We Light the Way!
Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 13,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry. Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world. Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.
This position is a Product Manager for our Supply Chain products. You will develop deep technology, business and domain expertise in order to define and execute the long-term vision and strategy for your areas. This includes providing thought leadership, innovating on new opportunities, and identifying strategic objectives that align with the overall department and company goals. You will also partner with cross-functional teams of product managers, engineers, UX designers, data scientists, sales, marketing, supply chain and operations to identify opportunities, define requirements, and deliver features that will help Acuity Brands drive sales, acquisition, and retention.
Success in this role requires a unique combination of skills and character traits which include:
The ability to holistically view and understand Supply Chain ecosystems and focus on delivering technology that drives impact
Deep leadership and product strategy experience that will inspire and influence your partners and stakeholders so they're part of the journey with you
Relevant experience working with analytics, and engineering teams
A passion for intuitive, easy to use products designed to reduce cognitive load and improve processes. Empathy for users which results in a willingness to immerse yourself in feedback to distill insights and get to the root of problems
A desire to drive measurable results in terms of operating efficiency or income. A corresponding data-driven mindset that can clearly identify, articulate, and quantify the levers that will improve your product(s)
Familiarity with systems-oriented thinking. An aptitude for diving into the interconnectedness of marketing, sales, supply chain, inventory, and financial systems as part of building robust and scalable product(s)
An unwavering personal integrity and work ethic, you believe in mission driven organizations that serve a broader purpose. You want to work on products that improve peoples' lives
About Acuity Brands
Founded in 2001, Acuity Brands is a market leading industrial technology company that designs, manufactures, and brings to market innovative products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We bring life to building management systems, lighting, lighting controls, and location-aware applications. With operations across North America, Europe, and Asia, we light the way for the way the world lives, works, and plays.
The ABL Tech team is transforming and modernizing the C&I lighting industry through intuitive, easy-to-use digital products that empower users while providing information transparency and operating efficiency. As one of the largest lighting manufacturers in the world, ABL Tech has the opportunity to build products at scale to make better user experiences, grow profitability, and improve operating efficiency.
To be successful at this role, you'll need to:
Be laser focused on getting to the root cause of the problem versus approaching problems with pre-conceived solutions. You should ask questions and request information in order to make the best decisions for the product and the business
Have a bias towards action with an eye towards detail. You drive results without being directed. You are able to understand cross-functional needs and ruthlessly prioritize. Your product roadmap supports the ABL Tech product vision and the Acuity Brands strategy, business, and operating model
Tackle challenges with an entrepreneurial mindset. You'll research, understand and balance all aspects of various problems and approaches, while also crafting scenarios and getting buy in for the best solution
Be passionate, intellectually curious, and analytically inclined about sales, marketing, user acquisition, and C&I operations processes. You'll need to establish frameworks that enable your team to focus on the most meaningful problems, ask the right questions, draw connections, and measure results
Be comfortable operating and executing in a matrixed environment with multiple stakeholders. You have the empathy and communication skills to understand differing perspectives so you can articulate and deliver solutions that address the needs of multiple constituencies.
Be adept at managing relationships and influencing others at all levels without direct authority. You're comfortable in ambiguous situations. You exhibit humility and listen to others more than you speak
Enjoy the journey of problem discovery, testing, pivoting, and occasional failure. You view failure as an opportunity to introspect and glean learnings
In this role you will:
Build and maintain the roadmap to transform our Supply Chain operations into a competitive advantage for Acuity
Evaluate 3rd party software solutions and build a business case for a buy/build decision
Act with broad scope, autonomy, and a focus on delivering impact and outcomes
Seek out, research and evaluate areas of opportunity to drive sales and increase margins. Articulate the problem(s) and socialize the proposed solution(s) to relevant stakeholders and colleagues
Apply structured thinking to your problems in the form of journey mapping, value stream mapping, domain-driven design, root cause analysis, and dependency mapping
Own the entire product lifecycle including discovery, analysis, test and learn goals, MVPs, user stories, sprint execution, launch, and iteration. Develop systemic feedback loops to drive clarity on product iteration
Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders such as sales, marketing, other product managers, engineers, and operations across multiple offices and time zones
Champion a strategic product vision and plan that aligns with the overall ABL Tech and Acuity Brands strategy and vision, with a focus on behavior driven development. Communicate overall vision, iterative learnings, and results across all levels of the organization
Operate effectively in an all-remote environment with up to 10% travel as needed
3+ years of experience in product management, industrial engineering, systems engineering, operations consulting, or structured problem solving in the context of technology
Demonstrated track record of establishing product strategy, using data and analysis to support strategy and prioritization, and day to day product execution
Strong user experience, analytics, and technical acumen
Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work well with highly cross-functional teams
Intellectually curious with a data driven mindset. Experience shipping and iterating based on data
Strong communication skills in both written and verbal forms
Preferred Experience: MBA with technical orientation or Industrial and Systems Engineering with a digital product management orientation
We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.