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Director - Product Management

Company: Michaels
Location: Irving
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Support Center - Irving We're here for the Makers! Come be a part of the team where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!
Michaels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are here for all Team Members and all Makers to create, innovate and be better together.
To review a comprehensive list of benefits, please visit Michaels Benefits

CT and CO only -To review pay ranges for the position you are applying for, please visit Michaels Pay Ranges - CO & CT only
We are looking for a Director - Product Management who is passionate about building products that customers love and will differentiate Michaels in the retail space. In this role, you will work with teams to build and develop products that will enhance Michaels online and instore presence. The Director, Product Management is responsible for leading product software design and, working closely with engineering, UX, and business teams to capture and document requirements, KPIs, and overall product strategy. In this position you will work cross-functionally with these teams to develop and communicate the long-term product strategy, roadmaps, and user-story level detailed requirements for their product.

Drive and manage product strategy and roadmaps, including aligning business and technical needs, analyzing customer and product data, turning customer insights into actionable initiatives, determining rollout strategy, and managing risks
Define vision and strategies for product family, using domain expertise, internal and external best practices, identifying market opportunities, building business cases, and approving objectives
Build collaborative relationships with key partners by driving priorities aligned to business goals, communicating and prioritizing product roadmaps, and gaining buy-in from executive leadership
Provide overall direction by analyzing business objectives and customer needs
Continually refine team's prioritization and backlog based on business, customer, and technical needs to help manage resources in the development process and improve offering.
Monitor the retail industry and technology trends to provide leadership during executive discussions as a subject matter expert, introducing data/research-based insights.
Build a team environment by selecting, training, mentoring and leading a team of 3-5 Product Managers
Influence others without direct reporting relationship/responsibility
Assess own ideas and persuade others; gain support and commitment from others
Effectively explore alternative approaches and solutions and to gain support and acceptance of all parties

Minimum Education
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience, Computer Science degree preferred
Minimum Special Certifications or technical skills
Must be an expert user of word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphic presentations, and project management software
Good understand of web and mobile technologies, including JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
Minimum Type of experience the job requires
3+ years experience leading a team of Product Managers
10+ years of technical product management experience in technology industries such as creating strategic product roadmaps and working with cross-functional teams.
Familiarity with agile software development methodologies is a plus
Experience driving product vision, go-to-market strategy, and design discussions
Ability to communicate to all levels of management
Strong leadership and influencing skills
Analytical mindset
Ability to write user stories and draw process flow diagrams
Determination to do what is needed to accomplish goals of the team and of the company

Applicants in the U.S. and Canada must satisfy federal, state, provincial and local legal requirements of the job.

Keywords: Michaels, Irving , Director - Product Management, Executive , Irving, Texas

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