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Overview

REMOTE position!  You can live anywhere!
As a Product Owner (or new title), you will be partnering with strategic business owners to understand and drive the overall product strategy.  You will work with our customers and partners to gather business requirements, build and manage the product backlog and drive the execution of the product vision.  You will apply your deep knowledge of B2C, B2B and technology trends to shape the vision of the product and deliver features that will meet customer needs and grow sales.
 
As part of this role, you will coordinate across many internal and external teams.  You will need to clearly articulate and describe the product features to the developers, QA and UX/UI designers in our agile team as well as the different business partners, comfortably pivoting between business, operations and technology teams.
 
 
 
Primary Responsibilities
 
Transform complex concepts or ideas into executable plans, relaying these plans to the organizational VPs and EVP. 
Analyze customers' needs & behaviors as well as review competition and emerging technologies to develop insights that can be used to guide the strategy and the product roadmap
Conduct project discovery by interviewing key stakeholders to flush out business rules and operational specifications
Liaise between business owners, tech teams, internal and external partners to meet customer needs while ensuring that the strategy & vision of the product are met and aligned to Office Depot's goals and tenets
Define & monitor the key performance indicators and continuously evaluate the performance and the growth of the product
Work with development agile team to execute sprint goals
Participate and influence agile ceremonies including planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews, team retrospectives and daily scrum
Lead the elaboration of epics, themes and writing user stories and developing the acceptance criteria.
Manage prioritization of defects and work with teams to ensure proper resourcing and scheduling to resolve them.
Protects the team from internal and external factors that distracts from sprint goals
Serve as an expert on trends in B2C and B2B eCommerce, use market research, customer surveys, and other analytic data to understand the customer and business needs to identify gaps and/or new opportunities to ultimately define a product roadmap 5%
 
 
 
Education & Experience
 
Level of Formal Education: Bachelor’s Degree
 
Area of Study: Engineering, Software Development, Business
Years of Experience: 10-12 years of relevant experience
Type of Experience: Experience in business systems and/or web application analysis with prior experience in a retail eCommerce, B2B, B2C, internet direct marketing or e-Procurement environment.
Special Certifications: 
(CPA, Etc.)
Language Skills: Written and verbal communication skills 
Technical Competencies: Microsoft Word
Excel
PowerPoint
Skills and Ability: A solid command of these skills will allow you to be successful in this role:
Analytical Skills: demands superior analytical skills; must be analytically capable of refining strategic, technical roadmaps and synthesizing to make improvements and recommendations. 
Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; regularly required to make presentations to stakeholders, and must clearly present, articulate, and defend research findings, design decisions, and formulated strategies to the stakeholders in a way that they can relate to and easily understand.
Interpersonal/People Skills: ability to facilitate smooth collaboration and relations necessary to be successful in this role; not troubled by complications, disagreements, and unnecessary delays. Ability to build trust among team members and convince people to follow him/her. Effective presentation skills. Exceptional relationship building skills required
Leadership Qualities: Ability to continuously drive results, display a high level of confidence not just in self but in other people as well, inspire and motivate team performance.  Demonstrate an ability to navigate complex situations and tasks with calmness and composure, setting an example for others. 
Information Systems:
(People Soft, etc.)
JIRA, MS Access, SharePoint, Google Analytics 
Personal Attributes: Interpersonal and leadership skills 
Executive level presence 
Maintains positive attitude, high energy and strong sense of urgency 
Resident expert on cutting-edge customer experience and technology trends 
Effectively leverage and apply best practices to maximize programs’ benefits
Other/Preferred: Knowledge of various eCommerce and Internet technologies 
 
 
 
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.
 
How To Apply
Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
 

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    REMOTE position!  You can live anywhere!
    As a Product Owner (or new title), you will be partnering with strategic business owners to understand and drive the overall product strategy.  You will work with our customers and partners to gather business requirements, build and manage the product backlog and drive the execution of the product vision.  You will apply your deep knowledge of B2C, B2B and technology trends to shape the vision of the product and deliver features that will meet customer needs and grow sales.
     
    As part of this role, you will coordinate across many internal and external teams.  You will need to clearly articulate and describe the product features to the developers, QA and UX/UI designers in our agile team as well as the different business partners, comfortably pivoting between business, operations and technology teams.
     
     
     
    Primary Responsibilities
     
    Transform complex concepts or ideas into executable plans, relaying these plans to the organizational VPs and EVP. 
    Analyze customers' needs & behaviors as well as review competition and emerging technologies to develop insights that can be used to guide the strategy and the product roadmap
    Conduct project discovery by interviewing key stakeholders to flush out business rules and operational specifications
    Liaise between business owners, tech teams, internal and external partners to meet customer needs while ensuring that the strategy & vision of the product are met and aligned to Office Depot's goals and tenets
    Define & monitor the key performance indicators and continuously evaluate the performance and the growth of the product
    Work with development agile team to execute sprint goals
    Participate and influence agile ceremonies including planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews, team retrospectives and daily scrum
    Lead the elaboration of epics, themes and writing user stories and developing the acceptance criteria.
    Manage prioritization of defects and work with teams to ensure proper resourcing and scheduling to resolve them.
    Protects the team from internal and external factors that distracts from sprint goals
    Serve as an expert on trends in B2C and B2B eCommerce, use market research, customer surveys, and other analytic data to understand the customer and business needs to identify gaps and/or new opportunities to ultimately define a product roadmap 5%
     
     
     
    Education & Experience
     
    Level of Formal Education: Bachelor’s Degree
     
    Area of Study: Engineering, Software Development, Business
    Years of Experience: 10-12 years of relevant experience
    Type of Experience: Experience in business systems and/or web application analysis with prior experience in a retail eCommerce, B2B, B2C, internet direct marketing or e-Procurement environment.
    Special Certifications: 
    (CPA, Etc.)
    Language Skills: Written and verbal communication skills 
    Technical Competencies: Microsoft Word
    Excel
    PowerPoint
    Skills and Ability: A solid command of these skills will allow you to be successful in this role:
    Analytical Skills: demands superior analytical skills; must be analytically capable of refining strategic, technical roadmaps and synthesizing to make improvements and recommendations. 
    Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; regularly required to make presentations to stakeholders, and must clearly present, articulate, and defend research findings, design decisions, and formulated strategies to the stakeholders in a way that they can relate to and easily understand.
    Interpersonal/People Skills: ability to facilitate smooth collaboration and relations necessary to be successful in this role; not troubled by complications, disagreements, and unnecessary delays. Ability to build trust among team members and convince people to follow him/her. Effective presentation skills. Exceptional relationship building skills required
    Leadership Qualities: Ability to continuously drive results, display a high level of confidence not just in self but in other people as well, inspire and motivate team performance.  Demonstrate an ability to navigate complex situations and tasks with calmness and composure, setting an example for others. 
    Information Systems:
    (People Soft, etc.)
    JIRA, MS Access, SharePoint, Google Analytics 
    Personal Attributes: Interpersonal and leadership skills 
    Executive level presence 
    Maintains positive attitude, high energy and strong sense of urgency 
    Resident expert on cutting-edge customer experience and technology trends 
    Effectively leverage and apply best practices to maximize programs’ benefits
    Other/Preferred: Knowledge of various eCommerce and Internet technologies 
     
     
     
    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
    Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.
     
    How To Apply
    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.
     
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
     
    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
     

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  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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Meet Phillip Rumpf, our Retail District Sales Manager in the Salt Lake City UT market. Phillip has been with Office Depot for 5 years now, and in that time, he has quickly advanced through our stores organization as a Customer Service Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager and now as District Sales Manager.

The path to his current position has been challenging and rewarding and his leadership took the opportunity to develop him and encourage his ambitions along the way. As a Store Manager, Phillip was identified as a high potential leader and was selected for our “Blue Angels” program for leadership development which led to his current DSM role.

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