Retail

Freelance
04-18-2018
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Technical Product Manager

Technical Product Manager

10 month contract, FT conversion possible

Seattle, WA

Our large coffee client is seeking a Technical Product Manager in IT.

• Develops and manages product platform roadmaps and plans. Makes recommendations regarding product objectives and strategy, and product lifecycle. Provide information and direction for planning, forecasting and managing inventories. 
• Creates and manages the innovation funnel/roadmap for technical platforms that deliver against program’s growth strategies and business goals/objectives. 
• Assists in the development of annual operating expenses and capital plans. 
• Closely partners with the software and hardware development teams to create new products and enhancement solutions to deliver against business objectives. 
• Closely partners with Business Product Managers to align technical product platform roadmaps with overarching business objectives and customer facing initiatives. 
• Manages lifecycle of launched platforms, serves as subject matter expert. 
• Strong leadership of cross-functional partners and external vendors required to ensure successful launch. 
• Develops strategic assessments, including SWOT analyses, for products both internal and external to Starbucks to help create technical solutions with their assigned development teams. 
• Initiates or suggests analysis (financial, consumption or consumer) to influence strategic plans. 
• Analyzes data to inform and create plans for operations improvement or next phase features for programs and products. 
 

Experience Required 
• Minimum of 5 years of technical product management experience in a cross-functional environment, working closely with technical teams, including software development, network or hardware engineering, and testing to create and launch software products. Hardware experience is a plus, but not required. 
• Experience writing user stories and detailed user and technical requirements for software products. JIRA experience a plus, but not required. 
• Proven track record of launched products using Agile processes and methodologies, such as writing user stories and requirements, prioritizing features in Sprint planning and grooming, and working closely with scrum master roles. 
• Minimum 5 years of experience with API design and development. 
• Bachelor’s degree – computer science or related experience. 

Skills 
• Strong analytical and writing skills. 
• Strong communication (both oral and written). 
• Strong presentation skills and experience presenting at many levels. 
• Proven experience writing technical user stories in JIRA or similar tools to be used in Agile processes.
• Working knowledge of financial planning, forecasting assortment planning and inventory management. 
• Ability to analyze business trends and financial metrics, including sales, return on investments, and profit and loss. 
• Must be able to work in a matrix environment, able to collaborate cross functionally, and be a strong team player. 
• Strong organizational and problem solving abilities. 
• Functions effectively with ambiguity. 
• Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines. 
• Work experience in Asia or European markets a plus. 

What does a typical work day entail?

Daily standups with development teams. 
Interactions with scrum masters, business product managers and development leads. 
 

24 Seven is an award-winning creative staffing and recruiting firm that connects high caliber talent with leading brands, marketing departments, design firms, ad and interactive agencies. For 15 years, 24 Seven has been providing temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire and executive search solutions to leading organizations across many industries, including fashion, luxury retail, e-commerce and beauty. We support our clients' evolving talent demands with offices in New York, London, Toronto, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Orange County, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia and Atlanta.