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VMware Vice President of Product Marketing & Partnerships, VMware Edge - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Boston, Massachusetts

Vice President of Product Marketing & Partnerships, VMware Edge

Location - Palo Alto, CA or Home Office, Remote (United States)

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a brave new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application. With Fiscal year 2021 revenues of almost $12 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners.

At its best, VMware is a place, where we are valued for the complete people we are, where extraordinary progress is achieved for ourselves, our teams, our company, our customers, and our communities – and where even more progress is desired and expected. VMware is a powerful platform for all of who we are – individual, colleague, pioneer, citizen – a place where empowerment, accountability, and responsibility become the traits of ownership, and where each of us can own our future and achieve success through our own actions, on our terms. With 35,000+ employees we are a passionate, innovative and driven group inspired to make a difference in the industry and our communities.

About the role

Reporting directly to the SVP & General Manager of Service Provider & Edge BU (SEBU), we’re looking for a dynamic leader as VP of Product Marketing & Partnerships, who will have responsibility for creating preference for the VMware Edge portfolio of enterprise products (including SASE/SD-WAN, Edge Compute Stack, and future offers) across all routes-to-market.

Working closely with product management, sales, business operations, global marketing and partnership organizations, the successful individual will manage both GTM and product marketing strategy and execution.

The opportunity requires an individual with a unique blend of leadership, marketing, product, business, operational, analytical, partnering and influencing skills who can manage an existing, established and transforming product portfolio, as well as build and evangelize the vision and voice for the future for VMware Multi-Cloud Edge.

In this role the successful candidate will:

  • Own the creation and execution of the overall marketing strategy, preference creation, and go-to-market plan for the VMware Edge portfolio of products (SASE/SD-WAN, Edge Compute Stack, and future offers) for the enterprise customers across all routes to market.

  • Understand our customers, their buying journey and our competition to amplify our voice, retain leadership in category. Enable our sales organization to excel in their pursuits.

  • Develop and refine messaging, positioning, product content and apply it for AR/PR, awareness and thought leadership, with relevance to end user personas

  • Demand generation and campaign design across all our routes to market, leveraging a mix of digital campaigns, account-based marketing, field marketing/events (both in person and virtual), social media and applying the right investment for each form in a data-driven fashion.

  • Focus demand-generation efforts for both lands, expand and cross-sell opportunities to net new customers and existing customer install-base

  • Develop offers for all routes-to-market that meet the business objectives of POC’s and closed business.

  • Drive sales and partner enablement programmatically for all offers and quantify efficacy

  • Develop and grow strategic partnerships with ecosystem partners and enable a select number as a route-to-market

  • Build leverage across the various RTM functions and closely partner with product management, sales, business operations, global marketing and partner organization

  • Leverage market intelligence and marketing analytics to successfully drive and build leverage in our RTM

  • Identify roadblocks (and remove them) for existing routes to market together with responsibility and influence for select RTM operations and governance

  • Lead with EPIC2 (https://news.vmware.com/company/vmwares-culture-built-epic2-values) values, develop a high-performing, highly collaborative team

Job Requirements

  • You have 15 – 20 years of software industry marketing experience with an ideal mix of technical (product management, technical marketing or engineering) and business (consulting, product marketing) background.

  • You have a proven track record of marketing success from within a networking, security, cloud software/service, SaaS, or IaaS company is strongly preferred.

  • You have strong experience managing teams of 25+ marketers.

  • Experience in both large and small start-up companies required

  • Excellent listening, oral and written communication/presentation skills with strong ability to influence people at all levels and in various functions

  • Strong awareness of technology trends, marketing systems and best-practices and their potential influence on VMware’s business

  • Strong teaming skills and experience to bring together diverse views

  • Innate interest in constantly learning new things and ways of working

  • Creates an inclusive, collaborative and fun way of sharing experience and learnings

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related technical degree or experience. MBA preferred.

This job may require the candidate to comply with travel restrictions and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry. Further, depending on various factors, including legal challenges to the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, VMware may require employees to be fully vaccinated effective January 18, 2022.

Category : Marketing

Subcategory: Product Management

Experience: Executive

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2022-01-03

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at http://careers.vmware.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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