Product Manager - Storage in San Antonio, TX

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Rackspace   •  

San Antonio, TX 78201

Industry: Information Technology


8 - 10 years

Posted 41 days ago


Rackspace is the leader in helping customers accelerate the benefits of cloud! The Product Manager -- Storage for Rackspace is responsible for the overall storage portfolio across our private and hybrid cloud offers, including strategic planning, roadmap and prioritization, launching products, managing lifecycle events and reporting out on the health of the business. This role requires cross functional engagements across the company including Executives, Sales, Operations, Partners, Finance, and Supply Chain. Driving key business results for the storage portfolio is critical. The ideal candidate will leverage their deep industry knowledge of storage technologies and ecosystem, and align to the overall Rackspace strategy and drive the storage business forward. This is in a fast paced work environment, ideal for candidates with entrepreneurial spirit and a 'get it done' attitude.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: Ensures achievement of strategic revenue objectives for storage products or product family. Provide regular updates on business results against key indicators including recovery/acceleration plans as appropriate. Researches market trends and needs. Articulates results in the form of product requirements. Plays a proactive role in product planning and design to ensure the product is differentiated from competitors in the marketplace. Develops content for marketing collateral and sales training to ensure successful product launches. Involved throughout the entire lifecycle of the product, working closely with development teams from product initiation to delivery to eventual product retirement. Works directly with customers to understand pain points, strategies, business and strategic needs, cost/value point, etc. Also directly involved in engaging with key partners to drive joint sales efforts, roadmap and planning, requirements and inputs, etc.

  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITY:Expert knowledge of the following domains: IT industry, storage and related technologies and overall storage domain. Advanced understanding of business as it relates to the hosting industry. Excellent knowledge of product development life cycle with relevant experience in 2 or more phases. Proven ability to manage portfolio of projects. Ability to balance team resource loads to meet commitments and optimize output. Demonstrated ability to present to executive level both internal and external.
  • JOB COMPLEXITY: Strategic- high level contributor to overall strategy. Tactical- lower contribution. Manages the success of assigned products and develops requirements for future product releases. Creates Product Line Strategies with a focus on cross functional and/or cross domain product lines. Addresses the lifecycle interaction between multiple products through strategic planning. Develops business cases for new offerings. Researches and creates product requirements docs. Facilitates build vs. buy analysis. Works with Product Marketing Manager regarding company wide communications. Researches competitors' products, assesses competitive advantages and determines what product features and functionality will be built. Mentors or coaches other PM's.
  • SUPERVISION: Determines methods and procedures for new assignments. May mentor and lead others.
  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required, plus 9-12 years related experience (technology and/or product management). BS in Technology or Business preferred. MBA preferred.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: General office environment. May require long periods sitting and viewing a computer monitor. Moderate levels of stress may occur at times. No special physical demands required.

About Rackspace

We accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Join us on our mission to build the world's best technology services company.

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Valid Through: 2019-10-28