Manager, Digital Experience Product Development

JOB SUMMARY: The Digital and Experience Development team is focused on driving product strategies to evolve and enhance the Guest experience across Universal Parks & Resorts.  As a Product Manager, the primary function of this role will be to manage new capabilities across the entire product lifecycle, from product strategy, planning, definition, delivery, and implementation. The specific focus for this role will be digital product management for the onsite Guest and Team Member experience, Mobile or Web Applications.



Product Definition

Partner with the UXUI team to establish experience interactions and designs based on high level feature requirements
Drive detailed product Feature definition, including functional and non-functional requirements
Support product implementation across the domestic sites, capturing site specific functional requirements in partnership with on-site stakeholders
Product Delivery

Facilitate product backlog grooming with the Delivery scrum team
Define and document product user stories to enable technical design, development, and testing
Participate in scrum team Agile ceremonies, including sprint planning, daily-stand ups, and retrospectives
Product Implementation and Support

Perform product validation throughout the development cycle, to ensure alignment with functional requirements.
Maintain close partnership with Business Transformation to ensure that product functionality aligns with Operational and Business capabilities.
Represent and support the product as the ongoing subject matter expert.
Develop an ongoing approach for measuring the success of newly implemented experience enhancements, to enable well-informed future product planning
Product Planning

Establish the product roadmap and coordinate with key partners to manage product delivery and implementation timelines
Partner with other Digital Product Managers to ensure product dependencies and integration points are considered during roadmap and release planning
Establish product backlog priorities for release and sprint planning, considering new capabilities, minor enhancements, and defect fixes
Product Strategy

Proactively evaluate Guest experience strengths and pain points from all perspectives, to identify opportunities for new and/or improved experience delivery capabilities
Develop and frame up product recommendations with associated cost, value and experience analysis, to gain approval and funding for development
Collaborate and liaise with key business partners to establish product goals and objectives
Ensure product alignment with the holistic experience transformation vision
Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required – Business, Technology, Digital Marketing, or Industrial Engineering preferred; Master’s degree preferred.


EXPERIENCE: 5+ years in Product Management, Digital Marketing, E-Commerce, Digital Experience Design, Industrial Engineering, Technology, or related fields.

Managing the digital experience for a consumer website and/or mobile app
Experience with large scale transformation initiatives
Demonstrated ability to define and execute strategic initiatives
Working in an agile technology delivery program
Defining a customer journey and digital product roadmap
Product backlog management, including Feature definition, requirements, prioritization and sprint planning
Close partnership with a Technology Delivery team
Stakeholder engagement and relationship building
Executive communication, with the ability to influence decision making
Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills, and be able to explain complex concepts both concisely and simply
; or equivalent combination of education and experience
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