Website The Home Depot
The Product Manager (PM) position is responsible for delivering business value to drive sales, improve efficiency, and improve customer satisfaction through the production of quality products. Within their designated enterprise product line, PMs focus on delivering incremental value by driving product changes and working closely with a team of developers, designers, and business partners. They support in-depth business reviews, communicate and present across all levels of the organization, and support cross-functional product teams.Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
40% – Strategy & Planning:
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; 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 making recommendations and refinements to the product backlog based on learnings
Conduct end user research to help identify user stories and help determine Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Partners with Finance to understand financial needs and assists 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
Evaluates research and market analysis on industry innovations and technology platforms to recommend the best possible solution
30% – Delivery & Execution:
Ensure product is aligned with company, stakeholder and end-user priorities to drive sales, improve efficiency, and improve customer satisfaction
Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met
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 pros, cons, issues, obstacles, dependencies and value associated with features and enhancements
Participates in standups, iteration planning sessions, product demos and retrospectives
Condenses complex technical concepts into non-technical language for stakeholders
30% – People:
Fosters collaboration with team members (Engineering, User Experience Designers, etc.) to drive value and collectively identify and resolve impediments
Acts as a proponent of modern software development practices
Advocates for the end user and stakeholder by empathizing with and understanding user needs and becoming the domain expert
Regularly 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; provides education to requestors to determine prioritization based on tangible benefits and/or user experience
Exhibit active listening, facilitate sessions, and clearly communicate at all levels (Executive Leadership Team, store associates, etc.) and in all formats the product’s long term strategy which is used to prioritize short-term action
Nature and Scope:
Typically reports to the Product Management Manager or Sr. Manager.
Environmental Job Requirements:
1. Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
To apply for this job please visit careers.homedepot.com.