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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 Senior Product Manager, you will be partnering with strategic business owners to assist in understanding and driving the overall product strategy.  You will work with other product managers, customers and partners to gather business requirements, build and manage the product backlog and drive the execution of the product vision.

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:

• 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

• Assist in leading or 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.

 

Education & Experience

Level of Formal Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Area of Study: Engineering, Software Development, Business

Years of Experience: 5-7 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, customer service.

Special Certifications: 

Lean , PMP (Nice to have)

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.)

•SQL, JIRA, MS Access, SharePoint, Google Analytics, Snowflake

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

     

    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 Senior Product Manager, you will be partnering with strategic business owners to assist in understanding and driving the overall product strategy.  You will work with other product managers, customers and partners to gather business requirements, build and manage the product backlog and drive the execution of the product vision.

    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:

    • 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

    • Assist in leading or 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.

     

    Education & Experience

    Level of Formal Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Area of Study: Engineering, Software Development, Business

    Years of Experience: 5-7 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, customer service.

    Special Certifications: 

    Lean , PMP (Nice to have)

    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.)

    •SQL, JIRA, MS Access, SharePoint, Google Analytics, Snowflake

    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.

     

     

    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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    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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