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Sr Director PC & Gaming Devices

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Dolby

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits, not to mention a Flex Work approach that is truly flexible to support where, when, and how you do your best work.

Dolby’s consumer entertainment and cinema businesses are bringing Dolby’s breakthrough technologies, powering the world’s top movies, TV shows, music, games, and live sports to more places around the world across a wider range of consumer experiences and devices.

Dolby is looking for a leader to head and grow our PC & Gaming Devices business line within the Consumer Entertainment business. We provide audio and imaging solutions to designers and manufacturers of PC & Gaming devices like laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, game consoles, monitors, headsets. accessories, to providers of ICs and Operating Systems that drive these devices, and to software like browsers and other ISV applications that run on them. These solutions allow these devices to participate in content ecosystems that Dolby builds.

Dolby’s predominant business model, in Consumer Entertainment, is one of creating great entertainment experiences, building an ecosystem that delivers those experiences and then monetizing primarily through licensing technologies into consumer electronic devices. Our latest generation of entertainment experiences are Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, and the latest generation of our audio codec is Dolby AC-4. Success in this role is defined as maximizing the impact of Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision and Dolby AC-4, both in the market and for Dolby.

Responsibilities:

• Within Dolby, this role has primary responsibility for products for and revenue from PC & Gaming devices. You’ll be responsible for setting the vision for your business and for executing towards fulfilling that vision. This involves communicating your strategy to the broader organization and ensuring that it is well understood. Acts with the mindset of a general manager in a functionally organized company. You will collaborate with other key functions (content ecosystem teams, engineering, research, marketing, sales, customer support, finance, legal) to deliver value to the industry and grow the Dolby business
• Grow the business in terms of both revenue and scope of products
• Develop a segmented view of the market. Within that segmented view, have clearly defined and articulated value propositions for customer and consumer segments
• Lead a team of product managers that identify market opportunities and define products. You’ll create a well-defined long-term product roadmap, with clearly defined value propositions for each product line and product version
• Lead the team that develops Go-to-Market strategies for the business. This involves identifying the right sequencing of activities and helping the broader organization understand and execute the GTM strategy.
• Decides the priority of different product and business initiatives within your resource envelope
• Identify opportunities to innovate for PC & Gaming devices that go beyond Dolby Atmos, Doby Vision and Doby AC-4

Requirements:

• Deep knowledge of the PC industry and an understanding of the gaming industry.
• Technical expertise equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or computer science
• Has Product DNA. Likes products. Track record of delivering value to the market through products
• Ability to handle complexity and simplify it for others. Dolby delivers value through building content ecosystems with multiple constituents and where value delivery and value capture occur in different ways in different parts of the ecosystem

Key Personal Attributes for Success in this role
• Mindset of ownership (aka Gets Things Done): A track record of accomplishing measurable and identifiable results. The buck stops with you
• Thought leadership and clarity in thinking: the ability to craft and articulate a future state for the business, and to use that to inspire people
• People leadership: Ability to build a great team and to make people around them better
• Exhibits empathy for others – team-members, colleagues, customers, partners, consumers and the end-user
• Sets high standards for themselves and for others
• Ability to collaboratively lead teams that are comprised of individuals who directly report into this role as well as individuals who don’t.