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Product Manager - PIM

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

At Grainger, we are building systems to extend our market leadership for another 90 years. While many companies talk about "digital revolutions" or "delightful experiences", we're focusing on building the stuff that matters. Our expertise is borne of a profound understanding of our customer and their needs, and how our products and services do and should create value for them. It's borne of sweat and toil and dealing with complexity and scale problems that few companies are privileged enough to enjoy. We are looking for product managers to help guide and chart a course for Grainger's enterprise systems and application development so that Grainger continues to be the destination for "the ones that get it done."



Position Details:

You will contribute to the planning and execution of the near-term product roadmap based on the strategic direction set by the Sr. Product Manager.  You will work with engineering, design, and operations to develop and launch customer-focused digital product capabilities. You will be part of a team that gets things done. The Product Manager will manage portions of a digital product and report to the Sr. Product Manager - Product Information Management.



You Will:

Develop Grainger's Product Information Management (PIM) capabilities, with an initial focus on taxonomy product information. Your goals will include:

  • Refining product concepts and delivering capabilities for a foundational enterprise system that reflects business operations. You'll lead the product lifecycle for capabilities during requirements development, sprint team execution, and launch.
  • Managing the continued evolution and maintenance of the PIM technology ecosystem.

To achieve this, you will need to:

  • Build & maintain working relationships with peers and leaders in both technology and operational teams.
  • Assess the opportunities and pain points within the product information software product. Use digital solutions and data to recommend and create sustainable customer benefit.
  • Contribute to the PIM product roadmap and author detailed product requirements. Partner with User Experience and Engineering teams to refine high-level concepts into detailed requirements.  Be the authority and advocate for your given area of focus.
  • Achieve customer value in an iterative schedule of releases. Coordinate and communicate launch activities across all partners. Manage schedules, mitigate risks, escalate issues, and balance tradeoffs.
  • Conduct demos and develop supporting materials for partners. Organize and develop content for meetings with the appropriate message for each audience.



You Have:

  • 2 to 4 years experience as a product manager or related occupation analyzing operational processes related to enterprise information flow, delivering iterative technology improvements, and working with engineering, UX, and operational counterparts to create digital products or services in an Agile framework.
  • Experience participating in a portion of the digital product lifecycle, including prioritizing and delivering product improvements.
  • Ability to design scalable capabilities with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Willingness to ask why and find causes in order to identify the best solution for a problem.   Ability to use hard data to back up assumptions.
  • Experience building positive working relationships with peers. Ability to thrive in an environment of collaboration, transparency, and curiosity.
  • Exposure to and experience with large-scale information management system a plus.
  • BS/BA degree in business, computer science, engineering, or related field.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans starting Day 1
  • Competitive PTO
  • Competitive Retirement Savings Plan, 100% vested Day 1


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.