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Product Manager - Visual Search

Date: May 21, 2019

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60654-4203

Company: Grainger

Company Overview

Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.


Position Description

At Grainger, our Product Management team is responsible for providing the vision, execution and tracking necessary to delight customers with world class experiences on our web sites and apps.


As the Product Manager - Visual Search, you’ll be responsible for helping define the vision for a rapidly growing team at Grainger! Visual Search utilizes emerging technologies to inspire our customers and help them find the products they need to get their job done. You will have to quickly familiarize yourself with the fields of computer vision, machine learning and natural language processing in order to effectively develop best-in-class shopping experiences for our customers.


How You’ll Drive Success

  • Product Managers at Grainger are exceptionally strong in both quantitative and qualitative analysis, and demonstrate superior communication skills to constituents across the business.
  • Utilize data to understand customer needs and behaviors, map these insights to business objectives, and leverage this information to drive improvements across our e-commerce website and apps
  • Build and maintain roadmaps for your product(s) and ensure those interests are represented amongst all Product owners within the organization to ensure the vision for your product roadmap aligns with broader company objectives
  • Monitor performance of your focus area and measure impact of your product enhancements
  • Determine resourcing needs for your team and make compelling requests for additions when required.
  • Quickly become an expert in AI, machine learning and deep learning
  • Partner with dozens of teams across Grainger to bring the most relevant and powerful integrations to life

Position Requirements:

You’re Who We’re Looking For If

  • Bachelor’s Degree with strong academic record (strong preference towards technical, business, or scientific degrees). Master’s degree or MBA is a strong plus
  • Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated experience turning data into actionable insights
  • Deep understanding of business strategy and metrics
  • Passion for learning about new technologies
  • Cross-functional leadership and communication experience
  • Passionate about building functional and engaging user experiences
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with a bias for customer focused innovation
  • Familiarity with Excel, SQL, and AB testing practices a plus
  • Experience in Computer Vision, AI, Machine Learning, NLP or Deep Learning a strong plus


EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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