Interconnection Product Manager

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Denver, CO


<strong>Flexential&rsquo;s DNA has deep roots in the southeast and the west. For nearly 20 years, both Peak 10 and ViaWest helped data-intensive organizations transform IT from a cost center to an asset that helps achieve innovation and improve speed to market while also lowering risk. We joined forces in August of 2017, and rebranded as Flexential in January of 2018.<br /><br />Flexential stands for something not often found in the world of IT transformation: the human touch. The best infrastructure solutions aren't about infrastructure, they're about people. With a mission to accelerate customer success through people and technology, we build trusted relationships and deliver tailored, value-added and reliable solutions to demonstrate the power of people in a technical world.<br /></strong>

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Full Time

Overview: <div>As the Interconnection Product Manager, you&rsquo;ll lead a corporate-wide team to help define and execute the networking and interconnection strategy supporting all of Flexential&rsquo;s colocation, cloud, and managed services. This position is a key member of the product management team and will have the unique opportunity to work with every other product in our portfolio to develop a truly differentiated interconnection offer that is the foundation of Flexential&rsquo;s strategy.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy, have a big-picture vision, and be able to drive the broader team to make that vision a reality.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>If you are the type of person that believes that networking and interconnection are a key part of the differentiation of any IT service and are anxious to apply your ideas to create a truly unique and differentiated platform, then we encourage you to apply for this position.</div>
Responsibilities: <div><strong>Position Specific Competencies:</strong></div> <ul> <li>Strong business acumen with solid technical understanding.</li> <li>The ability to develop and drive cross functional initiatives.</li> <li>Exceptional communication skills in all scenarios &ndash; from reviewing business strategy recommendations to defining technical requirements.</li> <li>Analytical mindset.</li> </ul> <div><strong>KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:</strong></div> <ul> <li>Manage the entire product lifecycle &ndash; influence product vision and roadmap, define product requirements, manage launch, optimize performance, and recommend end-of-life strategies.</li> <li>Proactively identify opportunities to improve product performance and the customer experience &ndash; features, pricing &ndash; understanding the financial and competitive impacts.</li> <li>Ensure product meets market requirements as defined by competitive analysis, interaction with customers and prospects, third party analysis, and your own expertise.</li> <li>Support sales enablement activities &ndash; training, marketing, customer calls</li> <li>Working with marketing, position Flexential&rsquo;s connectivity suite of services in a clear and differentiated manner.</li> <li>Work with the development, operations and service delivery organizations to deliver timely product enhancements and/or cost reductions.</li> <li>Identify and manage third party suppliers and partners necessary to develop and deliver connectivity solutions</li> <li>Serve as the company&rsquo;s subject matter expert on interconnection and network services.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>BS degree in business or engineering or equivalent experience.&nbsp; MBA or equivalent a plus</li> <li>3 to 5 years Product Management experience required.</li> <li>Interconnection experience with colocation, multi cloud, and hybrid cloud deployments.</li> <li>Excellent verbal communication, presentation skills, and writing proficiency.</li> <li>P&amp;L experience desirable</li> <li>Be the type of person that leans toward analytics as a &ldquo;first resort&rdquo;</li> <li>Demonstrated project management skills</li> <li>Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills</li> <li>Keen awareness around the importance of the customer experience</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to influence key stakeholders across the company</li> <li>Demonstrated problem solving skills</li> <li>Ability to synthesize and communicate comprehensive product requirements based on multiple sources in a format meaningful to development, operations, finance, sales, and service delivery</li> </ul>