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GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: 0-25%
  • Functional Area: Logistics/Supply Chain/Import
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:


The Product Manager (Distribution Systems) is responsible for delivering world class distribution fulfillment systems in Home Depot’s evolving supply chain, with a focus distribution center execution capabilities that enable customer order fulfillment  and store replenishment.  The Product Manager is an advocate for the business and partners directly with software engineers and user experience designers as a part of a product team to develop software solutions.  The Product Manager engages with many cross-functional stakeholders throughout the supply chain including operations, engineering, transportation, inventory planning, finance, and asset protection teams to ensure the proper scope and prioritization of feature development.  Some of the Product Manager’s typical efforts include:

  • Driving and supporting discovery for product requirements and prioritization
  • Writing and managing user stories
  • Facilitating product team’s weekly meetings such as story grooming, iterative planning, retrospectives
  • Supporting the product team as business SME
  • User acceptance testing
  • Leading product demos for stakeholders
  • Supporting pilot implementations

40% - Strategy & Planning: 
  • Gains a thorough understanding of customer and associate needs, both existing and potential, and uses that knowledge to help deliver enterprise products that provide Home Depot customers and associates with an unparalleled shopping experience 
  • Translates business goals and end user needs into product strategy; communicates direction and product priorities to the development team, other matrixed teams, and third-party partners 
  • Identifies goals, metrics, and analytics to determine product value; continually making recommendations and refinements to the product backlog based on learnings 
  • Conduct end user research to help identify user stories and help determine Minimum Viable Product (MVP) 
  • Partners with Finance to understand financial needs and assists in the creation of business plans for new opportunities 
  • Monitors research as well as the competitive landscape to recommend the best solutions and ensure that products remain or become best in class 
  • Evaluates research and market analysis on industry innovations and technology platforms to recommend the best possible solution 
30% - Delivery & Execution: 
  • Ensure product is aligned with company, stakeholder and end-user priorities to drive sales, improve efficiency, and improve customer satisfaction 
  • Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met 
  • Formulates, tests and refines assumptions and hypotheses through user research and testing 
  • Creates, prioritizes and accepts user stories; incorporate them into release planning 
  • Makes product decisions that drive value on a daily basis 
  • Identifies pros, cons, issues, obstacles, dependencies and value associated with features and enhancements 
  • Participates in standups, iteration planning sessions, product demos and retrospectives 
  • Condenses complex technical concepts into non-technical language for stakeholders 
30% - People: 
  • Fosters collaboration with team members (Engineering, User Experience Designers, etc.) to drive value and collectively identify and resolve impediments 
  • Acts as a proponent of modern software development practices 
  • Advocates for the end user and stakeholder by empathizing with and understanding user needs and becoming the domain expert 
  • Regularly works with the product team to continuously assess progress, disseminate lessons learned, and understand next steps 
  • Manages cross functional team and stakeholder expectations to execute on product strategy; provides education to requestors to determine prioritization based on tangible benefits and/or user experience 
  • Exhibit active listening, facilitate sessions, and clearly communicate at all levels (Executive Leadership Team, store associates, etc.) and in all formats the product s long term strategy which is used to prioritize short-term action

Typically reports to the Product Management Manager or Sr. Manager.

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Typically requires overnight travel less than 25% of the time.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States
Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 1 years

Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess integrated supply chain systems and distribution operational knowledge - Warehouse Management System (WMS) knowledge a plus
  • Distribution Operations and/or Consulting experience a plus 
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience working as a Product Manager in a modern software development based enterprise environment
  • Demonstrated experience with modern software development product management practices and agile methodologies, specifically the extreme programming (XP) principles of paired programming, test driven development, and continuous deployment
  • Experience working in a fast paced, fluid environment where priorities shift on a regular basis
  • Experience communicating with and influencing functional and technical team members at all levels in the organization
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern software design and development team
  • Experience creating, prioritizing and accepting user stories
  • Experience conducting user research and testing to understand needs
  • Experience identifying goals, metrics and analytics to measure product value
  • Experience conducting competitive research and analysis

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization s goals
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
Drives Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances
Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear
Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
Organizational Savvy: Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process and people-related organizational dynamics
Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations
Empathy: Understands the needs of multiple stakeholders and is responsive in meeting their needs with the most optimal resolution
Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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