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This is a 100% Remote position. Work virtually from anywhere in the US.

Varis is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup. Our incredible team includes top industry leaders with decades of experience. We are innovation driven, customer centric, and ready to transform eProcurement. Our culture is focused on bold vision, launching the simplest (yet still valuable) initial solution to learn, then either failing or scaling fast. We seek teammates who drive value creation, are great problem solvers, have strong interpersonal savvy, and can successfully learn on the fly! Joining us now is a ground-floor opportunity to shape our limitless future. On our team you will: see and feel the direct impact of your work; be surrounded by passionate people; learn how to be an entrepreneur; and be at the center of a highly dynamic business model with tremendous individual and collective potential.

As a Lead 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

Partner with business owners to understand and drive the overall product strategy. Work with customers and partners to gather business requirements, build and manage the product backlog, and drive the execution of the product vision. 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.

Clearly articulate and describe the product features to developers, QA, and UX/UI designers and researchers in our agile teams as well as different business partners, comfortably pivoting between business, operations, and technology teams.

Transform complex concepts or ideas into executable plans and relay them to the organization’s senior leadership.

Work with agile development teams to execute sprint goals.

Manage prioritization of defects and work with teams to ensure proper resourcing and scheduling to resolve them.

Protect the team from internal and external factors that distract from sprint goals.

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 Varis' goals and 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: 5-7 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.

Technology: Familiarity with cloud architecture and design (Azure 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. 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.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice. Varis is wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of Varis associates. ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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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 (as applicable by business unit)
  • 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% Remote position. Work virtually from anywhere in the US.

    Varis is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup. Our incredible team includes top industry leaders with decades of experience. We are innovation driven, customer centric, and ready to transform eProcurement. Our culture is focused on bold vision, launching the simplest (yet still valuable) initial solution to learn, then either failing or scaling fast. We seek teammates who drive value creation, are great problem solvers, have strong interpersonal savvy, and can successfully learn on the fly! Joining us now is a ground-floor opportunity to shape our limitless future. On our team you will: see and feel the direct impact of your work; be surrounded by passionate people; learn how to be an entrepreneur; and be at the center of a highly dynamic business model with tremendous individual and collective potential.

    As a Lead 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

    Partner with business owners to understand and drive the overall product strategy. Work with customers and partners to gather business requirements, build and manage the product backlog, and drive the execution of the product vision. 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.

    Clearly articulate and describe the product features to developers, QA, and UX/UI designers and researchers in our agile teams as well as different business partners, comfortably pivoting between business, operations, and technology teams.

    Transform complex concepts or ideas into executable plans and relay them to the organization’s senior leadership.

    Work with agile development teams to execute sprint goals.

    Manage prioritization of defects and work with teams to ensure proper resourcing and scheduling to resolve them.

    Protect the team from internal and external factors that distract from sprint goals.

    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 Varis' goals and 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: 5-7 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.

    Technology: Familiarity with cloud architecture and design (Azure 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. 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.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice. Varis is wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of Varis associates. ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

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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 (as applicable by business unit)
    • 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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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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