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Group Manger, Product Management

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 13



Position Summary

Serve as the second level manager and lead a large team of senior product managers, product managers and/or associate product managers within a broad area. This includes driving the strategy for that area, teaching, guiding, setting objectives and key results (OKRs), and ensuring that the OKRs are achieved. Responsible for all our experience products or commerce platform products. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Guide multiple product pods to abide by a cross-domain strategy, ensuring that the appropriate balance of team/pod freedom and consistency/compliance to strategy
  • Ensure that multiple product pods execute according to Kroger Technology & Digital priorities
  • Represent Kroger Technology & Digital Product Management in future initiatives to assess conformity to current strategy, breakdown the work, make high-level prioritizations, and assign to various pods or initiatives, and keep senior leaders informed
  • Partner with stakeholders and consumer insights to develop product vision, identify capabilities aligned to company strategy and go-to market plans, communicate and create alignment with stakeholders including company officers and senior management
  • Create highly collaborative working environments partnering with Merchandising, Retail Operations, Key Retailing, Divisions, Marketing, Creative Services, Media Services, 84.51, and Kroger Technology & Digital
  • Model Agile principles to increase speed and frequency of delivery by maintaining and communicating groomed backlog, providing 1-N prioritization for backlog and set criteria for Minimum Viable Product
  • Identify opportunities to create best-in-class capabilities leveraging customer and user feedback, team knowledge and expertise, and connecting to company strengths and resources
  • Develop the plan and deliver breakthrough experiences to market working with technical and non-technical partners; measure, improve and continuously deliver to production
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Travel to different work locations to attend meeting
  • Travel to interview/observe the users and/or customers
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, business, or management or equivalent practical experience
  • 3+ years of eCommerce experience at a retailer with brick and mortar stores is this experience
  • Any experience with iterative product development (Agile)
  • 6+ years of software development or product management experience with demonstrated success delivering new products and experiences to market
  • Exceptional communication, organization, and analytical skills
  • Experience leading and managing a team with direct and indirect reports
  • Demonstrated experience creating and using strategy to solve complex problems
  • Ability to identify metrics and key performance measures and use data to drive decisions which enhance the customer experience
  • Ability to successfully guide, inspire, and delegate
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Any experience in retail or related field
  • Master's Degree

    Education Level: Bachelor's Required
    Required Travel: None
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
     Regions: Any; General Office- Cincinnati


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Manager, Merchandising, Marketing Manager, Computer Science, Management, Retail, Marketing, Technology

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