Lead Product Owner - Order Assignment

Employer
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Sep 08, 2017
Closes
Oct 21, 2017
Category
Management
Employment Status
Full Time
The Lead Product Owner represents the “voice of the customer” for the Order Management team.  This position is responsible for optimizing the best use of inventory within Target's network for both in-store and digital guests to enable speed and efficiency in the supply chain.  This position works across a broad set of supply chain stakeholders to build business requirements, prioritize functionalities which maximize business value, and represents the product capabilities to engineering teams.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Accountable for development and health of the created product, working in the product model and collaborating with key partners, and stakeholder management for the product.
• Work across multiple product and engineering teams to help problem solve, identify use cases and analyze/validate prototypes and solutions
• Possess a fundamental understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain integrations and dependencies.
• Ensure stories clearly communicate the customer and stakeholder needs to meet key business objectives and strategies for the product. 
• Drafts key product strategies and objectives and key results (OKRs) for the product.
• Maintain and refine backlog:  Create user stories and acceptance criteria and prioritize all stories to ensure work focuses on those with maximum business value that align with product strategy.
• Work in scrum team, ensuring the teams are aligned around similar goals and objectives and attending all scrum meetings.
• Encourage the open exchange of information and viewpoints
• Leverages data and analytics to drive decisions and solve problems
• Inspire others to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance while committing to the organization's direction
• Foster a sense of urgency to achieve goals and leverage resources to overcome unexpected obstacles

REPORTING/WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports to Director of Product Management - OMS Operations

Works with counterparts throughout the entire Target organization including global team members.  Works with external partners including vendors. 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

• 7-9 years of experience with 2-3 years in a product role or equivalent
• Minimum 3-5 years supply chain experience, working with inventory optimization and/or direct to guest fulfillment optimization
• Bachelors degree and/or equivalent experience
• Strong communication skills working across multiple business and technology stakeholders
• Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and tech teams
• Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS:

• Experience in a Technology organization
• Strong data analytics skills
• MBA or advanced degree in related field
• Agile certification
• Product Owner certification