Director, Product Marketing

Bellevue, Washington /
Sales & Marketing – Marketing /
Full-time, Permanent
Director, Product Marketing
D-Wave Systems
Location: Bellevue, Seattle; Vancouver, British Columbia or Remote from the US or Canada

D-Wave is the leader in the delivery of quantum systems, software and services. Our vision is to deliver practical quantum computing to the world. We do that by working with our customers to build in-production hybrid quantum applications in sectors like financial services, healthcare, new materials discovery, manufacturing, mobility, and pharmaceuticals.
Oh, and we do some pretty amazing things while harnessing quantum effects. And have tons of fun in the process. 

Our web service, Leap, is the only cloud service that delivers real-time access to a quantum computer (currently the 5000Q Advantage) and a full suite of open-source programming tools. Leap now has hybrid capabilities that combine the power of quantum and classical computers, analogous to the way a CPU works with a GPU, enabling the solution of very large problems.  Software tools make programming easy, in languages like Python.

Dynamic, strategic and analytical Director, Product Marketing with a passion for early adopters, bleeding-edge technology and knack for identifying business opportunities and executing marketing tactics and strategies across channels. Must be curious (because unlike other emerging markets, quantum computers can solve intractable problems across markets and industries. You have to want to learn and know about our customers’ businesses as well!)

The ideal person for this role, will able to contribute within 4 key pillars:

Strategy: We are both building a grassroots developer community and driving demand for quantum computing at the highest levels within business. The role will require creation of persona-based marketing strategies that identify, hone and optimize target audiences and align product marketing campaigns and content in order to support the consumer’s journey. You understand our competitors and have the ability to analyze and anticipate their patterns and nimbly out play them.
Product: You'll play a pivotal role in incorporating the realized product strategies into the product’s positioning, product messaging, product roadmaps, portfolio plans, and other related product activities. Collaborate closely with product teams to understand, support, guide and successfully launch their products from a customer-centric and highly analytical mindset. Serve as an ambassador for our customers and their businesses into our business.
Content Creation: In this position you define and design market segmentation models and formulates optimized product messaging for product solutions tailored for the varying audiences of the products. Lead in the development of creative marketing collateral such as blogs, infographics, web material, demos, and videos.
Metrics and Results: It's also key that we measure, track, monitor and act upon insights from marketing, market segmentation, product strategy, customer satisfaction, etc to apply to funnel management for revenue and pipeline expansion goals.

Required Qualifications:

    • 10+ years of experience working in the marketing department in a highly technical and complex business setting.
    • MBA or equivalent experience
    • Demonstrated ability to adapt, lead, and coach others in a fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience working with various marketing channels, metrics, marketing systems and marketing processes in a highly competitive market.
    • Proven track record of thrilled product teams and revenue expansion.
    • Strong business acumen including excellent judgment and confidence to back your ideas up.
    • Excellent interactive, communications, interpersonal and collaboration skills.
    • Superior analytical skills, attention to detail, objectivity, and accountability.
    • Excellent presentation and writing skills at both a highly technical and equally consumable level.
D-Wave is passionate about building a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds, identities and experiences. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or provincial law.