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Director, Product Management - GTM Systems



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Who we are

Samsara (NYSE: IOT) is the pioneer of the Connected Operations™ Cloud, which is a platform that enables organizations that depend on physical operations to harness Internet of Things (IoT) data to develop actionable insights and improve their operations. At Samsara, we are helping improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of the physical operations that power our global economy. Representing more than 40% of global GDP, these industries are the infrastructure of our planet, including agriculture, construction, field services, transportation, and manufacturing — and we are excited to help digitally transform their operations at scale.

Working at Samsara means you’ll help define the future of physical operations and be on a team that’s shaping an exciting array of product solutions, including Video-Based Safety, Vehicle Telematics, Apps and Driver Workflows, Equipment Monitoring, and Site Visibility. As part of a recently public company, you’ll have the autonomy and support to make an impact as we build for the long term.

About the role:

Samsara is in search of an energetic and high EQ Product Management leader who excels in a fast-paced, cross-functional setting.

This role is rooted in a fervent commitment to scaling operations, shaping culture, and providing comprehensive sales technology solutions, all while ensuring exceptional employee satisfaction. The ideal candidate will collaborate closely with our GTM, legal, finance, marketing, and other teams to jointly craft and refine technology strategies that propel Samsara's rapid growth, while delivering outstanding connected experiences for our seller personas.

You should apply if:

  • You want to impact the industries that run our world: Your efforts will result in real-world impact—helping to keep the lights on, get food into grocery stores, reduce emissions, and most importantly, ensure workers return home safely.
  • You are the architect of your own career: If you put in the work, this role won’t be your last at Samsara. We set up our employees for success and have built a culture that encourages rapid career development, countless opportunities to experiment and master your craft in a hyper growth environment.
  • You’re energized by our opportunity: The vision we have to digitize large sectors of the global economy requires your full focus and best efforts to bring forth creative, ambitious ideas for our customers.
  • You want to be with the best: At Samsara, we win together, celebrate together and support each other. You will be surrounded by a high-calibre team that will encourage you to do your best.

In this role, you will:

  • Build best-in-class Product Team: Lead the recruitment, development, and expansion of a top-tier Product Management team dedicated to delivering exceptional products and experiences for our sellers and customers
  • Sales Platform Roadmap: Understand GTM organization's business objectives, processes, and strategies to craft technology vision and roadmap that align with these goals, ensuring technology solutions bring tangible value to the company.
  • Stakeholder Management: Effective communication and relationship-building skills to engage with stakeholders across the organization, including executives, sales, marketing, engineering, and customer support. The Director of Product Management must be able to balance competing priorities and drive consensus among stakeholders.
  • Sales Platform Roadmap: Understand GTM organization's business objectives, processes, and strategies to craft technology vision and roadmap that align with these goals, ensuring technology solutions bring tangible value to the company.
  • Decision-Making and Prioritization: Strong decision-making skills and the ability to prioritize initiatives and features based on business impact, resource constraints, and strategic objectives. This involves weighing trade-offs and making tough decisions to ensure that resources are allocated effectively and product goals are achieved.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Analyze complex problems, deconstruct them into manageable components, and develop effective solutions. Utilize critical thinking and creativity to identify innovative approaches to challenges.
  • Design Thinking: Adopt a design-centric approach to create user-friendly, scalable, and adaptable solutions, considering user experience, data flow, and integration points to enhance overall product usability.
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices.
  • Hire, develop and lead an inclusive, engaged, and high performing team.

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • Subject Matter Expertise: Over 12 years of leadership experience in software or platform development, specifically focusing on large-scale software/service sales technology ecosystems. Expertise in Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM), Entitlement Management System (EMS), CRM, CPQ (Salesforce), integrations, Sales/Quote to Cash, XaaS/Subscription models, and complex US and international selling scenarios.
  • Stakeholder Management: Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex concepts and issues to leadership teams in a compelling, persuasive, fact-based manner.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Proficient in collaborating across technology, engineering, and product teams to develop, implement, and enhance digital solutions for employee personas.
  • Vision: Over 15 years of experience in driving product vision, designing roadmaps, and leading digital design transformation and products.
  • Change Leadership: Extensive experience in developing organizational vision and driving organizational change.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience.

An ideal candidate also has:

  • Industry Experience: Experience collaborating cross-functionally in a large-scale environment ($2 - 10B+ ARR).
  • MBA or advanced technical degree (MS, PhD).

Samsara’s Compensation Philosophy: Samsara’s compensation program is designed to deliver Total Direct Compensation (based on role, level, and geography) that is at or above market. We do this through our base salary + bonus/variable + restricted stock unit awards (RSUs) for eligible roles. For eligible roles, a new hire RSU award may be awarded at the time of hire, and additional RSU refresh grants may be awarded annually.

We pay for performance, and top performers in eligible roles may receive above-market equity refresh awards which allow employees to achieve higher market positioning.

The range of annual base salary for full-time employees for this position is below. Please note that base pay offered may vary depending on factors including your city of residence, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
$149,800$267,500 USD

At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, and other characteristics protected by law. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.


Full time employees receive a competitive total compensation package along with employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.


Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.

Flexible Working

At Samsara, we embrace a flexible working model that caters to the diverse needs of our teams. Our offices are open for those who prefer to work in-person and we also support remote work where it aligns with our operational requirements. For certain positions, being close to one of our offices or within a specific geographic area is important to facilitate collaboration, access to resources, or alignment with our service regions. In these cases, the job description will clearly indicate any working location requirements. Our goal is to ensure that all members of our team can contribute effectively, whether they are working on-site, in a hybrid model, or fully remotely. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company and in the specified work location, if applicable.

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