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PRODUCT MANAGEMENT APPRENTICE - Atlanta GA 30308 Skip Navigation
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GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Technology
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
The Apprentice, Product Management, is responsible for assessing market needs and inspiring cross-functional product teams to find the fastest way to achieve value around those needs. The role focuses on delivering business value to drive sales, improving efficiency, and improving customer satisfaction through the production of quality products. Within their designated enterprise product line, Apprentices, Product Management work closely with teams of developers, designers, and business partners. They support in-depth business reviews, communicate and present across all levels of the organization, and support cross-functional product teams.
The Apprentice, Product Management, works in close partnership with more senior Product Management resources on the team. This is a temporary role, an approximate time span of 90 days, with potential to grow into a permanent position. Typically reports to the Product Management Manager or Sr. Manager.

30%- Strategy & Planning:
-Listens to and knows the customers of the product; gains understanding of customer needs to help determine minimum viable product (MVP) as well as future needs
-Translates business goals and end user needs into product strategy; communicates direction and product priorities to the development team, other matrixed teams, and third-party partners
-Identifies goals, metrics, and analytics to determine product value; continually make recommendations and refinements to the product backlog based on learnings
-Manages and grooms the product backlog; makes future decisions based on the value that will be delivered
-Partners with Finance to understand financial needs and assists in the creation of business plans for new opportunities
-Monitors research as well as the competitive landscape to recommend the best solutions and ensure that products remain or become best in class
-Ensures that product directions balance both the user needs and business goals of driving sales, improving efficiency and enhancing customer satisfaction

50%- Delivery and Execution:
-Formulates, tests and refines assumptions and hypotheses through user research and testing
-Creates, prioritizes, and accepts user stories; incorporates them into release planning
-Makes product decisions that drive value on a daily basis
-Identifies and considers pros, cons, issues, obstacles, dependencies, and value associated with features and enhancements
-Participates in standups, iteration planning sessions, product demos, and retrospectives
-Condenses complex technical concepts into non-technical language for stakeholders

20%- People:
-Fosters collaboration with team members (Engineering, UX, etc.) to drive value and identify and resolve impediments
-Acts as a coach and proponent of modern software development principles
-Advocates for the end user and stakeholder by becoming a domain expert, empathizing with and understanding user needs
-Works with the product team to continuously assess progress, disseminate lessons learned, and understand next steps
-Manages cross functional team and stakeholder expectations to execute on product strategy, provides education to requestors to determine prioritization based on tangible benefits and/or user experience
-Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern software design and development core practices (communities of practice)


This position reports to Product Management Manager or Senior Manager.
This position has no direct reports.


Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 0 years

Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor s degree in related field or relevant work experience
  • 0-1 years of relevant work experience
  • Exposure to modern software development product management practices and agile methodologies, specifically the extreme programming (XP) principles of paired programming, test driven development, and continuous deployment
  • Experience working in a fast paced, fluid environment where priorities shift on a regular basis
  • Experience communicating with and influencing functional and technical team members at all levels in the organization
  • Interest in working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern software design and development team
  • Exposure to creating, prioritizing, and accepting user stories
  • Experience conducting user research and testing to understand needs
  • Exposure to identifying goals, metrics, and analytics to measure product value

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization s goals
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
  • Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
  • Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
  • Organizational Savvy: Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process and people-related organizational dynamics
  • Self-Development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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