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Career area:
Hardware Engineering
United States of America
North Carolina
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
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Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. 

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re in 180 markets, working with 63,000 brilliant colleagues and counting. And we’re known for the world’s most complete portfolio of smart technology, from devices to software to infrastructure.

With our ingenuity, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future. 

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

Lenovo is the fastest growing technology company on the planet, with growth outpacing our competition quarter-after-quarter and we’re growing! Lenovo’s fundamental belief is that life rewards those who Never Stand Still. Lenovo is developing state-of-the-art end-to-end solutions across our SW products, HW products, Edge and Cloud SW platforms. These solutions require state-of-the-art software components which extend our distributed SW platforms. 

Lenovo is seeking an experienced Software Product Manager - Commercial.  The Product Manager role is a leading role in our Cloud Software team.  Focusing on execution and business transformation, you will be the keystone of our software product leadership team. You chartered with anticipating the market, driving key innovative software and applications strategy and delivery in the Commercial technology market. You are using Cloud, IoT, and AI software to create personalized and cognitive device experiences that are unique to Lenovo. Your day-to-day responsibilities will be leading your scrum teams to drive product vision, roadmap and development schedules.  You’ll drive close collaboration with key stakeholders to align User Stories and product requests with business value while ensuring that the customer needs are met.

Key Responsibilities:

·        As the overall product owner, you will be responsible to evangelize product vision and strategy inside and outside Lenovo.  You will interface with customers, field representatives, marketing, and executive leadership and represent the voice of the customer and be their champion in the product development & delivery process.

·        Drive product development by working closely with Scrum Master, Engineering Team and other stakeholders on product delivery in the Agile environment - ATDD (Acceptance Test Drive Development) based process. As a key member of the Product Scrum team you will closely collaborate with cross functional and development teams to create differentiated and innovative software products and solutions and direct engineering teams in the delivery and prioritization process.  

·        Document customer needs in the form of Epics & User stories to create innovative and differentiated solutions. Groom the product backlog of competing feature requests by evaluating the business value of each, and prioritizing dev team work and constantly coordinating Scrum Masters and engineering teams including sequencing into Sprints and ensuring that the dev team is working on requests based on business priorities.

·        Strategize with product management and stakeholders on issues related to product requests, vision and overall business value. Assist other product managers and team members with solution delivery best practices.

·        You own the product roadmap and identify and document Use Cases and User Stories that will define product delivery priorities and timeline. You will be the expert with the detailed knowledge of state-of-the-art solutions and competitive products in this domain, and will provide product vision, strategy, business case and competitive analysis. Own strategic and tactical roadmaps and product plans Coordinate closely with internal and external stakeholders to align on hardware & software product synergies and marketing plans. Ensure that prioritized solutions are delivered in a timely manner and within budget.

·        You will own responsibility for the go-to-market plan and final release approval on product quality & feature acceptance criteria to ensure we deliver the best experience possible for our customers. In addition, you are the product business owner assuming fiscal responsibility, business case assumptions, and P/L management

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or equivalent real-world experience.
  • 7-10 years of software product management experience in relevant field with commercial stakeholders.
  • Minimum three years of Agile methodology and scrum team experience.
  • Strong analytical & business skills and ability to evaluate a mix of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and drive complex software product definition and development with multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Outstanding organizational skills, especially the ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities being executed by multiple teams.
  • ATDD Product Ownership experience Cloud-driven and cross-device (PC, mobile) software market

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