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IT Product Manager III
Richfield, Minnesota
Contract Position
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Applied on June 21, 2021
Job Id #47130 Posted April 22, 2021


Project Description:

  • We work with multiple product and enterprise teams to bring new capabilities in the commerce experience. 

Projects include:

  • Implement enterprise and other product domains to be supported by the digital channel. 
  • Expanding current capabilities to support other channels and product categories.

Position Summary/Job Description:

  • This product manager will partner with cross-functional teams, stakeholders and other product teams on a regular basis in order to align on deliverables.
  • They will work with development team on a daily basis to drive new capabilities to completion.
  • This individual would assist in ideation and roadmap management for the commerce platform domain.

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT-related discipline, 8-10 years’ experience in a product management role

Skills and Competencies: 

  • Excellent follow up to ensure tasks are being delivered according to plan
  • Understanding of APIs and overall software development 
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills 

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Align product strategy with enterprise and digital programs to develop objectives and key results
  • Accountable for detailed user stories aligning with high level goals so the team understands the feature’s intended outcome.
  • Provide updates to Program Managers at project status meetings. 
  • Responsible for reviewing analytics, customer feedback inputs, and meeting with stakeholders to identify opportunities to drive the business and improve the customer experience
  • Responsible for keeping the sprint team's backlog prioritized based on current enterprise priorities and goals and team roadmap
  • Responsible for reviewing intake submissions and to determine if the customer need is already in progress or if it meets team goals
  • Responsible for identifying scope and making trade-off decisions
  • Responsible for prioritizing features for feasibility discussions
  • Relationship building and management with key partner and stakeholders
  • Responsible for communicating background, requirements, impacts and scope of a work effort
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting KPIs and benefits after feature release
  • In partnership with team, responsible for updating/maintaining Wiki documentation on new domain feature releases. 
  • Create and maintain Wiki page for new feature ideas that includes high level user stories and supporting data

How much time will the resource spend pair programming? 

  • Not applicable

Skills Overview:

What are the top five skills and number of years of experience required to perform this job?

  • Communication skills, both written and verbal. Clearly communicate objectives and key results of initiatives.
  • Technical skills, including API interaction and relationship to the driving the customer experience.
  • Business skills, understand customer and business impacts to drive prioritization based on risk and value. 
  • Market research, based on competitive analysis provide feedback on opportunities or gaps.
  • Analytical skills, gather and analyze data to make data driven decisions.

What are some preferred/nice to have skills the manager is looking for?

  • Consumer retail experience
  • eCommerce experience

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 hr@horizontal.com.

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

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