Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • Sr Product Manager

    Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Lenexa
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    KS
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-191124
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
  • Summary

    Sr Product Manager

    The Sr. Product Manager manages a portfolio of products throughout each product lifecycle. This position will collaborate with business stakeholders to define the vision and scope of each product, develop a roadmap, and identify key measures of success. This individual will serve in a cross-functional role, executing project management, and leading the execution and delivery of assigned projects and defining the process and procedures for the business analysts. This position will also be responsible for the design of complex transformational strategies and maximizing the business value of products, managing major product lines, and bringing those products to market.

     

    The Company welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats and communication supports upon request to persons with disabilities who take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact: Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, for external applicants, or, a Supervisor for internal applicants.

    Responsibilities

    The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

     

    Position Summary
    The Sr. Product Manager manages a portfolio of products throughout each product lifecycle. This position will collaborate with business stakeholders to define the vision and scope of each product, develop a roadmap, and identify key measures of success. This individual will serve in a cross-functional role, executing project management, and leading the execution and delivery of assigned projects and defining the process and procedures for the business analysts. This position will also be responsible for the design of complex transformational strategies and maximizing the business value of products, managing major product lines, and bringing those products to market.

     

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
    Product Management
    • Own the entire SDLC process for strategic client projects
    • Lead strategic sales initiatives to grow existing clients and acquire new clients
    • Run requirement gathering workshops with strategic clients
    • Coach and train other Product Managers on best practice
    • Work with team members to produce estimates for proposals
    • Create and maintain a product backlog with epics and user stories
    • Create product roadmaps and release plans
    • Work with design teams to create UI wireframes, mockups and prototypes
    • Run agile ceremonies and with globally-distributed team members
    • Facilitate communication between client stakeholders and development team members
    • Provide product demos and presentations to clients
    • Monitor and communicate project health through metrics
    • Coordinate and run product launch activities
    • Facilitate product usability testing sessions

    Strategic Planning
    • Work with Leadership to develop product portfolios for IT Service offerings. Develop a strategy for the implementation and rollout of these service offerings.
    • Utilize a wide array of analytical and design tools to understand and address the needs of the enterprise (running workshops, stakeholder interviews, secondary research, working with specialists).
    • Network and collaborate with business units in the company to assess needs across the various business units and identify strategic opportunities to consolidate systems and capabilities.
    • Consult with business units to understand current business processes and provide recommendations on how to leverage technology to streamline processes.

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Direct Reports
    - Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

    Indirect Reports
    - May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

     

    Travel and/or Driving Requirements:
    - Travel as needed

     

    Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
    Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

    Field of Study/Area of Experience: Must have an undergraduate degree in business, management information systems, computer science or equivalent job-related experience. PMI Certification is desired but not required.
    - 5+ years of experience in in project management of varied complexities and scope.

     

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
    • BS or BA degree
    • Agile product management experience
    • Software development experience
    • Strong experience and understanding of web and mobile development technologies
    • Familiarity with SDLC tooling such as VSTS (AzureDevOps) or JIRA
    • Ability to pick up technical and business concepts quickly
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Visio
    • Ability to work with business teams to help facilitate change management

     

    Environmental & Physical Requirements:
    Office / Sedentary Requirements: Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

     

    Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions
    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

     

    Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

     

    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

     

    The Company welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats and communication supports upon request to persons with disabilities who take part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact: Recruiter, Talent Acquisition, for external applicants, or, a Supervisor for internal applicants.

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