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Sr. Product Manager (Purchasing)

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Company: Super Micro Computer Inc

Job Req ID: 5471
About Supermicro:

Supermicro® is a Top Tier provider of advanced server, storage, and networking solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/ Big Data, Hyperscale, HPC and IoT/Embedded customers worldwide. We are the #5 fastest growing company among the Silicon Valley Top 50 technology firms. Our unprecedented global expansion has provided us with the opportunity to offer a large number of new positions to the technology community. We seek talented, passionate, and committed engineers, technologists, and business leaders to join us.

Job Summary:

As the market leader in professional server solutions, Supermicro is seeking an experience and innovated Sr. Product Manager that can help us grow our technologies into the parallel computing and hyper-converged spaces. This is a fast moving, emerging business, and successful candidates will be able to move and adapt quickly to changing needs, manage multiple initiatives, engage at all executive levels both inside Supermicro and with partners, and have a proven track record of developing products as well as business model from the group up. The successful candidate will be self-driven and passionate about bringing new solutions to market.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Job included but not limited to:

  • Be the voice of the customer to cross-functional product development teams
  • Own the product lifecycle from idea to development to go-to-market to obsolescence
  • Develop new pricing strategies to maximize value capture of the full solution, both software and hardware
  • Leverage the solution across and to other product groups within Supermicro
  • Be the voice of the company to target customers, and develop a feedback circle to test new product concepts in real customer environments
  • Develop messaging and marketing activities appropriate to the value proposition of the product. Train sales resources and channels, both internal and external to the company
  • Work with solution partners external to Supermicro to create the best possible complete solutions
  • Be an innovator in product, price, and place aspects, challenging the status quo of traditional products
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and strategic thinking skills along with the ability to translate those skills into creative marketable solutions
  • Technical degree preferred, MBA or relevant advanced degree highly desirable
  • Knowledge of flash/SSD/server/workstation hardware business models or related field
  • Minimum 10yrs+ of experience as a leader of cross-functional teams, ideally in hardware and software solution product management and marketing
  • Strong analytical, marketing and project management skills - a drive for results and a history of successful execution on projects
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to develop business relationships from scratch, both internal and external to Supermicro
Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

• Able to sit for long periods of time.

• Able to input data into a computer and work with a computer screen for long periods of time.

• Occasional bending and standing.

• Standing, walking, sitting, talking/listening, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms.

• Lift, carry, push and pull up to 15 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

• Primarily works indoors in an office setting with controlled climate conditions

• May be susceptible to outdoor weather conditions (i.e., cold, heat, rain, and/or wind)

EEO Statement

Supermicro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Supermicro to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or special disabled veteran, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

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