Principal Product Manager - Technical
South Florida Tech Hub
This is a 100% fully remote role. Work virtually from anywhere in the U.S.
Office Depot is a brand you’ve counted on since 1986 for your office supplies and business services, supported by a strong retail network and world-class technology platforms. As the business landscape continues to evolve, we are changing the way we look at our technology platforms to drive significant change in the way we do business. We’re reinventing ourselves and making significant investments in our multi-billion-dollar digital platforms to drive growth in our range of B2B products & services. Apply today to be a part of this revolutionary change!
As a Principal PM-T, you will be an integral team member of our innovative Product & Technology organization, contributing greatly to this pivotal transformation in the B2B space.
What You’ll Do
Own the overall product strategy of your product portfolio. Partner across the Product & Technology organization and throughout the enterprise to gather business requirements, build and manage the product backlog, develop the product vision, and drive its execution.
Lead the definition of product requirements and articulate product features to developers, QA, and UX/UI designers and researchers in our agile teams as well as key business partners, comfortably pivoting between business, operations, and technology teams.
Develop, own, and drive the strategic product roadmaps, partnering with leadership to ensure alignment with the organization’s objectives.
Develop and drive new features, small to medium products, and go-to-market plans to address core customer problems.
In partnership with the Product & Technology leadership team, mentor product management team members. Develop and assess these individuals on goals attainment. Provide training and deliver feedback consistently.
Analyze customers’ needs & behaviors as well as review competition and emerging technologies to develop insights that can be used to guide the strategy and the product roadmap.
Conduct project discovery by interviewing key stakeholders to flush out business rules and operational specifications.
Liaise between business owners, tech teams, internal and external partners to meet customer needs while ensuring that the strategy & vision of the product are met and aligned to Office Depot’s tenets.
Define and monitor key performance indicators. Continuously evaluate the product’s performance and growth.
Review and provide feedback on functional and technical design documents. Participate and influence agile ceremonies including planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews, team retrospectives and daily scrum.
Lead the elaboration of epics and themes. Write user stories. Develop acceptance criteria.
Serve as an expert on trends in B2C and B2B eCommerce. Use market research, customer surveys, and other analytic data to understand customer and business needs. Identify gaps and/or new opportunities to ultimately define a product roadmap.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Software Development or related technical field, or the equivalent in work experience.
Work Experience: 10+ years of experience in business systems and/or web application analysis in retail eCommerce, B2B, B2C, internet direct marketing or e-Procurement environments. Knowledge of various eCommerce and Internet technologies is preferred.
Analytical Skills: Superior analytical skills; must be analytically capable of refining strategic, technical roadmaps and synthesizing to make improvements and recommendations.
Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; regularly required to make presentations to stakeholders and senior leaders. Clearly present, articulate, and defend research findings, design decisions, and formulated strategies to the stakeholders in a way that they can relate to and easily understand.
Interpersonal/People Skills: Ability to facilitate smooth collaboration and relations necessary to be successful in this role; not troubled by complications, disagreements, and unnecessary delays. Ability to build trust among team members and convince people to follow him/her. Effective presentation skills and exceptional relationship-building skills are required.
Leadership Qualities: Proven track record of effectively mentoring and coaching developing product managers. Ability to continuously drive results, display a high level of confidence not just in self but in other people as well, inspire and motivate team performance. Demonstrate an ability to navigate complex situations and tasks with calmness and composure, setting an example for others.