Product Manager (CUBE)

Date: Jun 11, 2019

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Company: Entergy

Company introduction:

At Entergy, we’ve been planning for the future for more than 100 years. We’ve experienced a lot of change, generating power first from sawdust to now splitting atoms, harnessing sunlight and using abundant, clean and efficient natural gas.

 

We are on the verge of a monumental technology convergence, where reality swiftly catches up to possibility. The utility of the future does much more than keep the lights on and the gas flowing. It’s knowledgeable and skillful workforce will solve challenges and fuel a brighter, smarter, more prosperous future for everyone.

 

Having the lowest retail electricity rates of any utility in the United States drives economic growth within Entergy’s region, a key ingredient to sustained growth for any utility. We believe a diverse team, committed to personal and professional growth, is critical to our success. We place a high priority on developing talent to meet current and future needs, creating the environment for employees to grow their careers their way.

 

CUBE introduction:

The CUBE is a new group within Entergy being established to innovate and disrupt current ways of thinking with customer-focused solutions.

 

This group will work in a startup environment to quickly identify, develop, and release new products, etc.

 

If you are passionate about innovation and rolling up your sleeves to develop products and services, then apply to work in the CUBE!

Job Summary/Purpose

Owns the vision and definition of the product; represents the voice of the user/asset and stakeholders; creates, maintains and prioritizes activities providing the team with the information on what needs to be built and in what order

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Deliver product success

    • Define the product and own end-to-end product development

    • Establish and communicate the vision of the product with the team and stakeholders

  • Decide product features

    • Work with strategic and experience designer to understand user personas, pain points & stories, and to set priorities for prototyping & development

    • Lead process of clarifying requirements and delivery expectations with stakeholders

    • Develop feature lists, user stories, and roadmaps

    • Own the creation and prioritization of the product backlog for digital products

    • Gather and manage product feedback through surveys, concept testing, analytical tools, and A/B testing

    • Define go-to-market strategy

    • Manage product MVP build and Beta project content and timelines

  • Manage Stakeholders

    • Available to the team to clarify understanding of requirements and to answer any questions

    • Help the team make quick decisions and manage conflicting product requirements

    • Ensure Central team and board are kept informed of product progress through the Product Director

  • Shared Accountabilities and Collaboration

    • Shares accountability with Agile Coach for spreading best practices throughout the team and organization

    • Collaborates with team on sprint planning, impediment removal, and team velocity

  • Accountable

    • Defining product vision, roadmap

    • Managing product backlog and creating the Epics and Stories

    • Defining Epic/Story acceptance criteria

    • Ordering which work is done taking technical risk into account

  • Consulted

    • Exception handling and interventions

    • Product quality based on the acceptance criteria defined

  • Key Performance Indicators

    • Meet product value creation milestones

    • Deliver product in alignment with defined timelines

    • Align tribe to common goals

 

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education required of the position

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or equivalent work experience.

 

Minimum experience required of the position

  • 3 years of experience with real business impact

 

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Project management experience with ability to manage time and schedules to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Extensive business domain expertise and/or IT expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both to internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong business knowledge of Agile rules and practices, and some experience with working in an Agile organization

 

Other Attributes

Functional Knowledge

  • Deep appreciation for how to breakdown Stories to deliver incrementally based on an MVP strategy
  • Ability to embody the values and culture of the Agile methodology
  • Support and play "by all the rules", and try new methods

 

Business Expertise

  • Proficiency in PC Windows environment (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Entrepreneurial, experience in the start-up scene and/or with innovative tech firms

 

Leadership

  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Effective project and team management skills
  • Connect and relate to a wide range of people, personalities, and values

 

Problem Solving

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

 

Impact

  • Must be self-motivated, have high integrity and credibility and be able to work independently
  • Must be flexible and have ability to interface with a diverse group of individuals, cross-functional teams and manage multiple projects
  • Experienced in working with executives and influencing across the organization

 

Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to foster creative and innovative culture
  • Willing to self-motivate, take initiative and creatively solve problems
  • Results-oriented, diligent attention to detail and strong technical intuition

 

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Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 86952
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS: 

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


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