Product Operations Manager - Wayfair - Return-to-Work Program

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Category
Operations
Type
Return-to-Work Program

Overview

reacHIRE is proud to partner with Wayfair for a 6-month return-to-work program starting in July 2021 designed for professionals who are returning to the workforce after a 2+ year career break. Wayfair is hiring for a Product Operations Manager to join their team!

 

Candidates who have worked in part-time roles or have done independent contracting will be considered for this opportunity. It is a cohort-based model that allows individuals to re-enter the workforce in a supported way with a group of fellow returning professionals. We provide a one-week intensive onboarding specially designed to build the skills needed to successfully re-enter the workforce. This proven approach fosters camaraderie among colleagues, builds confidence and upgrades technology and professional skills that will be invaluable throughout this next phase of their career.

 

Note that some of the responsibilities and areas of expertise listed below represent performance expectations to be met or skills to be gained by the end of the 6-month program. The Wayfair Return-to-Work program is designed to help candidates on-ramp and upskill. We encourage all candidates with applicable prior experience to apply!

 

Responsibilities

The Product Operations Manager will help to be the connective tissue within the Ad Tech and Notifications product team, helping the product factory to run smoothly and to assist with various projects. This position will expose the individual to all aspects of the group’s operations across 11 product streams, where they will serve as a force multiplier to make all PMs more impactful. Additionally, this individual will help with new initiatives, such as our innovation task force, and project manage short-term efforts such as specific implementations or integrations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support product leadership in the daily rhythm of running product management, such as preparing analyses for and running the weekly product checkpoints, following up with product managers to ensure they meet commitments, and feeding dashboards and scorecards.
  • Manage short-term projects related to concept exploration, innovation, product development, implementation, or integration.
  • Partner with product managers and engineers to create and publish product documentation such as manuals, launch guides, roadmaps, and status reports.
  • Perform competitive analysis on external providers and act as a liaison with vendors as part of evaluation process.
  • Serve as member of the product innovation task force, and coordinate the submission and evaluation of innovation proposals.
  • Assist with all phases of product roadmapping across the group, including attending discovery sessions, keeping track of inflight roadmap items as they evolve, and preparation of final roadmaps for presentation to stakeholders and executives.
  • Create and aggregate stakeholder communications to ensure our customers are kept up to date on product progress.
  • Build business cases for new product initiatives
  • Explore and develop new processes and tools related to better automating product management and collaboration.
  • Obtain relevant data for product operations from other company stakeholders, such as marketing and finance.
  • Participate in product stand-ups to cross-train in different areas of the group.
  • Work with product managers to develop and monitor OKRs, helping them to keep OKRs up to date in company systems. Perform analysis of OKR progress.
  • Collaborate with the UX/design team to understand how users interact with the applications and propose and improve platform efficiency through more automation.

Qualifications

  • 3+ years building B2B technology products from idea to launch as product manager.
  • Experience using Agile processes in product development.
  • 2+ years managing complex technology-related projects with diverse stakeholders in a corporate or start-up environment.
  • Basic technical literacy in the fundamentals of software development from the product standpoint. Be able to converse with engineers and data scientists so they can understand product needs and you can understand how their solutions meet your requirements.
  • Bachelor’s degree in either a technology or business discipline.
  • Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated experience turning data into actionable insights using basic SQL and data analysis skills while understanding business strategy and metrics. 
  • Experience in e-commerce, adtech, martech, digital media, or digital marketing a plus. 
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills with the ability to interface at the senior leadership level.
  • Positive, people-oriented, and energetic attitude.

About reacHIRE

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for individuals in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies. Through customized programs tailored to a company's unique business needs and culture, reacHIRE carefully selects under-the-radar, top talent who voluntarily off-ramped and are ready to on-ramp back into their career. At the end of the program, you may be eligible for full-time or extended contracting work, but it is not guaranteed. reacHIRE will provide 360 degree support along with a dedicated Program Manager to ensure your success every step of the way!

 

Our Returnship Program participants come from all walks of life, and so do we. At reacHIRE, the sum of our individual differences, life experiences, innovative thinking and self-expression is what makes us great. We hire exceptional talent from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes us, our programs, and the forward-thinking companies we partner with stronger, better and more innovative.  Be you and reach higher.

About Wayfair

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

 

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.

 

If you need accommodations completing the job application, please contact swhite@reachire.com.

 

reacHIRE is unable to sponsor program participants for the duration of our Return-to-Work programs.

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