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Sr. Director of Z Desktop Planning

HP Inc

This is a Full-time position in Fort Collins, CO posted February 20, 2021.

n n nJoin a culture as committed to your success as you aren nn Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America nn nn The HP Advanced Compute and Solutions Group is a high-energy, fast-paced, dynamic organization that offers an exciting and rewarding growth environment within HP.

ACS offers the highest performing, most reliable and secure computers built for professional creators.

nn nn Director of Z Desktop Planning is responsible for product planning and execution all through the lifecycle of the business for HP’s Z Desktop portfolio.

nn nn This is inclusive of defining the vision for the product portfolio, gathering and prioritizing requirements for the products, and collaborating with other directors from the engineering, marketing, sales, and operations departments in order to ensure that the financial and consumer satisfaction goals are met.

nn nn In addition to this, the Director of Product Development also ensures that that the company’s overall strategy and goals are supported by those of the product; that the product goals and strategy do not deviate from that of the business.

This role reports to the VP of Advanced Compute and Solutions Planning.

The role is expected to be located at the Fort Collins Colorado where the Advanced Compute Solution HQ is located.

Houston Texas is another possible site for this role to reside.

nn nn Objectives and Responsibilities: nn nn First and foremost, the position is a position of leadership and in this capacity the Director of Z Desktop Planning oversees and is answerable to the VP and stakeholders for all activities of the product planning department.

The Director of Z Desktop Planning oversees and ensures that the functions of the Portfolio Strategy and individual planners are efficiently and effectively executed.

nn nn The role of Director of Z Desktop Planning is also one of a cross-functional nature and as such, the Director is expected to liaise with other Directors.

These are Directors of the engineering, marketing, sales, and design departments.

The reason for this collaboration is to place the executive management in a position to translate the product needs into requirements and to drive consensus within the product departments, which ultimately promotes the achievement of the product goals.

Collaboration leads to clear and efficient product road mapping, product planning, prioritization, and an overall agile product development process.

nn nn As the leader of the Z Desktop business, it is the Director’s responsibility to build an understanding and cultivate in the departments’ members the product’s vision, the business case, as well as compiling the product planning material necessary for driving product initiatives further with clarity and consensus.

nn nn Customer Insights:   The Director of Z Desktop business directs the Insights gathering activities to support product planning.

Director of Z Desktop business also actively engages with customers in order to gain first hand insight on the needs and market feedback on the business’s product, leading the planning team, driving elevated performance and moving with agility.nn nn The Product Planners are tasked with the analysis of information and formulations of product solutions and strategies that are presented and refined further up the line.

The Director of Z Desktop Planning receives numerous Product Proposals from his planners and evaluates these proposals and works with the planners to hone them.

The Director of Z Desktop Planning is responsible for ensuring that the product essence created in early concepting stays intact and is communicated clearly to Marketing and New Product Introduction.

nn nn Director of Z Desktop business is working with engineering to develop technology strategy to enable creation of winning products.

The Director of Z Desktop business will need to be technologically competent to understand the business value of different technologies, and provide guidance for technology development.

This responsibility extends towards key suppliers, and the director of Z Desktop business is expected to also provide guidance for supplier’s product plans to best support Z Desktop business.

nn nn The Director of Z Desktop business, alongside other product Directors, is also responsible for developing, defining, and overseeing the product’s roadmap and managing it as required for the purpose of meeting deliverables for the business.

At this capacity, the Director of Z Desktop business makes priorities as determined by the business and market needs.

nn nn The Director of Z Desktop business works intimately with the marketing and Go-to-Market to develop marketing and sales strategies.

nn nn Required Qualifications: nn nn Education:   Master’s Degree in Business/Marketing/Engineering nn nn Experience and Track Record:  A suitable candidate will have 10-15 years experience in performance of functions as a Head of Product Management/Product Planning.

They will also have a proven track record in product planning, defining and launching successful products, unifying product portfolios.

Candidates will need to show that they have had experience in thought leadership in order to be better positioned to drive and inspire such a large and important department.nn nn Communication Skills:  The Director of Z Desktop business will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Director of Z Desktop business will constantly make presentations to the President of Personal Systems, General Manager of ACS, VP of planning and other stakeholders.

All these roles require that the individual occupying the position; have superior communication skills both in verbal and in written form.nn nn Analytical Skills:   As mentioned in the functions, the Director of Z Desktop business is responsible for the evaluation and authorization of proposed solutions and strategies from planners.

As such, candidates will need to have a superior ability to synthesize diverse and complex information and data and design refined strategies, solutions, workflows, and procedures that are presentable to the VP of planning and stakeholders.

nn nn Leadership:   As the Director of Z Desktop business, all planners look up to you for leadership and direction.

As such, the director must have excellent leadership qualities and have the ability to influence and inspire the planners in applying various approaches or strategies for the product.

In addition to this, the director also acts as a mentor for planners, offering guidance in the performance of their functions and readying them for the assumption of the director’s position in his absence or retirement.

nn nn People Skills:   Due to the high level of interactions that is demanded by this position, candidates must have excellent people skills and not just leadership skills.

People skills enable the creation of long-lasting working relationships with consumers and well as facilitation of smooth collaboration and performance of functions internally.

nn nn Work Ethic:   The Director must be an individual who performs and completes tasks in a timely fashion; adheres to work place procedures, policies and ethics; is a creative thinker who can develop product solutions on short notice; and who displays calmness and composure in the face of immense workload and pressure .

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