Associate Product Manager Program: 2022

Company: IBM
Location: San Jose, California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 31.AUG.2021
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IntroductionReady to re-imagine the product management role? At IBM, as a Product Manager, you are responsible for the full lifecycle of a p...

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IntroductionReady to re-imagine the product management role? At IBM, as a Product Manager, you are responsible for the full lifecycle of a product: from validating need to determining the business model and defining the solution requirements. Going beyond the traditional focus of timetables and budgets, you use your keen insights into what customers want in their own business plan - and work across disciplines to build the best solutions to a problem. If being the CEO of your product excites you, consider a product management career at IBM.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesStart dates for this position are February 2022 and laterIBM Product Managers deliver business results by bringing high-quality products to market by defining the strategy and execution plans while continuously innovating to achieve market leadership. Product Managers are experts at market and business analysis, product definition, product roadmap, pricing, ecosystem, channel strategy, strategic planning, competitive analysis, innovation, and leading cross-functional teams. They manage the product lifecycle from inception through growth, maturity, and end of life stages and define partnership and ecosystem strategy for product execution. Product Managers maximize internal and external relationships interfacing with design, product marketing, ecosystem partners, analysts, engineering, sales, and services teams to deliver a successful product with defined routes to market. They are experts in the field and are recognized as a credible voice in the market.The Associate Product Manager (APM) Program recruits and develops early-career, technically minded entrepreneurs to join product teams who are solving complex problems in a changing world. We THINK big.We look for emerging leaders who are entrepreneurial, adaptable, analytical, creative problem solvers, persuasive, empathetic and tenacious **.** We also look for those who have been exposed to, and are well versed in, technology concepts.Our APMs operate in a demanding role at the epicenter of multidisciplinary teams which include design, engineering, sales, marketing, finance and legal. Our clients rank among the world's largest, most influential companies and governments, and our product teams serve their needs under constantly changing priorities. We are passionate about using technology to solve these problems.When considering applicants for this role, we look for education and background in a combination of areas such as business / data analytics, computer science, design thinking, engineering, entrepreneurship, go-to-market (GTM) strategy, market / user research, product management, product development, and technology commercialization.We hire from both Bachelor's and Master's levels programs, candidates who exhibit the aptitude and experience relevant to product management. There are two levels of APMs based on education, experience, and skills. By applying to this job posting, you will be considered for the level that fits you best.**As the voice of the business and users, Associate Product Managers:**+ Articulate markets, research users and define competitive landscape+ Innovate with established & emerging technology - software, hardware and services+ Negotiate and collaborate on strategic initiatives, partnerships and acquisitions+ Develop and execute experience-based roadmaps, business models and go-to-market plans+ Collaborate closely with design and engineering to ship products+ Partner with sales, marketing, finance and legal+ Define pricing, packaging, and positioning and measure (everything)+ Act as change agents and transformation champions+ Are passionate and curiousWe recruit and hire year-round, but onboard twice per year in Winter and Summer. If selected, you will attend the IBM Associate Product Manager Bootcamp which will equip you with the tools, practices, and relationships necessary to grow into a well-rounded Product Manager. This multi-week differentiated Bootcamp takes place in one of our hubs. At the APM Bootcamp you not only learn but also apply your craft to **real** IBM products and customer problems.Associate Product Managers are in demand across IBM's growth areas. By the end of a multi-week APM Bootcamp you'll be deployed to a product team within a strategic business unit, based on your offered location and fit. (These are office-based positions in IBM locations as listed.)About Business Unit:No matter where you work in IBM, you are making an impact. As an Early Professional with IBM, you will be taking on a key role with one of our industry-leading business units to work on the technology that is solving our most challenging problems and changing the way the world thinks.Required Technical and Professional Expertise+ At least 1 year of experience, (academic and internships may be included) in product management, product development, technical acumen, entrepreneurship, design thinking, market research, go-to-market (GTM) strategy, business analytics, or other related work.+ Exposed to and well versed in technology concepts+ Aptitude and experience relevant to product management+ English: FluentPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ 1 or more years of job-related experience in product management, product development, technical acumen, entrepreneurship, design thinking, market research, go-to-market (GTM) strategy, business analytics, or other related work.About Business UnitIBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.Your matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.Being is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

 
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