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IBM Program Director - SOAR Product Management in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


As a Product Management leader, you are responsible for setting the strategic direction of your offering, as well as leading your team to successfully manage the full lifecycle of their respective products and components. Among other things, you will be responsible for uncovering market needs and evolutions; defining strategic initiatives to advance the product and business; determining effective packaging, pricing, and licensing of your offering; and driving the business through on-going collaboration with sales and marketing. In addition to leading your team, you will also be responsible, end-to-end, for key projects. A successful Product Management leader thrives leading cross-functional projects and is able to effectively work across different teams, including architecture, development, business development, sales, channels, and marketing, to bring to market compelling, differentiated solutions to help address customer challenges. This person is passionate about customer success, comfortable presenting ideas and solutions to customers, eager to receive user feedback, and willing to own individual parts of the product, in addition to the overall strategy.

In product management, no two days will be the same. If you're a self-motivated individual who is excited by the idea of evolving market opportunities, passionate about solving evolving challenges, and embraces change, a career in Product Management may be for you.

Your Role and Responsibilities

As the Program Director, SOAR Product Management, your responsibilities will include:

  • Keeping a pulse on the SOAR market as a whole, including key competitive moves, user and buyer needs, and evolving trends to better anticipate future requirements

  • Setting the direction for your team, and determining the key 'must win' projects and success factors

  • Leading strategic projects end-to-end; working closely with design, development and architecture to determine and agree upon critical capabilities, required outcomes, definitions of success

  • Leading a team of product managers to understand their users' needs, create and prioritize requirements, and actively collaborate with sales and marketing on messaging, positioning and go-to-market activities.

  • Leading go-to-market (GTM) readiness, on-going GTM activities, and Sales/Pre-Sales/Partner enablement for new releases

  • Presenting to customers and prospects, both formally at user groups and trainings and informally during one-on-one meetings, and absorbing user feedback to shape the future of the offering

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the anticipated compensation range for the position ($155,000 - $239,000) 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 Expertise

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and drive delivery

  • 10+ years of professional experience in a relevant role

  • Strong communication skills to effectively communicate vision and market value

  • Strong presentation skills to evangelize your offering and strategy

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3+ years in a leadership role, either as a people manager or team lead

  • 7+ years of relevant security experience

Preferred Professional Expertise:

Experience in any of the following: Security/Risk practitioner, product management, design, technical sales, product ownership, or professional services

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.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

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 You @ IBMIBM 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.