ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: A one-of-a-kind opportunity for an outstanding product manager to step up
to managing an exciting and unique BLADES SERVER product based on AMD Opteron technology. This
trail-blazing product manager is required to communicate effectively across many areas of the
company displaying good judgement and business acumen. This highly visible role is best suited
to someone with extensive knowledge and experience in server hardware product management.
Reporting to the Sr Director of Marketing, the successful candidate will be responsible for
market/customer requirements tracking (VoC and CTQs), working with engineering to prioritize
time to market for features, and driving completion of phase 2 through 5 of the PLC lifecycle.
Product Marketing Excellence definition: Develops, builds and delivers product on time and on
spec as defined in the Product Plan Document. Manages and drives business results through PLC.
Ensure specifications of PPD. Serve as single point of contact to P-team. Leads product
throughout the Product Life Cycle process, including EOSL. Manages market driven feature
additions or deletions throughout the process. Prepares preliminary messaging and field
training materials. Tracks product sales volume, revenue and margin. Participates in
Forecasting. Responsible for the development of PPD. Maintains ongoing customer interactions
to ensure CTCs are met. Manages PRESTO, marketing part number creation, packaging decisions.
Manage customer driven development process. Intimate knowledge of competitive roadmap,
products, and business model. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: International travel
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Must have experience in product management of hardware or storage
products, including pricing and positioning. In depth knowledge of the enterprise IT market.
Exceptional communication skills at all levels within Sun and our customer base. Must work
from the Sun Burlington office and be colocated with the product engineering team. Role could
be leveled as E10 or E11 depending on experience. PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE: Hardware or Software or
Services product management. Product messaging and development of value propositions Experience
using Sun's tools for product readiness and launch (PLC, MPSR, PRESTO, etc). Technical and
market knowledge of AMD Opteron based systems running Linux, Solaris or Windows. Technical and
market knowledge of Blades, networking, and storage technologies. Assertiveness with tact.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 7+ MINIMUM LEVEL OF EDUCATION: BS (MBA preferred) FIELD OF STUDY: