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Capability Manager
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Applied on October 31, 2020
Job Id #43637 Posted October 7, 2020


  • You will play a critical role in the ability to deliver products and manage internal business functions.
  • Your role requires alignment to business and/or product strategy, effective design and development, and ongoing management of capability portfolio across the full lifecycle to ensure business-specific or cross-enterprise impact.
  • You will leverage market insights to monitor trends and external landscape, and to inform capability strategies and customer use case scenarios.
  • You will be accountable for delivering sustainable, financially sound solutions that solve a specific problem and enable successful internal business function performance, while driving adoption with internal business clients and define future capability direction that supports business strategy and new opportunities.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • In support of advancing the Information Technology Financial Management (ITFM) discipline and capability at Company's the opportunity is to build an in house solution for approximately 300 users.
  • The project consists of building a minimum viable product as proof of concept, then iterate to strengthen the ITFM capability foundation.
  • Initial MVP will be centered around solutioning for the data management and visualization such as dashboards.
  • A successful product delivery enables the ability to drive behaviors that optimize technology consumption and the reduction of costs for the enterprise

Ideal Background:

  • The ideal candidate preferably will have product focused background, having worked with engineers and agile teams in previous roles.
  • Proven success launching in-house products.


  • Proven results where new or enhanced product capabilities have transformed and improved the business.
  • Execution of product strategy from ideation thru delivery is key

Top Requirements:

  •  Customer Obsessed
    - Challenge current thinking, leverage tech to solve problems
    - Product Centric – ability to articulate strategy via product roadmaps

Team and Team size:

  • Intent is to collaborate with a scrum team (6-7 people) engineering and finance team members to build an awesome product and roadmap strategy.

Top Responsibilities:

  • 1. Challenge current thinking, leverage tech to solve problems
    2. Build productive relationships with internal customers/stakeholders
    3. Develop use case scenarios and document via agile practices
    4. Support marketing of the new product capabilities and drive product adoption
    4. Engage with customers to confirm the product delivered desired outcomes via KPI's
    5. Translate required capabilities into concrete operational processes and measurement plans; Aligns to business strategies and translates into requirements for engineering
    6. Build and maintain Product Roadmap

Software tools/skills:

  • JIRA or Rally for Agile management of Epics and user stories
    aha! or any other product roadmapping tools
    Wiki tools such as Confluence


  • Customer obsessed
    Loves business problems
    Superior communication and listening skills

Nice to have:

  • .UI/UX experience especially data visualization
    Scrum Master or served in some capacity on an Agile team

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 2
    b. Video vs. phone? video
    c. How technical will the interviews be? Not technical

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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