Home Depot Product Management Manager in Austin, Texas
POSITION PURPOSE If providing the best customer experience is the heart of The Home Depot, Product Managers provide the pulse.They stand at the intersection of business, technology, and user experience, solving pain points to deliver the best value possible to end users. They’re true product leaders, working cross-functionally with teams of technologists, designers, and business partners to improve sales, efficiency and customer satisfaction.Equipped with the resources of a large retailer and the agile approach of a startup, Product Managers at The Home Depot are innovating strategies that drive value for our business every day. The Home Depot has several product teams which are always hiring:
Home & Outside Services
Human Resources Technology & Analytics
Online/E-Commerce MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 30% - Strategy & Planning: Looks across product teams and feature sets with a focus on alignment and dependencies Gains a thorough understanding of customer and associate needs, both existing and potential, and uses that knowledge to help deliver enterprise products that provide Home Depot customers and associates with an unparalleled shopping experience Translates business goals and end user needs into product strategy and clearly communicates direction and product priorities to the product team and business partners Meets with users and stakeholders as needed to understand processes, pain points and system waste in order to identify where to improve the user experience Creates epics to drive improvements to product vision, features and back end systems, and adjusts for new business models Determines value to the business of anticipated product updates Identifies goals, metrics and appropriate analytics to measure the performance of products and continually makes recommendations and refinements to products based on learnings 40% - Delivery & Execution: Reviews recommended solutions and work of product team to ensure products are aligned with company, stakeholder and end user priorities Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met Removes roadblocks and obstacles that may impair product teams to help ensure delivery of the product in order to meet strategic, financial and technical goals Receives and prioritizes incoming requests from business partners and stakeholders while keeping in mind the business strategy, product vision and user needs Provides regular updates to leadership regarding progress of products within portfolio 30% - People: Provides leadership, mentoring and coaching to Product Managers Attracts, retains and develops top talent to build a world class Product Management Team Conducts annual and mid-year reviews, reviewing individual development plans and providing performance feedback Fosters collaboration with team members (Engineering, UX, etc.) 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)
NATURE AND SCOPE Typically reports to the Product Management Sr. Manager, Technology Director or Sr. Director
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel: Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be eighteen years of age or older.Must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Additional Minimum Qualifications: Must be legally permitted to work in the United States 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. Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 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: 5-7 years of relevant work experience Proficiency in working as a Product Manager in a modern software development based enterprise environment and overseeing multiple products Proficiency in modern software development product management practices and agile methodologies, specifically the extreme programming (XP) principles of paired programming, test driven development, and continuous deployment Proficiency in working in a fast paced, fluid environment where priorities shift on a regular basis Proficiency in communicating with and influencing functional and technical team members at all levels in the organization Proficiency in working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern software design and development team Proficiency in creating, prioritizing and accepting epics and user stories Proficiency in conducting user research and testing to understand needs Proficiency in identifying goals, metrics and analytics to measure product value Experience conducting competitive research and analysis Experience guiding more junior team members through Product Management fundamentals in a professional setting Experience balancing workloads across teams Proficiency in active listening communicating at all levels (Executive Leadership Team, store associates, etc.) while gracefully managing expectations of multiple stakeholders Experience managing and growing team members in a professional setting Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: Attracts Top Talent: Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs Balances Stakeholders: Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals 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 Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization s goals Drives Engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people Manages Complexity: Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems 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
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