Product Manager

Company: IBM
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 31.AUG.2021


IntroductionThe Product Manager for QRadar SaaS Security will own the definition and execution of strategic QRadar SaaS products. This role ...


IntroductionThe Product Manager for QRadar SaaS Security will own the definition and execution of strategic QRadar SaaS products. This role will understand SaaS licensing, pricing, and packaging as well as DevOps processes. This individual will provide detailed direction on the key technical and marketing tasks required to launch and grow new product feature and products in the portfolio. This role will be accountable for key metrics, including customer satisfaction, accessibility, as well as revenue and profitability of assigned products.Your Role and ResponsibilitiesAt 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.The role involves regular meetings with target market customers and prospects in order to gather market requirements and develops an understanding of the competitive landscape and key market influencers inclusive of product capabilities, consumability, and go-to-market strategies.Additional responsibilities will include:+ Articulating market problems to the broader product team.+ Leading designers and developers to translate prioritized market requirements to development plans (e.g., via personas, use cases, user stories, and/or market requirements documents), helping to define a differentiated product.+ Working collaboratively with development leaders, product architects, product designers, and key customers to appropriately package features into product releases and ensure product designs reflect business objectives (e.g., by creating quarterly roadmaps, monthly release plans).+ Regularly participating in overall functional program planning (e.g., for product content, usability, schedule, and quality).+ Driving customer validation through beta programs and client meetings, confirming requirements are addressed by the delivered solution.+ Confirming that marketing communications articulate the value proposition for key features and are developed and delivered in a digitally consumable way.+ Working with development and marketing to deliver digital assets in support of always-on marketing and digital engagement, such as interactive demos, trials/evaluations, and user forums/communities.+ Confirming that sales execution plans are in place.+ Working with enablement to plan continuous learning programs for sales team and partners and to guide creation of enablement assets (conversation guides, competitor overviews), tools, and technical assets (product architectures).+ Identifying product references for industry and client referrals.+ Monitoring the sales process.+ Working with legal to create a standard product contract that is simple for clients and meets all purchasing requirements.+ Working with development and marketing to ensure user analytics are appropriately embedded, tracked, and analyzed.If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position $110,000 to $171,000 is based on a full-time schedule. Your ultimate compensation may vary depending on your job-related skills and experience. For part time roles, the compensation will be adjusted appropriately.Required Technical and Professional ExpertiseMinimum 5 years of industry experience in these areas:+ Product Development and Management+ Strong leadership, interpersonal, negotiation, creativity and problem-solving skills+ Experience in leading international teams in a matrixed environment+ Relationships and experience working with field sales teams, business partners, customers, and analystsPreferred Technical and Professional Expertise+ Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification+ Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)About Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.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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