Senior Product Manager in Nuremberg, Germany

Employer: SUSE

Location: Nuremberg, Germany

Type: Full Time

Apply Now Job ID 309879 Date posted 11/10/2017 Location: Walldorf, Baden-W¸rttemberg Senior Product Manager

Other sites or home office may be an option

With a remarkable open source heritage and a reputation for engineering excellence, SUSE is helping customers deploy the next generation of solutions for business critical infrastructure. We are looking for an outstanding entrepreneurial character to help innovate, drive and execute product initiatives across the company. You will lead a cross-functional team, which includes highly experienced engineers and marketers, to successfully design, build and launch new releases of the SUSE enterprise Linux product family. This is a unique opportunity to use your extensive experience of the enterprise software market and deep understanding of customer requirements to help them transform their IT into the data center of the future and a software defined infrastructure.

At SUSE, we set challenging goals for ourselves, then work to meet, and often exceed them. How far can you go with extraordinary colleagues at your side?

We are seeking a:

Senior Product Manager for SUSE Linux Enterprise for SAP Applications

This is a dynamic and strategic cross-functional role on the SUSE Product Management Team requiring a strong mix of market, technology and business knowledge. Reporting into the Director of Product Management ñ SUSE Linux Enterprise, the product manager will own the product life-cycle and manage all elements of a product release, including identifying use cases, defining requirements, supporting the technical project managers during the implementation phase, and working with product marketing to introduce the product to market. The abiltiy to focus on the technical and business details of customer user stories to help drive the development process will be critical.


In this role, you will

Serve as strong advocate for customers, as well as technology and channel partners of your products in order to build complete solution and service offerings Define, manage and communicate product roadmaps Work closely with sales, marketing and business development teams to launch products and drive customer adoption Relate to geeks as well as suits. Being comfortable with both techies and business executives, you will be able to build rapport and communicate effectively and at the right level with either group. Have the right blend of diplomacy and decisiveness to constantly balance constraints and resources, as well as juggle priorities and tasks. Cost, time, features - you know the triangle. Opportunity for global travel to engage with customers, partners and colleagues.

Required Skills:

5+ years of practical Product Management experience involving actual ownership of products and key solution components Masters degree or equivalent experience. Able to demonstrate a combination of formal business training and good technical understanding across relevant areas Knowledge of emerging technologies such as software defined everything Strong communications, presentation and interpersonal skills in all settings and across cultures This will include face to face, phone, IM, video link or in front of large audiences Self motivated. Ability to work independently and as a team member

Preferred skills:

Solid understanding of Open Source business models Familiarity with Linux and/or other UNIX like operating systems Familiarity with all aspects of Mission Critical Computing Familiarity with SAP deployments on Unix and/or Linux Strong financial skills, including forecasting and trend analysis Strong market strategy and marketing skills

About SUSE

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. SUSE is also an active member of many open source communities, such as the openSUSE Project, OpenStack, Ceph, OpenNFV, OpenHPC, and more, to help drive collaboration among global communities to help solve some of the worldís most challenging technology issues.

At SUSE, we set challenging goals for ourselves, then work to meet, and often exceed them. How far can you go with extraordinary colleagues at your side?

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Location: Walldorf, Baden-W¸rttemberg Tracking code 2017306