Principal Product Owner – Network Programmability
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.
Target Technology Services (TTS) is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how to build and support network infrastructure that positively impacts our customers. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop—in stores or on Target.com—we deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. Network plays a critical role in this customer experience. We are looking for exceptional people who are proactive, creative, independent, innovative, risk-savvy and comfortable working in varying degrees of ambiguity. Are you passionate about building great products and services? Do you have a passion for computer networking? Target Technology Services is looking for a Product Management Principal that will be responsible for launching new products and growing Target’s network portfolio.
A role in Network Programmability means creating forward thinking network solutions to drive best in class network infrastructure that enables guest experiences at the lowest cost to Target, that enables programmability for our engineers, and enables our team members to be more efficient. As a network leader you will be creating the next evolution of network services
About the Job:
In this role, you will stand up, grow and develop the network product management team. This role requires working cross functionally with various engineering groups, operations, and management stakeholders. We are looking for someone with strong collaboration, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills who has the willingness and experience to work in a rapidly scaling environment.
Product Teams at Target Corporation are accountable for the delivery of business outcomes enabled through technology and analytic products that are easy to use, easily maintained and highly reliable. Product teams have one shared backlog that is inclusive of all product, technology and design work.
As a Principal Product Owner, you will work in the product model and will lead the development of a comprehensive product strategy and set key business objectives (OKRs) for your respective product domain. You will need to leverage extensive knowledge of your product, as well as, customer feedback, key data and analytics, and other relevant data points to assess value, develop business cases, and prioritize the direction and desired outcomes for your product.
You will be the “voice of the product” to all outside stakeholders advocating for your product and ensuring their needs are met and that the product team is getting the leadership and support that it needs to be successful. You will need to cultivate strong relationships across the enterprise in order to drive collaboration and alignment with key partners and stakeholders across pyramids.
You will develop and actively maintain a product roadmap outlining prioritization for the customer themes, technical needs, and design challenges to be delivered and you will be accountable to make final decisions on scope and prioritization relative to the product backlog. You will be accountable to create and manage product objectives and key results, key metrics for your product, as well as related P&L impacts.
You will oversee progress against product backlogs to ensure work and priorities are in line with the product strategy while prioritizing themes, epics, and stories, to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with the product strategy. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
4-year college degree (or equivalent experience)
10+ years of retail experience or equivalent domain experience
Create and execute the network product strategy and roadmap
Perform market research on network programmability/commodity
Advise executives on product strategy
Build trust and alignment on priorities and roadmap
Act as a key company spokesperson for internal consumers, partners, industry analysts, and external organizations
Proven track record of delivering successful enterprise software
Proven history of managing, recruiting, and developing high performing product management teams
Deep understanding of network services and products
Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and technology teams
Strong communication skills with proven ability to influence peers, key stakeholders and leaders
Expert at working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, scrum teams, sprints, personas)
Strategic mindset and bias for action with strong ability for strategic planning, defining ORKs and driving business outcomes
Expert in product area
We’re supportive of fully remote working arrangements (US based) for this role, or open to HQ based work location in Minneapolis, MN.