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Director Product Strategy

Reston
US

Director of Product Strategy is responsible for working with the API, Integration and Microservices Business Unit leadership team in developing and executing the product and portfolio strategy. This role will be responsible for crafting and managing product portfolio strategy, business planning, and optimizing operational execution working with go to market teams. The role requires agility to work of different aspects such as product strategy, market analysis, partnership with go to market teams, business planning, program management and other priorities as required for the business

 

This role reports to the SVP Product Management, Integration and Microservices Business Unit.

 

Key Goals of the Position

  • Help define business unit strategy working with the leadership and drive execution of the strategy working with the cross functional teams.
  • Support wide array of business execution priorities.
  • Support the transformation and modernization of the business aligned with corporate objectives.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Lead key projects or major workstreams related to Software AG API, Integration and Microservices business overall product strategy to ultimately drive improved market execution.
  • Partner with other members of the business unit leadership team to frame cross-product strategy questions and drive strategy projects and initiatives flowing from the team.
  • Identify, prioritize, structure, and manage complex issues that drive priorities and demonstrate bottom line results.
  • Take on the role of senior project/program manager on strategic or cross-functional projects, and bring timely and useful insight, perspective, and analytical support.
  • Work with marketing and go to market teams on execution of the strategy for the business unit and helping resolve challenges.
  • Manage projects, problems, collaborating and coordinating with stakeholders.
  • Work with sales and marketing team members to create the frameworks and tools needed to successfully sell, implement the solution.
  • Drive effective communications across organizations; work collaboratively with the marketing, sales, development, support, and implementation teams.

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Agility to work on a broad range of topics ranging from product strategy, market analysis, business execution, program management, go to market strategy, etc. as required for the business.
  • Has superior strategic, analytic and problem-solving skills, and is capable of clearly communicating on strategic topics across functions.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience working in API, Integration, Middleware or Digital Transformation businesses.
  • Ability to frame, manage, and coordinate multiple complex cross-functional projects and processes with multiple stakeholders for a global business unit.
  • Over 10 years of work experience in enterprise software, SaaS and modern cloud solutions.
  • Be an engaging communicator, passionate about technology, and have a keen eye for detail, excellent organizational, analytical, and delivery skills, and have an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Over 15 years of work experience in an enterprise software business as a leader in product management, product marketing, business strategy or consulting.
  • Bachelors Degree is required; a Masters Degree in Business or Engineering is preferred

 

ABOUT US

Software AG began its journey in 1969, the year that technology helped put a man on the moon and the software industry was born.

We’re passionate about software, passionate about our people, and passionate about using technology to create truly world-class products.

 

YOU’VE PROBABLY USED OUR SOFTWARE—IF YOU LIVE ON PLANET EARTH

The name “Software AG” may never appear on your online banking screen, your sweet wrapper or the cup from your barista. You may never see “Software AG” in the movie’s credits, on your mouse or on the side of the plane you just flew —but our software is virtually everywhere. The fact is leading brands use Software AG technology every day to serve you better.  Leading organizations trust us. One reason: We’re driven by customer success.  We are the pulse that keeps the world living and thriving.

 

Culture
We have an open-minded culture and many exciting projects where you have the freedom to “be your best you”. You’ll have opportunities for international collaboration on top of a comprehensive training and development program that encourages professional growth. We are in an innovative market and offer future-proof products. Most importantly, an overall a pleasant team-oriented working atmosphere.


This is a fast-paced environment - we are looking for smart, high energy candidates who are driven to make a big impact and who want to work alongside a growing team. We collaborate often so you must be team player! The perfect candidate will thrive on the prospect of taking on new challenges and helping Software AG increase its leadership in the digital transformation marketplace!

 
What to Expect

  • The employees are smart, friendly and welcoming
  • Health Insurance starts your first day on the job
  • 6 weeks of PTO – 3 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick leave
  • 14 paid holidays (including a floating holiday and a community service day)
  • 401(k) Plan with up to 5% employer match
  • Parental Leave
  • Corporate discount purchase programs
  • Group legal plans
  • Pet Insurance
  • And MANY more

 

Software AG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, religion, color, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
 
Click on the link to view the full EEO statement

http://www.softwareag.com/corporate/images/EEO_Statement_tcm16-130491.pdf

 

 

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