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Product Owner, Ecommerce in Woodcliff Lake, NJ at Party City Corporation

Date Posted: 1/21/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/21/2023
  • Pay Range
    $0.00 - $0.00 per hour

Job Description

Party City Holdings, Inc. (PCHI) is the global leader in the consumer party products industry is the world’s largest vertically integrated designer, manufacturer, and distributor of consumer party products, as well as the world’s largest retailer of party goods under the Party City banner. The unique ability to operate in a vertically integrated manner with controlled distribution channels is a key factor in unleashing value as nearly 80% of the retail assortment is sourced or manufactured through the Consumer Product Group segment. Party City Holdco’s category-defining retail concept, multi-channel reach, broad and deep product offering, and low-cost global sourcing model are significant competitive advantages which position the Company for continued organic and acquisitive growth, as well as margin expansion within a growing $10 billion industry. The company boasts global manufacturing and distribution capabilities across six continents. On an annual basis, Consumer Products Group manufactures, sources and distributes over 45,000 SKUs across five product categories to over 100 countries representing more than 40,000 retail outlets worldwide.

Party City is the “one stop shop” for all party needs, operating approximately 860 company-owned stores, including 100 franchise stores and an additional number of “Halloween City” seasonal pop-up locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. PCHI is on a mission to deliver joy to our customers by making it easy to create unforgettable memories.  Through our promise, our organizational values consisting of Customer First, People Matter, It Can Be Done, and Celebrate, PCHI is on a path to grow the business and serve the customer where they want, when they want and in whatever format they want. The Retail group is based in Rockaway, NJ and the Consumer products group is based in Elmsford, NY.

Job Overview

The Product Owner will help lead and deliver next-generation products and service experiences. This role is a critical component to the Party City digital ecosystem, responsible for championing the users and customers of the business as it executes the overall vision, strategy, and digital roadmap.  With an in-depth understanding of Agile methodologies, the Product Owner will combine strategic, high-level thinking with hands-on in-the-trenches tactics to bring innovative and day-to-day experience improvements to life. This role will translate the overall product vision into tangible user stories that will shape the design, development and deployment of a successful product. Success requires exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, along with an ability to solve problems collaboratively and drive a culture of focus, reducing interruption and distraction for development and design teams.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manage operational rollout of new features, product updates, site optimizations and other digital projects
  • Responsible for vision and roadmap of the digital product
  • Prioritizes product enhancements and regularly assesses impact, effort, risk
  • Accountable for daily operation of the digital product including end-to-end execution, function, and quality
  • Continuously identifies opportunities to improve product experience, leveraging data, customer insights, feedback, and analytics.
  • Writes clear user stories, acceptance criteria for agile development
  • Strong IT acumen, collaborates closely with developers  

  • Develop a metric and KPI based performance framework to measure success
  • Engages with internal stakeholders at various levels and cross-functionally to identify opportunities for new developments and innovation
  • Manage an agile scrum team to drive implementation of the Omnichannel roadmap and support
  • Owns Agile for efficient execution - daily scrum, sprint planning and grooming, sprint demo and retrospective meetings
  • In conjunction with the program manager, partner closely with key stakeholders to create requirements and maintain a ready and prioritized backlog
  • Evaluate existing processes for efficiency opportunities and lead the change

 

Skills & Competencies Required:

 

Leadership Competencies

Energizes Others: Has high energy and passion. Is influential, collaborative and adaptable to the needs of others.

Results Focused: Consistently among top performers; gets important things done. Puts customer first when making decisions or forming a plan.

Strategic Agility: Understands key relationships relevant to achieving short and long range objectives. Uses data, analysis and business acumen to make good decisions.

 

Qualifications

  • Balance of strong technical knowledge and business acumen
  • Customer first mind set
  • Proactive, self-starter with excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment
  • High degree of organization, individual initiative, and personal accountability
  • Experience being a product owner or working closely with marketing/data/technology teams
  • Good understanding of user experience and customer journeys
  • Good understanding of Marketing and Data team integrations
  • Working in an agile environment
  • Motivated by success and your own personal development
  • Passionate about technology and how it can impact our product growth
  • Experience in Agile methodology

Expected Salary Range: $100,560 - $125,700

The salary range offered for this position is a good faith description of the expected salary range this role will pay. PCHI reserves the right to pay more or less than the stated range based on a variety of factors such as experience, geography, etc.

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