Company Name: Sears Import - OLD
Job Details
Duration: Permanent
Min Education: Not Specified
Salary: Commensurate
Job Type: Full Time
Min Experience: Not Specified
Required Travel:
  • USA - Chicago Illinois, 60601
Job Description
The Senior Mobile Product Manager is a critical leadership role, responsible for the day-to-day management of a suite of Mobile Commerce capabilities (products) which support SHC and the Online Business Unit. The ideal candidate will be:
•Dynamic and results-oriented, with positive attitude and solid work ethic.
•Expert problem-solver adept at finding better ways to merchandise, sell and operate;
•Is known for identifying critical opportunities and deconstructing vision into simple yet effective customer-centric plans.
•Extremely driven and highly regarded for broad range of knowledge and experience.
•Delivers success through building, driving, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve bottom-line results.
•Responsibility for a suite of Mobile Commerce capabilities (products) with direct accountability for the success of the product suite.
•Management of each individual product lifecycle, from understanding a concept or the current state, assessing gaps, defining key capabilities, working across the organization to develop requirements, working with engineering to understand tradeoffs, through to product launch and the ongoing management of the product post launch.
•Researches and identifies new product opportunities, develops business cases to support and recommends enhancements to the product portfolio to integrate with the overall mobile strategy.
•Use market research, customer surveys, and web analytic data to understand customer and business needs, discovering latent gaps, identifying new opportunities to ultimately define a product roadmap.
•Serves as an expert on trendsetting practices in e-commerce, mobile commerce and retail for the product suite to continue to develop new opportunities, including analysis and documentation of competitor best practices.
•Develop cogent and realistic business case scenarios for new product capabilities – to rationalize resource investments.
•Transform complex concepts into executable plans and customer experiences.
•Manage product innovation through cross-functional teams focusing on new product capabilities and services.
•Anticipate industry and product trends, capability prioritization and tradeoffs, balancing business needs versus technical constraints.
•Drive implementation of new vendor / product deployments.
•Manage key vendor / product relationships – including contract negotiation in partnership with Procurement.
•Build strong relationships across the Online Business Unit functions, with the IT organization, and vendor community.
•Understand complex process and system interdependencies in order to ensure successful product execution.
•Be an internal subject matter expert for all mobile technologies and best practices, including SMS, Mobile Web, and SmartPhone applications and developments.

Experience/Education Requirements
•Project Management / Program Management
•Software product development, with mobile and online experience preferred
•Strategic Planning
•4 year Bachelor’s Degree / MBA preferred
•Business Case Development

Sears Leadership Principles
•Customer Focus
•Change Management
•Drive for Results
•Performance Management

Business Core Competencies
•Executive Level presence
•Maintains positive attitude, high energy and strong sense of urgency
•Resident expert on cutting-edge trends
•Effectively leverage and apply best practices to maximize programs’ benefits
•Ability to analyze and align to business strategy

Job Stpecific Competencies:
Srategic Thinker, complemented with ability to develop and communicate solid plan
•Ability to sell concept to internal and external executive management
•Ability to sell / negotiate large-scale projects
•Ability to manage multiple stakeholders
•Ability to create strategic partnerships