Knowledge of industry best practices of business process. Leads effort to align Macy's business strategy with MST's enterprise system strategy. Leads the development of potential scope and release plan options based on business value and need, for large and extra-large projects; and can translate those needs and approaches at the appropriate level based on audience. Works proactively and with minimal direction to build relationships with senior level business partners, establishing goals and a shared vision. Stimulates the business partner, and internal team members, to think through requests, looking for opportunities to support or improve the business process. Thinks strategically, challenges the business partner to consider alternatives in the process based on business priorities, recognizes and communicates the broad implications to the business. Able to move business initiatives forward even when there is limited clarity on definition, timing or resources. Can effectively communicate with different levels of management or team members, displaying verbal agility in face-to-face situations.
Candidate must consistently demonstrate professional maturity. Influences decisions of others and expresses views in a productive, diplomatic manner. Drives to a common understanding of what success looks like for team, third party vendors and business partners. Willingly shares knowledge of industry best practices. Serves as a mentor and advisor to other product managers. Demonstrates flexibility in response to change in strategy or direction. Thoroughly understands and promotes Q4M processes and templates.
5 to 7 years as a business analyst in an agile software development environment. Candidate must possess an in-depth knowledge of the retail business process, calculations and data. Primary responsibilities include gathering and prioritizing business requirements and assisting in the translation to technical requirements. Individual will serve as a liaison between application development teams and business partners. Candidate must be able to rapidly learn the business processes in order to prioritize required software needs. In this role, the candidate will manage business partner expectations, promoting project communication between the development teams and the business partner(s). Assist business partners with definition and prioritization of business requirements, as well as determination of ROI. Candidate will be required to utilize his/her business background in retail and/or software development to contribute to system solutions. Must be able to work with multiple business partners, project teams and various applications. Demonstrates the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, which requires multitasking and efficient time management. Will be required to initiate and participate in both strategic and conceptual discussions, as well as address detailed/tactical activities.
A minimum 5 years of advanced WMS and Routing/Parcel experience (ConnectShip, General Parcel Routing, Warehouse Management)
Intermediate SQL Skills
Advanced Communication and Facilitation Skills
A minimum 5 years operational experience
Ability to travel up to 10 times per year
Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent capability to develop effective working relationships with business partner(s).
Excellent skills in translating business partner needs and issues into an FSG project
Excellent verbal/written communication skills
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work across functional lines and at many levels
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
Excellent collaboration and teamwork skills
Advanced skills with Visio, PowerPoint, Word and Excel