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Danaher Corporation Product Owner, Web-to-Product (W2P) in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Position Overview

Lead development and delivery of a disruptive Web-to-Product SaaS solution enabling emerging brands to achieve high-impact packaging designs, increasing store and e-com sales, reducing costs and rework, and improving time-to-market with the aim of creating a $50M+ business within the next 5 years.

The candidate will use start-up experience for shaping and driving digital product development and will work closely with digital product manager, UX & design, architects, scrum team, internal and external partners to build and prioritize the product backlog in order to deliver the product vision.

Position Description

This role is a unique opportunity to contribute and own the building of a new, rapid growth, cloud-native SaaS business that bridges the design and manufacturing gaps between the physical package and its digital ”twin.” This so-called twin represents the “blueprint” of the package and components before it is made. This is a highly relevant trend in consumer goods allowing for more agility and better use of packaging assets and product information for marketing, social media, and retail marketing. We also see a very real opportunity to influence packaging sustainability and environmental impact through smart packaging design.

You will work on the development and launch of a SaaS-based product design and workflow tool. This tool will lead all aspects of an end-to-end product built-out process - from conceptualization, through supplier selection, into product testing and experimentation, and on through the manufacturing process.

The value to the customer would be to provide a more agile and flexible development process, with the ability to test and experiment while tracking eventual unit costs, feasibility, and timelines for delivery. This product is intended to maximize and deploy other adjacent technologies at Esko, Pantone and X-Rite, but also to develop new and more innovative ways to existing and future industry challenges.

Critical Success Factors

  • Able to drive a scrum team and deliver solid user experience

  • Understanding the evolving customer problems as well as adoption hurdles

  • Ability to use analytics in the SaaS platform for key findings and product enrichment

  • Able to build a strong working relationship with commercial and support functions (IT, adjacent product teams)

  • Drive discovery and delivery activities with passion and conviction

We are looking for a professional who:

  • Take the lead of scrum teams as the Product Owner

  • Providing vision and direction to the agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project

  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy

  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories

  • Partner with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI

  • Own the planning product release plans and set the expectation for delivery of new functionalities

  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of release/sprint goals

  • Ensures features meet acceptance criteria and are ready for release, ensure product can be tested using an automated-testing strategy for continuous integration and delivery approach.

  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on

  • Collaborates with Product Manager to define product vision, roadmap and growth opportunities

  • Research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product

  • Follow our competitors and the industry

  • Keep abreast with agile/scrum standard methodologies and new trends

Your Education and/or Background Experience will include:

  • 4+ years of experience in software, system and/or business analysis, preferably as Product Owner

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field; Master's degree preferred

  • Experience in delivering products using Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) using Agile, Scrum and/or Kanban

  • Possesses a deep understanding of web service technologies, user interface/interaction, and knowledge of Systems Development and Project Management lifecycles

  • Knowledge of user-centered design principles

  • Experience of working with API integration, micro-service and cloud-based platform development teams

  • Team player with a positive, collaborative and get things done attitude

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.