IBM Program Director, Product Management - Security Services in Raleigh, North Carolina

Cybersecurity is one of the most critical issues of our generation. No other company has the powerful combination of talent, industry-leading security technology, global reach and cognitive capabilities, powered by Watson, to combat the cybersecurity threat. This is more than just a job. If you want to help protect the world's cyber infrastructure and transform the security industry, we want to hear from you.For decades, IBM has been a leader in providing the security technology and services needed to protect client computing environments around the world. Now, IBM Security is helping clients secure new hybrid cloud workloads which extend to AWS, Azure and the IBM Cloud. We’re making significant investments to develop next generation security solutions and set the standard in the industry for protecting the hybrid cloud.We have terrific opportunities at the intersection of security and enterprise cloud. Come join IBM!IBM is looking for an experienced Program Director, Product Management, to lead a team of global product managers to deliver on innovation plans and business targets. Joining IBM Security Services gives you the opportunity to:

  • Lead a team of global product managers to deliver compelling client experiences.

  • Solve the world’s most complicated security challenges with clients around the globe.

  • Be involved in the fast growing, cyber security space while working for a company that’s the recognized leader in the enterprise security space – learn from the experts.

In this management position, you’ll play a central role leading and orchestrating the definition of product requirements and go-to-market strategy to solve the security challenges of enterprise and mid-market clients. This role requires collaboration and coordination across internal and external teams and will be visible at the highest levels of our organization. You’ll work with our clients, your direct reports, partners, other vendors, and operational stakeholders to prioritize roadmap features, and spearhead the definition and delivery of new differentiated capabilities. The successful candidate must have exceptional communication skills, problem solving skills, strong business judgment, and demonstrated experience leading cross-functional teams. We are looking for a proven ability to execute both strategically and tactically, and someone who is excited to take on new, ambitious projects that will be industry defining. This position requires a solid business and technical background, and the candidate should be client-focused with a passion for delivering compelling client experiences. Responsibilities include:

  • Lead a team of global product managers to deliver compelling client experiences.

  • Coach the team on lean product management and agile practices to incubate new service capabilities.

  • Lead the team in defining and executing our security services strategy.

  • Ensure proper execution and management of the entire product life cycle, from strategic planning to tactical execution including business case creation, offering definition, materials development, pricing, delivery readiness, sales training and the overall performance of the offering in the market.

  • Work with our executive leadership to define the overall vision, product strategy and roadmap for our security services portfolio and work with key stakeholders in the company to deliver on that vision, e.g. marketing, sales, service delivery, product teams, channel partners, international operating teams, etc.

  • Team with IBM and non-IBM technology partners as it relates to their technology being leveraged as part of IBM's As-A-Service offerings.

  • Work with local and regional product management leadership and sales leadership around the world to understand and track the health and adoption of services within your assigned portfolio and gather feedback of future needs.

  • Responsible for leading your team in the development and execution of go-to-market plans and enablement, working to ensure that sales, delivery, and channel teams have what they need to be successful.

  • Support sales by enabling business development and sales teams, supporting client meetings, and helping to identify opportunities to increase that success.

  • Establish goals and review metrics to identify opportunities and deliver success.

  • Research and identify new opportunities for IBM Security to innovate on behalf of our clients.

  • Support press and analyst activities as required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally

  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve aggressive business objectives

  • Proven ability to synthesize complex issues and opinions into simple stories

  • Attention to details, proactive self-starter

  • Ability to coach team members and guide them to deliver on business commitments

  • Ability to analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, and scope business requirements

  • Ability to deliver initiatives from conception through completion in an iterative way

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads

  • Ability to develop new ideas and creative solutions

Candidates must be located in Boston/Cambridge, MA. Candidates must be willing to travel up to 50%, including international travel.

  • At least 5 years of experience in product management and/or management consulting.

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.