Office Depot is a brand you've counted on since 1986 for your office supplies and business services, supported by a strong retail network and world-class technology platforms. As the business landscape continues to evolve, we are changing the way we look at our technology platforms to drive significant change in the way we do business. We're reinventing ourselves and making significant investments in our multi-billion-dollar digital platforms to drive growth in our range of B2B products & services. Apply today to be a part of this revolutionary change!
As a Principal Product Owner, you will be an integral team member of our innovative Product & Technology organization, contributing greatly to this pivotal transformation in the B2B space.
What You'll Do
As a Principal Product Owner, you'll partner with strategic business owners to understand and drive the overall product strategy. Work with our customers and partners to gather business requirements, build and manage the product backlog and drive the execution of the product vision. Apply your deep knowledge of B2C, B2B and technology trends to shape the vision of the product and deliver features that will meet customer needs and grow sales.
As part of this role, you'll coordinate across many internal and external teams. Clearly articulate and describe the product features to the developers, QA and UX/UI designers on our agile team as well as the different business partners. Pivot comfortably between business, operations and technology teams.
The primary responsibilities include:
Transform complex concepts or ideas into executable plans, relaying these plans to the organizational VPs and EVP.
Analyze customers' needs & behaviors as well as review competition and emerging technologies to develop insights that can be used to guide the strategy and the product roadmap.
Conduct project discovery by interviewing key stakeholders to flush out business rules and operational specifications.
Liaise between business owners, tech teams, internal and external partners to meet customer needs while ensuring that the strategy & vision of the product are met and aligned to Office Depot's goals and tenets.
Define & monitor the key performance indicators and continuously evaluate the performance and the growth of the product.
Work with development agile team to execute sprint goals.
Participate and influence agile ceremonies including planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews, team retrospectives and daily scrum.
Lead the elaboration of epics, themes and writing user stories and developing the acceptance criteria.
Manage prioritization of defects and work with teams to ensure proper resourcing and scheduling to resolve them.
Protect the team from internal and external factors that distract from sprint goals.
Serve as an expert on trends in B2C and B2B eCommerce, use market research, customer surveys, and other analytic data to understand the customer and business needs. Identify gaps and/or new opportunities to ultimately define a product roadmap.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Software Development or Business.
Work Experience: 10-12 years of experience in business systems and/or web application analysis with prior experience in a retail eCommerce, B2B, B2C, internet direct marketing or e-Procurement environment.
Analytical Skills:demands superior analytical skills; must be analytically capable of refining strategic, technical roadmaps and synthesizing to make improvements and recommendations.
Communication Skills:Excellent verbal and written communication skills; regularly required to make presentations to stakeholders, and must clearly present, articulate, and defend research findings, design decisions, and formulated strategies to the stakeholders in a way that they can relate to and easily understand.
Interpersonal/People Skills:ability to facilitate smooth collaboration and relations necessary to be successful in this role; not troubled by complications, disagreements, and unnecessary delays. Ability to build trust among team members and convince people to follow him/her. Effective presentation skills. Exceptional relationship building skills required
Leadership Qualities: Ability to continuously drive results, display a high level of confidence not just in self but in other people as well, inspire and motivate team performance. Demonstrate an ability to navigate complex situations and tasks with calmness and composure, setting an example for others.
Information Systems: JIRA, MS Access, SharePoint, Google Analytics. Knowledge of various eCommerce and Internet technologiesis preferred.
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package including a 401(k) and plenty of opportunities to move and grow within our organization!
Equal Employment Opportunity
Office Depot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Fair Chance Ordinance
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in alignment with the City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.