Product Manager - Cisco

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Merrimack, NH


<strong>Founded in 1982, Connection delivers valuable IT services and advanced technology solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare markets. Today, we serve our customers through our staff of highly trained Account Managers, our team of on-staff experts, and our efficient procurement websites. We are also proud to offer custom-configured computer systems from a ISO 9001:2015 certified technical configuration lab at our distribution center in Wilmington, OH.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Our company has over&nbsp;<a href="">2,500 technical certifications</a>&nbsp;that ensure our experts can solve any customer need, no matter how complex. Additionally, our GlobalServe offering delivers global procurement solutions through our network of 500 suppliers in 174 countries.</strong>

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Overview: Working under minimal supervision of the Cisco Alliance Manager, relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, the Product Manager works collaboratively with the partner and internal resources to select key initiatives to drive growth and profitability. The Product Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing go-to-market strategies across all selling subsidiaries. The Product Manager directs cross-functional activities/ personnel as detailed in the business development plan for their designated partner's solutions.&nbsp;
Responsibilities: <p><strong><u>Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities</u></strong></p> <p><em>The minimum skills and/or competencies required to be successful in the position are listed below.</em></p> <p><strong><u>Technology</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills with the ability to create complex spreadsheets using formulas, including v-lookup, and pivot tables.</li> <li>With Converged Data Center and Software partners, technical aptitude with the ability to absorb and apply newly learned technical skills</li> <li>Leverage Business Intelligence tools to define business opportunities to drive marketing planning and opportunity</li> </ul> <p><strong><u>Business Knowledge</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Broad understanding of a partner-driven channel model</li> <li>Experience with business planning and strategic marketing plan development</li> <li>Attention to detail in composing, keying, and proofing professional business materials</li> <li>Strong understanding of and working knowledge of the value-added technology industry</li> <li>Leadership skills with the ability to develop a team</li> <li>Ability to listen to and anticipate the needs of the customer</li> <li>Advanced presentation skills with the ability to deliver business proposals to both internal and external customers</li> <li>Systematic advanced reasoning skills with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions</li> <li>Strong trend analysis skills with proven ability to develop short and long term business plans</li> <li>Customer-oriented with the ability to listen to and anticipate the needs of the customer</li> <li>Event management skills to assist with managing partner events</li> <li>Knowledge of IT market dynamics and competitive insights to create/ guide messaging, solutions and sales tools</li> </ul> <p><strong><u>Other Behavioral Competencies</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Adaptable with the ability to switch tasks based on shifting priorities</li> <li>Analytical with the ability to draw conclusions from data, systematic and rational</li> <li>Articulate with the ability to express oneself clearly and professionally in written and oral communication</li> <li>Detail-oriented with item by item focus, meticulous attention to detail with the ability to proofread for accuracy</li> <li>Interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with all levels of the organization</li> <li>Conceptual with ability to conceive mentally, formulate ideas, use imagination to achieve results</li> <li>Creative with the ability to be inventive with artistic designs</li> <li>Decisive with the ability to make a prompt determination and substantiate decision if challenged.</li> <li>Strategic thinker in future-oriented terms who anticipates and considers external and internal elements with the ability to develop long-term plans to leverage resources</li> <li>Skilled networker with the ability to influence vendors, key stakeholders, and executives to obtain buy-in, commitment and vendor consideration</li> <li>Self-started with demonstrated capability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic business environment</li> </ul>
Requirements: <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Education and Experience</span><br /><br /><strong>Degree requirements:</strong> Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.<br /><br /><strong>Major if applicable:</strong> Business Administration/ Management/ Marketing.