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Product Manager

Company: Albertsons Companies
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Product Manager

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons Companies family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit, and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.

The Ecommerce Data and Analytics team has an opening for a Product Manager. This position is located in Pleasanton, California.

Position Purpose

Albertson's Companies is looking for people who are interested in re-imagining the grocery experience by harnessing the power of data and digital technologies. The Data and Analytics team has the responsibility to leverage data to inform best in class customer experiences and maximize return on investment. The Product Manager will translate the business questions into data requirements and collaborate in building the analytical layer of the data that can help business stakeholders use data to drive business value. The ideal candidate will have a data/ engineering skillset and a business mindset to bridge the gap between engineering and business. The Product Manager is responsible for working with the business in defining and executing, on measures that ensure the data being collected is adding value to the ecommerce and omnichannel business.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Understand what data is needed to support business function objectives.
  • Understand the data tables, data architecture and work closely with data engineering team and business owners to determine the best way to extract and present data (BI reporting, machine learning with front-end user interface, etc.) that supports business insights and decision making.
  • Champion the needs of business teams and stakeholders throughout the development process, ensuring that what is delivered meets the original goals and objectives of the project.
  • Identify unmet internal data needs and work closely with data engineering to ensure they can be addressed in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to creating a data driven culture that provides easy access to data across enterprise.
  • Gather input from a variety of internal and external sources to define the data needs around new product concepts; respond to stakeholder needs throughout the development process; evaluate technologies; develop detailed requirements, feature definitions, implementation plans, and internal communications.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams during the entire lifecycle of product development, including deployment and post-deployment activities. Proactively identify data needs of the project, outline options, recommend solutions, and escalate as needed.
  • Effectively influences and collaborates with others, presenting and securing approval from senior management and other key stakeholders, as necessary.
  • Anticipate upstream and downstream impacts of the project and works with internal business groups to adjust business tools and practices to support new features and functionality.
  • Responsible for communicating product solutions and benefits to customers and stakeholders; including knowledge transfer and training for on-going management of features.
  • Develop supporting business case, including financial impact and benefits statements, to support feature/functionality concepts and sell the concepts to internal audiences through persuasive oral and written presentations.
  • Build intelligent capability and feature roadmaps using research, data, business context and learnings as input.
  • Write user stories as a part of the product development lifecycle that directly support primary objectives of the project, are appropriate in size for iterative development, include clear and specific acceptance criteria, and consider dependencies on other stories and/or projects & initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree required
  • 4-6 years' experience in one or more of the following areas: data analytics, computer engineering, product/program management, etc.
  • Internet and retail experience strongly preferred
  • Computer science background and experience with data strongly preferred.
  • Strong analytical, prioritization and negotiating skills
  • Strong quant and analytical abilities -- you use data to make decisions but do not suffer from analysis paralysis.
  • Experience with data and analytics tools is a plus
  • Passionate about building great products and solving customer and business problems
  • Usability and customer-focused design experience a plus
  • Experience must include:
  • Technical fluency; comfortable understanding and discussing technology concepts, experience evaluating trade-offs and new opportunities with technical team members
  • Experience in ecommerce, with a deep understanding of data and analytics is preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of aligning to an overarching product vision, using data and analysis to support strategy and prioritization, and day to day product execution
  • Experience with technical product backlog management and prioritization of user stories

About us

Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. With a fixation on innovation and building culture, our team is rallying our company around a unique vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength, deep roots in the communities we serve, and a team that has passion for food and delivering great service.

Albertsons Culture Principles

  • Compassion: We always treat each other with kindness and respect
  • Team: We always support and recognize each other
  • Inclusive: We always value everyone's perspective
  • Learning: We always strive to grow and develop ourselves and others
  • Competitive: We always act with integrity to win over the customer
  • Ownership: We always take actions to drive our success

Physical Environment:

  • Work may be performed in a temperature-controlled environment.
  • Must sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time.
  • May spend long periods of time at desk or computer terminal.
  • Will use keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment during the course of normal workday.
  • Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties.
  • Work day is fast paced; some evening and weekend work may be required.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by visiting https://www.albertsonscompanies.com/careers/en/home.html

Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons Companies. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.

The Albertsons Companies policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status, or any other legally protected status.

We support a drug-free workplace -- some positions require applicants offered a position to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Keywords: Albertsons Companies, Pleasanton , Product Manager, Other , Pleasanton, California

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