Director Product Management - Discover & Engage

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Sep 18, 2016
Feb 18, 2017
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time
JOIN US AS A DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENTSimilar Industry Titles and Key Words: Product Analyst, Product DevelopmentThe Director Product Management sets the overall strategic vision for the product and is accountable for succeeding against identified metrics, managing the product's budget and financials, and setting short and long term product goals as well as ensuring the product team is effectively working together. The Director is responsible for managing this team of individuals to develop detailed product features and requirements, alongside overall implementation plans, including maintaining a foundational technology roadmap and appropriately prioritizing the product backlog to ensure the team is maximizing business value and delivering necessary fixes and functionality to guests.  Responsibilities:
  • Provides measurable input to create the platform vision
  • Develops detailed product features and requirements and develops implementation plans
  • Drafts objectives, key results and platform priorities, including the full team in the process to foster shared goals for each quarter
  • Drives product discovery with the lead developers and designers to validate hypotheses and concepts with guests before committing engineering resources
  • Leads highly complex projects across multiple departments, with interrelated specialties; adapts precedent and may make significant departure from traditional approaches to develop solutions.
  • Setups KPI dashboards and monitoring, using the data to make business decisions and validating the impact of work as it is released
  • Possesses an understanding of retail, relevant technologies and mobile design principles in order to drive innovative solutions
  • Accountable for the full platform and feature set, delivering in the product model and communicating product needs with business partners
  • Leads, develops, and manages a cross-functional team of engineers, designers, and QA, without any direct reports.
  • Assesses value, develop business opportunities, writes and prioritizes epics, stories and themes on behalf of the guest to ensure work focus delivers maximum value alignment with product strategy
  • Coordinates among a wide range of cross-functional internal and external resources to ensure that products get to market per specifications, within budget and on schedule
  • Provides competitive analysis, monitoring, and recommendations to key stakeholders
  • Provides insightful, motivating, and constructive feedback to all roles on the team.  Builds a strong team culture of progress, transparency, and efficiency.
  • Tracks spend across team members, contractors, vendors, and hardware/software.  Surfaces team gaps and provides recommended solutions.
  • Promotes new ideas, methods and technologies and identifies opportunities with significant ROI potential while building a culture of innovation.
  • Assists in recruiting, hiring, and performance management of key members of the product team
  • 12 years of experience, including 3-5 years in a product strategy role
  • 5+ years of expertise in coding or digital experience design.
  • 3+ years of mobile experience
  • Experience working in an agile development: scrum or kanban.
  • Experience in an omnichannel retail organization.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • 4+ years of experience working in a distributed team environment
  • 2+ years of experience managing and leading a digital team.
  • A deep care for process, organization, and innovation
  • Experience building products  on a similar scale to Target
  • Experience building cross-discipline teams
BenefitsEligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace.About Target®Expect the Best. At Target, we have a vision: to become the best - the best culture and brand, the best place for growth and the company with the best reputation. We offer an inclusive, collaborative and energetic work environment that rewards those who perform. We deliver engaging, innovative and on-trend experiences for our team members and our guests. We invest in our team members' futures by developing leaders and providing a breadth of opportunities for professional development. It takes the best to become the best, and we are committed to building a team that does the right thing for our guests, shareholders, team members and communities. Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at stores nationwide and at Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education®.