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Dick's Sporting Goods Group Product Manager - Merchandising in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We are looking for a talented Group Product Manager to lead Merchandising Product Managers and define our end-to-end Merchandising & Inventory strategy to focus on creating great experiences for our teammates & athletes. You will become part of a balanced leadership team that focuses on enabling our teammates to identify, procure, and manage best in class omni channel assortments that equip athletes to be the best they can be in all aspects of sport. You will lead a team of awesome Product Managers and be accountable to discover key problems that introduce friction into the overall Merchandising experience for our teammates and athletes at DICK’s Sporting Goods. You will lead research to identify the top problems, ideate on lean experiments to validate potential solutions, and work with your design and engineering peers to discover ways to improve experience in creative and new ways. This role focuses on delivering customer value, driving sales, and business outcomes through continuous improvement and delivery of quality products. Managing an enterprise product portfolio requires you to work cross-functionally, communicate up and down the organization, and work closely with your developers, designers, and partners. As the Group Product Manager, you are responsible for defining a comprehensive enterprise product vision for your group. You are the “voice of the product” empathizing with customers, stakeholders, and reviewing data to ensure customer and stakeholder needs are incorporated into and prioritized within the roadmap, directed by data and results. Requires a driven, strategic and tactical leader, who is highly motivated and accountable to deliver outstanding product experiences that achieve enterprise KPIs, including revenue, conversion and customer satisfaction. You will interact with all functional areas of the company including UX/UI Design, Engineering, Executive Management, and Business stakeholders (Merchandising, Planning, Allocation, Supply Chain, Marketing, Store Operations, Ecommerce) This is a unique role that brings cohesion and coordination to enterprise initiatives by blending strategy and tactics to achieve business results. You must work strategically, driving ideas for growth and new opportunities, while tactically solving customer and business problems that exist in existing products. * Job Duties & Responsibilities* * Strategy & Planning:* Product Strategy & Roadmap – You own the vision, strategy and roadmap for your Product Group. Must be able to distill the “fire hose” of insights, data, and requests into an actionable vision inclusive of customer and business partners needs to build both incremental and innovative experiences for your customers, ensuring that value is delivered early, often, and in-sync with customer goals. Customer Value & Business Outcomes – Ensures a business outcome is achieved and customers receive a product that provides value, whether it’s an MVP or mature product with a new feature. Goes above and beyond defining and delivering. Requires a solid understanding of the inter-relations of our business – financial, marketing, sales, legal, partnerships, customer service, stores, technical capabilities, user experience. Know Your Business – Accountable for results. Whether that is maximizing metrics, managing expectations, addressing customer feedback, or prioritizing the backlog. Knowing your numbers, competitors, who is doing what, the next big thing, suggesting innovative ideas to POC and constantly striving to increase revenue and conversion are primary responsibilities for your role. You will provide regular reporting to executive management along with strategies to constantly improve the numbers, hit revenue goals, and maximize return on investment. Product Decisions – you will be called upon to make tough decisions, whether it is a go/no-go decision, balancing risks versus reward, pros/cons, dependencies, cost/benefit analysis, or ROI of resource investment. You must stand behind your decision with facts and data. Must be able to recognize when to change course and reverse a decision, subscribing to the philosophy of learning fast, and moving on. * Delivery & Execution:* Features – creates accurate user stories and prioritizes the backlog; working with the team to groom, refine, and ultimately deliver the feature. Ceremonies – Participates in standups, planning sessions, demos, and retrospectives. Fosters team collaboration, co-creation, and open communication. Testing and Research – Formulates hypothesis to A/B test, prototype, or research, continually refining the product until desired outcome is achieved. Ensures successful tests are translated into new site features. Vendors – Accountable for key vendor partners, regularly holding business reviews, monitoring SLAs, managing RFPs, negotiating contracts and managing budgets for those services. * People:* Change Influencer – Acts as an agent of change within your team, organization, and leading to embrace new methodologies, processes, efficiencies and challenging the status quo. Constantly pushing and asking why even if it’s to Senior Executives. You must be a strong communicator and partner, capable of influencing a team of designers, developers, stakeholders, and executives to achieve value early and often. Leader – Lead product managers control the destiny of Products for the organization. You must evangelize your team’s services and roadmap; distill complex technical concepts into plain language for stakeholders, and advocate for the customer. Ensuring alignment across your group and the Product organization. Partnering – Partners with business and technology stakeholders to define and ensure successful delivery of our consumer and associate facing Commerce experiences. Manages stakeholder expectations and provides education to requestors on prioritization, ROI, and roadmap. Staff Management – Leads a team of 3 – 5 Product Managers * Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:* * Prior experience managing and leading high-performance teams. * Demonstrated ability to manage multiple products, and shifting priorities through effective planning, prioritization, delegation and coordination across teams and vendors. * Proven track record of delivering world-class product and experiences. * Experience with Agile methodologies (epics, features, stories,), modern software development practices (test driven development, paired programming, continuous deployment), and tools (Jira, Pivotal). * Capable of quickly establishing and fostering partnerships with executives and other stakeholders in a highly cross-functional, matrixed organization. * Bachelor's Degree. * 10 - 15 Years of overall experience. * 10 - 12 years of ecommerce or relevant experience, prefer product management or digital strategy with retail, mobile or enterprise commerce platforms. Organization: Corporate* *Title: *Group Product Manager - Merchandising Location: Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh Requisition ID: 210007N4