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Lead Product Owner CI-ShopRight

Apply Now Job ID: R0000078550 job family: Technology Product Management schedule: Full time Location: Target Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560045;
Description:

A Product owner role with the Pricing & Promotion Center of Excellence (COE) means you’re on a mission with merchants to develop the enterprise-­wide pricing and promotion strategies. Your work will impact millions of dollars in the form of everyday retail prices, promotional strategy and effectiveness, clearance management and competitive pricing. Here, you’ll be a key business consultant to merchants and develop relationships with buyers, senior buyers and leaders. Your strong partnership with Marketing will bring offers to life for guests, and you’ll also work closely with Store Operations, Finance and other key support areas.

The Competitive Intelligence lead product owner is responsible for building a new product capability that will provide insights into our competitors positioning with respect to pricing and promotions, assortment and much more that is crucial for influencing our enterprise strategy. The ideal candidate would be the one who is able to put forth a vision for this capability by interfacing frequently with business stakeholders, understand the customer’s pain points by doing customer & competitive research. This role requires the candidate to have a good understanding of technology and enterprise product building journey, be comfortable with high level of ambiguity, work with a small team initially to build and test hypothesis and slowly scale up all this while ensuring our system stability and system integrity for efficient execution of our business strategy. This role will be very visible across Target as it will require the product owner to work closely with partners across many parts of our organization. The product owner must be highly organized with an ability to connect strategic plans to the product strategy and break down the work into achievable outcomes while managing many cross-functional partnerships. This will require a mix of business acumen, analytical experience and operational experience coupled with solid technical experience, and expertise in Product Management

Specifics:

  • Understand & delve deep into current product (ShopRight) that shops our competitors for right products through shop-service providers and generates the best recommendation to keep our addressable assortments price competitive.
  • Improve Quality of competitive signals: Begin first by clearly consuming the recommendations by the shop-service provider for the shop list & improvise the signals long-term using various ML/ NLP/ Algorithmic techniques to impact: Accuracy, Completeness and Time bound relevancy of data
  • Generate the price recommendations by mapping at scale to the right target product & locations
  • Design product strategy to scale omni-channel vision (Stores & Digital) for the Competitive Intelligence product
  • Use framework to solve complex problems in Assortment white spaces (gaps) & other business areas of Target as relevant over next 2-3 years

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafts key Product Strategies and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for the product(s).
  • Create and maintain a Product Charter and Product Vision for your product
  • Define KPIs and ensure all critical metrics are actively measured
  • Lead, manage and collaborate with cross-functional teams, business partners and stakeholder management for the product(s)
  • Lead dual track agile to balance both Delivery and Discovery activities within your team
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Ensure stories and/or Epics clearly communicate the customer and stakeholder needs to the development partners.
  • Foster a sense of urgency in to achieve goals and leverage resources to overcome unexpected obstacles
  • Inspires others to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance while committing to the organization’s direction
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of end-to-end customer experience integration and dependencies.
  • Accountable for created product(s), working in the product model and communicating with business partners
  • Stays current on industry knowledge, business context and customer personas related to this product
  • Provides competitive analysis, monitoring, Market, SWOT and Gap Analysis to key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated passion and fluency for the technical and data aspects of your business
  • Lead and manage cross-geography SCRUM teams, including engineers, ensuring the teams are aligned around similar goals and objectives
  • Encourages the open exchange of information and viewpoints

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4 years engineering degree and overall 8+ years of professional work experience, with 3-6 years of relevant enterprise product management experience
  • MBA is preferred but not mandatory if the candidate has right business and financial acumen
  • Experience defining/influencing product strategy from scratch with implementation success in previous roles is a must
  • Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and technology teams
  • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development) with clear ability to define right metrics for product growth
  • Experience with data driven products & working knowledge of models in Machine Learning, NLP is a plus
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills to lead & influence cross-geography global teams
  • Previous Pricing/Promotions experience a plus

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