Product Innovation Manager

Product Innovation Manager

Blue Rock Search
January 20, 2019
Bentonville, Arkansas


Focus on Innovation! As a Product Innovations Manager, you will support and contribute to the company’s product development process by providing human resources and business-related insights and recommendations into the development process and definition of success metrics. You will be tasked with identifying and raising awareness around business dependencies that are critical for process optimization. Using design thinking, you will affect product development by incorporating business needs and resource capabilities into process recommendations.

Impact the strategy and product roadmap by advising on business requirements, creating design specifications and ensuring priorities and strategies align to required timelines for deliverables. This requires identifying and communicating to address and resolve any gaps and overlaps between products and business strategies.

Participate in ideation, design, and evaluation of solution requirements; applying knowledge, guidance and expert advice to build actionable deliverables that achieve business and customer centric success metrics; and proto-typing and testing solutions to identify progress, performance variances, and success metrics results in order to take corrective actions.

At this company, the application of information and best practices, supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs, and building commitment for a variety of perspectives and rationales is critical to product development success.

This position is very collaborative; you will partner with key stakeholders and build strong business relationships to identify business needs, determine and carry out necessary processes and practices, monitor progress and results and ensure that the implementation of business solutions provide the business with improvement opportunities, while adapting to the competing demands and organizational changes that drive our evolution.

Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by
incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to build strong working relationships with peers as well as senior leadership within an agile work environment.
  • 1 year of change management
  • 1 year experience utilizing Agile project management
  • 4 years’ experience consulting and advising business partners
  • 4 years’ experience gathering, identifying and recommending solution requirements
  • 4 years’ experience in product or solutions development
  • Familiarity with the company’s US store Operations and or their US Home Office Operations (Merchandising, Logistics, Real Estate, etc.).
  • Experience with project problem solving techniques
  • Experience working with diverse teams and driving project goals to completion

Minimum Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field OR 2 years of experience working in product development, project management, operations, human resources, or related field.

Our client helps people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As an associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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