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Associate Product Manager- Vendor Collaboration
BrandBest Buy

Best Buy is seeking an Associate Product Manager- Vendor Collaboration to join our Merchandising Technology team within the Digital & Technology organization. This role will work within the product model, collaborating with product team(s) and key stakeholders to develop a plan and business objectives for their product team within the Merchandising capabilities of Partner Management, Contract Management, Price Planning or Space Management.

The Associate Product Manager requires fundamental product management experience to effectively manage backlogs/products with smaller scope or average complexity. The Associate Product Manager will contribute to team success through analysis, documentation, and backlog management. The Associate Product Manager will work with cross-functional team members and partners for delivery, maintaining a focus on customer needs, while delivering against prioritized outcomes and advancing the product vision. They are responsible for sprint/backlog management and must understand and utilize key customer and business metrics to inform their priorities. This role works with engineering teams, User Experience teams and applicable stakeholders.

This role is the “voice of the product” to all product stakeholders, ensuring goals are met and teams are aligned in supporting product goals by encouraging open exchange of information, building strong relationships across the enterprise, driving transparency, collaboration and alignment. This role requires strategic understanding of the relevant Merchandising and Enterprise roadmap and is the visionary for the product to meet evolving current and future customer needs. It is critical that this role keeps the customer need at the forefront of solution creation. The Associate Product Manager will always demonstrate empathy for the customer and will steer discussions on how to build customer trust.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Marketing or related field OR equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • 1.5+ years' experience in a product management/development capacity (Dev, UX, Strategy, etc.), delivering capabilities and managing roadmaps preferably in a retail organization

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2+ years related experience in a professional environment / workplace setting with emphasis on consumer products, technology or software development.
  • Ability to articulate clear and concise specifications for new products and new features with a strong affinity towards the developer community. Understands at a high level the landscape of tools and technologies that developers use to bring products to market.
  • Ability to prioritize new feature launches based on competitive analysis, industry trends, emerging technologies and company vision. Proven ability to work under rapid development cycles with teams to achieve a common goal.
  • Experience with varied production methodologies such as Agile development, Waterfall and/or Lean Development. Progressive experience leading larger and more complex areas; with larger budgets.
  • Strong communication skills with demonstrated ability to articulate a strategy at increasing levels of the organization. Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and technology teams.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional team(s) without formal authority.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of Retail strategies and complexities.
  • Experience with financial concepts and financial/budget management.
  • Ability to understand basic architectural diagrams and data flows. Important to have or be able to develop an understanding of the technology stack and most importantly having the ability to understand the level of effort involved to assist with making important decisions for their product team(s).

Auto Req. ID800922BR
Employment CategoryFull Time
Job CategoryDigital & Information Technology
Job LevelIndividual Contributor
Location Number941045-105-Merchandising
Address7601 Penn Avenue South


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