Tech Data - Americas

  • Product Manager

    Location US-FL-Clearwater
    Req Number
    2018-21443
    Weekly Work Hours
    40
    Shift
    8:30-5:30
    Travel Required
    Less than 10%
    Relocation Assistance Available
    No
  • Overview

     

    Tech Data is one of the world’s largest technology providers in IT distribution. Tech Data is currently ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 100® and has been named one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for seven straight years.

     

    The Tech Data difference is in our people.  Every day customers like Best Buy, CDW, Office Depot, etc… depend on us to help them cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users of all sizes, including small- and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises, educational institutions, government agencies, and consumers.  Working for Tech Data, you will be supporting manufacturers such as, Apple, Brocade, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Oracle, VMWare, etc…

     

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    Acts as business owner for assigned VMware product lines. Identifies and understands VMware's needs and strategic objectives. Able to build a business plan around those objectives and execute a profitable strategy. Knows and utilizes effectively internal and external resources and tools to accomplish strategic plans. Balances needs and goals of vendor with Tech Data's goals and initiatives. Heavily involved in all aspects of the required PM functions for this business unit. Purchasing/Operations responsibilities are a part of this role as well. Person acts as operations lead for the team and main POC for Order Management group inside of VMware.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities Required

    • Manages multiple Vendor product lines and is accountable for sales growth and attainment of profit goals.
    • Owns the communication of Vendor Partner business strategy to internal partners (Sales, Purchasing, and Marketing Services).
    • Ensures that internal partners are in alignment with those business strategies. Develops B2B go-to market strategies, focused on communications externally to the reseller community and internally to the sales organization.
    • Develop thorough marketing plans that include but are not limited to, communication, engagement, incentive, call to action and follow-up for evaluation of success. Ability to quickly propose marketing plan adjustments based on business trends.
    • Ability to identify and propose vendor product and customer segment alignment for optimal market planning.
    • Ability to define strategic marketing plan objectives and deliverables. Analyzes and interprets raw data points to uncover new business opportunities. Interprets charts, spreadsheets and presentations to create marketing opportunities.
    • Builds and maintains relationships with existing and new resellers.
    • Provides Vendor Partner with access to new resellers.
    • Meets and interacts regularly with Vendor Partner reps, management, and executives to make formal presentations on product trends, performance, profitability and results of product line promotions.
    • Makes recommendations on a go-forward strategy. Participates in quarterly business reviews for their assigned Vendor(s). Works collaboratively with Purchasing to monitor purchase/pricing strategies for products.
    • Works with Marketing Services department to develop promotional programs supported by Vendor Partner co-op funding resulting in product line growth and profitability.
    • Provides responsive, courteous support to Sales, Vendor Partners, and other internal departments at multiple management levels. Requests would include areas such as pricing information, product roadmap inquiries, and program support.
    • May provide administrative support in the way of SKU Set up, promotional setup, price changes and product characteristic change.*Performs additional duties as assigned *Meets attendance and punctuality standards.Previous VMware expereince preferred. 

    Qualifications, Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities and Working Conditions

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

     

    • Able to build solid, effective working relationships with others.
    • Assimilate research data from a variety of sources, analyze, and recommend appropriate courses of action to take.
    • Constructively work under stress and pressure when faced with high workloads and deadlines. Able to create and conduct formal presentations.
    • Able to adjust readily to change and adapt as needed.
    • Able to analyze and resolve complex issues and problems in a sound and timely fashion.
    • Able to express ideas clearly and convey necessary information.
    • Facilitate group interactions. Able to identify needs and opportunities and develop action plans to address.
    • Able to interact effectively with all levels of management. Able to recognize and attend to important details with accuracy and efficiency.
    • Think strategically and tactically  and be able to use relevant computer system applications (which may include spreadsheets, word processors, databases, etc) at a basic level.
    • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Able to maintain a positive attitude in the face of criticism, rejection, or failure. Able to negotiate skillfully, promote/sell ideas persuasively, and close transactions with mutually beneficial results.
    • Prepare/analyze appropriate reports and other business correspondence. Possesses strong organizational and time management skills, driving tasks to completion. Able to use relevant computer system applications (which may include spreadsheets, word processors, databases, etc) at an intermediate level. Performs other additional duties as assigned.

    Required Educational: Bachelor Degree Previous Experience (Years & Type): Minimum of 2 years product management, Vendor Partner relations, sales, or marketing experience in microcomputer or related industry preferred.*Able to maintain confidentiality of senstitive information. Previous VMware expereince preferred.

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