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VMware Senior Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, California

The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

VMware is the leader in cloud infrastructure, business mobility and virtualization software, and empowers customers with solutions in the software-defined data center to hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace. Within VMware, the VMware SASE business is fast growth, and within the SASE market, VMware SASE recognized as a leader. With the SASE market emerging over the next two to three years, the successful candidate has a chance to be part of a long-term shift within enterprise networking and security.

Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

Within 30 days of employment, you will become competent with VMware SASE Platform features and benefits, product positioning and high level competitive. You will work closely with the product marketing team members, product management, sales, and executive leadership to create messaging, presentations, and collateral for internal and external audiences.

Within 90 days of employment, you will assist with go to market and enablement, and present product information on behalf of the business unit.

Within 180 days, you will present at major customer and partner events such as vmLIVE and VMworld. You will understand and articulate broader technology trends and directions, developed relationships with customers, while demonstrates expertise in listening to the customer and understanding customer needs.

Within 360 days, you will be spending time in the market to understand customer and partner problems, building and maintaining a dialogue with internal functional teams, and work with a larger team to find innovative solutions leveraging the VMware cross product portfolio.

You will define compelling messaging on an entire product area, aligned to broader company offerings, towards a broader, compelling story, and become a Subject Matter Expert, having broad expertise in one or more areas of specialization.

The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

  • Translate product capabilities into simple, compelling messages that resonate with customers and build awareness

  • Author compelling, high-quality content both at a business and technical level includingpresentations,blogs, videos, datasheets, solution briefs, demos, and training materials.

  • Partner with the broader marketing team to amplify VMware SASE message, increase product adoption and engagement, and provide customer education

  • Collaborate on andassist withsales enablement activitieswith VMwaresellers and Partners

  • Evangelize VMware SASE in customer engagements and at internal and external events.

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The hiring manager in this role is Chris Le, Senior Manager of SASE Product Marketing. Chris has been with VMware SASE product marketing team for about two years, and prior to that, he spent over 20 years in the routing, switching and security space.

Chris encourages the team to be self-empowered, accountable, and own their respective areas to drive, lift the team spirit and help others solve problems. The team follows dynamic, open, collaborative, and courteous culture at work while encourages learning and growing together.

Where is this role located?

This team is based out of VMware’s Palo Alto, CA. office. However, this role is open to fully remote and can be done anywhere in North America. If you live in the surrounding areas, you will have the option to work from the office partly or fully if you wish to do so.

What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types

  • Generous Time Off Programs

  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community

  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities

  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)

  • Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes

Category : Marketing

Subcategory: Product Dev Marketing

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-09-20

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