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Director Cloud Strategy

Location: Washington
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

About usNational Grid is hiring a Cloud Product Management Director -for our Cloud and Hosting -group in Waltham, MA.Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. -Full vaccination - is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.Job PurposeThe -Cloud Product Management Director owns the overall business success of the -Cloud at National Grid -and reports to the VP -of Cloud and Hosting. - The customers of these platforms -are -both US and UK based application teams which represent the various -gas and electric energy business units of National Grid. - Key partners and stakeholders include a peer organization of -Cloud -Product Engineers, -Application Solution Architects, Marketing and -Communications Specialists, -divisional CIOs and Finance Business Partners. - -The ideal candidate -for this role -has -extensive -experience -in marketing, selling, delivering, and operating Enterprise-scale cloud environments, -and -possesses excellent communication and presentation skills -to both technical and executive levels. -Significant experience either directly in product management or sales engineering is strongly preferred. -Key AccountabilitiesSet strategy and define roadmap in conjunction with Cloud Product Architecture and Engineering team -Manage -the product throughout its entire lifecycle beyond launch including renovation, innovation and retirement strategies -Develop and track key KPIs for Product success measurement -Refine the Cloud DevOps Operating model -Cloud Financial Optimization -through tooling such as -Turbonomic -Capex and -Opex -budget identification and management -Oversight of product financials, OKR and KPI metrics, ROI and TCO. -Optimization of -service and software provider financials -Define and drive consistent internal marketing communications -Work with Communications and Business Enablement teams to develop materials and deliver training to educate and drive adoption of the products and services -Develop NPS and Customer Experience -through techniques such as customer journey maps -Work with architecture, product engineering, product owners, and delivery functions to provide end-to-end product experienceUnderstand -business needs, and translate to product epics and MVP ( Agile) and business outcomes; or technical requirements (waterfall/phase-gate development)Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Communicate progress on initiatives, including progress toward -strategic -goals and risks, to stakeholders -and leaderships -teams -Represent the team with cross-functional partners and senior company leaders in order to align resources and prioritization. -
  • Convey confidence and professionalism, positively influencing and persuading others to take a specific course of action when there is no direct line of command or control.
  • Provide insight -into innovations and market trends that will deliver value to the business -
  • Be a champion of the MVP concept, distilling the product down to what is desirable, viable and feasible - -Qualifications
    • Bachelor 's degree in technology, business, or related field
    • 5+ years in technical product management, sales engineering, product engineering or relevant technology development experience
    • Demonstrated experience with regular senior executive communications and presentations
    • Direct experience with Microsoft Azure strongly preferred
    • Experience developing/launching products/technologies within one or more of the following: Cloud, platform-as-a-service, enterprise, and/or internal tools
    • Experience in one or more of the following: cloud infrastructure, big data, security and privacy, or development and operations. -
    • Experience operating in an environment driven by KPIs where you have the accountability to determine the best course of action to meet your goals
    • Ability to communicate complex and innovative concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
    • Clear passion for topics of technology products and an ability to identify possibilities to innovate in our product space
    • Demonstrated ability to partner with cross-functional teams across the organization. - -More InformationNational Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team. -

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Washington DC , Director Cloud Strategy, Executive , Washington, DC

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