Dell Director, Product Management (Data Protection Appliance Portfolio) in Santa Clara, California

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Director within our Product Management team in Santa Clara.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will lead and manage a team of geo-distributed product managers focussed on growing the Data Protection Appliances portfolio (products include Data Domain and Integrated Data Protection Appliance)

  • Work closely with Sales, Partners, Channels, Engineering and other key stakeholders to develop multi-year product strategy and roadmap for Data Protection Appliances

  • Develop and maintain active relationships with key strategic customers, providing them visibility into the product direction and roadmap

  • Engage with corporate functions – such as corporate pricing, demand planning, strategic alliances – to manage and grow the Appliances business

  • Present product capabilities, competitive positioning and strategic direction in executive briefings, analyst briefings and key trade conferences

  • Be a subject matter expert in Data Protection, for internal and external product events, sales training and partner meetings

Essential Requirements

  • 15+ years of relevant work experience (product management in enterprise software and hardware industry) or equivalent combination of education and work experience; 7+ years of diversified leadership, planning, communication, organization, and people motivation skills or equivalent.

  • Experience with Data Protection, Storage, Disaster Recovery technologies

  • Must have strong understanding of the competitive landscape for Data Protection

  • Must have business acumen and ability to build business cases and measure success

  • Must have excellent communication skills – internal and external to Dell and at all levels of the organization

  • Must have good organization skills, including the ability to form cross-functional project teams effectively within Dell

Desirable Requirements

  • MBA and/or MS highly desired

  • Prior experience working with strategic partners, ISV or cloud players

  • Ability to understand technical concepts to assist engineers and product managers in making tradeoff decisions

  • Strong knowledge of pricing and promotion strategies


We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

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