Product Manager

Job title: Product Manager
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Chicago
Discipline: Retail
Remote: Yes
Reference: 415597
Contact name: Hannah Sweet
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our well-known client, a key player in the retail space, is looking to add a Lead Product Manager, to support their team on a freelance basis. This role is remote and will be 40 hours a week for 2-3 months with potential for extension. 


The main function of a Product Manager is to oversee the application of project management methodology during all phases of the product cycle, with responsibilities that include product design, scope management, cost control, quality and performance reporting. 


  • Develop, track and manage project budget, project plans, timelines and scope 
  • Manage project resources including procuring project staff, developing, motivating, coaching and advising 
  • Partner closely with other members of functional project teams to define business requirements 
  • Lead teams of developers in the delivery of high-quality software solutions that meet business needs
  • Define test plans and ensure that products are defect free before User Acceptance Testing 
  • Facilitate the User Acceptance Testing process, developing rollout plans and procedures 
  • Prepare and present cost-benefit analyses 
  • Ensure appropriate systems development and project management processes are being utilized 
  • Make presentations to steering committees or project sponsors 
  • Main deliverable is driving OKRs - create and communicate - for new teams;
    • Scoping and definition of organization charter, ongoing engagement plan with stakeholders, job description and structure across four core Digital Platforms and Performance Team areas. 
      1)Product Analytics 
      2)Tag Optimization 
      3)User Acceptance Testing and 
      4) API & Events Marketplace Platforms 


  • Proven project management experience -
  • People management and team building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible/ adaptable in exercising judgment in a changing environment and to manage competing priorities
  • Proven ability to learn business processes quickly and to work well with business partners at different levels within the organization 
  • Strong ability to assess risk and apply management principles to technology applications/products and business functions 
  • Experience delivering technology and business application solutions in a large-scale, multi-platform systems environment Education/Experience: 
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required. MBA or other related advanced degree preferred.
  • PMP or PMI certification 
  • 10+ years experience
  • Top Requirements: 
    • 1) Seasoned Product Manager with experience building and running teams 
    • 2) Ability to create team structure around structure 
    • 3) Know and understand OKRs 
    • Technologies: Agile Methodologies, Jira, ADO, etc.

If you are interested in and qualified for this position, please forward your resume today! 

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