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Overview

This is a 100% fully remote role. Work virtually from anywhere in the U.S.

Office Depot is a brand you've counted on since 1986 for your office supplies and business services, supported by a strong retail network and world-class technology platforms.  As the business landscape continues to evolve, we are changing the way we look at our technology platforms to drive significant change in the way we do business. We're reinventing ourselves and making significant investments in our multi-billion-dollar digital platforms to drive growth in our range of B2B products & services. Apply today to be a part of this revolutionary change!

As a Principal PM-T, you will be an integral team member of our innovative Product & Technology organization, contributing greatly to this pivotal transformation in the B2B space.

What You’ll Do

Own the overall product strategy of your product portfolio. Partner across the Product & Technology organization and throughout the enterprise to gather business requirements, build and manage the product backlog, develop the product vision, and drive its execution.

Lead the definition of product requirements and articulate product features to developers, QA, and UX/UI designers and researchers in our agile teams as well as key business partners, comfortably pivoting between business, operations, and technology teams.

  • Develop, own, and drive the strategic product roadmaps, partnering with leadership to ensure alignment with the organization’s objectives.
  • Develop and drive new features, small to medium products, and go-to-market plans to address core customer problems.
  • In partnership with the Product & Technology leadership team, mentor product management team members. Develop and assess these individuals on goals attainment. Provide training and deliver feedback consistently.
  • 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 tenets.
  • Define and monitor key performance indicators. Continuously evaluate the product’s performance and growth.
  • Review and provide feedback on functional and technical design documents. Participate and influence agile ceremonies including planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews, team retrospectives and daily scrum.
  • Lead the elaboration of epics and themes. Write user stories. Develop acceptance criteria.
  • Serve as an expert on trends in B2C and B2B eCommerce. Use market research, customer surveys, and other analytic data to understand customer and business needs. Identify gaps and/or new opportunities to ultimately define a product roadmap.

Requirements

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Software Development or related technical field, or the equivalent in work experience.
  • Work Experience: 10+ years of experience in business systems and/or web application analysis in retail eCommerce, B2B, B2C, internet direct marketing or e-Procurement environments. Knowledge of various eCommerce and Internet technologies is preferred.
  • Analytical Skills: 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 senior leaders. 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 and exceptional relationship-building skills are required.
  • Leadership Qualities: Proven track record of effectively mentoring and coaching developing product managers. 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.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package including a 401(k) and plenty of opportunities to move and grow within our organization!

Equal Employment Opportunity

Office Depot 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 federal, state, or local law.

Fair Chance Ordinance

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in alignment with the 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

    This is a 100% fully remote role. Work virtually from anywhere in the U.S.

    Office Depot is a brand you've counted on since 1986 for your office supplies and business services, supported by a strong retail network and world-class technology platforms.  As the business landscape continues to evolve, we are changing the way we look at our technology platforms to drive significant change in the way we do business. We're reinventing ourselves and making significant investments in our multi-billion-dollar digital platforms to drive growth in our range of B2B products & services. Apply today to be a part of this revolutionary change!

    As a Principal PM-T, you will be an integral team member of our innovative Product & Technology organization, contributing greatly to this pivotal transformation in the B2B space.

    What You’ll Do

    Own the overall product strategy of your product portfolio. Partner across the Product & Technology organization and throughout the enterprise to gather business requirements, build and manage the product backlog, develop the product vision, and drive its execution.

    Lead the definition of product requirements and articulate product features to developers, QA, and UX/UI designers and researchers in our agile teams as well as key business partners, comfortably pivoting between business, operations, and technology teams.

    • Develop, own, and drive the strategic product roadmaps, partnering with leadership to ensure alignment with the organization’s objectives.
    • Develop and drive new features, small to medium products, and go-to-market plans to address core customer problems.
    • In partnership with the Product & Technology leadership team, mentor product management team members. Develop and assess these individuals on goals attainment. Provide training and deliver feedback consistently.
    • 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 tenets.
    • Define and monitor key performance indicators. Continuously evaluate the product’s performance and growth.
    • Review and provide feedback on functional and technical design documents. Participate and influence agile ceremonies including planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews, team retrospectives and daily scrum.
    • Lead the elaboration of epics and themes. Write user stories. Develop acceptance criteria.
    • Serve as an expert on trends in B2C and B2B eCommerce. Use market research, customer surveys, and other analytic data to understand customer and business needs. Identify gaps and/or new opportunities to ultimately define a product roadmap.

    Requirements

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Software Development or related technical field, or the equivalent in work experience.
    • Work Experience: 10+ years of experience in business systems and/or web application analysis in retail eCommerce, B2B, B2C, internet direct marketing or e-Procurement environments. Knowledge of various eCommerce and Internet technologies is preferred.
    • Analytical Skills: 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 senior leaders. 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 and exceptional relationship-building skills are required.
    • Leadership Qualities: Proven track record of effectively mentoring and coaching developing product managers. 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.

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

    Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package including a 401(k) and plenty of opportunities to move and grow within our organization!

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Office Depot 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 federal, state, or local law.

    Fair Chance Ordinance

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in alignment with the City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

    Read More Read Less

  • 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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Career Progression

  • 2012
    SALES/SOLUTIONS ADVISOR
  • 2014
    GENERAL MANAGER
  • 2018
    STORE PROJECTS MANAGER
  • 2020
    SR. PRODUCT DIRECTOR

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Phillip Rumpf

Retail District Sales Manager

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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