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IT - Associate Product Manager
Richfield, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on June 21, 2021
Job Id #47455 Posted May 7, 2021


Tell us about your department:

  • People Technology is investing in digital and technology needs that will foster work/life balance for all our employees aspiring to make Client one of the best places to work. 

Project Description:

  • Continuous Learning is one of the product domains which is included in the People Technology space as we aspire to create a culture of learning and promote career development opportunities for employees.
  • We are looking into new methods and means to support learning in the way employees prefer to learn while support key initiatives to help create greater flexibility within our workforce.


Position Summary/Job Description:

  • Client is seeking an Associate Product Manager - Continuous Learning within People Technology where they will be integral to supporting the way employees learn and train across the enterprise.
  • This role requires fundamental product management experience and the ability to support efforts which need cross-functional team alignment with limited direction.
  • The Associate Product Manager will contribute to team success through analysis, documentation, and backlog management. 
  • The Associate Product Manager will maintain a customer and employee-centric mindset while delivering against prioritized outcomes within the product roadmap and helping refine the product vision with key stakeholders.
  • They will be responsible for sprint/backlog management and must understand and utilize key customer and business metrics to help inform against priorities.
  • They will work directly with engineering teams, user experience teams and numerous stakeholders through the organization. 
  • The Associate Product Manager will effectively craft clear product outcomes and vision for small - medium size/complex features with limited supervision, clearly demonstrating understanding of the product goals and broader organizational needs.  
  • The Associate Product Manager will help support measures of success through analyzing qualitative and quantitative insights towards delivering solutions to customer problems and business needs.
  • They will also leverage customer feedback and insights to help inform future needs for Continuous Learning product. 

Skills Overview:

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

  • Strong communication (can “read the room” and adjust the conversation based on audience)
  • Analytical (can engage in details whether its business pain points or technical considerations)
  • Adaptable (can work in ambiguity)
  • Self-driven (doesn’t need a lot of direction)
  • Collaborator (strong facilitation, able to influence others) 
  • It would be preferred for the candidate to have had at least 4-5 years of related experience as a Business Analyst, Product Owner, Product Manager in their work history. *Based on BBY Job Matrix the years of experience required for an APM role seemed low in my opinion or at least in consideration for a level 2 for this role. 

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

  • Agile certification or experience working directly with engineering as this is the work environment they will be entering. 
  • Organized and self-starter, capable of leading efforts on their own or with minimal guidance. 

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