Manager, Product Management

Askuity is a Toronto-based retail analytics software company operating as an innovative new division within The Home Depot. Askuity’s mission is to enable suppliers and merchants at The Home Depot to make profitable, data-driven decisions and drive real-time retail execution.

Askuity is seeking a Manager, Product Management driven to build world class retail sales enablement software.  You have proven ability to deliver innovative and impactful software solutions based on your retail market expertise and connection with customers and prospects.  You possess a unique combination of business and technical acumen, a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You will manage and work with the product development team to define release requirements by managing a product backlog in an agile development environment.  You will serve as the evangelist for your product offering, working with key internal and external stakeholders to collect feedback and develop impactful and innovative product roadmaps.  You will socialize roadmaps and communicate product plans and progress to the organization.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Product ownership within the Askuity software platform
  • Manage a team of Product Managers and UX/UI Designers
  • Leverage retail expertise in developing product strategy and managing product roadmap
  • Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going connection to internal and external stakeholders
  • Foster trusted relationships with core business stakeholders; manage incoming requests from internal and external sources, and communicate roadmap plans and progress
  • Define and manage the product roadmap: create epics and stories; manage the product backlog; work with development, QA, and UX to deliver products on time and with a focus on user experience
  • Ensure a consistent and predictable rhythm for planning, goal setting, retrospectives, and releases

 

Experience/Knowledge Required:

  • Proven retail market experience
  • 4+ years Product Management experience, ideally with a SaaS based analytics platform
  • 2+ years of managing a high performing team.
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills with an aptitude for presenting thoughts and ideas to senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent people and management skills to interact with customers, colleagues, cross-functional teams, and third parties
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, or related
  • Experience with Agile tools – JIRA a plus
  • Ability to travel
  • CSPO designation nice to have