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Home Depot Manager, Data Product Management Online in Atlanta, Georgia

Position Purpose

At HomeDepot.com, our award-winning e-Commerce team is blazing a trail of retail shopping innovation by leveraging cutting-edge technology with our 2,200+ store locations and a relentless focus on customer service. We have been named one of the world's most innovative companies and we are on a mission to provide the best interconnected shopping experience to our consumers. To do so, we need more dreamers, innovators and big thinkers passionate about re-imagining the future of retail. Interested in making history with us? If so, apply today to experience what it’s like to be a part of our HomeDepot.com team. Who knows? Your next big idea may just change the future of retail!

The Data Product Manager (PM) position is responsible for identifying the strategic information needs for Homedepot.com and leading the development of descriptive analytics measures and tools to provide insights to the organization. Within their designated product line, PMs focus on delivering incremental value by driving product changes and working closely with a team of developers and business partners. They support in-depth business reviews, communicate and present across all levels of the organization.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:

50% - Strategy & Planning:

  • Seeks to empathize with and understand the end user deeply and use that knowledge to determine the fastest path to deliver value

  • Translates business goals and end user needs into product strategy; communicates direction and product priorities to the development team, other matrixed teams, and third-party partners

  • Identifies goals, metrics and analytics to determine product value; continually makes recommendations and refinements to the product backlog based on learnings

  • Manages and grooms the product backlog; makes future decisions based on the value that will be delivered

  • Monitors research as well as the competitive landscape to recommend the best solutions and ensure that products remain or become best in class

  • Ensures that product directions balance both the user needs and business goals of driving sales, improving efficiency and enhancing customer satisfaction

20% - Delivery & Execution:

  • Formulates, tests and refines assumptions and hypotheses through user research and testing

  • Creates, prioritizes and accepts user stories; incorporate them into release planning

  • Makes product decisions that drive value on a daily basis

  • Identifies and considers pros, cons, issues, obstacles, dependencies and value associated with features and enhancements

  • Participates in standups, iteration planning sessions, product demo, and retrospectives

  • Condenses complex technical concepts into non-technical language for stakeholders

30% - Team & Stakeholder:

  • Fosters collaboration with team members to drive value and identify and resolve impediments

  • Acts as a proponent of modern software development practices

  • Advocates for the end user and stakeholder by becoming associated with the product, empathizing with and understanding user needs

  • Works with the product team to continuously assess progress, disseminate lessons learned, and understand next steps

  • Manages cross functional team and stakeholder expectations to execute on product strategy and provides education to requestors to determine prioritization based on tangible benefits and/or user experience

  • Guides more junior team members in strategy, alignment, analysis and execution tasks

  • Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern software design and development core practices (communities of practice)

  • Participates in talent acquisition, development and retention activities in support of team

Nature and Scope

  • Position Reports to Sr. Product Manager – Online Data Analytics & BI

  • Number of Direct Reports: 0-3

Environmental Job Requirements

  • Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

  • Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.

  • Must pass the Drug Test.

  • Must pass Background Check.

  • Must pass pre-employment test if applicable.

Education Required

  • The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Work Experience Required: 6 years

Physical Requirements

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in statistics, computers sciences, information management or another quantitative field.

  • A strong background (minimum of 3 years) in analytics, business intelligence, business strategy or finance is required

  • Previous experience with Data Warehouse solutions and Adobe analytics (Site Catalyst, Discover, Insight) tools

  • Understands data warehouse structures and processes

  • SQL/data mining experience

  • Experience working in a fast paced, fluid environment where priorities shift on a regular basis

  • Experience communicating with and influencing functional and technical team members at all levels in the organization

  • Experience creating, prioritizing and accepting user stories

  • Experience conducting user research and testing to understand needs

  • Experience identifying goals, metrics and analytics to measure product value

  • Experience conducting competitive research and analysis

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

  • Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful

  • Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions

  • Drives Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances

  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people

  • Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear

  • Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder

  • Organizational Savvy: Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process and people-related organizational dynamics

  • Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations

  • Empathy: Understands the needs of multiple stakeholders and is responsive in meeting their needs with the most optimal resolution

  • Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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