Mgr - Product Management

Ascena Retail Group New York , NY 10007

Posted 5 months ago

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 Mgr

  • Product Management to join our team located at our Times Square Tower-ANN-New York, NY 10036.

Position Overview:

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.

That is why we're here.

For more than half a century, we have evolved with the needs of real women who live full, active lives. Our values are her values. We get that a woman expresses herself through what she wears at work, at home and at play. To meet her needs, we design pieces for her life and her changing roles to help her look and feel confident and beautiful. We create rich experiences that connect with her wherever she is, inspire her style and simplify her choices.

About the Position:

Based out of our New York Corporate Offices, the Ecommerce Product Manager is responsible for helping to guide the strategic evolution of the Ascena Retail Group Premium Segment websites and omnichannel experiences for AnnTaylor.com, LOFT.com, LouandGrey.com, AnnTaylorFactory.com and LOFToutlet.com.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in E-Commerce, mobile, social and digital. This person will perform competitive analyses, identify business opportunities, develop ROI cases, champion projects through the approval process, write functional specs and user stories, lead customer journey mapping and collaborate on wireframe development and user testing.

Post the launch of new features, this person will measure business impact and make ongoing recommendations to drive conversion.

This position requires partnership and constant communication with business leaders and cross-functional partners throughout the organization. This position will report directly to the Director of E-commerce Product Management.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a client advocate, ensuring the best possible digital client experiences.

  • Work with cross functional business partners and teams to identify new feature sets or technology and develop business plans and approaches to achieve goals.

  • Accountability for understanding the business processes and operational activities both internal and external in order to drive analysis of current state and make recommendations for enhancements and process improvements.

  • Contribute to ongoing E-commerce and mobile product roadmap ensuring mapping out releases and ensuring timely delivery of projects.

  • Research, and analyze new business opportunities in the digital space.

  • Define the project management work flow and lifecycle for all initiatives.

  • Responsible for developing of key business documents such as detailed functional specifications, including business rules, use cases, and user flows.

  • Work with the cross functional teams across the company to make sure all parties understand the initiatives and what implications the project may have to their teams.

  • Monitor progress of projects through the development cycles.

  • Partner with QA Manager in the development of user acceptance testing cycles for each project to ensure that new site features match original functional specifications.

  • Measure the effectiveness of website features by leveraging analytics and A/B testing to refine performance over time.

  • Assume budget responsibilities and communication to internal and external parties to ensure project is delivered on time and in scope.

  • Manage and develop associate manager resources in given area of focus

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in relevant field of study, required

  • 5-7 years' experience within the E-commerce and digital space.

  • Retail E-Commerce, Mobile, Social or Multi-channel experience preferred

  • User Experience Design experience is a plus.

  • Proven business analysis and project management success

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and requests simultaneously under high pressure and tight deadlines.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Passion for Product Management & Retail Champion Product Management throughout the organization, identify areas for process improvement, educate partners on Product Management and design thinking, continuous learning on Digital, Retail, Product Management, etc.

  • Strong Quantitative and Analytical Skills Can break down complex problems using both quantitative and qualitative data

  • Data-Driven Decision Maker

  • Able to define goals and KPI's for all initiatives and measure their success
  • Cross-functional collaborator and influencer
  • Able to use data to influence decisions
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented Takes full ownership of product roadmaps to drive both near and long term strategies

  • Ability to partner effectively in a highly matrixed organization

  • Ability to manage a team and provide leadership and guidance

  • Adobe Analytics knowledge a plus

  • Experience working in Agile/Lean Startup processes a plus

  • Expert in Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio required.

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.


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Mgr - Product Management

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