate balance on creating value for the long-term while enabling sales to sell in the short-term
Be an expert as it relates to and connect the dots between market trends, competitive landscape and business needs of Ensono’s target audience to anticipate market and technology evolution with new product planning and development
Champion and inspire through a cohesive narrative around product vision, strategy and roadmap in front of cross-functional teams, partners and clients
Communicate to create clarity and alignment throughout the organization
Collaborate with the other Product leaders to develop top-level Portfolio and Go-to-Market strategies and advocate for and implement Product Management disciplines
Success is predicated on a deep-seated conviction in the product vision, a strategic mindset, high attention to detail, spot-on judgement with the ability to inspire a sense of purpose, influence without formal authority, cultivate innovation and drive results.
We have big plans and we are looking for someone who is
A change agent, able to quickly identify opportunities, inspire support, and rapidly execute.
Strategic but tactical. You do need to be able to see both the forest and the trees.
Driven and results-oriented. This role isn’t for the faint of heart. There are a lot of moving parts and different teams and partners to collaborate with.
A great manager, coach, and teacher who is self-aware and knows when it is their turn to learn.
Adaptable and can manage ambiguity. More importantly you also need to help your team and stakeholders manage ambiguity.
An excellent communicator who can truly practice active listening.
Actively engage across our business and within our customer and advisor community to understand, identify and react to trends in the market
Define product roadmap and identify ways to enhance our client experiences.
Define our “Always On” enablement program and oversee its successful implementation
Work with Product Engineering to introduce incremental or new capabilities to our customers
Have a strong working relationship with the Product Engineering and Marketing within the team.
Drive the team to effectively manage their queue of work
Ensure the continuous development and improvement of the product, marketing and enablement artifacts and ongoing delivery and engagement models.
Day to day management of team members, this includes performing one on one meetings, conducting performance reviews quarterly and ensuring appropriate coverage of staff.
Resource manage product work and BAU support
Lead on proactively improving ways of working and processes.
Proactively keep up to date on public cloud services and developments.
A strong understanding of Public Cloud and Hybrid IT.
A good understanding of the Agile and ITIL Frameworks.
A good understanding of Modern IT methods such as CI/CD
Have a passion for Cloud technologies and the power of automation.
Demonstrated experience and a passion for identifying and solving complex problems
Excellent customer service skills and communication skills (verbal and written).
Confidence in liaising with personnel at all levels
Ability to multi-task with accuracy and work well within required timescales
Ability to document processes and procedures in a clear, concise and logical manner
Ability to interpret data and to present information in a variety of formats
Work in an organized and efficient manner without close supervision with a strong attention to detail as part of a global team or as an individual
Demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and drive
Years of Experience Desired/Required
5 years+ successful team leading experience ( or equivalent demonstrable ability )
3 years+ of Public Cloud product management experience
10+ years’ experience in the IT Sector with particular appeal for those who have a background in Managed Services or have come from technical roles.