Principal Product Owner - IoT

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Sep 06, 2018
Closes
Oct 17, 2018
Category
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: About us:Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers. Product teams at Target Corporation are accountable for the delivery of product outcomes. Product outcomes are a combination of delivering business value features, and creating a technology system that is easily maintained and highly reliable. Product teams have one shared backlog that is inclusive of all product, technology and design work.As a Lead Product Owner, you will work in the product model and will partner to develop a comprehensive product strategy, related roadmap, and set key business objectives (OKRs) for your respective product. You will need to leverage the knowledge of your product, as well as customer feedback and establish other relevant data points to assess value, develop cases, and prioritize the direction and desired outcomes for your product.You will be the “voice of the product” to all key stakeholders to ensure that their needs are met and that the product team is getting the direction and support that it needs to be successful. You will develop and actively maintain a product roadmap and backlog outlining the customer themes, epics, and stories while prioritizing the backlog to focus on the highest impact work for your team and stakeholders. You will encourage the open exchange of information and viewpoints, as well as inspire others to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance while committing to the organization's direction. You will foster a sense of urgency to achieve goals and leverage resources to overcome unexpected obstacles, and partner with product teams across the organization to help them achieve their goals while pursuing and completing yours.This specific position is for the Internet of Things platform within Target's Cloud and Compute division. The IoT Platform will make it easy to say yes to connected device use cases across Target. It also makes it possible for business and engineer partners to easily create, connect, analyze and access data from connected devices to make decisions and enable automation. Building components to create this platform will allow us to democratize the data from these devices in a scalable, standardized and secure method. Target is poised to lead the new revolution of software defined physical experiences due to our ability to leverage the Target Application Platform in the cloud and within each of our 1,800 stores.In this role you will be expected to leverage previous product knowledge, analyze user feedback, understand Target's broader technology strategy, assess feature value and prioritize strategic direction of the product. Responsibilities will also include representing the “voice of customer” and driving a product culture within the Cloud and Compute organization.Looking For:
  • Responsible for the go-to market strategy, including product marketing and sales
  • Steering of units responsible for the HW design, embedded application & platform development as well as HW industrialization
  • Ensure market & business fit and availability by linking products to the overall business case and provide clear go to market strategies
  • Author documents relating to product life cycle including product strategy, roadmap, business requirements, use cases and functional specificationsAbout you:
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in easy-to-understand terminology
  • Able to apply knowledge of how a product is designed, built, deployed, and maintained in an enterprise environment
  • Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and technology teams
  • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
  • Strong depth of knowledge of product development and IoT trends
  • Have a broader understanding of industry trends in the cloud computing space Experience in executing product strategy as well as hands on experience Strong leadership skills to influence a diverse group of stakeholders with ability to make difficult and quick decisions on a daily basis.

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