Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ADP-Senior Director, Product Management--Absence Management--Louisville, KY

Please message Mike Foster at mike.foster@adp.com for more information and apply to the position via the link below:


***Relocation Package Available***
At ADP we are driven by your success. We engage your unique talents and perspectives. We welcome your ideas on how to do things differently and better. In your efforts to achieve, learn and grow, we support you all the way. If success motivates you, you belong at ADP.
Insightful Expertise is a core value at ADP and within our corporate organization; our colleagues around the world depend on us for that. Whether it's a new product in development, a new technology under consideration, a new business acquisition or a new office opening - Corporate plays a critical role in ADP's growth. We are a passionate partner committed to ADP's success - and are looking for like-minded individuals who want to be part of our winning team.
The Senior Director of Product Management Absence Management is the senior product owner responsible for product direction and management for ADP's Absence Management products and services. The senior product owner will provide oversight of multiple product owners and lead the team in achieving on-time, on-budget releases that attain commercial success in the market. Leads the team of product owners who are responsible for market-sensing activities to understand market requirements and deliver comprehensive product solutions that delight end users. Helps lead product launch activities and ongoing market-facing support. Helps develop and manage strategic partnerships where appropriate with external software/service providers. Additionally, the senior product owner will function as a day to day product owner for select product features.
1. Responsible for overall product management of Absence Management product(s). Identifies and develops product strategy and requirements and evaluates their potential and practicality by analyzing market and customer needs through direct client interaction, market research and interfacing with sale, service and IT. Where appropriate, helps develop strategic partnerships with software/service providers and manages existing relationships with alliances as they relate directly within respective domains.
2. Leads the team of product owners who are responsible for full Product Lifecycle Management of Absence Management product(s).
3. Acts as a Primary Product Owner and interface with development for select product features. Responsible for product roadmap definition and prioritization. Acts as User Champion when coordinating product development with Business Stakeholders and aligns all development activity with business goals and priorities.
4. Directly responsible for SCRUM teams, including feature/requirement definition, use cases, delivery management and ongoing quality management. Manages the product backlog (grooming, prioritization and refinement). Works day to day with the product SCRUM teams to clarify requirements and accept final user stories. Balances business needs with technical requirements, and recommends alternative technical approaches to meet design requirements when needed.
5. Supports all product launch and market-facing support activities. Serves as the key client facing contact for the product as well as subject matter/technical expert to the external client, marketing, sales and service organizations on all matters related to the product(s). Works with marketing, sales and service on the development of product positioning, demo design, training courses, sales collateral, etc. to ensure that business objectives are achieved.
6. Will have direct reports and will manage a complex matrix organization including IT, Service and Sales.
Experience, Skills, Academic:

  • Bachelor's Degree required or equivalent in education and experience.
  • MBA and/or advanced Technical Degree preferred.
8+ years of experience in a market-facing software and enterprise solutions product role around Absence Management.
Leadership experience, previous experience managing small teams; as well as experience working with Agile methodology strongly preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively with engineering teams to accomplish project goals.
Must be capable of managing multiple stakeholders on the best course of action for the product.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills required.
Ability to conceptualize, negotiate and sell ideas internally and externally.
Ability to implement concepts, ideas and plans while functioning in a flexible, constantly changing environment necessary
Must be a strong collaborator, team player as well as an individual contributor.

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ADP is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. ADP believes that diversity leads to strength.

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