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Givaudan is a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. We celebrate the beauty of human experience by creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Together with our customers we deliver food experiences, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. In 2021, Givaudan employed over 16,800 people worldwide and achieved CHF 6.7 billion in sales with a free cash flow of 12.6%. With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, we are committed to driving long-term, purpose-led growth by improving people’s health and happiness and increasing our positive impact on nature. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Discover more at: www.givaudan.com.

Warehouse Product Manager

Reporting to our Business Execution Domain team in Cincinnati or New Jersey you will Identify the right product/features to maximize Value Warehouse departments and partners. Anticipate usage evolution. Maintain a close relationship with F&L team members (including existing and potential users).
Contacts:
•    GPC/RPC Distribution (Warehouse), Local Warehouse and Distribution teams and organizations.
•    External IT vendors, editors, service providers
•    Product Designers, Products Managers, Platform managers, Domain Managers, Architects, APS Execution leads


You will:
•    Define and maintain the Warehouse product vision & road-map
•    Manage, Refines and prioritizes the product backlog on the long run
•    Contribute to value case definition, product team orchestration and change management to users and partners


Strategy - Contribution to IT Master Plan
•    Interact with Execution Platform manager and architects to translate Business capabilities into solution capabilities relevant for Warehouse responsibilities. Define changes for existing products and new products needed
•    Define Product vision and road map for Warehouse tasks, consistent with Platform road map.
•    Ensure Product road map agreement on business/IM&T strategy & priorities.
•    Contribute to Execution Platform Portfolio definition
Project Delivery
•    Identify existing and potential Business stakeholders and ensure Business Mobilization on projects affecting Warehouse function.
•    Contribute to the scoping exercise by collecting requirements, proposing best on-market / technology trends and assessing impacts on Warehouse applications and their road map.
•    Challenge requirements to make sure the validated priorities will maximize the value for Warehouse function and are following the product road map.
•    Drive/Contribute to the definition and scoring of value case with the expected benefits (+ Goal & essential success factors) for projects affecting Warehouse function
•    Work with necessary SMEs and partners (Platform Managers, Product Managers, Architects, Change Lead, QC Lead, Designers, Data Scientists …) to provide ranged estimate, assess feasibility - timeline - complexity - - risk - resource needs for the identified scenarios
•    Lead use case definition and solution scenario definition and selection
•    Define the product team for Warehouse projects (to have as much as possible a dedicated team with a Developer, a Designer, and a Tester). Support project product teams during the project life cycle.
•    Contribute to retrospectives and demos on Warehouse Applications
•    Contribute to change management activities, from innovation phases till deployment to Production, including handover to operations and Support team
Permanent Activities (out of projects)
•    Support Product Designers activities and ensure collaboration and knowledge transfer between them.
•    Manage product backlog creation, organization and prioritization and mapping out the dependencies with ongoing or future projects
•    Ensure consistency between different applications for the Warehouse user groups
•    Coordinate with the Platform Manager the prioritization of regional and small demands; and organize assessment
•    Ensure transparency and communication of the Product vision, backlog and road map to the product team, partners and users
•    Search for valuable product evolution, through animation of Product user group Network or interaction with Architects, or explorations based on users understanding and market / technology trends. Encourage product designers to search for improvement ideas.
•    Determine, Measures And Shares Product benefits & adoption Indicators to contribute to change management
•    Contribute to the continuous improvement of applications and products in Warehouse. Encourage product designers to search for improvement ideas.
•    Model and map our processes related to the Logistics function
•    Contribute to build Release Plan and Communicate it to the Warehouse partners
•    Is Responsible for Warehouse application documentation (creation and maintenance)
•    Contribute to Communities of Practices around product management


You?

Education / Primary Qualification:
•    Bachelor's degree in computer engineering and/or business school or equivalent is an advantage
Professional experience:
•    5+ years working in IT environment
•    5+ SAP experience (MM SD LE WM HUM)
•    2+ years experience in Business Process Design / Modelling
•    Workshop animation (design sprints, design thinking, creative problem solving) is an advantage
•    Agile environment EXPERIENCE is a plus

 

Education / Primary Qualification:
•    Bachelor's degree in computer engineering and/or business school or equivalent is an advantage
Professional experience:
•    5+ years working in IT environment
•    5+ SAP experience (MM SD LE WM HUM)
•    2+ years experience in Business Process Design / Modelling
•    Workshop animation (design sprints, design thinking, creative problem solving) is an advantage
•    Agile environment EXPERIENCE is a plus
 

Us:
Great career development opportunities. 
Comprehensive and customizable healthcare plans. 
PTO and family leave. Retirement plans. 
Tuition Reimbursement program.
High matching 401k.
 



At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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