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Technical Product Manager, Engineering

Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Remote, IL, US, N/A CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

The Technical Product Manager will support the creation of a Grainger Engineering Product Suite that improves the daily experience of our engineering team. We strive to reduce wait times and toil by building solutions that fit together across our platform and engineering effectiveness organizations. You will be a critical partner in iteratively building the future of engineering at Grainger.

You will report to the Senior Director, Enablement and Platform Engineering and can be based either in Chicago or remotely.


You Will:

  • Contribute to the strategic direction of Enablement and Platform Engineering
  • Bring a systems-thinking mindset to engineering experience challenges, bringing both long term and short-term solutions
  • Understand and contribute to capacity and automation plans and create comprehensive plans for prioritizing technical and resourcing challenges
  • Bring a product suite mindset to the complete portfolio or tools and service offered by Engineering Effectiveness and Platform Engineering. Connecting all of the services into a holistic engineering solution that improves the daily experience of our engineers.
  • Foster a culture of emotional intelligence, high trust and direct feedback in your team and supporting it in the Platform Engineering organization
  • Coordinate and pair with Engineering Managers and Tech Leads in your product teams
  • Develop lasting partnerships with the customers using your team's products, and other stakeholders and be able to effectively prioritize their needs according to a larger strategic direction and GTG goals.
  • Work with dedicated recruiting staff to expand the team including interviewing candidates, participating in conferences/events, and onboarding new employees


You Have:

  • 5+ years of direct management experience in a technology role
  • Experience defining a technical product vision and supporting roadmap that are convey plans at multiple levels of technical dept.
  • Experience tying roadmap goals to measurable outcomes
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs


DEI Statement

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.