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Director - Cloud Economics BDM - East

Atlanta, GA, USA | VMware

  • Industry:
    Computer Software / Computer Games
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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To do this, you will work with senior executives at our customers and their partners across the region to frame the economic and business benefit of their cloud adoption strategy. You will communicate the economic value proposition for VMware Cloud on AWS to a broad audience of senior financial customer executives (CFO level). You will identify economic barriers to adoption of VMC on AWS with these customers and develop repeatable strategies to overcome these barriers. You will enable the broader VMware field organization to understand how to build the increased business value of VMware Cloud on AWS into their account plans and sales strategy. You will serve as focal point for all business value, TCO, ROI, business case and financial discussions with our customers and partners.

Your responsibilities will include driving business case, value analysis and ROI related business development activities within VMware, supporting the Specialist Sales organization, Marketing, and Partner teams on ROI/economic related customer and partner engagements. You will serve as an expert resource on the financial modeling of IT applications and infrastructures. You will engage directly with our customer's CFOs and their organization to understand the impact of cloud on the business case and funding decisions. In appropriate cases, you will bring in other VMware resources as necessary to help our customers properly evaluate their IT options from an economic perspective.

Key Responsibilities

As a key member of the cloud sales team in helping to drive VMware Cloud on AWS Sales engagements with our customers regarding the economics of their IT infrastructure.

Collaborate with cloud specialist sales, system engineers, and core sales teams to drive business value and financial conversations with our customers proactively.

Serve as a central resource for the specialist sales team to help our customers create appropriately detailed financial models for their current and future IT landscape.

Develop and communicate market insights into how our customers view the economic benefit of using VMware Cloud on AWS relative to deploying applications on-premise or in traditional data centers or in a Hybrid Cloud environment

Help develop and improve a standard business case / TCO framework and dynamic analytic model to be utilized by the regional Sales, Partners, and Marketing teams

Create a repository of cloud economics cases studies to share learnings and benchmark data within the cloud specialist sales teams and with our partners

In conjunction with WW cloud economics and field enablement teams, help create cloud economics related training programs and material for AWS partners, and AWS customers themselves so that they can properly address TCO and economic-related issues

Engage with internal stakeholders to communicate market realities regarding the economics of running IT applications and infrastructures in the cloud

Willing to travel at least 25% of the time

This position is based in Bellevue, WA or Palo Alto, CA

Essential skills and Competencies:

10 years of business development, management consulting, financial advisory or IT Management experience.

Experience working in or with leading cloud services organizations

Experience working with senior executives (both IT and Finance), IT outsourcing vendors and cloud service providers to analyze implementation options for on-premises, virtualized and cloud IT Infrastructures.

Working experience with detailed business case development, financial modeling and analysis of large-scale technology investments

Experience working in the sales cycle, either directly, or as a pre-sales resource

Demonstrated ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations, including sales, marketing, business development and training

You have excellent written and oral communications skills

Keen attention to detail

Excellent analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities

Preferred skills and Competencies:

Management or Financial Advisory Consulting background highly desired

MBA (Finance or Information System) or equivalent relevant business experience

Experience with data center migration and IT refresh analysis is highly desired

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