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Product Manager job in HOFFMAN ESTATES

Company Name:
Sears Holdings
Product Manager job in HOFFMAN ESTATES
Requisition ID: 358704BR
Job Function: E-commerce
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
State: Illinois (IL)
State or Province/City: HOFFMAN ESTATES
Location: 3333 BEVERLY ROAD,CORPORATE OFFICES,HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179, US
Post Code: 60179
Post Date: 07/18/2014
Business Unit: eCommerce - ALL
Store: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp
The eCommerce Vertical Product Manager is responsible for a suite of eCommercecapabilities and web experiences which drive online business results. The Vertical Product Manager willbe the eCommerce single point of contact supporting one or more Sears Holdings business units, withresponsibility for online strategy, planning, roadmap development, and execution. This is a criticalleadership role within the Online Business Unit, with high-level visibility and exposure across SearsHoldings.
The ideal candidate for this role will be:
?Dynamic, proactive and results-oriented, with a positive attitude and solid work ethic
?Able to work and communicate effectively with both business and technical audiences at alllevels of the organization
?An expert problem-solver able to think creatively and analytically, identifying criticalopportunities and translating business vision and concepts into strategic yet focused customercentricbusiness plans and product roadmaps
?Driven and highly regarded for knowledge and experience with consumer-facing web productsand technologies
?Able to lead and drivesuccess in a collaborative environment to achieve measurable bottomlineresults
Responsible for a suite of eCommerce capabilities (products) which support the overall web experience,with direct accountability for the success of the product suite.
?Proactively manage the product lifecycle, from understanding a concept or the current state,assessing gaps, defining key capabilities, working across the organization to developrequirements, working with IT to understand tradeoffs, through product launch and the ongoingmanagement of the product post launch.
?Use market research, customer surveys, and web analytic data to understand customer andbusiness needs, discovering competitive and functional gaps and identifying new opportunitiesto ultimately define a product roadmap.
?Function as the Online Business Unit representative across Sears Holdings, serving as an experton e-commerce, web functionality, and online consumer behavior
?Develop business cases for new web products and functionality
?Transform complex concepts into executable plans and customer experiences
?Manage product innovation through cross-functional teams focusing on new productcapabilities and services.
?Anticipate industry and product trends, capability prioritization and tradeoffs, balancingbusiness needs and technical requirements.
?Drive implementation of new vendor / product deployments
?Manage key vendor / product relationships - including contract negotiation in partnership withProcurement.
?Build strong relationships across the eCommerce business teams and throughout Sears Holdings
Education/Training
4 year Bachelor Degree / MBA preferred
Experience
5-7 years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
?Web Product Management
?Strategic Consulting/Planning
?Consumer-facing web products and technologies
?Project Management / Program Management
?Merchandising
?Marketing
Role specific abilities/skills
?Strategic Thinker grounded in quantitative and qualitative analysis
?Ability to translate business needs and analysis into product requirements and deliverables
?Ability to explain and sell business concepts and online plans to internal and external executivemanagement
?Ability to lead projects with multiple stakeholders
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