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Specialist 5, Product Management

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Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
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JR-0000056461 Requisition #

Western Digital

                                                                                     

The next big thing in data is you!



We deliver the possibilities of data. YOU define what’s possible.

We create environments for your data to thrive. Everywhere data lives, we’re there to drive the innovation necessary for results today and the future you’ll create tomorrow. New devices, new systems, new solutions, all optimized and tuned to create the right conditions for your data to realize its full potential.

We have an exciting position within our Business Unit focused on providing platforms and systems level storage solutions as we support our Customer’s success and growth. WD is designing, manufacturing, integrating and selling innovative storage enclosures and related products that leverage our industry-leading devices including HDDs and SSDs. We are a creative team with a passion for enabling our Customers to deploy solutions that enhance data center performance and efficiencies.

In this position, you will be responsible for managing a next-generation Archival product line from inception and ideation through design, build, launch, growth, enhancement and end of life. You will be working closely with our strong team of Sales professionals to educate them on the value of our solutions as well as become an advocate for key Customers who may be looking for additional features and functionalities.

You will work within Western Digital cross-functionally to manage and communicate effectively as you lead our efforts to create new differentiated solution offerings.  Primary functional interfaces include Sales, Product Development/Engineering, Business Operations (Forecasting and Pricing), Product Marketing and Customer Service and Support.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creating innovative market and product requirements documents (MRD & PRD) for next generation and/or new products. 
  • Development and execution of the product roadmap.
  • Development of business case analysis to support investments in new products and enhancements from business analysis with subject matter experts and customers.
  • Identification of new market or segment opportunities, product enhancements, and line extensions.
  • Development of strategy and documentation to support the approval, design, development and launch of the product.
  • Identification, specification and prioritization of features, functionality and capabilities.
  • Managing product revenue and margin, establish product pricing, monthly forecasting and contribute to business plans.
  • Monitoring of the marketplace, customers and competitors. Definition and implementation of strategies to counter competitors.
  • Being an expert in the product and keeping up to date with technological advances.
  • Facilitating development and implementation of high impact and differentiated product positioning and messaging.
  • Facilitating development of high impact sales tools.
  • Development of sales training materials to educate the sales force about products and solutions.
  • Joint presentations with sales for key customers.
  • Develop strong customer relationship with strategic accounts in the market. Marshal the management, marketing, and engineering resources of the business unit to ensure success.
  • Evangelizing the product at industry events, seminars and customer briefings.
  • Representing Product Management in core team meetings and decision making.
REQUIRED:

  • Proven experience (3-5 years or more) in a Product Management or Technical Marketing role with deep involvement with system-level solutions and products.
  • Strong background (8-10 years) in data center storage and related technology with specific experience in disk- and tape-based backup, recovery, and archival products and solutions as a development engineer, applications engineer, product line manager or in a technical marketing or program management position.
  • Excellent business acumen related to business case development, market and financial analysis, competitive analysis and support requirements for field sales.
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally with Sales, Engineering, Business Operations, Product Marketing and Customer service and support. 
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills as well as ability to effectively present at all levels of the organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in EE, Computer Science or Computer Engineering preferred, a degree in Marketing or a related field with a technical focus will also be considered.  MBA would be a plus.
PREFERRED:

  • Previous experience in product development, product management and/or technical marketing is required.
  • Previous experience with backup, recovery and archival storage solutions is required.
  • Previous experience with data protection applications is preferred.



ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL®

 
The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.
 

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, storage was the most important thing we could do for data. Now, we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

 

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and government organizations come to us for the technologies and solutions needed to bring meaning and value to their ever-increasing diversity of data.

 

But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your unique skills. You can be the next big thing in data.

 

Western Digital® data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.


Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.
 

Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

 

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