CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.Position Overview:The Director of Product Management is an overall owner for a portfolio of service offerings, each of which solves customer business and technology problems in a model valued by the marketplace.This leader is able to understand segmented customer requirements and the landscape of competitive options each customer may consider. The Director and their cross-functional team of development and operational resources must design a set of product features & functionality which can achieve growth, adapt to evolving market needs, and be profitable for the company. Focus Area: Hybrid InfrastructureOne of the core areas where CenturyLink enables our business customers is in the area of infrastructure services that enable computing, storage and datacenter networking. CenturyLink offers these services in two primary models:Platform Model: Composable services from a global pool of capacity which meet the standard of true cloud platform delivery: automated, elastic and on-demandHosted Model: Proven service models compatible with many enterprise architecture patterns, delivered in a consistent, efficient manner by service delivery professionalsThe Director of Product Management for Hybrid Infrastructure will be responsible for all computing, storage, datacenter networking services across both these models. Job Responsibilities: Portfolio ManagementAct as primary business owner for an ongoing collection of products within the business unit.Create an understanding of the position of each product relative to the competitive options Prioritize product development resources based on strategic importance of each service within the portfolioContinually strive for simplification and rationalization of service optionsMake product lifecycle decisions around end-of-life and transition planningGuide new service concepts and commercial updates through the leadership approval processDevelop deep understanding of market pricing and cost drivers for each service in the portfolioDrive cross-product integration so that services complement each other within a common user experience Go-To-Market ExecutionDevelop assets to assist sales teams in understanding the customer benefits each product delivers, and how to consultatively position solutionsSupport sales and marketing resources with information regarding customer benefitsSupport field sales and engineering for qualified opportunities by assessing customization or feature feasibilityEngage with marketing around understanding customer buyer segments and how to generate demandParticipate as product champion in segmentation research efforts and go-to-market strategy planningWork within the product launch framework to introduce new offerings to the proper channelsDevelop key business metrics by which product success will be managed and measuredStrive to reduce friction for all types of service consumption, from both a technical and business perspective Move as many service functions towards automated, platform-based consumption as possibleMove as many business and contracting functions to simple models which reduce sales friction Roadmap DevelopmentGuide and direct development and operations resources to ensure user experience meets market expectationsEvaluate and scrutinize the product delivery schedule for adherence to market requirements and progressive refinement of valueAlign new products and features to financial forecastsUnderstand development methodologies and delivery sub-systems to accurately gauge development timelines and feature feasibilityDevelop an appropriate roadmap publication for each channel of delivery Revenue AssuranceMaintain service business cases as living documentsDrive each service offering to attain its goals as set forth in the business case and financial forecastsDevelop promotional and pricing alternatives to help influence demand and growth ratesUnderstand geographic differences in pricing strategy across the portfolioManage revenue and segment income accountability through forecasting and trend analysisCalculate and understand profitability for each revenue stream, with the support of Finance and Strategic Pricing teams Industry LeadershipBe an accomplished team leader that can cast vision, illustrate tactics\/strategy, and hold team members accountableDirect a team of highly skilled product managers within the family of products.Collaborate with other product groups throughout the company to drive understanding of how each service impacts the customer, and ensure alignment with stakeholders such as legal, regulatory, infrastructure, corporate development and other business unitsBe a corporate spokesperson, able to represent the product line along with the broader company strategyBe a mentor and teacher to product managers within the team and the business unitAdapt to changing market conditions as each business line evolvesSupport the customer, the company, and the team ahead of one's own personal interest Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in technology, business, or engineering discipline, MBA or advanced degree preferred12 years overall experience; 8 years with product management, previous hands-on technology role (engineering, product development, sales engineering, or systems operations)Demonstrated knowledge of IT Managed Services (such as computing, storage, applications, service management, cloud automation and\/or networking technology).Proven experience navigating enterprise environments, marrying complex business requirements to progressive product design solutions, and overseeing transition to production from product developmentAbility to leverage organizational capabilities to develop detailed documentation and manage complex product commercialization servicesStrong technical knowledge of the technical domain for which services will solve customer problems Alternate Location: US-Missouri-Town And Country; US-Washington-BellevueRequisition #: 122041 This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. 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CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The Company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.