Sr. Product Manager at Pampered Chef

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Purpose of the Role:

The Senior Product Manager is the lead member of our agile product teams and serves as the voice of our business, consultants, guests and customers. The PM is responsible for working with business users and other stakeholders—including other product owners and other project teams—to define and prioritize the product backlog for e-commerce and mobile tools. Ability to successfully build a business case and after project go-live, track and measure the results of their team’s effort.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads product discovery, to help identify and describe requirements, and to ensure that the product backlog is ready for the next sprint planning meeting. (goal to have a 3-sprint backlog of refined stories)
  • Gather and develop business requirements into epic and stories to build products that will enhance the overall platform experience. Provides task direction to Software Developers, QA Engineers , Scrum Master assigned to product team
  • Defines analytics to be collected regarding the product and prioritizes their collection.
  • Identifies risks, and implements mitigation and contingency plans, passionate about early mitigation or elimination of risks.
  • Supervises responsibilities for task completion assigned to product team and reassigns responsibilities and resources as necessary.
  • Pro-actively engages stakeholders in design, priority setting, and implementation of the project
  • Builds coalitions among the various stakeholders and negotiates authority to move the project forward.
  • Creates a sense of belonging and ownership among team members; delegates responsibility; promotes mutual support and interaction.
  • Consults and provides advice, facilitates discussion and resolves conflict; establishes trust; builds and uses cross-functional relationships to accomplish work objectives.
  • Partners with UX (Research and Designers) through rapid prototyping to test and validate concepts and product features

Competencies for Success:

  • Strategic Mindset
  • Decision Quality 
  • Manages Complexity
  • Communicates Effectively 

Measures of Success:

  • Positive ROI in aggregate for products delivered by team
  • Maintain an acceptable backlog of stories to minimize downtime of teams
  • High quality software product delivered that meets desired business outcomes.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related discipline.
  • 6 + years of strong demonstrable history of working closely with business operations to identify business opportunities and requirements and deliver measurable products and features that meet those needs in a role as a Product Owner and Project Manager in a software development /e-commerce environment.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases


We get to mix it up! PC has offices in Addison and in downtown Chicago.

What are Pampered Chef Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
Pampered Chef hosts Help Whip Cancer fundraisers with the American Cancer Society and is a proud partner with Feeding America's Round-Up from the Heart Program raising more than $26 million since 1991
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our FUN Committee plans monthly events from game nights, happy hours, Halloween contests, and summer BBQs.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Pampered Chef hosts occasional Lunch and Learns for employees.
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Each and every coworker makes a difference every day by asking tough questions, finding the answers, and then making it happen—our entrepreneurial employees are the key to our success! Pampered Chef is big enough to implement cutting-edge technology, and small enough for all ideas to be heard and challenged.
We are a learning focused environment—we want you to learn from us, and we expect to learn from you and what you’re passionate about! We even provide training and development for added brainpower.

We collaborate every day in a high-tech space with writable walls, open collaboration zones, quiet “I need to contemplate” zones, and fun zones with ping pong, basketball, and bags, of course. No boring cubicle farms here!

We are concerned about your physical and financial well-being and offer BC/BS PPO or HMO health plans, dental, disability, matched 401K, life insurance, on-site fitness center, comfy chairs, on-site cafeteria, and dry cleaning valet service.

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