Purchasing Product Owner
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The Purchasing Product Owner will focus on PDL’s Purchasing and Replenishment application suite. The Product Owner would work closely with PDL’s Central Replenishment group, Ahold/Delhaize operation’s groups and third party software implementors as the core business users. The application suite includes Forecasting, Purchase Order Maintenance, Vendor Scheduling and Tracking, and interfaces between the central purchasing data and other third party applications such as Manhattan WMS, Ahold/Delhaize and other off the shelf applications.
What’s our Dish - About Us
Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that will serve as the engine that powers U.S. ecommerce and digital strategies. Peapod Digital Labs will accelerate growth in digital and personalization capabilities for the great local brands of Ahold Delhaize USA and will serve as the innovation lab for the U.S. portfolio of companies, driving digital and eCommerce innovation, technology and experience to meet the changing needs of customers of Ahold Delhaize USA’s local brands, regardless of when, where and how consumers choose to shop. Peapod continues to be a consumer-facing eCommerce brand, and is part of Peapod Digital Labs, focused on growing Peapod sales to consumers.
Recipe for Success - What's “in store” for the role
Work with development teams and technical leads to determine scope and priorities for product development cycles.
Work with development and operational teams to ensure that they understand the vision for the product.
Develop appropriately detailed specifications for product features so that they are clearly understood by the development teams.
Inspire and motivate the development teams to deliver innovative and exciting solutions with an appropriate sense of urgency.
Act as an ambassador for the product internally and as the primary contact for queries related to the product.
Ensure both quality and functional goals are met with each sprint.
Deliver key messages to stakeholders on product deploys and escalate issues accordingly.
Work with product marketing on product and launch materials for new and refreshed products.
Work with QA and analyze data and test results to ensure integrity is maintained throughout program lifecycle and ensure market and business needs are satisfied.
Interpret and adhere to standard legal, compliance, and business rules during program design and development.
The role will involve hands on work in terms of writing functional stories, acceptance criteria, testing and analysis and will follow Agile ceremonies (Release Planning, Sprint planning/ Retro / Review, etc.) and principles throughout the product development phases.
Takes the initiative to keep both own skills up to date and to maintain an awareness of developments in the IT industry.
The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or related fields.
- 5-7 years experience in Product Management or related field
- Experience with an application suite thatincludes Forecasting, Purchase Order Maintenance, Vendor Scheduling and Tracking, and interfaces between the central purchasing data.
- Experience with third party applications such as Manhattan WMS and other off the shelf applications.
- Experience working in an Agile development environment and managing iteration-level deliverables.
Extra Spices - What you should bring to the table
- Oral and/or written communication skills
- Presentation skills
- Track record of successful delivery of medium to large scale software development projects to production.
- Ability to Influence leadership
Join Us at Our Table - PDL Life
Peapod Digital Labs is forward thinking company with a strong heritage and recognizes who powers our progress – our people! We offer a great variety of benefits and perks to our employees that includes great choice of health care options, including PPO and HSA plans (with company contributions), dental, vision flexible spending accounts, a 401k with strong company match and immediate vesting, generous and flexible paid time off, and great employee discount on your groceries. Oh yeah, and snacks & drinks of course!
We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.