Director of Product Management, Vendor Cloud
Posted on May 14, 2019 by Wayfair
The role is based in Boston, with occasional travel globally. The position will report to the Director of International Supply Chain.
Roles and responsibilities include, but not are limited to efforts to:
Co-create vision and strategy for managing Castlegate Logistics' relationships with all International Supply Chain vendors; lead a team to translate vision into robust, intuitive, scalable products
Lead cross-functional teams in annual, quarterly, and monthly planning and prioritization; develop and maintain technology platform roadmap and regularly update to key partners and stakeholders
Build and manage a strategic API layer to ensure high quality, Real Time data interchange between Castlegate Logistics systems and vendors; include backward compatibility for EDI data exchange
Work closely with Operations, Compliance, and Commercial Excellence teams to enable an efficient supply chain; serve as internal subject matter expert on all facets of your product space and technology platform
Advise business leaders throughout our operations teams on strategy, optimization, process definition, and execution
Drive all systems decisions required to successfully work with third-party vendors
Help to identify, select and drive integrations with any third-party vendors required in support of our vendor cloud activities
Build vendor-facing products and services at differing phases of maturity, from rapid scale-up to pure, whitespace startup
Develop and execute hiring and resourcing plans needed to create and manage a high performing vendor management process, from 2019 onwards
Recruit and build a team of product managers and associates; contribute meaningfully to the development of product management fundamentals and execution of OPI at large
Leverage data to understand risks, impacts, scope and priorities of our business objectives, and enable the team to drive results
Communicate performance metrics to key stakeholders throughout the organization
The ideal candidate will have:
An undergraduate degree from a top tier college or university in a scientific, mathematical, or technical concentration or an MBA or other similarly advanced degree from a top tier school that demonstrates the desire and motivation for continued learning in a competitive environment
10+ years product management experience working with APIs and software integration systems, preferably in a B2B products environment.
7+ years' experience successfully managing and developing highly effective teams
Technical background, or technical orientation; very comfortable with implementing new technology; deep understanding of Lean thinking and agile methodologies
Subject matter familiarity with APIs and app development ecosystems and economics
Direct experience in a startup situation building a new company, business unit, geography, and a demonstrated track record of taking ownership of areas of responsibility by defining and pursuing measurable business goals and outcomes
A bias for action and a "get it done" attitude; understands that the perfect is the enemy of the good
Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated experience turning data into actionable insights
Passionate about building functional and engaging user experiences that solve real user problems
Strongly collaborative and effective in a cross-functional environment; can manage through ambiguity, adversity and conflict
Demonstrated competency leading strategic decision making in multi-functional spaces
Ability to think strategically and tactically within a dynamic, fast-paced organization
Passion for driving change, the initiative to work in ambiguity, and the willingness to take risks that has led to meaningfully impactful results
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