Randstad Product Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Product Manager


Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Product Manager

Business Overview:

Project Description:

This role leads the delivery of projects for a capability area and is a member of the IT leadership team. It is a functional and technical leader for application development and management, representing the needs of both business and IT. This role partners closely with 3rd party providers as part of a seamless IT organization. The successful candidate must be highly effective and influential in a matrix structure of functional business areas and outsourced IT services.

Position Overview:

Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:

  • Accountable for scope, schedule, and budget for all programs/projects in capability area

  • Manage relationship with business leaders for assigned capability area

  • Staff planning and management

  • Drive forecast accuracy and rigorous management of project budgets

  • Address escalations from project teams

  • Create/maintain capability roadmaps

  • Overall capability leadership

  • Transition teams to Agile delivery methodology from a Waterfall methodology

Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills that you are looking for in a candidate?

  • Experience delivering capabilities using Agile methodology

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to lead through ambiguity and drive outcomes

What are the technologies and the depth of the technologies that a candidate must have in order to be successful in this role?

  • Overall understanding of application development processes/methodologies.

  • Background in technology projects.

What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  • Excellent communication skills

Please provide three industries that would produce fitting candidates:

  • Retail or Services industry experience (preferred)

  • Must have experience in a large company, no startups

Interview Process Overview:

  • Phone screen followed by in person panel interview 2-3people.

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