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VMware Senior Manager, Strategy & Operation in Palo Alto, California

Senior Manager, Strategy & Operation, Velo Cloud at VMware

Business Summary

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 350,000 enterprise and SMB customers to thrive in the Cloud Era. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and automation technologies, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire data center to the virtual workplace, empowering customers with solutions in the software-defined data center to hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace.

Our team of 20,000+ people working in 50+ locations worldwide is committed to building community where great people want to work long term by living our values of passion, innovation, execution, teamwork, active learning and giving back. If you are ready to accelerate, innovate and lead, join us as we challenge constraints and problem solve for tomorrow today.

IT departments are spending more on security than ever before, but the damage caused by data breaches keeps getting worse. To solve this problem, VMware’s Networking and Security team is challenging traditional thinking about IT security. We take a software-based approach that brings customers new levels of usability and effectiveness in today’s fast-changing public and private cloud environments. We’re tackling one of IT’s toughest problems by helping customers manage networking and security services through a single pane of glass across diverse environments. Our software solutions free IT environments from physical constraints to help them achieve superior agility, tighter security, and faster provisioning.

SD-WAN products are designed to address these network problems.[6] ( By enhancing or even replacing traditional branch routers with virtualization appliances that can control application-level policies and offer a network overlay, less expensive consumer-grade Internet links can act more like a dedicated circuit. This simplifies the setup process for branch personnel.[7] ( MEF Forum has defined an SD-WAN architecture[8] ( consisting of an SD-WAN Edge, SD-WAN Controller and SD-WAN Orchestrator. The SD-WAN Edge is a physical or virtual network function that is placed at an organization's branch/regional/central office site, data center, and in public or private clouds cloud platforms.[8] ( MEF Forum has published the first SD-WAN service standard, MEF 70[9] ( which defines the fundamental characteristics of an SD-WAN service plus service requirements and attributes.

VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today’s increasingly distributed enterprises, as well as service providers.

Job Role and Responsibility:

As a market leader in the fast-growing SD-WAN space, we are seeking a talented individual to drive Business Strategy & Operation for this exciting business.

Strategy & insights: help the BU/GM/Corp Staff with data/analytics framework & modeling to drive decision making Execution: support the implementation of that decision / initiative (e.g., working with appropriate teams to implement pricing strategies, discount -tiers), and support/provide input in on-going planning and ops activities Collaboration: establish strong working relationships within BU, and across VMW/Dell to support the work

Key activities include:

  • Measure the business performance and create clear Performance Indicators that enable the Business leaders to successfully grow the business

  • Be a trusted strategic advisor/partner to the team providing valuable insights to ensure the continued success of the business

  • Drive strategy and implementation of best practices

  • Have an in-depth understanding of resource and capacity planning modelling

  • Contribute to the Business Planning Process

  • Assess effectiveness of current programs, processes, and resource alignment in critical areas, refine and optimize accordingly

  • Engage with finance and operation partners to drive P&L and business data analysis to prepare executive level reviews and make and execute strategic decisions to optimize the business

  • Develop frameworks to help structure the team’s thinking, drive visibility, facilitate alignment, and establish an operating rhythm of the initiatives to ensure the programs are running effectively and efficiently to meet goals and objectives, manage risks and issues and improve team communication and collaboration.

  • Publish real-time reporting using business intelligence tools.

  • Actively work with cross functional teams such as IT, Finance, Sales, Product Management, and Operation teams.

  • Manage & present business performance in periodic business review meetings to key internal stakeholders and drive implementation of consistent processes and best practices across the BU.

Requirements & Experience

  • Proven experience in Strategy, Operations or Finance, gained within a fast-paced high-tech organization

  • Great business acumen and exceptional strategic thinking skills balanced with operational execution capabilities

  • Creative with strong problem-solving skills, analytical and process mindset, and attention to detail

  • Comfortable working with Senior executives at all levels to ensure the successful execution of strategy through informed decision making

  • Experience in architecting organizational engagement models

  • Excellent communications skills, with the ability to synthesize, simplify and explain complex problems to different types of audience, including executives

  • Proven analytical ability of designing, organizing into useful business metrics & dashboards to drive business cadence and make operational decisions.

  • Experience in various Business intelligence tools such as Power BI, Tableau, SAP HANA preferred and with a variety of Enterprise tools including Salesforce

  • Highly motivated, analytical thinker, keen eye for details, results-oriented, with a “can-do” attitude.

  • Excellent and proven ability to manage multiple cross-functional projects with competing priorities.

  • Ability to deal with stress, ambiguity and navigate through a high-paced, fast-changing and sometimes unpredictable work environment and accommodate with flexibility.

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • High performer with track record of exceeding performance expectations and metrics

Category : Business Strategy and Operations

Subcategory: Business Operations Management

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-02-04

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at

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