Virgin Mobile: Director Mobile Devices, Walnut Creek, CA

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Virgin Mobile

Director, Mobile Devices
Lead a team that drives the product strategy, mobile device roadmap and define the handset feature-set for our target market. You will be the main interface between the handset OEM’s and key internal cross-functional groups to provide the overall mobile device strategy.
You will focus on understanding what products are coming to market and assessing what the cost vs. feature set trade-offs are. You’ll track industry and technology trends and provide insight on how VMU can leverage that to remain a leading pay as you go wireless carrier. You will manage the deliverables associated with handset sourcing, the design and development of the User Interfaces of the devices, and the right level of technical requirements.
Additionally, you’ll
• Develop VMU internal roadmap in conjunction with other groups. Articulate that strategy out to the vendors and drive to agreement on roadmap.
• Understand emerging wireless trends and technologies and recommend the appropriate feature-set to the business. Plan with the key stakeholders and build those into the internal roadmap for development.
• Manage the Product Manager User Interface (UI) and assess customization trade-offs for handsets. Provide leadership on crafting the appropriate UI for the handset.
• Provide critical input in handset pricing decisions and OEM negotiations.
• Give updates to leadership on handset roadmap and feature-sets.
Join us with 10 years product management/marketing experience. 5 of those years should be in wireless with a handset OEM or wireless carrier. Product planning experience is also necessary, as is a high degree of technical proficiency including a deep understanding of handset platforms. You should be schooled in mobile value-added services, and have experience in developing internal roadmaps and handset portfolio planning.
Come as a cross-functional team player that can drive decisions through technical and marketing organizations, and have an understanding of pre-paid industry and handset pricing models. You will manage a small team, so you’ll need to show a track record of people management. To succeed, you’ll need highly developed planning, organizational, and prioritization skills in a fast-paced business environment.
In the end, having the right handset line-up with the right features, at the right cost is central to the overall success of Virgin Mobile. Providing products that satisfy customer needs is the difference between winning and losing in the market.
You need to ensure us a win!
About our Team
Being a Virgin company, you can be sure we’re different. Our teams work hard, but we enjoy what we do. We’re always on the lookout for talented performers to add to our team. Joining our company is not for the “faint at heart” we work harder than the average cog at one of those monolithic and slow companies things here happen at the speed of light in a lean and hungry environment that is not a fit for everyone. You should enjoy a faced-paced joint with super-smart people who stop at nothing to provide customers with quality, value, innovation, and edgy fun.
Employee Benefits
Our competitive pay comes with Annual Bonus; fully vested 401K match; Paid Vacation; Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage; Disability, Basic Life and AD&D Insurance; Health Care, Dependent Care & Transportation FSA. Start your job with a Cool new Virgin Mobile phone and Top up $$ to enjoy the experience. You also get Virgin group benefits like discounts on Virgin Atlantic & Virgin Megastore!
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Virgin Mobile is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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