General Information

Req #
WD00013572
Career area:
Strategy and Operations
Country/Region:
United States of America
State:
North Carolina
City:
Morrisville
Date:
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Working time:
Full-time

Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. And we go big. No, not big—huge. 

We’re a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere. 

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

Description:

The General Manager for Lenovo Education Solutions will be an entrepreneurial business leader tasked with building the end-to-end education solutions business for Lenovo. This business will productize, sell, and deliver solutions based on core IP created by Lenovo and our ecosystem partners. The General Manager will have full P&L responsibility to build this business including early customer engagement, product design and development, initial sales and pricing, and customer delivery and satisfaction. The General Manager will work collaboratively with key stakeholders across Lenovo to drive Sales, Product Development, and Solution Delivery including leaders in Lenovo Research, Lenovo International Sales, Lenovo Solutions & Services Group, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group, Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo IT, and Lenovo Global Supply Chain. This leader will exhibit the scrappy innovation of a startup while understanding how to leverage the resources of a global company.

Role Capabilities:

This role requires both general entrepreneurship and domain expertise in education. The successful candidate will have experience building businesses (entrepreneurship) and considering all parts of the P&L (general management) to drive early customer adoption (sales) and success (delivery) with a new solution (product management and development). The person must have strong relationship management and communication skills as they will be working directly with early adopter customers to form the solutions. Additionally, as this role is highly focused on educations customers, previous experience in operating, delivering, or selling to K12 and higher education institutions is required. This leader should have experience working in entrepreneurial teams including sales, product management, engineering, design, and delivery. Actual examples of defining, developing and launching new solutions with a previous Team will be critical. They should have proven ability to work with global companies and global teams.

 

Role Requirements:

  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial success with at least 1 startup business from early stages

  • Experience building digital products using lean start-up methodologies including design thinking, prototyping, and agile development

  • 5+ Years Education experience as a Teacher or School Administrator

  • 5+ Years defining, developing, or selling solutions into Education customers

  • 10+ Years in personnel management

  • 10+ Years engaged in Global Businesses

  • MBA preferred

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