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Senior Manager, Product Management

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Location: Remote
Job ID: 1015550HV
Date Posted: Feb 2, 2022
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Product Management
Remote: Yes

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Meet Our Team

The Hitachi Vantara software product management team is looking for a Senior Manager of Product Management to create and drive management software strategy. Senior Manager of Product Management will lead a team of product managers as well as be an individual contributor to make Hitachi Vantara infrastructure the easiest to setup, configure, manage, and consume. This is a challenging position that requires a mix of strong technical software skills and business aptitude. As a Senior Manager of Product Management, you define product vision and strategy and oversee product planning and execution throughout the product life cycle. Review market trends and works with other function leaders to approve technical specifications and requirements. Determines prioritization of different requirements. Ensures and enables Product Managers to work closely with marketing, engineering and other functions. Represents Hitachi Vantara at industry events and customer forums. Shares responsibility for product P-L with other functional leaders. Provides status updates to executive leaders.

A position at this level requires a candidate who needs little to no supervision: a proven self-starter capable of understanding what needs to be done and making it happen. You must be able to communicate throughout all areas of the company including engineering, marketing, sales, support and services to drive awareness and adoption as well as profitability for responsible products.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Responsible for products and PMs associated with management software tools offered with storage platforms
  • Drive strategy and roadmap for storage platform management software components: configuration, protection, troubleshooting, automation
  • Mentor and lead the global product teams located US and Japan
  • Continuously analyze storage management market to develop, maintain and socialize infrastructure interface requirements, strategies and business plans
  • Drive API and adapter software components that simplify and enable consumption of Hitachi Vantara infrastructure
  • Work across product and solution teams to drive and demonstrate enablement vision and capabilities
  • Develop and communicate vision and strategy to internal and external executives
  • Specify and document product roadmaps and requirements by gathering knowledge through customer interaction, sales engagements, competitive analysis and analyst research
  • Work closely with other Product Managers, Owners, Solutions, Marketing, Sales and Engineering teams to define and develop detailed product/business requirements
  • Frequent interaction with customers to deliver product vision and roadmaps as well as provide demonstrations and answer technical questions
  • Work with the broader leadership team to continually optimize Hitachi's organization and workplace to attract and motivate top talent
  • Lead from the front, by example, and bring substantial expertise to every internal and external interaction to inspire and lead others
  • Embrace and help to shape an organizational transformation - including assisting others to navigate the ambiguity

What You Bring To The Team
  • B.S. degree, preferably in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Master's degree in EE/CE/CS or MBA a plus
  • 15+ years overall experience
  • 8+ years of product management experience in an IT company
  • Deep technical understanding of enterprise storage, compute, protection, automation and analytics
  • Knowledge of Hitachi Vantara storage platforms and management toolset is a big plus
  • Experience with SaaS solutions
  • Programming experience with REST APIs with utilization across multiple programming languages
  • Strong knowledge of OpenStack, Microsoft, VMware, Oracle, SAP and other leading applications with regards to integration needs
  • This position requires domestic and international travel (Amount will vary based on current events and priorities)

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge

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