Senior Manager, Analytics Product Management

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date: 06/08/2022 

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*This position can be located in Woodlands, TX or New Orleans, LA.*

 

Job Summary/Purpose 

The manager of analytics product management is a key leadership role under product delivery function within the analytics organization. The manager will be responsible for the creation of all insightful analytics products and solutions for internal business customers. This role is crucial to the overall success of analytics product delivery.  The manager of product management will lead a team of product managers and is responsible for consistent, customer centric analytics solutions across all product managers. Individual product managers will lead product teams organized into “analytics pods.” Each pod will be comprised of multiple roles from both the analytics team and the business organizations, including data scientists, data engineers, and subject matter experts.

 

This role requires the oversight of individual product managers, ensuring they have the resources they need to deliver analytics products. The manager is responsible for customer engagement and driving tactical, strategic, innovative approach to analytics delivery in an agile framework. 

 

Analytics products are a combination of software, data, and other digital tools that provide insights and recommendations that business leaders may use to make tactical and strategic decisions. The analytics products may leverage a combination of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics approaches. These approaches include reports, dashboards, streaming data, regression models, learning models, spatial models, and other analytics techniques. The Manager, Analytics Product Management need not be an expert in these various analytics products as the primary focus of the role is to leverage a repeatable product delivery process to bring analytics products into service and use by business customers.  However, the manager should be able to understand the range of analytics products the organization can deliver.

 

The manager of analytics product management will design and continually improve repeatable product delivery processes leveraging product development best practices. The manager will also establish measurable process goals and targets, regularly measuring process performance against these goals and targets. 

 

Job Duties/Responsibilities 

  1. Manage a team of product managers responsible for successful day-to-day agile delivery of prioritized analytics products within each business domain. 
  2. Accountable for quality of output from all analytics product teams.
  3. Collaborate with business analytics leader and business analytics managers to determine prioritization for analytics products, following a consistent prioritization methodology.  
  4. Lead the overall development of a products across all pods following agile scrum framework partnering with the data analytics platform team, IT, and other external teams such as supply chain, legal, information security, and internal audit; from early phases of exploration, customer friction and opportunity identification and following through with product development & delivery and finally handing over to analytics product operations. 
  5. Ensure effective communication, defined accountabilities, and ways of working with the other teams within the analytics organization (such as customer strategy, platform, operations, etc.) to drive our overall mission. 
  6. Ensure that there is a suitable product delivery strategy in place that encompasses:
  • How we engage with customers for requirements, assessment, business, and data discovery
  • How we deliver our work (ways of working, effort estimation, supporting tools and platforms, etc.)
  • Who we need to deliver our work (skills and pyramids)?
  • How we communicate consistently and effectively across all of our customers
  • How do we collaborate with business strategy to ensure that products are well adopted and embedded within the business processes?
  • How we support the growth of our people to ensure that they are both challenged and motivated
  1. Deliver against the agreed upon product strategy, ensuring there is consistency in the delivery and standards across analytics product teams.
  2. Identify, initiate, and drive continuous improvement initiatives for analytics product delivery (including processes, tools, training, automation, etc.) so that product delivery becomes a best-in-class example of how to deliver analytics to the enterprise. 
  3. Establish metrics and performance monitoring to demonstrate performance against goals and  strategies.
  4. Ensure that supply and demand of work and resources are in balance and that we are forecasting and prepared for future demand and backlog.
  5. Acting as a point of overall escalation within analytics product delivery to ensure that issues and risks that are common across teams are identified and resolved.
  6. Manage the overall budget for the analytics product management team. This includes managing relevant business cases/ budgets and ensuring that actuals match to this forecast of the project.
  7. Knowledgeable in agile and trained as a scrum master.  Enable that all product managers fully understand the feature and user stories defined by the Product Owner within their business domains, schedule the work into sprints, remove barriers inhibiting progress and report status to deliver products on the data analytics platform. 

 

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education & experience required of the position

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of experience with delivering solutions with real business impact. In lieu of degree, 14+ years of experience with delivering solutions with real business impact
  • 8+ years in senior product management or overall solution delivery lead role.
  • Master’s preferred.
  • Experience leading technical (software and/or hardware development) and non-technical project teams 
  • Experience in product development delivery from idea/ opportunity, assessment, POC/ MVP, and end to end industrialization and business adoption strategies.

 

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Product management experience with ability to manage time and schedules to meet aggressive deadlines 
  • Business domain expertise, energy expertise, and/or IT/analytics/digital expertise 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively both to internal and external stakeholders 
  • Strong business knowledge of Agile frameworks and practices, and experience with working in an Agile organization. Experience in JIRA is must. 

 

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Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status:
Relocation Option: Level I
Union description/code: N/A
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 105257
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

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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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