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Sr. Director, Product Management(25461)

| Chicago

Senior Director - Product Management

Dawn Foods has an exciting opportunity to help form a new Digital Innovation lab location tbd (based on the candidate - Ann Arbor/Boston/Chicago/Detroit). As our Senior Director - Product Management, you will leverage your experience and knowledge to advance Dawn’s global digital capabilities by collaboratively identifying and driving the overall digital strategy.  We are a leading global manufacturing organization who is at the beginning of our digital journey.  This is a start-up opportunity reporting to our new Chief Digital Officer.  We are looking for the right person to own the product roadmap as we seek to become a digital platform company. This position location can be located in Ann Arbor MI, Boston or Chicago.


Your core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering an exceptional digital, mobile and e-Commerce experience for our Customers.
  • Serving as a key thought leader in digital, bringing industry expertise to corporate stakeholders and partners.
  • Capturing the Voice of the Customer and external Digital trends to inform our roadmap.
  • Building and managing the Digital roadmap for the organization.
  • Managing our Digital Innovation Lab and Digital technology team.
  • Driving an Agile development methodology and practice across the Digital team.
  • Utilizing strong business analytics to uncover and solve critical customer and business problems.
  • Leading the day-to-day e-commerce operations of site development; including hands on delivery of site launches, updates and refreshes.
  • Building cross-functional relationships with Creative, Sales, IT, Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Distribution teams as well as outside partners and vendors.
  • Cultivating within the team a strong sense of urgency and importance around the Customer experience.
  • Providing regular communication to senior leadership on results against digital plans. 



  • BA/BS degree with 8+ years in B2B or B2C ecommerce experience with proven growth over that period
  • Must possess a detailed knowledge of digital strategy, planning, and execution
  • Demonstrated success in development of new or existing product strategies from conception to implementation, and solution design
  • Understands the upstream and downstream implications of your work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • Experience in data-driven strategic analysis and customer insights
  • Experience managing budgets, forecasting and metrics
  • Agile development methodology
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform
  • Passion for the art of the possible
  • Must possess the ability to work effectively in a matrix environment, collaborating closely across cross-functional teams
  • 5+ years’ experience managing a team - remote team management a plus
  • Confident, self-motivated individual with strong, demonstrable bias for action, leadership and teambuilding
  • Must possess advanced verbal, written and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively formulate, present and advance business proposals to a wide variety of audiences, including executive leadership.
  • Able to work well under pressure, and manage and prioritize a multitude of tasks
  • Domestic travel at or above 25% is expected for this role.
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