Director of Product Marketing

Seattle, Washington 98101

Job ID: 208 Industry: Product Management

This role is currently on hold-check back soon. 
I’ m not fabricating this terrific opening: File it under “ urgent.”

Time to introduce you to a new Peckman Search Partners client – Qumulo.

For many of you, of course, this downtown Seattle-based company needs no introduction at all. It’ s a thriving late-stage startup that delivers innovative ways to store and use data.

Its core offering, Qumulo File Fabric (QF2), is an innovative file storage-system that operates both in the data center and on the public cloud.

(And by the way, for those of you who do need an introduction, the company’ s name is pronounced “ CUE-mu-low,” as in “ cumulus,” as in clouds – get it?)

Qumulo is looking for a Director of Product Marketing to take charge of building awareness and demand for QF2. This position oversees the development of product positioning, messaging, content creation, competitive analysis and helping to drive go to market strategy and campaigns.

This includes planning product launches; naming and pricing new offerings; creating messaging content; and handling relations with media and industry analysts.

The role also requires a keen eye for market intelligence and trends; strong insight into the customer base; and an ability to team up effectively with colleagues in finance, sales, and other departments.

The ideal candidate will have seven or more years of experience in product marketing, and at least five years of experience leading and building teams (preferably for a high-growth company). What the company would really love to see is significant enterprise and infrastructure product marketing experience, and a track record of developing and executing effective marketing strategies.

A background in data storage or infrastructure companies like VMware would really catch their eye – as would an ability to come in with innovative ideas about storage and how to market it. As the company says, candidates “ should be comfortable developing marketing initiatives that reach IT professionals deploying enterprise storage systems in the data center and in the public cloud.”

Interested? Then please do click on our still-brand-new application link.

PS From PSP: Maybe you saw this Seattle Met spread about women who are kicking butt and shaping our region. It’ s a pretty impressive list of high-accomplishment folks – the city’ s new mayor; a congresswoman; our state’ s two U.S. Senators; and a female majority on the City Council are just a small part of the magazine’ s list of the 50 most influential women in town.

But amid this gallery of success are a couple of articles on just how far the female half of the population still has to go, even in this relatively enlightened and egalitarian corner of the country.

Check out this infographic on the local pay gap between men and women – females here earn 73 cents for every dollar earned by men; that’ s a whole dime per dollar less than in Portland or Los Angeles (83 cents per dollar), San Francisco (80 cents), or San Diego (74 cents). Note, by the way, that the pay gap increases as education levels rise.

Then there’ s this article, also from the Seattle Met series, about female representation on corporate boards. Despite our region’ s enviable array of forward-looking companies, none of the local Fortune 500 firms has a female-majority board.

Fellow women of Greater Seattle: As the old ad says, you’ ve come a long way, baby – but we all clearly still have quite a ways to go. ###

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