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Senior Director Supply Management Transformation, Product Owner

Sodexo
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Unit Description

Sodexo is currently searching for a Senior Director Supply Management Transformation, Product Owner.  This role is based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

 

Lead the development effort to create a \u2018Product (new system capability) that meets the requirements of the Product Sponsor and delivers via a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

 

  • Establishing the Product vision (the required end product to meet the needs of the Product Sponsor and business stakeholders)
  • Lead the creation of the Product \u2018back-log (requirements) and the prioritization of this for the development team
  • Oversight and steer of the workplan for each release of capability and the critical elements to be delivered (e.g. technology, new processes, engagement with supplier partners)
  • Engage with key stakeholders across the organization to capture requirements for end customers (all the users of the ultimate Product)
  • Lead the team responsible for the delivery of the Product and share product knowledge and subject matter expertise in terms of the desired future state.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders across the supply management function and wider Sodexo business to understand the requirements for the Product and seek to challenge status quo/ explore external best practice
  • Pursue opportunities to globalize any capability developed (dont restrict requirements to local/ regional)

 

Primary duties:

  • Prioritize the workplan for each MVP release and delivery team to ensure the coherence of the projects within the Workstream
  • Lead the definition of the proposed Product solution (e.g., functionalities, processes, etc.) by developing the product vision, interacting with industry leaders, defining product requirements and scoping the MVP
  • Work with Subject Matter experts and the Delivery Team to identify and assess potential technology solutions available within Sodexo or utilizing external providers.

 

Accountable for:

  • Delivery of a Product via an MVP approach
  • Leadership of the Delivery Team accountable for the MVPs and ultimate Product
  • Liaison with organizational stakeholders and other Product stream Owners and Sponsors to determine interdependencies and align on approach
  • Work in alignment with IS&T and Data Stakeholders to ensure any Sodexo Group data and system architecture principles are adhered to

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Certifications are preferred.
  • Candidate will have a process driven orientation and experience of working with cross functional teams and global stakeholders
  • Candidate will have demonstrated experience of engaging with cross-functional stakeholders to determine requirements gain alignment on a future vision.
  • Candidate is expected to communicate at a senior management level with internal and external stakeholders as well as suppliers and potentially Clients
  • 10 years managerial experience
  • 7 years of functional experience in purchasing or a related field.

Skills:

  • Leader and Team Player
  • Communicator and Negotiator
  • Empowered and Committed
  • Planning (workplan, resources) and tracking (indicators, actions)
  • Business judgment
  • Problem solving
  • Visionary and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Likes fast pace
  • Verbal Communication
  • Flexibility to travel though limited (<10%)

www.SodexoUSA.com

 

Position Summary

Within each of the supply strategic workstreams, a product owner is appointed to be in charge of a specific modules workplan and key elements delivery (e.g., techno, new processes, providers, partners). Product owners take care of MVP-development modules, e.g., breaking down the modules into stories and features, manage the prioritized backlog of tasks. The product owner is also responsible for making day-to-day decisions on the product build.

  • Works hand in hand with the, Transformation team & experts to deliver his/ her module
  • Details and executes the workplan for each module
  • Designs the solution (e.g., functionalities, processes, etc.) by developing the product vision, interacting with industry leaders, defining product requirements and scoping the MVP (Minimal Vital Product)
  • Manages the MVP delivery team during sprints related to his module by ensuring they correctly understand the requirements and participating in their planning
  • Identifies potential techno solutions/ partners available for each feature

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Bachelors Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience;

  • 10 years managerial experience
  • 7 years of functional experience in purchasing or a related field.
Posted: 2020-03-06 Expires: 2020-04-17

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