Senior Manager I, Product Management - Data Ventures

  • Walmart
  • Bentonville, AR, United States
  • 10/02/2021

Job Description

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

About Data Ventures:   

Data Ventures exists to unlock the full value of Walmart’s data by developing and productizing B2B data initiatives that empower merchants and suppliers to make better, faster decisions for the business.  As part of this transformation, we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals to help drive data productization from concept to deployment.  

The Product Manager is responsible for developing new data products and bringing them to market. This role is vital to growing the innovation funnel for Data Ventures by identifying unmet needs and developing a viable product strategy and plan to launch.  

  • Understand the transformations on foundational datasets and how it impacts the use cases that Data Ventures is solving for

  • Connect to the multiple data sets across the enterprise to scout the right source working with data stewards and owners to understand the grain and depth of data

  • Will act as the historian of a Single Version of Truth from a data perspective by documenting important changes to data upstream and downstream data and always serving as a SME on changing landscapes

What You Will Do  

  • Develop new data products into viable opportunities for the Data Ventures team to assess and prioritize  

  • Research B2B data product markets, develop point of view on trends in data products and analytics, study strategic partnerships, develop relationships with new prospective partners  

  • Conduct opportunity sizing research and exercises, as well as pricing strategy research to clearly articulate the makeup of competitive or complementary markets/products  

  • Interview and hold workshops with potential clients, developing personas, journeys, stories and more product development artifacts that advance the product  

  • Develop product concepts, value propositions, feature sets and design systems to begin the path towards product-market fit. Test, adapt and refine product approach to produce a viable opportunity Walmart should consider.  

  • Plan new data product scope, prep, build and launch 

  • Determine product scope for initial launch and early grow period.  

  • Set objectives and key results (OKRs) for product launch, adoption and market reception.  

  • Define new data product requirements, user stories and acceptance criteria.  

  • Articulate overall scope and required data elements and analytics required for the use case  

  • Coordinate with commercial leads to develop GTM strategy and plan.  

  • Support identifying and assessing potential partners for deployment and distribution  

  • Establishing a client profile and pricing strategy for initial launch  

  • Help with internal user/stakeholder engagement and comms  

  • Co-create request for information and request for proposal documents and conduct in-depth sessions to evaluate partnership candidates  

  • Help launch data products and develop a plan and backlog to expand beyond the initial scope  

  • Begin UX research and testing to define future product expansions  

  • Ensure new product team is established and successfully transitioned onto team  

  • Ensure product knowledge is effectively managed and accessible for new core team  

  • Implement build-measure-learn process for testing new capabilities before rollout  

  • Ensure product metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) are being consistently measured and OKRs are on track  

  • Ensure overall product health before transitioning off  

  • Product management & execution throughout new product build phase  

  • Backlog development, stewarding all product requirements  

  • Working with Scrum Master/team to ensure release planning is done effectively  

  • Sprint planning and retro/demos are conducted successfully and consistently  

  • Driving Scrum Team accountability and advocating for the user  

  • Support portfolio strategy development and conduct rigorous analytical assessments  

  • Lead UX research and workshops and reinforce a culture of design thinking

You’ll make an impact by:

Ensuring solutions are delivering intended value:

  • Partner with customers to understand how solutions are being used 

  • Monitor and drive solution consumption

  • Provide recommendations to improve consumption

Ensuring on-time delivery:

  • Outline delivery timelines and delivery dependencies

  • Hold Report Owners accountable to sprint plans

  • Communicate changes to timelines and missed deliveries

Increasing customer data literacy and adoption:

  • Deliver readiness collateral to ensure deployments are adopted

  • (eg. FAQs, Workshops, how-to videos, etc.)

 Candidate(s) profile : 

  • 5-7 years of product management experience; strong in product design, growth and measurement  

  • Ability to create and manage products within a dynamic, fast-paced environment  

  • Passion for data analytics and some experience as a business user/consumer of data/analytics 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Startup or new product/business experience and mindset   

  • Experience in retail/eComm, B2B products, or data/analytics industries  

  • Sees product as a journey vs a destination  

  • Views customer requirements as a product feature on a long roadmap vs the end deliverable  

  • Able to continually and seamlessly release features and functionality that adheres to rapidly changing user expectations dependent on market trends 

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

As permitted by applicable law, provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines OR secure approval of medical or religious accommodation for the vaccination mandate., Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, Communications, or related field and 2 years’ experience in product management, or related field OR 5 years’ experience in product management, or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Consulting and advising business partners utilizing detailed analysis, Gathering, identifying, defining, and communicating requirements., Leading product or solution development

Masters: Business Administration, Masters: Computer Engineering, Masters: Computer Science

Primary Location...

702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

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