Remote SD-WAN Product Manager (Sit anywhere in US in Work From Home at Windstream

Date Posted: 11/14/2021

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Job Description

Job ID:21005689


As Sr. Product Manager, SD WAN, you are part of a team of product managers responsible for the product lifecycle of associated programs and products. Together as a team, you provide product direction through customer feedback and requirements, industry trends and visions an ongoing market assessment of current technology and service offerings, pricing, and positioning. You will be responsible for systematically developing and evaluating opportunities for new products, programs and/or line extensions and identifying new target markets and related strategies including the digital experience vision and strategy for your services. In this position you will report to the Sr. Director, SD-WAN & Security and work to define, evaluate and implement new product initiatives, enhance current offerings and drive process improvements to optimize assigned product P&L’s. 


  • Lead SD-WAN Service and Strategy through collaboration with Network, Security, and Digital Experience product teams such as Business Network Services, Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN), Hybrid WAN (MPLS and IPsec VPN), MPLS and Internet and Managed LAN Services.
  • Create and execute a vision and strategy for the SD-WAN service portfolio
  • Forecast and deliver on the sales, install, revenue, churn and profitability of your services with accountability for the profit and loss of assigned products
  • Develop, execute, and maintain a strategic product portfolio business plan that provides current market information, including sales and gross profit margin history, year-to-date (YTD) actual and projections, key market positioning, sales channel and competitive strategies, pricing/cost modeling, market share, product life cycle plans, and evolution plans
  • Optimize the product life cycle by partnering with cross-functional team owners to improve the overall customer experience and reduce costs
  • Recommend, plan, and coordinate new product development and enhancement activities
  • Manage the go to market (GTM) strategic plan; review the target market, create a value propositions and ensure competitive positioning in the marketplace
  • Deliver regular lifecycle reporting with defined service improvement plans
  • Develop and maintain product specific sales and sales engineering documentation and training materials
  • Provide support to sales leaders and lead cross-departmental initiatives
  • Attend and present at industry conferences and trade shows


  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Network or IT services technical product management or equivalent experience in an Engineering or Sales Engineering capacity
  • Experience in MPLS and Internet/hybrid network, SD-WAN/Network Function Virtualization (NFV), security or cloud product management is highly preferred
  • Track record of successfully managing high growth potential products and exceeding financial expectations for your products
  • Bachelor’s Degree, MBA preferred, in Business, Marketing, Technology, or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding and capitalizing on emerging technologies
  • Certification in Network, Cloud and/or Security technologies preferred
  • Demonstrable expert use of business applications including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and email software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, organization, financial and time management skills
  • Experience in packaging and bundling business to business product offerings
  • Demonstrated persuasive, creative, timely and effective problem-solving skills



Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:  

College degree in a Technical or related field and 10 years professional level experience e; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Technical experience desired.

EEO Statement: Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law, and to give full consideration to qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.