Brand Overview:ascena retail group, inc. is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the Premium Fashion segment (Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey), Value Fashion segment (maurices and dressbarn), Plus Fashion segment (Lane Bryant and Catherines), and for tween girls under the Kids Fashion segment (Justice). ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and approximately 4,800 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Ready to apply? We currently have an opportunity for a Assoc Mgr Product Mgmnt-ANN to join our team located at our Times Square Tower-ANN-New York, NY 10036.
Associate Manager Product Management
About ANN INC.:
At ANN INC., WE GET WOMEN. Real women live ever more complicated lives. They juggle more activities, play more roles and carry more expectations. But what women value is what they have always valued: connecting with others, making smart choices, looking and feeling great. Living life fully means women choose to play all their roles with confidence and style.
About the Position:
Based out of our New York Corporate Offices, the Associate Manager Product Management, E-commerce (APM) is responsible for assisting in the strategic evolution of AnnTaylor.com, LOFT.com, LouandGrey.com, Anntaylorfactory.com and LOFTOutlet.com web and mobile experiences.
The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate or an experienced professional looking to transition into digital product management. This person will be highly analytical, supporting the Product team in developing and analyzing e-commerce reporting, assessing business impact of e-commerce enhancements, interpreting results from A/B tests, and gathering qualitative insights from user testing and customer feedback. In this role, it is imperative that candidates are not only able to analyze the data, but also communicate their interpretations effectively with our Product Managers, cross-functional teams, and business leaders.
This position will also support the Product Management team in developing our e-commerce and omni-channel roadmap. This will include executing competitive benchmarking, industry research, working with UX designers to create wireframes, user flows, writing user stories to launch features with engineering teams. The APM is responsible for setting expectations with business stakeholders by tracking priorities and communicating project scope and timelines on a continual basis.
Act as a client advocate, ensuring the best possible digital user experiences.
Support Product Managers in working with cross-functional business partners and teams to identify new feature sets or technology and assist in developing business plans to achieve goals.
Assist in the operations of the ongoing e-commerce and omni-channel product roadmap, including the management of timelines and communication of scope to stakeholders
Continuously research our competitive set and broader digital retail landscape trends to identify new business opportunities for the Product Management team to pursue
Support Product Managers in development of key business documents such as UX comps, detailed functional specifications, business rules, use cases, and user flows.
Assist in managing the A/B testing roadmap, which includes test planning, scheduling, prioritization, requirements writing, comp development, test execution and analysis.
BA/BS degree in a related field of study, required
1-3 years of experience within the digital and/or ecommerce space
Experience with Agile, working closely with engineering, QA, UX and analytics teams to launch and optimize site features
Comfortable working with JIRA, Slack, Google Docs, MS Office
Prior experience with analytics tools i.e. Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics
Able to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data and can effectively communicate insights with stakeholders who may have little understanding of subject matter
Able to proactively problem-solve and prioritize in a fast-paced environment (bias towards action)
Eager to learn and comfortable undertaking new challenges
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Willing to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders including Development and QA, Marketing, Merchandising, Procurement, Finance, CRM, Client Insights, etc.
SEO knowledge and Past experience with A/B testing, Usability Testing, User Experience a plus
Location:Times Square Tower-ANN-New York, NY 10036Position Type:Regular/Full time
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is committed to hiring and developing the most qualified people at all levels. It is our policy in all personnel actions to ensure that all associates and potential associates are evaluated on the basis of qualifications and ability without regard to sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability that can reasonably be accommodated without undue hardship, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected classification under federal, state, or local law. We do not discriminate in any of our employment policies and practices. All associates are expected to follow these principles in all relationships with other associates, applicants, or others with whom we do business.
Ascena Retail Group