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Patterson Companies, Inc. Digital Product Manager in St Paul, Minnesota

Patterson isn't just a place to work, it's a partner that cares about your success.

One of the distinguishing marks of our company is the talented people who embrace the people-first, always advancing, and results-driven culture. Professional growth abounds in this motivating environment. We value the diverse talents and experiences our employees bring to Patterson and believe that they build a stronger and successful organization.

The Digital Product Manager will work closely with User Experience, IT, Marketing, and others to improve the customer experience, develop best in class capabilities, and meet consumer-like expectations in a B2B environment. This role is responsible for the overall product vision, market strategy, and financials. This role will champion the product vision, strategy, and roadmap for an assigned set of digital capabilities, including: developing and implementing business strategy, understanding competitors, and driving operational excellence in the areas of E-commerce, E-services, account management, and online customer engagement. Additionally, this role will serve as a liaison between various internal and external teams and stakeholders to prioritize and execute on deliverables specific to capabilities, markets, and customers.

Essential Functions (Major Duties)

  • Manage E-commerce products and services including capabilities, features, and functions which sup

  • port the customer journey, end-to-end, aligning efforts across the business.

  • Communicate product vision and customer value to all stakeholder teams and manage feature development based on a deep understanding of a customer's needs and goals.

  • Work cross-functionally and with senior leadership to ensure efficient and effective execution of the strategy and roadmap

  • Conduct go-to-market, customer, and competitive research to inform product strategy, including monitoring and understanding target markets to identify customer needs and technology trends

  • Create business cases that enhance the product vision and strategy

  • Build and measure key performance indicators (KPI) of each product and feature release and of business cases in order to help inform changes to product and release strategy

  • Identify potential vendor partners, participate in contract negotiations and manage vendor relationships and integration points

  • Build release strategy and product life cycle backed by market analytics to support the strategy.

  • Define high level business goals that translate into product and feature themes. Work in close partnership with Product Owner to develop technical roadmap to support the product and release strategy.

  • Create business cases that enhance the product strategy and roadmap, including: definition of key product features and functions, financial models, and return on investment (ROI).

  • Manage vendor relationships including identify, coordinate, and negotiating

  • Serve as an internal expert on digital experiences, emerging technology, and the evolution of the digital ecosystem by conducting go-to-market, customer visits, competitive research, and attending trade shows in order to expand knowledge and market intelligence.

  • Per release project, participate in sprint demonstrations, approve change requests, and approve project for production release

  • Manage demand intake and work with stakeholders to determine prioritization of new items into the existing backlog

  • Train and partner with Digital Product Manager roles within the digital team.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • At least 7 years’ experience in digital or e-commerce product development and management

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment

  • Understanding of user interface design methodologies and user experience (UX) testing

  • Ability to work independently even in areas of uncertainty and ambiguity; a self-starter and quick learner; calm under pressure

  • Demonstrated technical expertise with an ability to understand technology solutions and potential tradeoffs;

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to business users and translate business requirements into technical terms

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, present to business leaders at all levels, and influence key stakeholders across the organization

  • Superior analytical and strategic thinking skills with an attention to detail

  • Ability to indirectly influence others to deliver

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in changing environment in which handling numerous priorities are the norm

  • B2B experience a plus

What's In It For You: (https://https://www.pattersoncompanies.com/careers/default.aspx#section=benefits)

We provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for our eligible employees:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and an integrated Wellness Program.

  • 401(k) Match Retirement Savings Plan.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

  • Paid Time Off (PTO).

  • Holiday Pay & Floating Holidays.

  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO).

  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement).

  • Full Paid Parental and Adoption Leave.

  • LifeWorks (Employee Assistance Program).

  • Patterson Perks Program.

EEO Statement

As a people-first company, Patterson promotes a culture that embodies and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We believe our employees’ unique experiences and differences is what strengthens us and drives our success. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We are Patterson. We welcome you.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Patterson Companies, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors.

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