Lead Product Manager, Innovation Labs

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2019 sales of $72.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports its hometown Charlotte region and all communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

Overview:
Lowe’s Innovation Labs is what’s next for home improvement retail. With a focus on emerging technologies – ranging from 3D visualization to mixed reality to robotics to things we can’t talk about right now – our team accelerates the experiences that customers expect today and develops the capabilities that power tomorrow. Our Product Management team, headquartered in Kirkland, WA is responsible for delivering solutions that leverage emerging technologies to solve customer and business problems. This includes managing the product from an idea in the concept development stage all the way through the lifecycle to full-scale production and integration back into the core enterprise.

The Lead Product Manager leads the overall vision and development strategy for a product or products while ensuring alignment with core enterprise stakeholders. This role combines business strategy, data/analytics, user experience, customer feedback, and emerging technologies to develop transformative solutions. The Lead Product Manager is responsible for determining the roadmap for product development and will need to demonstrate excellent data-driven decision making for prioritization, iterative development, and supporting a fail-fast mentality.

We are looking for a candidate with an entrepreneurial mindset that can operate comfortable in an environment with a high-degree of ambiguity, and a fast-paced collaborative culture. The successful candidate will be able to synthesize a variety of emerging and core technologies with customer pain points and business needs to develop exciting, customer-centric, value-driving experiences.

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Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be able to synthesize a variety of emerging and core technologies with customer pain points and business needs to develop exciting, customer-centric, value-driving experiences. The role requires a willingness to roll up one’s sleeves and get into the details of the technology and the business She/he will need to be a fountain of ideas, while also providing clear direction to the working pod and a quality bar so that we get the right things done right and done rapidly. Success in this role relies heavily on the ability to work cross-functionally. This person will also need to have strong oral and written communication skills to explain complex concepts clearly and gain alignment from stakeholders. This position requires domestic travel at least once a month and international travel 1-2 times per year.

Qualifications:
Required

• Bachelor’s Degree
• 7+ years of relevant product management
• Strong analytical skills with an ability to translate data into action
Preferred
• MBA Experience in emerging technologies (ex. Interactive 3D, AR/VR, Computer Vision, Robotics, AI/ML)
• 2+ years leading a product roadmap
• Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
• Ability to thrive in a startup-like environment and deliver results
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Experience leading cross-functional initiatives with design, engineering, and analytics
• Willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done