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VMware Director, Ecosystem Solutions in Chicago, Illinois

Job Role and Responsibility

The Director of Ecosystem Solutions is accountable for the go-to-market strategy for WPCO’s technology solutions. This role will report to the Senior Director of Ecosystem Solutions and will help to lead VMware’s efforts to provide compelling & easily consumed solutions aligned with business outcomes/use cases in order to drive superior customer experiences within a robust partner ecosystem. The successful candidate will collaborate with VMware engineering and sales teams to evangelize new solutions and capabilities for partners by way of having a presence at key briefings and industry events.

The ideal candidate is a strategic business leader with strong technical acumen and proven expertise in building effective technology solutions in a highly matrixed environment. The role requires a track record of balancing strategic thinking, driving transformational change, and executional rigor delivering on current business priorities. This is a highly cross functional role requiring close collaboration and a jointly accountable operating model between WPCO & VMware product business units, field sales, solutions marketing, and the SaaS & lifecycle services leader.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Define and execute VMware’s WPCO future-ready strategy.

  • Accountable for WPCO’s technical vision & POV including lighthouse and proof-of-concept processes.

  • Responsible for leading VMware’s scale strategy through RTM marketplace.

  • Provide thought leadership for industry-specific mature & emerging patterns; build and execute industry and vertical solutions incubation framework.

  • Successful collaboration with sales and sales operations teams through deep understanding of field and partner organizations.

  • Influence senior executives to drive transformation.

Required Skills

  • 12+ years’ experience in strategy & business planning, and building transformational frameworks within a highly matrixed software sales environment

  • Solid understanding of Partner ecosystems, software sales cycles and customer lifecycle models.

  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership skills with the ability to create and drive vision across organizations.

  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills; proven ability to work with a diverse team and influence and drive change across functional and business boundaries in a face- paced environment.

  • Deep technical depth & understanding of lifecycle capabilities required to drive maximum business outcome ROI for a given solution set; trusted advisor to sales leadership.

  • The ability to operate effectively in a rapidly scaling, dynamic environment, be able to manage multiple stakeholders and groups simultaneously and have strong communications skills.

  • Possesses highest level of integrity, honesty and professionalism.

Preferred Skills

  • Software sales experience

  • Degree in Marketing, Business or Finance

Category : Business Strategy and Operations

Subcategory: Strategic Planning

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Remote: Yes

Posted Date: 2020-10-16

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