Associate Product Manager-Public Cloud (Entry level role)

  • ENSONO,
  • Downers Grove, IL
Entry Level, Public Cloud, IT experience, Product Management
Full Time
Depends On Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

About us: 

Ensono delivers complete Hybrid IT services and governance from Mainframe to Cloud, tailored to each client’s journey. Some of the world’s most successful companies rely on us to help them be great at what they do. We help clients to leverage the power of the cloud or modernize legacy technologies; to be on track to operate for today and optimize for tomorrow. Our goal is to assist with transformation, high quality of service and client focus with differentiating aspects of the business model including our unique and highly automated system. Core services and most existing revenues are in IAAS, with emphasis on growing transformation capabilities and managed public cloud business.

 We’ve been recognized in Gartner Magic Quadrants for Data Center Outsourcing in North America, Cloud Managed Hosting in Europe as well as acknowledged by the Uptime Institute for 100% availability. We received the Microsoft Gold Partner Award for Data Center Services Our recent acquisition of Wipro’s data center services business, Ensono now has over 2,000 associates across North America, Europe and India, and is headquartered in greater Chicago, IL area.

Job Description Summary:

If you want to work hard, solve problems with your creativity, develop your knowledge in Public Cloud and skills in product management, and have fun while doing all the above, this is the team you want to be on. To expand on the success and growth of our Public Cloud (AWS & Azure) Managed Services business, we are looking to recruit an individual with a growth mindset and can-do attitude to our Public Cloud Center of Excellence in the role of Associate Product Manager.

You'll be working with Senior Product Managers to develop managed services solutions for AWS and Azure technologies. Together with your teammates, you are responsible for evaluating market trends and client needs and delivering on a product roadmap that aligns with our mission at the Ensono Public Cloud Center of Excellence – help our customers deliver on the promise of cloud. The successful candidate will be a consummate team player who relishes opportunities for creative problem solving, enjoys working on different tasks with cross-functional teams, and thrives in a fast-paced working environment where truly no two days are the same. This role is a growth opportunity for a self-starter interested in technology or from an operational support background looking to start their career in product management, at the heart of the fast-growing cloud industry and rapidly expanding hybrid IT leader.

 

Job Description:

This position will report to the Director of Public Cloud Product and will be working directly with Senior Product Managers with a special focus on managing projects for product development and enhancements across Ensono’s Public Cloud product portfolio. As an Associate Product Manager, you will also work collaboratively with engineering, DevOps, cloud transformation consultants, solution architects, operations, sales, marketing, finance, and legal to create and deliver artifacts required for product launch, such as service descriptions, standard statement of work, product value proposition analysis, sales enablement material, sales presentations, and marketing collateral.  

Roles and Responsibilities:

As an Associate Product Manager, you will

  • Work with Senior Product Managers and cross-functional teams in both the US and UK to ideate and develop new services, solutions, or programs and associated processes, including but not limited to defining service description, cost model, service level, deployment approach and service operation
  • Project lead for product development and maintenance projects across the Public Cloud product portfolio; Partnering with Senior Product Managers, you'll run the day to day of how to execute the product development piece which includes facilitating and coordinating a diverse group of teams including engineering, operations, sales, marketing, finance and legal
  • Manage risk, issues, actions, tasks and plans. Clarify boundaries of acceptable risk and removes obstacles
  • Implement and maintain product cost models for Public Cloud products in Ensono’s configure, price, quote (CPQ) tool, working in partnership with our CPQ specialists
  • Work with Senior Product Managers to manage and prioritize the product backlog and maintain the product roadmap
  • Co-lead and assist Senior Product Managers with market and competitive research, product ideation, design, development and profitability analysis
  • Provide a variety of product support for internal and external customers
  • Develop collaborative relationships across teams and inspire commitment, high energy and positive attitudes

Skills and Experience:

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as needed in a fast-paced environment on multiple and competing project timelines
  • Demonstrable capability and drive to learn and apply new knowledge in new fields quickly
  • Can-do attitude to analyzing, prioritizing and resolving complex challenges in a collaborative manner
  • Strong project management, time management and organization skills with a proven ability to balance and execute against multiple and evolving priorities simultaneously
  • End-to-end project management, demonstrating ownership of the entire process from beginning to end
  • Excellent analytic, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Technical and operational awareness; Although this role is not technical, an appreciation of technology relevant to Ensono’s service portfolio, perhaps through a technical design role, would be a potential advantage
  • Communicates with clarity and accuracy, whether with colleagues, senior management or customers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to lead projects with confidence
  • Exceptional written communication and copy-editing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint and Excel, is a must
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university or college; 2-4 years of relevant work experience

Not required but would be a plus:

  • Knowledge of ITIL service design
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS cloud products, especially certifications in AWS and Azure
  • Solid understanding of IT managed service provider and outsourcing business models

Please note: This is a direct hire, full-time opportunity with Ensono. No third parties or contractors please. Unable to help with sponsorship at this time for this role.

 

 

Dice Id : 90929546
Position Id : JR003479
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