Senior Director - Public Cloud Product Management at Ensono (Chicago, IL or Remote)

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Ensono is looking for a Senior Director Product Management to lead a strong product management team for Ensono's rapidly expanding Cloud business. You will be responsible for the continual growth of Ensono's managed services solutions for Cloud technologies by developing and delivering on a product strategy and roadmap that aligns with our mission - help our clients deliver on the promise of cloud. This is a senior leadership role for a high-energy experienced product leader who is knowledgeable in cloud technology to thrive in the fast-growing cloud industry and a rapidly expanding hybrid IT leader.
You will be responsible for:
  • Own the vision and strategy for the Public Cloud product portfolio and define the roadmap for executing the strategy
  • Lead, teach and coach your team of Product Managers to bring the vision to life
  • Make evidence-based decisions on prioritizations and tradeoffs and ensure a deliberate balance on creating value for the long-term while enabling sales to sell in the short-term
  • Be an expert as it relates to and connect the dots between market trends, competitive landscape and business needs of Ensono's target audience to anticipate market and technology evolution with new product planning and development
  • Champion and inspire through a cohesive narrative around product vision, strategy and roadmap in front of cross-functional teams, partners and clients
  • Communicate to create clarity and alignment throughout the organization
  • Collaborate with the other Product leaders to develop top-level Portfolio and Go-to-Market strategies and advocate for and implement Product Management disciplines
Success is predicated on a deep-seated conviction in the product vision, a strategic mindset, high attention to detail, spot-on judgement with the ability to inspire a sense of purpose, influence without formal authority, cultivate innovation and drive results.
We have big plans and we are looking for someone who is
  • A change agent, able to quickly identify opportunities, inspire support, and rapidly execute.
  • Strategic but tactical. You do need to be able to see both the forest and the trees.
  • Driven and results-oriented. This role isn't for the faint of heart. There are a lot of moving parts and different teams and partners to collaborate with.
  • A great manager, coach, and teacher who is self-aware and knows when it is their turn to learn.
  • Adaptable and can manage ambiguity. More importantly you also need to help your team and stakeholders manage ambiguity.
  • An excellent communicator who can truly practice active listening.
Key Responsibilities
  • Actively engage across our business and within our customer and advisor community to understand, identify and react to trends in the market
  • Define product roadmap and identify ways to enhance our client experiences.
  • Define our "Always On" enablement program and oversee its successful implementation
  • Work with Product Engineering to introduce incremental or new capabilities to our customers
  • Have a strong working relationship with the Product Engineering and Marketing within the team.
  • Drive the team to effectively manage their queue of work
  • Ensure the continuous development and improvement of the product, marketing and enablement artifacts and ongoing delivery and engagement models.
  • Day to day management of team members, this includes performing one on one meetings, conducting performance reviews quarterly and ensuring appropriate coverage of staff.
  • Resource manage product work and BAU support
  • Lead on proactively improving ways of working and processes.
  • Proactively keep up to date on public cloud services and developments.
  • A strong understanding of Public Cloud and Hybrid IT.
  • A good understanding of the Agile and ITIL Frameworks.
  • A good understanding of Modern IT methods such as CI/CD
  • Have a passion for Cloud technologies and the power of automation.
  • Demonstrated experience and a passion for identifying and solving complex problems
  • Excellent customer service skills and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Confidence in liaising with personnel at all levels
  • Ability to multi-task with accuracy and work well within required timescales
  • Ability to document processes and procedures in a clear, concise and logical manner
  • Ability to interpret data and to present information in a variety of formats
  • Work in an organized and efficient manner without close supervision with a strong attention to detail as part of a global team or as an individual
  • Demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation and drive
Years of Experience Desired/Required
  • 5 years+ successful team leading experience ( or equivalent demonstrable ability )
  • 3 years+ of Public Cloud product management experience
  • 10+ years' experience in the IT Sector with particular appeal for those who have a background in Managed Services or have come from technical roles.
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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop!

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

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What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

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What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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