Associate Product Manager Newell Brands

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Title: Associate Product Manager, Yearbook Products
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Reports to: Product Director

Our Jostens Yearbook product developers are honored to work with an amazing network of educators, students and marketing teams. We are a leader in yearbook publishing and you role will be to help build tools that inspire, educates and informs. Help students tell their stories as you build your own career.

Key accountabilities:

  • Develop and help maintain a thorough understanding of the business, and competitive landscape for the assigned yearbook products.
  • Support product vision, direction, and business plans, including product plans, user stories, product migration and evolution, and product life cycle and retirement for small to medium scale projects or enhancements.
  • Define and prioritize the product business case and requirements, work with the development teams on product creation and continuously confirm that the planned end result will meet specified requirements on time and budget, with customer satisfaction at top of mind.
  • Attend regular standup and project development meetings to provide a business / customer voice and consolidate any next steps to be planned with Manager or Director, as needed.
  • Communicate product updates to key stakeholders across the organization.
  • With guidance from the Manager or Director, manage sales and business partner expectations, scope and budget discussions, and project communications by creating specific reports, documents, and presentations that clarify where the team is going and why.
  • Work with training & development team to develop and deliver materials to the appropriate marketing and sales organizations which convey the purpose and details of the product, definition of its user, benefits to the customer, customization capabilities, and competitive comparison.
  • Develop internal and external team relationships from all members involved: IT, business members, executives and cross functional teams to ensure successful project delivery.


Required:
  • Relevant bachelorā€™s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-3 years of experience leading product or project management functions, preferably in a digital marketing/web development capacity
  • Strong working knowledge of product development evaluation processes and best practices
  • Proven prioritization, analytical and project management skills
  • Professional presentation and communication skills
  • Proven ability to communicate and coordinate priorities with technical and non-technical partners and creative teams
  • Ability to work as part of a team at times under pressure and manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to develop strong partnerships internally and externally with vendors/partners
  • Must be flexible and adaptable; comfortable managing rapidly changing directions and priorities
  • Energetic, self-starter with ability to collaborate and drive results
  • A creative problem solver with a strong attention to detail
  • Driven by a passion for success based on delivering great quality for our customers

Preferred:
  • Experience with Google Docs / Google Classroom
  • Experience in or interest in product management, product development, user experience, content, design, or production in a corporate or educational environment

Celebrating 120 years of business, Jostens has been a part of local communities, working with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, teams and affiliation groups. Representatives from Jostens touch thousands of schools and groups every day, working to make a difference with products and services that recognize accomplishments and help people tell their stories. These products, along with resources for educators, yearbook curriculum and services to help motivate and inspire like Jostens RenaissanceĀ® and Commitment to Graduate (C2G) are all designed to contribute to a positive and rewarding school experience. As a household name and leading brand in our market, we are passionate about being the most trusted partner in celebrating moments that matter. We are a mid-size company with a small company feel, allowing us to move fast and explore innovative ideas.

Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.
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