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.
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
- 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
Direct Manager/Direct Reports:
- Typically reports to the Product Management Manager or Sr. Manager.
- Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
- 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.
- Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
- Must be eighteen years of age or older.
- Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
- Must be legally permitted to work in the United States
- 1-3 years of relevant work experience
- Experience working as a Product Manager in a modern software development based enterprise environment
- Demonstrated 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
- Experience working in a fast paced, fluid environment where priorities shift on a regular basis
- Experience communicating with and influencing functional and technical team members at all levels in the organization
- Experience working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern software design and development team
- Experience creating, prioritizing and accepting user stories
- Experience conducting user research and testing to understand needs
- Experience identifying goals, metrics and analytics to measure product value
- Experience conducting competitive research and analysis
- The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma and/or GED.
Minimum Years of Work Experience:
Preferred Years of Work Experience:
- No additional years of experience
Minimum Leadership Experience:
Preferred Leadership Experience:
- 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 Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
- Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear
- 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
- Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals