Product Manager

| Chicago

Product Manager -- Chicago/Downers Grove, Illinois

FTD Companies, we continually evolve the business by promoting a culture where solutions from the technology group help transform our business through customer-meaningful solutions, innovative technologies, and business-impacting projects.

This highly crucial Product Manager position will lead the execution of FTD's consumer digital strategy within our multi-brand $1B+ E-Commerce company. We're actively searching for top-level talent to join newly built teams at FTD Companies. You will be a collaboration expert tasked with ownership of product design, product development, and product launch while we build an entirely new platform from scratch.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • You develop product requirements, user stories, and feature requirements while maintaining the product backlog of priorities in and partnering with engineering, operations and business leaders.
  • You'll work with dev team and UX / CX to plan the sprint backlog and manage the life cycle of user stories from creation to QA and rollout. 
  • You set expectations on product development timing, pricing and feature set through ongoing roadmap reviews and release plan communication. 
  • You get to frame the current product capabilities and work with leadership to define our future strategic vision. 
  • You make recommendations and decisions based on existing usage metrics, UX/CX perspective and overall business value and impact. (Champion and MVP the roadmap-based approach to ensure that all opportunities for driving business value are accelerated). 
  • You assist with the development of business cases for new features and experiences. 
  • You will develop dashboards of KPIs that are tracked and socialized on an ongoing basis. 
  • Being a partner to the IT team & vendors to enhance existing features in support of exploration efforts, prototype promising ideas, and expand integration to support partner initiatives. As target solutions are identified, drive product management efforts to develop and deliver these offerings. 
  • You track market trends and technologies and determine if and when to incorporate new solutions into existing product lines. 
  • Maintain strong relationships with customers, prospects, and partners to develop a deep understanding of their current business processes and product needs. 
 

What we seek:

 

Is an outstanding Product Manager with the ability and interest in working on a broad variety of different projects and technologies who loves to identify and resolve problems with systems to maintain underlying business processes and continuity of service. We look for 5+ years of experience with 2 to 4 in Digital/E-Commerce required. Having a BS degree in Computer Science, business or Economics required. In addition to these we are looking for;

  • Your experience with Agile methodology being a must
  • You to work with your strong knowledge of Digital Analytics tools like Google Analytics
  • We seek experience working with UX/CX teams
  • We desire excellent data analytics skills to critically analyze and interpret market research and other data, glean insights from that research, and apply those insights to develop business cases and plans.
  • Do you have a basic understanding of HTML and JavaScript?
  • Are you able to remain organized, have good time management, thrive in team work, and flourish with your presentation skills? Then apply now.
 

What we offer:

 

A Product Manager opportunity to be a part of a team that builds and evolves high performance, scalable order processing systems handling large transactional volumes. We encourage and welcome out of the box ideas in all areas like artificial intelligence, data processing, and information retrieval, voice capabilities, automation, computer vision, and other ideas welcome. We greatly enjoy all the benefits of working for a digital E-Commerce Company (flexible hours, a healthy vacation plan, summer hours) in a relaxed work environment.

We strongly embrace the definition of a "flat" organization where you will spend time with business leaders, managers, developers, product management and executive leadership. There are job opportunities, and then there are career opportunities... Let us provide you with a career where you look forward to Mondays. Careers that have a positive impact and offer you a future as we change, grow, expand and explore new and exciting experiences for our global customer base.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

We also have an office in the heart of Downtown Chicago at 1. North Dearborn

An Insider's view of FTD Companies

What does your typical day look like?

Every day looks different when you’re on the social media team. Our jobs involve interacting with our brands’ communities, staying up-to-date on the latest social trends, developing content and optimizing campaigns. Since social media is always changing, there’s always something new to learn or test.

Marissa Metzler

Manager: Social Media Marketing

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

I have had the opportunity to build a platform from the ground up. Opportunities like these are few and far between in this day and age. FTD has been like a master class in leadership for me, and it has produced a fundamental mind shift for me on what leadership means.

Dimple Rao

Senior Director of Product Management

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

On our FOL team, we are creating a feature complete platform migration for all of our florist sites. This is a rather large task in that most of our florist sites look like they were created in the .COM era of the internet. Our new platform will provide huge UX boons. In addition to self-improvement, it may also attract new florist partners

Michael Walsh

Software Engineer

What are FTD Companies Perks + Benefits

FTD Companies Benefits Overview

FTD is dedicated to you and your family. We work hard to provide a wide range of competitive and affordable health care benefits that reflect your changing needs. Our goal is to empower you with the resources and flexibility you need to live well, be well. The benefits you elect will start the first day of the month following the date of hire.
Our benefits offerings include medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage, a company contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA), Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), life, accident, and disability insurance, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement. We are committed to providing fair compensation to all of our employees, including performance-based compensation incentives for many of our positions.
FTD Companies, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. We offer very generous employee discounts on our diversified portfolio of brands such as ProFlowers, ProPlants, Shari’s Berries, etc.

Culture
Eat lunch together
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you are eligible for benefits, you can enroll in an FSA regardless of whether or not you are enrolled in FTD’s medical plan.
Disability Insurance
FTD offers short and long term disability at no cost to you. The disability benefits will replace up to 67% of your weekly base income up to $2,500/week for STD and up to $10,000/month for LTD.
Dental Benefits
FTD offers two great dental plans through Aetna. A Dental HMO with co-pays where you choose your Primary Care Dentist and a Dental PPO which has benefits in and out of network.
Vision Benefits
FTD offers vision coverage through Eye Med which offers a broad network of nationwide providers to choose from to meet your vision needs. Retailers such as LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, , and JCP
Health Insurance Benefits
FTD offers three medical plans through Aetna to choose from including one EPO where you choose a Primary Care Physician and two PPO High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP)
Life Insurance
For employee coverage of 2x base salary up to $600,000. *Per IRS regulations, the cost FTD pays for coverage above a certain level is considered “imputed income,” and is included on your W-2.
Wellness Programs
We know how important wellness is to your overall success. The FTD Wellness program is here to help you identify and achieve your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Our One North Dearborn location offers an onsite state-of-the-art fitness center, cycle center and bike room.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Discretionary match of 50% on the first 6% of your of pre-tax or post tax deferral. To maximize the employer match, you will need to contribute 6%. Vesting is at 25% each year
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) provides employees with an opportunity to share in our growth and to purchase shares of our common stock without payment of brokerage costs, at a 15% discount.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Depending on the department and role, FTD offers some scheduling flexibility. We also offer summer hours so that our team members can enjoy extended weekends and fun in the sun with family and friends
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Care for yourself or a family member who is seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to attend to the affairs of a family member who is called to active duty in the military.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year and allows employees to take time off for vacation, personal responsibilities and sick time.
Paid Holidays
FTD recognizes 9 paid holidays each calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
FTD allows employees to wear casual workplace attire every day, not just Fridays!
Commuter Benefits
Take advantage of the pre-tax benefit, you may elect up to the IRS limit of $260/month for transit and $260/month for parking.
Free Daily Meals
During FTD’s peak season such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas FTD often provides lunch to thank employees for their hard work (along with the occasional just because lunch).
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong.
Some Meals Provided
We provide food during Peak Season.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Up to $2,500 after one year of employment
Promote From Within
Online Course Subscriptions Available
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