Home Depot Senior Product Manager in Austin, Texas
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
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND 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 Partners with Finance to understand financial needs and assist in the creation of business plans for new opportunities 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 Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met 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% - People: 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) Participates in talent acquisition, development and retention activities in support of team
NATURE AND SCOPE Typically reports to the Product Management Manager or Sr. Manager.
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.
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
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: 3 years
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.
3-6 years of relevant work experience
Experience working as a Product Manager in a modern software development based enterprise environment
Experience with 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 user stories
Proficiency in conducting user research and testing to understand needs
Proficiency in identifying goals, metrics and analytics to measure product value
Proficiency in conducting competitive research and analysis
Experience guiding more junior team members through Product Management fundamentals in a professional setting
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Balances Stakeholders: Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders
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 Vision and Purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
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
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
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