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SENIOR PRODUCT OWNER - SALESFORCE at Caterpillar

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a Salesforce Product Owner, you will lead the product intake, backlog prioritization, strategy and roadmap of the Salesforce platform. Furthermore, you will lead the team with discovery to create a development ready story to be handed off to the development team. Caterpillar is looking for a candidate with Salesforce, project management and Agile framework experience.
The Product Owner will work the business groups to understand demand, collaborate with the business to develop detailed requirements, high level design and technical architecture. They will also lead many of the Agiie ceremonies and will ensure the team is meets its goals on time and within budget as well as managing integrations across the platform.
The ideal candidate will have proven Salesforce product knowledge as well as the ability and experience to demonstrate how they have improved efficiencies in product management using their product expertise. The role requires strong leadership across multiple teams and departments, the ability to communicate with influence and with a technical aptitude with a strong familiarity with agile methodologies.

The Product Owner will work business groups to understand demand, collaborate with the business to develop detailed requirements, high level design and technical architecture. They will also lead many of the Agile ceremonies and will ensure the team meets its goals on time and within budget. Managing integration across the platform is also a key role.

 

The ideal candidate will have proven Salesforce product knowledge as well as the ability and experience to demonstrate how they have improved efficiencies in product management using their product expertise.

 

The role requires strong leadership across multiple teams and departments, the ability to communicate with influence and with a technical aptitude with a strong familiarity with agile methodologies. 

 

This role is a strategic, senior level individual contributor who will own a portfolio of products/initiatives as well; including:

  • owning reporting and analytics on product work,

  • establishing and maintaining metrics to measure performance of work,

  • creating and sustaining relationships with other organizations (IT, industry teams, etc.),

  • facilitating working sessions / steering committees to drive performance and

  • communicating directly with Senior Leaders from different areas of the organization .

 

The position also serves to define scope and benefits, create user stories, develop a roadmap, prioritize development/scrum epics, track budget performance, validate IT related design and development work, partner with the business to ensure end user acceptance testing, and ultimately will monitor an initiative post launch to ensure benefit realization. 

 

Additional job duties/responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • working closely with key stakeholders and internal partners throughout the organization to gather requirements

  • creating, maintaining and prioritizing the product backlog according to business value for the life of the project

  • developing & conveying the vision of what is to be built

  • acting as the key product feature decision-maker., maximizing the value of the product

  • communication of product backlog priorities

  • handoff of development ready stories to the development team

  • assisting with the elaboration of epics, themes and features into user stories that are small enough, or granular enough, to be achieved in a single sprint

  • decisions on release dates and content

  • participating in daily scrum, as needed

  • participating in sprint planning meetings, reveals and retrospectives - inspecting the product progress at the end of every sprint to accept or reject the work that has been done by the development team

  • acting as the voice of the team, communicating status to stakeholders and internal partners

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Four year Bachelor’s degree preferably in marketing, computer science, information systems, engineering or related field

  • 5+ years experience as a product owner

  • 5+ years experience leading a technical team while simultaneously managing multiple projects

  • 3+ years experience with the Agile methodology


Top candidates will also have:

  • Salesforce development experience

  • Salesforce Sales & Service Cloud experience

  • Domain expertise in business applications

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate to ensure a team’s success

  • Strong accountability planning/organization and teamwork

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to deal with sensitive, emotional or potentially controversial situations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Experience managing projects using Agile software tools such as Mingle, DevOps/VSTS, JIRA, Team Services, Rally

  • Experience working with onshore/offshore team model

  • Demonstrated ability to empower teams

  • Strong accountability, teamwork mindset

  • Knowledge of the software development lifecycle

  • Background in Information Technology

  • Product Owner certification (CSPO from Scrum Alliance)

 

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.  As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at www.caterpillar.com/careers

 

 

 

 

 

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

 

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In the heart of Chicago's lively West Loop area, we have easy access to public transport, great bars and restaurants, and an awesome office roof deck.

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What are Caterpillar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Caterpillar Inc. participates in local volunteer activities such as the Chase Corporate Challenge
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Caterpillar

What are some social events your company does?

Whether we’re working virtually or in-person, we are always looking for ways to have fun and grow as a team. Team dinners, coffee chats, ax throwing, chess club, and virtual happy hours are just a few of the activities we do to make work more fun and connect with colleagues around the world.

Madison

Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

It’s amazing to be able to work in an architectural framework where we can negotiate between speed to market and a solid application – software that is well-built, well-designed, well-tested. I find this negotiation both challenging and exhilarating.

MacGregor

Lead Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I’ve been with Caterpillar for 20 years now, and I’ve been lucky to work on teams that have different focuses. I’ve worked on everything from engineering applications to the latest and greatest digital technology applications.

Rakshan

Digital Product Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

Deep learning algorithms, popularized in the past five years, allow us to scan huge volumes of data from Caterpillar's fleet of connected engines and machines for unusual patterns. We're now able to make sophisticated predictions that wouldn’t have been possible 20 years ago.

Dan

Analytics Director
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