Senior Director, Product Management
Posted on: May 27, 2023
This role designs, plans, develops and manages a product or
portfolio of products throughout the solution portfolio lifecycle:
from new product definition or enhancements to existing products;
planning, design, forecasting, and production; to end of life.
Leads a team that works to quickly design and deliver systems while
maintaining a constant customer focus and is responsible for the
customer voice. Utilizing the knowledge of customer voice, this
role will work with design, technical and business leaders to set
strategy and define the product. This role will work to balance the
business needs with technical constraints.Job Responsibilities:
- Builds and delivers the value proposition, target customer
segments, and business case to bring innovative and disruptive
products to market for a product portfolio with respect to the
whole company product portfolio (i.e. Product configuration mix,
Revenue/Margins, financials, market share).
- Synthesizes market requirements into marketing/customer details
through having intimate customer knowledge and business, financial
and industry market acumen.
- Guides key stakeholders on the portfolio strategy across all
phases of the lifecycle (e.g., planning, development, launch,
management, and exit).
- Creates and drives goal alignment and collaborates across one
or more products value chain partners to optimize margins and
enable success of products per plans across the product lifecycle.
(ie. Engineering: product development, Supply Chain: SKUs,
inventory and Marketing: marketing and pricing strategies and Go To
- Collaborates with engineering teams to drive the product
roadmaps. Clarifies and drives project commitments as well as
establishing and maintaining clear chains of accountability.
- Works with enterprise customers to understand their use cases
and their existing solutions. Plays a key contributor role in the
development and execution oversight of critical strategic
processes, such as road mappings, technology delivery strategy,
organizational strategy and capabilities Ensures that investments
in technology are appropriate to the developments in the industry
and produce satisfactory returns. Adjusts the product to support
changing business directions.
- Uses technical knowledge to anticipate and understand the
implications of the latest technologies to communicate and
evangelize them to appropriate audiences and to integrate these
technologies appropriately into products and programs. Addresses
bottlenecks, provides customer input, anticipates and makes
tradeoffs in order to balance the business needs against technical
- Partner with multiple teams across multiple locations with
varying sets of priorities to ensure a timely delivery of the
- Sets financial, operational and quality objectives for the unit
and develops master operational plans. Plans, develops and manages
departmental expense and capital budgets.
- Develops short and long range product and service strategies
and plans. Oversees the execution of operating plans for specified
area of responsibility.
- Performs as an idea generator, working with others as a thought
leader and subject matter expert to help brainstorm new processes
and solutions. Works closely with UX, Product Leads and the
business. Shares highly complex information related to areas of
expertise. Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of
objectives. Transfers knowledge and collaborates across functional
lines and/or across departments. Interacts with direct reports and
peers in management / customers / vendors to interpret information
and improve cross functional processes and programs. Builds and
enhances key internal and external contacts.
- Directs through directors and managers who mentor, coach and
evaluate their responsive teams and develop employees through
on-boarding, open communication, training and development
opportunities and performance management processes; builds and
maintains employee morale and motivation; ensures the team is
appropriately staffed with required competencies; fosters a diverse
and inclusive workplace.#LI-CB1
Keywords: Walgreens, Arlington Heights , Senior Director, Product Management, Executive , Deerfield, Illinois
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