Senior Director Product - Cloud Skills

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Job Description:
As Senior Director of Product, Cloud Skills you will lead and grow a talented team of Product professionals to define and execute on a differentiated product strategy for Cloud, a specialized domain within the Pluralsight Skills product suite. Help us create new, innovative products that transform businesses and lives around the world, and shape the future of our already market leading content, assessment and hands-on learning products. Cloud is one of the biggest growth priorities for Pluralsight, and the Senior Director of Cloud Product is tasked with deeply understanding the customer needs of one of the fastest moving sectors of the tech industry and working to define the product vision and strategic opportunities to deliver real ROI to learners and businesses.
Reporting to the SVP of Cloud, you'll work closely with a highly skilled cross-functional team of leaders across Pluralsight to deliver a cohesive, but highly specialized product experience on top of the Pluralsight Skills Platform that sets Pluralsight up as the market leader in Cloud.
Job Description• Lead the global, fully remote Cloud Product department at Pluralsight with diverse, distributed teams in Australia and across the USA.• Oversee the development and delivery of the department OKRs and alignment to the broader Cloud strategy and objectives.• Work closely with the research & insights team to develop a product vision and strategy for Cloud that is closely aligned to our business objectives• Collaborate with Cloud leadership to deliver on broader business objectives and align leaders across the business around key strategic initiatives.• Work closely with your peers in Design, Technology and Content to deliver a great product experience that aligns product and content strategies as one, and is executed with precision.• Oversee alignment between teams and their roadmaps to ensure Product is unified in delivering value for our customers and the business.• Work closely with SVP Cloud to define and clearly articulate the product vision and strategy to the product teams, Cloud organisation and broader business. Ensuring alignment between product initiatives and the company's strategic goals.• Deeply understand the cloud-specific education needs, trends and technology; and the industry changes that drive content development and innovation.• Oversee the continuous improvement of product management processes and develop the way we deliver on our product strategy, including; product insights, discovery and delivery.• Champion the use of data and metrics within Cloud Product to inform strategic decision making.• Partner closely with Go-to-Market teams to develop growth and monetisation strategies for the product, driving financial outcomes for the Cloud business.• Work collaboratively with the Pluralsight Platform leadership team to help develop strong working practises and enable the platform to be aligned with and support the Cloud strategic priorities.
People Leadership• Lead and nurture a high performing team of product managers to inform product and business decisions.• Effectively communicate, inspire and coach team members towards common goals and business objectives.• Foster a culture of collaboration both within the Cloud Product department, and more broadly throughout the cross-functional teams and departments at Pluralsight.• Develop an environment of curiosity, learner mindsets and a bias towards action in the team which enables our teams to navigate the constantly evolving landscape.
Skills Required
• Proven experience leading multiple functions; developing people leaders who have reported directly to you.• An expert on modern forms of product planning, customer discovery, product discovery, and product development process and know how to work effectively with a rapidly growing company.• A structured and creative thinker and able to harness chaos into a logical architecture.• Thoughtful and analytical decision-maker with the ability to consider multiple solutions to the same problem and can identify nuances to decide what level of detail/sophistication is needed to make an informed timely decision.• Experience communicating strategic objectives in a variety of means to suit audiences such as Senior / Executive leadership, and other stakeholders within an organisation.• A background in fostering collaboration between teams, within or outside of your immediate group to deliver on common objectives or goals• Excellent communication skills - written and oral - and experience developing and leading remote teams with a bias towards asynchronous communication and collaboration.
Success Factors• The Cloud business unit is able to effectively influence the overall Pluralsight vision and strategy with strong research-backed arguments.• The cloud leadership team always has the data and insights available to make smart, proactive decisions on the future direction and investment opportunities.• We have a validated and clear strategic plan for the next 12 months at least.• There is a consolidated cross-functional roadmap that is influenced by product, content and GTM.• There is a clear and compelling story and messaging for the cloud domain offering that enables us to thrive as part of the broader Pluralsight offering, and as a standalone market competitor. Strong GTM processes are in place to drive demand and usage of the cloud domain offerings and the Product and Product Marketing teams are in lock step.• We've identified a number of large scale Cloud specific product opportunities through solid customer research and discovery, and actively started executing or validating them with customers.
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What are A Cloud Guru Perks + Benefits

A Cloud Guru Benefits Overview

We treat our people well, simply because it's the right thing to do.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
To celebrate our value 'Be Hungry, Stay Humble' we plan a day of charity each year. We volunteer around the city, and are active environmentalists.
Partners with Nonprofits
Our vision is to enable anyone, anywhere to become a cloud guru. We live this by partnering with nonprofits like Women Who Code and gifting money to all employees to donate to charity.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We stay connected through our Culture Committees, A Proud Guru, Anti-racism DIG (Diversity and Inclusion Groups), and Women-In-Tech DIG.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
From ex-6th street bar owners to ex-Silicon Valley, our management team, lead by our fearless leader and President Katie Bullard, is not only diverse in gender, but also background.
Unconscious bias training
All employees go through unconscious bias training annually, as well as when they become a people manager and interviewer. Plus we have tons of bias reminders trickled into our day-to-day.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our anti-racism and women in tech groups are the first of our employee resource groups. We also have A Proud Guru lead by our LGBTQIA community!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We use Greenhouse Inclusion which is paid software to help remove unconscious bias from our hiring practices.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Put aside up to $2,700 bucks to spend on yourself, or $5,000 on your dependents. $$$
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
A Cloud Guru pays for 100% of employee dental up to a cap dollar amount.
Vision Benefits
A Cloud Guru pays for 100% of employee vision, up to a cap dollar amount.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance plans that fit your needs, whether it’s just you or you’re supporting a family.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
From free headspace licenses and daily meditation to our Employee Assistance Program and manager hotline, wellness means physical AND mental health!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks of parental leave, so go on and have a little one.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave.
Restricted work hours
Company sponsored family events
Work to live, don't live to work!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Even when your office is your living room, it can be good to get away from it. All Gurus get four weeks paid time off, 10 sick days, and enough holidays to make a banker blush.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Sorry you're sick. Here's 80 hours of paid sick leave a year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Are you a train or bus person? When we're in the office, we offer free parking for our drivers, and if you're a walker we reward you with $125 monthly stipend.
Company Outings
Get to know the Gurus with good times, like get-togethers inspired by our values, virtual drawing sessions, or a socially distanced drive-in movie.
Free Daily Meals
Family lunch is our favorite office tradition. When we are in the office we don't eat at our desks, we eat together.
Stocked Kitchen
We eat a lot of cheese, and have heated debates over LaCroix vs Waterloo. The hard-boiled eggs are a bit watery, but people eat 'em!
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
We have your Downtown parking covered. We offer paid garage parking nearby the office.
Pet Friendly
Our office doggo Lady will greet you at the door and steal food out of your trashcan.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
If you walk, train, or bus to work, you get money monthly that can be put towards a gym membership.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
To make WFH a little more awesome, you get $$$ to build out or improve your home office set up.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Training is in our DNA. Every Guru is given $250 a quarter to spend on professional development, and given 2 hours EVERY week to put aside their daily work to focus on training.
Tuition Reimbursement
Gurus get $1000 annually to use towards any personal development including tuition, textbooks, and classes.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Improve your sales skills, branding skills, learn how to not get your passwords stolen, figure out what the heck is going on with your benefits... we love a good lunch and learn!
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1000 annually for continuing education.
Time allotted for learning
Every Friday for 2 hours, we put down our normal work and spend time learning something new.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Within months of joining, all Gurus take their Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, so that we can empathize with our students. After that, use your training budget for all the certs you need!

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were always really proud of the in-office experience we created for people. The space, the location, and what we offered internally was really key. Then COVID happened, and that all went out the window. That's why it was important for us to recreate this experience virtually for our new hires and our existing team. We wanted to take our best-in-class office experience and make it a best-in-class at home experience.

To learn more about our remote culture and perks, check out this article: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cloud-guru-launches-new-wfh-perks-benefi…

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