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Senior Partner Product Manager

Primary Location Santa Clara, California Additional Locations Date posted 11/27/2018
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Role Overview:

McAfee works with major PC OEM partners, across various OS platforms, to provide security to today’s consumer. This Partner Product Manager (PPM) role is a hybrid of Product Management, Technical Account Management, and Field Engineering Support. The OEM PPM wears the hat of the partner requirements internally, but also wears the hat of McAfee Product & Engineering externally. From a day-to-day perspective, the PPM will work with an integrated account team to deploy and maintain partner products and lead cross-functional teams on new opportunities.

Company Overview

With the mission of capturing the biggest market share in the area of cyber security, network security, endpoint security, threat research, malware research, cloud security, we work together for a common goal of shaping the company’s future by designing and building the best in class robust and scalable security products for consumer and enterprise customers. As industry top performers, we aim to develop optimized high performance system software solutions with high availability and reliability.

About the Role:

  • To achieve joint partner and McAfee program goals, the Partner Product Manager is required to resolve problems and remove obstacles that may diminish business success
  • You should be knowledgeable of various OS platforms – Windows, Android, Chrome, as well as SaaS (software as a service)
  • Through productive, daily engagement, you will strengthen a partner relationship that leads to successful business execution, opportunities to innovate, and unmatched customer experience
  • Engage with appropriate McAfee resources including business development, project management, application engineering, release engineering, web services, and ngcustomer/technical support.
  • Demonstrate strong communication, coordination, and creative problem solving expertise; understand the importance of metrics and telemetry to monitor the validity of the product
  • Work on a range of diverse partner implementation projects, requiring the detailed definition of product requirements (PRDs), technical and product account management, product delivery/deployment,

About You: 

  • We are seeking a person that possesses a diverse, adaptable skill-set, including a technical understanding of consumer security software solutions (anti-virus, identity, password management, bio-metrics), software delivery, PC ecosystem, B2B2C deployment models, and partner engagement
  • You should be familiar with applications that support various OS platforms, as well as knowledge on cloud services
  • Equally comfortable in front of partners and executives, presenting new products and technical opportunities, collaborating towards leading innovations 
  • Excellent written, presentation, and analytic skills are required to manage the day-to-day operations of a partnership portfolio
  • With an attention to details, you understand the necessity to include research, validation, and prioritizing requirements, documenting ecosystem and product requirements, and evangelizing both internally and externally.


  • The ideal candidate is self-motivated, results oriented, passion about product development and partner management
  • High integrity, excellent judgement — you’ll have access to sensitive information and must treat it appropriately
  • Highly collaborative — you recognize the value of sharing and learning from others
  • Intellectual curiosity — you're eager to learn new concepts; you're willing to admit you don’t know certain things, will ask for help, roll up your sleeves, and learn
  • Self-aware — you aren't complacent when it comes to personal growth; you’re receptive to feedback and eager to grow despite one's seniority
  • Sense of ownership — you have a mentality of “the buck stops with me” and always ask “what did I contribute to this situation?”
  • Low ego — you shouldn’t be prone to thinking that a job is too small
  • Brave, adaptable, calm under pressure — you’re unafraid to operate in high-pressure, chaotic situations

Company Benefits and Perks:

Our corporate culture and values are central to McAfee’s philosophy. Every day we embrace a more diverse workforce and inclusive environment. We are encouraged to bring our true selves to work. Our wide range of social communities & programs, flexible work hours and family-friendly benefits, all allow our employees to feel valued as people, while enjoying positive and challenging work. Check out more: Careers & Life at McAfee.   

Perks include:

  • Pension / Retirement Programs
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage Programs
  • Paid Time Off
  • Support for Community Involvement

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US, California, Santa Clara

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