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Product Owner

| West Suburbs

HAVI is a privately held global company that innovates, optimizes and drives the supply chains and marketing promotions of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at HAVI, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.

Responsibilities

The Product Owner will work in close collaboration with internal teams, and will report to the Advanced Analytics Lead. This role will support the development of predictive and prescriptive software products, including gathering and prioritizing product requirements, developing and automating product features, and managing the overall product roadmap.

 

Main Interfaces/Relationships:

  • Internal - IT, Consulting, Marketing, Sales, Strategy
  • External - Potential Customers (e.g. voice of the customer, customer demos)

Desired Skills & Experience

Detailed Responsibities:

  • Obtain external perspective on the competitive landscape related to the product and update product roadmap accordingly
  • Identify product-related use cases & customer pain points
  • Translate business requirements to technical requirements and functional designs
  • Define & prioritize user stories (work, definition of done, dependencies, etc.)
  • Own the data integration and management strategy with IT
  • Collaborate with the R&D lead to ensure that methods are implementable (scalable and automated) and aligned with the product
  • Prioritize product roadmap features based on client need and profit opportunity and seeking input from consulting group and other stakeholders
  • Create and manage process and product documentation
  • Oversee/manage version control for the product (e.g. Bitbucket)
  • Constantly evaluate the cost vs. benefit of product enhancements, developments, and revisions

 Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of the product development process
  • Understanding of the Agile methodology for SaaS development
  • Ability to work closely with R&D lead to ensure that experimental (prototyped) methods are implementable (scalable and automated) & aligned with the product
  • Understanding of coding best practices, including production code
  • Understanding of machine learning and predictive analytics applications, particularly within software development
  • Familiarity with the lean start-up philosophy
  • Ability to manage highly technical and analytical people
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Product Development, Software Development, or a related field
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders

Knowledge & Years of Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience managing a product roadmap
  • 2+ experience building software products within a cloud infrastructure, ideally those that incorporate machine learning components
  • 2+ years of experience managing the product development process using the Agile methodology
    • Prioritizing features on the product roadmap
    • Writing and prioritizing user stories
    • Translating business requirements to technical, functional and non-functional requirements
    • Managing user stories (making sure that all user stories go through a QA process)
    • Co-lead product meetings (e.g. Scrum meetings, sprint planning, demos, retros)
  • 2+ years of experience managing people

Skills:

  • UI/UX development
  • Communicating technical information to the business
  • Strong leadership potential for building group spirit and culture
  • Ability & willingness to mentor and coach junior employees

Other Abilities:

  • Ability to understand the unique needs of analytic customers
  • Ability to thrive in a changing environment and deal with ambiguity

 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Development and implementation of features (into production) on schedule, or as negotiated with stakeholders, and within allocated budget
  • Product roadmap management based on internal and external customer feedback (e.g. feature revision history documented with revision justifications noted)
  • Easy access to product and process documentation that is current and complete in one central location
  • User stories in Jira are complete with traceability
  • Backlog user story prioritization based on defendable analysis and input from the team
  • Ability to work effectively and collaborate with multiple stakeholders as indicated by obtained feedback
  • Effective management of team members, if applicable, as measured by performance of direct reports through formal and informal evaluations

Benefits

Our total rewards philosophy integrates programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, corporate culture, corporate citizenship and work-life balance. While individual program components may differ by country, some things remain constant:

 

   …our commitment to rewarding results

   …the opportunity to work with talented and driven individuals at every level of our company who respect each other, treat each other fairly and hold one another accountable for our customers’—and our company’s success

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

Amazing views of Morton Arboretum and wild life, walking paths. Bring your binoculars! Easy access to I-88 and I-355, 25 min Metra BNSF- free shuttle

An Insider's view of HAVI

What are some social events your company does?

Thankful Thursday! I recently came off the elevator on a random Thursday morning and our Executive Leadership team was handing out mimosas, bacon and doughnuts. Super fun way to start the day!

Molly

Digital Marketing Coordinator

What are HAVI Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can contribute your own pre-tax dollars to either or both: - Medical Spending Account/ $2,650 max. - Elder/Child Care Account/ $5,000 max.
Disability Insurance
No cost to employee Short Term Disability – Eligible on day of hire. Equals a percentage of your pay based upon length of service. Long Term Disability too.
Dental Benefits
Cigna is the Plan Provider and 2 Plan Options to Choose From Preventative Care: 100% (no deductible)
Vision Benefits
Lenses covered in full every 12 months after $20 Copay Frames covered every 24 months Contacts covered every 12 months: after $20 Copay
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is the Plan Provider 3 Plan Options to Choose From including an (HSA)
Life Insurance
HAVI offers a base amount equal to twice your annual salary provided by the company. Option to purchase additional life insurance and AD&D at discounted cost.
Wellness Programs
HAVI rewards participation in wellness activities. Fun, interactive and personalized online program that makes living a healthier life easier!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401K allows you a choice of fifteen investment funds to choose from. In addition, HAVI's Profit Sharing contribution is based on company performance.
401(K) Matching
HAVI's company match is 100% of the first 3% you contribute and 50% of the next 2% you contribute. Amazing!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
HAVI will grant up to two (2) weeks of paid Parental Leave to an eligible employee upon the birth of their child.
Flexible Work Schedule
The Sunshine Hours Program offers full-time employees the opportunity to participate in an altered work schedule that will permit them to enjoy a half day (4 hours) off work every Friday, May - Sept.
Adoption Assistance
The HAVI Adoption Assistance Program is designed to provide tax-excludable reimbursement of certain expenses for employees who are pursuing adoption
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
HAVI offers 10 paid time off to observe all major holidays, 15 days off and 4 personal days!
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Dress for your Day!
Commuter Benefits
If you take public transportation to work, pay to park your car, or park and ride, you can save money on taxes by paying for your eligible commuting expenses through our Commuter Benefits.
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
HAVI Global Solutions is dedicated to providing a lunch program that ensures that our employees have access to a very reasonably priced quality lunch
Parking
Covered Parking, no slush, no rain!
Fitness Subsidies
Preferential membership rates are available from X Sport Fitness
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Develop Your Place To Grow! HAVI’S digital platform that supports virtual and facilitated learning, which will empower you to navigate your own development journey.
Tuition Reimbursement
Eighty percent (80%) reimbursement, up to $10,000 per year for tuition, books and fees upon receipt of a passing grade. Courses must be approved by Manager and Human Resources prior to enrolling.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Impressive 401K and Profit Sharing • Life Insurance 2x's your annual salary • Educational Assistance • Summer Hours

We have Dress for Your Day!

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