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SSD Product Line Manager - Consumer Products Group

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Date: Jul 26, 2019

Location: Boise, ID, US

Company: Micron

Req. ID: 137372 

Recruiter: Darlene Guilford 

Micron Technology’s vision is to transform how the world uses information to enrich life and our commitment to people, innovation, tenacity, collaboration, and customer focus allows us to fulfill our mission to be a global leader in memory and storage solutions. This means conducting business with integrity, accountability, and professionalism while supporting our global community.


As a Product Line Manager for the Consumer Products Group (CPG), you will be charged with defining and executing Micron's storage vision for Consumer Solid State Drives (SSDs). You will lead cross-functional teams that include engineering, sales, and manufacturing to define leading-edge storage solutions built from solid state technologies that solve our customer’s needs.


You will have extensive technical expertise (with a focus on storage and solid-state devices), combined with a strong business discernment, allowing you to provide deep analysis of new Consumer computing hardware/software technologies and architectures, while simultaneously judging the market potential of those emerging solutions. You should have a consistent track record of defining complex and successful product strategies, along with extensive customer-facing experience.


Day-to-day responsibilities will center on leading cross-functional efforts to define Micron's Consumer SSD storage solutions via the company’s roadmap process, as well as driving the product through the company’s product stage gate process. This influential role requires outstanding skills in analytics, market understanding, the ability to develop/use relationships with industry key suppliers, analysts, outreach to Micron's customer base, representing Micron at key industry events, and driving related planning initiatives within the organization.


Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


Market Trends and Analysis

  • Understand current & future trends in the personal computing space and evaluate which trends make commercial and economic sense for Micron to pursue including; business models, technologies, application areas, etc..
  • Partner with leading personal computing eco-system providers to understand key technologies and innovation trends, and provide analysis to resolve the best fit for Micron product plans
  • Analyze the competitive landscape


Roadmap and Business Case

  • Define long term roadmaps for Consumer SSD products, services, and solution offerings
  • Produce the business cases that drive the roadmap
  • Figure out and how we bring the proposed solutions to market
  • Drive the proposed solution through the stage gate process to launch


Customer Needs Analysis and Outreach, Industry Trend Analysis

  • Drive customer outreach activities and relationships to ensure customer-driven Market Requirements Documents (MRDs) and time-to-market products for placement on the Consumer SSD roadmap
  • Drive relationships with industry analysts, developing and communicating Micron's storage vision
  • Attend and present at key computing and storage events


Internal Stakeholder Analysis

  • Work with Micron account managers and partners to understand customer demand and market segmentation to drive applicable long-term forecasts to support the product line
  • Develop cohesive go-to-market plans in conjunction with Product Marketing and other cross-functional teams for new product introduction
  • Align with Micron’s Engineering organization to ensure Consumer needs are represented in the R&D process
  • Align and coordinate strategies across Micron's product, services, and sales divisions
  • Work with Outbound Marketing and Corporate communications to define our market message for the Consumer SSD business and corresponding initiatives


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to grasp complex financial, technical, and marketing information to develop product plans, business cases and strategies.
  • Experience writing market requirements documents that bridge customer and technical needs into clearly defined features and benefits.
  • Strong communication and presentation abilities including to senior management.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams and working across multiple locations.
  • Ability to travel (up to 20%) both domestically and internationally.
  • BS or BA degree in Engineering or Business/Marketing, MBA (Preferred) and 8+ years combined of product development, marketing, and customer experience in storage or technology-related fields. Solid State Drive experience (Preferred).


Preferred Skills:

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills and maintain positive relationships
  • Ambitious, goal-oriented, and a dedicated colleague
  • Collaborate effectively in a dynamic team environment


About Us


As the leader in innovative memory solutions, Micron is helping the world make sense of data by delivering technology that is transforming how the world uses information. Through our global brands — Micron, Crucial and Ballistix — we offer the industry’s broadest portfolio. We are the only company manufacturing today’s major memory and storage technologies: DRAM, NAND, NOR and 3D XPoint™ memory. Our solutions are purpose built to leverage the value of data to unlock financial insights, accelerate scientific breakthroughs and enhance communication around the world.


Micron Benefits


Employee Rewards Program, Healthcare, Paid time off (Combined Sick and Vacation Time), Retirement savings plans, Paid maternity/paternity leave, Employee Assistance Program, Professional development training, Workplace wellness programs, Micron Health Clinic (Boise only), Fitness Center / Activity rooms (Boise only), Tuition Reimbursement, Micron Corporate Discounts, Casual Dress attire.

We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law.  This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members' disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.


Each manager, supervisor and team member is responsible for carrying out this policy. The EEO Administrator in Human Resources is responsible for administration of this policy. The administrator will monitor compliance and is available to answer any questions on EEO matters.


To request assistance with the application process, please contact Micron’s Human Resources Department at 1-800-336-8918 (or 208-368-4748).


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