Business Product Manager

Beaverton, OR
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Ryan Krivonick

Job Description:

Our Fortune 500 athletics/retail client is searching for an experienced Business Product Manager with Agile experience to join their team for a 6 month assignment with possibility of extension. This team designs, creates and implements the methods and tools needed to make the world’s largest sports brand run faster, smarter and more securely. Global Technology teams aggressively innovate the solutions needed to help employees navigate the brand's rapidly evolving landscape. From infrastructure to security and supply chain operations, Technology specialists drive growth through top-flight hardware, software and enterprise applications.

They need a strong Product Owner with experience working in an agile environment, who will represent the voice of both the customer and Product Management vision to the teams. As a Product Owner you will be working closely with Product Management, stakeholders, and architects in collaboration to define and prioritize features and stories to ensure alignment with customer and program needs. 

 Anticipate the needs of, collaborate with and act as the voice of the customer for one or 
two interrelated teams 
 Work with Product Management to define the product, ensure it is integrated into the 
Program and communicate the vision to the Agile Team(s) 
 Frequently provide input on the Product Roadmap; actively identify and solution for 
risks and constraints; continually identify dependencies and coordinate with dependent 
 Own, maintain and prioritize their team's product backlog(s); facilitate feature mapping, 
break features into stories, define acceptance criteria, ensure capacity for enablers and 
 Ensure teams have the full context and understanding of customers and business 
environment to create valuable solutions 
 Ensure the readiness of the work, accept or reject work results, and that the work is 
aligned to the Product Roadmap 
 Prioritize and make trade-offs based on understanding of strategies, budget, epics, 
enabler requirements, defects, dependent teams, goals and the value features and 
stories bring to customers and the business 
 Assist in removing roadblocks for the Agile Teams 
 Be the final decision maker for prioritization of the team's work 

 Work with the team(s) to ensure all stories are supported, clear, and delivered in high 
 Understand how features are performing, the level of customer satisfaction, and 
provide suggestions for improvements 

 Advanced understanding of the Agile principles and methodologies and how they’re 
applied in workplace culture 
 Able to solve complex problems and take a new perspective on existing solutions 
 Must excel working in team-oriented roles that rely on ability to collaborate with others 
 In-depth understanding of technology systems and the ecosystem the team works in to 
help team in overcoming roadblocks 
 Effective collaboration and relationship management 
 Excellent team dynamics, conflict resolution, mentoring, and servant leadership skills 
 Effective facilitation skills within teams 
 Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others 
internally and externally 
 Experience resolving issues with higher levels of management 
 Experience leading cross-functional work 
 Proven ability to respond to and prioritize changing demands effectively 
 Strong understanding of Product subject matter 
 Experience leading others in resolving complex issues 
 Ability to anticipate customer needs 
 Experience in developing innovative solutions 

 Minimum 6 years relevant work experience with Bachelor's degree 
 Experience working with Agile teams 
 Experience working with Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools, VersionOne 
 Experience with Agile methodologies such as Scrum, LEAN, Kanban, XP Programming 
 Previous experience as a team lead preferred

Client Description:

This client, named for the Greek goddess of victory, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories.