Dir, Product Management in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

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    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 929801BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Product Development/Management
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

JOB SUMMARY: The Director, Product Management develops and applies Product Management processes in the design/realization of new product offerings. This position works in concert with User Experience and Research on determining product usability to ensure the product developed meets the needs of the customer throughout the various stages of requirements, design, development, testing and release. This position is responsible for product planning, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, roadmap and working closely with UX and engineering, to deliver winning products. This position also includes ensuring that the product and marketing efforts support the company s overall strategy and goals, defining the product strategy and roadmap with prioritized features and corresponding justification, developing the business case, being an expert with respect to the competition, and ensuring that the business requirements are met.

Job Requirements

• Defines vision, goals, supporting business metrics success indicators, and the strategic roadmap for new offerings or existing systems, identifying key features that drive customer value, and driving the prioritization and execution of engineering efforts. Ensures cross functional teams understand the business objectives
• Solves ambiguous, undefined problems that have impact to the business strategy.
• Establishes the team/groups culture, and oversees the team/groups performance and morale
• Builds and leverages relationships with partner discipline peers to align priorities, processes and people appropriately
• Builds, adapts, and runs operational processes that synchronize team/organization workflows
• Finds opportunities for collaboration, across groups in the division, ensures that cross-team commitments are set, and achieves scale in his or her work efforts by enabling the work of others. Ensures that the right people with the right knowledge and expertise are involved in decisions
• Tailors communication to a variety of audiences and perspectives, and anticipates issues to prevent conflict
• Performs supervisory functions, including but not limited to, making employment decisions regarding hiring, promoting, demoting and terminating, conducting performance appraisals and coaching and developing associates

• 10+ years related professional experience
• Has broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
• Has solid experiences in team management, scheduling and personnel growth. This includes appropriate skills for motivation, realization of training and coaching, and employee engagement activities.
• Experience with managing multi-million dollar product revenue/expense effectively.
• Can effectively interface at many levels, including top executives
• Can reach appropriate resolution in many varied situations without damaging internal or external relationships
• Ability to present programs internally and externally.
• Ability to use professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
• Ability to develop and present many varied and unique ideas
• Ability to understand and react to the politics inherent in organization structures
• Ability to work on issues that impact design/selling success or address future concepts, products or technologies.
• Ability to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
• Advanced analytics capabilities to drive informed decision making
• Skilled in Presenting: can effectively communicate in large or small group settings.
• Business Awareness: understands current and possible future business trends and information.
• Knowledge of analytics platforms and ability to utilize the data / tools to guide decision making.
• Develops plans that have impact across the organization and are based on what is likely to happen.
• Challenges and inspires large groups of people to deliver positive change in performance
• Guide team members in their relationship development, providing necessary coaching and development opportunities
• Demonstrate an effective understanding of financial metrics and tools that gauge the cost effectiveness of the team and focus the team's energy to drive value in the appropriate areas across the business.
• Shapes and/or champions new directions. Presents complex programs and works to influence vision of company. Leads projects with cross-functional team members.
• Have solid experiences in team management, scheduling and personnel growth. This includes appropriate skills for motivation, realization of training and coaching, and employee engagement activities.