Do you enjoy crafting user stories and prioritizing backlogs? Are you an exceptional listener? Can you quote the Agile Manifesto word for word? Global Custom Commerce is on the lookout for an EPIC Product Manager.
Why work here? Our entrepreneurial roots and maverick mentality, coupled with the resources and backing of the #1 home improvement retailer in the world, The Home Depot, is a unique opportunity for you to be a transformative retail disrupter. Plus, GCC is the world’s largest online window covering company, and we’ve got a demonstrably awesome 20-year track record. From our open-floor office to our open-door ethos, our culture is rooted in improving, evolving, and having fun (we’re pretty serious about cake, cook-offs, ping pong, meaningful work and exciting projects). Most importantly, our team members are always inspired, engaged, and ready for growth.
That means you’ll have the resources and the runway to create truly magical, out-of-the-box work. Moreover, you will play an important role in leveraging our culture, people, systems, processes, and technology — ultimately to provide incredible customer experiences, while growing business for GCC and The Home Depot. This is your chance to be part of something big, in a small start-up environment.
We’re ranked as one of The Top 5 Workplaces in Texas and have consistently won the following awards: The Best Place to Work in Houston (Houston Business Journal), Houston’s Top Workplaces (Houston Chronicle) and Houston’s Best and Brightest.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
20%- Create and maintain user stories for various product backlog logs.
20%- Prioritize and sequence user stories in the backlog according to business value, ROI and project dependencies.
20%- Discover and document epics, disaggregating them into user stories that are granular enough to be achieved in a single sprint.
20%- Describe the product with understanding of users and use, and develop a product that serves both.
10%- Analyze the impact of proposed solutions across the entire organization, develop use cases to explain/demonstrate business requirements/specifications/acceptance criteria to IT and business teams.
10%- Inspect the product progress both during and at the end of every sprint. Assist the development team with Sprint Review.
NATURE AND SCOPE
This position reports to the Director of Category Experience.
This position has no direct reports.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 7 years
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.
Ability to manage and lead teams of Senior Leaders.
Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies with enterprise-level application development projects. PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Extensive experience in working with end users using a variety of techniques to elicit and document business requirements and turning those into user stories and acceptance criteria.
Experience working closely with IT Project managers and development teams.
Experience setting up test scenarios.
Strong analytical skills and writing skills, including solid experience in writing functional and technical specifications.
Strong teamwork skills in a small local setting, as well as across different geographic locations.
Strong organization skills with an excellent attention to detail.
Ability to focus on high quality work while under pressure.
Advanced knowledge of MS Office, Visio and backlog management tools.
Neutral toward technology, vendor and product choices; more interested in results than in personal preferences.
Able to drive short-term actions that are consistent with long-term goals.
Expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together if needed.
Effective and empathic listener.
Must possess good communication skills with the ability to be assertive.
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