Product Manager I at Delta Dental of California in Oakland, California

Posted in Management 8 days ago.

Job Description:

At Delta Dental, our strategy is only as strong as the people who execute it! We are hiring individuals that are not just right for today but also for our future. We have built a foundation of high-trust by treating all people with dignity, making and keeping commitments, and consistently striving to do the right thing. Our leaders optimistically share future possibilities to inspire and motivate others toward their full potential. We expect our employees to find ways to embrace positive change, be curious and challenge the status quo, and provide solutions to unmet problems. Joining Delta Dental means joining a culture focused on fostering development, building genuine connections, recognizing each other's strengths and sharing in successes.
The Product Manager is responsible for championing all stages of the delivery life cycle, which include building relationships with key business owners, execution strategy against roadmaps, strategic sequencing of initiatives, epic and feature development, and definition of measurable outcomes and key performance indicators (KPIs).

How you will make an impact:

  • Responsible for the detailed facilitation and technology delivery of specific business outcomes.

  • Manages day-to-day requirements, programs, and special features while working cross-functional business stakeholders across Growth, Operations, Technology, Finance, Legal, and People.

  • Deeply understands customers, technology, and competition, and synthesizes into the executable roadmaps driving business outcomes through technology enablement and innovation.

  • Works closely with technology, and business stakeholders to craft simple, elegant, impactful experiences.

  • Analyzes metrics that inform the success of products.

  • Integrates user research, customer research analytics and insights into requirements.

  • Participates in standups, retrospectives, design reviews, user research, and demos.

  • Drives the overall vision and success across technology delivery teams, including both agile scrum teams and existing systems support teams.

  • Organizes Sprint Planning & Grooming ceremonies at the team level.

  • Determines if iteration outcome is acceptable from functional/non-functional aspects.

  • Coordinates and drives team to ensure a efficient & productive daily stand-up takes place and provides input into product backlog prioritization.

  • Prepares solid product definition and ensures all required artifacts are developed.

  • Creates stories/tasks and assigns to the scrum team.

  • Flags dependencies & risks for the stories/features.

What we look for:

  • Ability to effectively and actively communicate with both business and technical stakeholders.

  • Strong deductive reasoning and attention to detail.

  • Strong sense of customer service to consistently and effectively addresses customer needs.

  • High comfort level interacting with colleagues and with various levels of client organizations.

  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects in a fast-paced & dynamic environment under tight timelines, while adaptive to change.

  • Ability to deal with highly sensitive and confidential information and adhere to data security and confidentiality protocols and procedures.

  • 3+ years of relevant product management experience.

  • Knowledge of Agile software development framework, architecture concepts, and terminology.

  • Experience and/or accreditation in Scaled Agile a plus.

  • BA/BS or equivalent practical experience.

  • Require IT product management experience.

  • Prefer people management experience.

Benefits and perks:

  • 12 days starting vacation plus 12 holidays and your birthday off!

  • Multiple medical insurance options: 100% paid or low cost premiums

  • 100% paid dental insurance

  • 100% paid vision insurance

  • Employee well-being program

  • Culture of learning: substantial tuition reimbursement to improve your skills

  • Career growth: we love promoting from within

  • Strong commitment to work/life balance

  • Social responsibility and volunteer opportunities

Due to COVID-19, there is an even greater demand for flexibility and change. Due to the pandemic, the expectation around work location for certain roles may be remote until a future date, determined by Delta Dental Management. Should the position you seek be determined by Delta Dental Management as "remote," the position may require you to have access to remote internet in order to meet the expectations outlined in the job duties.

At Delta Dental we:Promote accountability, integrity and collaboration: Our employees are collaborative, self-aware, and ethical. It is our expectation to do the right thing and follow through on commitments.Foster professional development: Our employees take ownership of developing themselves and others through coaching, mentoring and providing/being open to constructive feedback and identifying learning opportunities.Value customers and cultivate positive experiences: Our employees take time to build rapport with customers, while anticipating and exceeding their needs to ensure positive outcomes.
If you think this sounds like you, let's chat. We would love to tell you more!
To see some of the smiling faces behind Delta Dental and to learn more about what our values and culture look like in action, connect with us on social media: @lifeatddins on Facebook and Instagram, @deltadentalins on Twitter, and Delta Dental Ins. on LinkedIn. ABOUT Delta DentalDelta Dental covers more Americans than any other dental benefits provider. Our vision is to motivate and empower every employee so we're all inspired to take exceptional care of our customers, providers and each other. Our Enterprise Strategy focuses on pillars of Growth and Diversification, supported by the platforms of Culture and People, Process and Technology. Our employees take pride working for a purpose-driven organization and live our values of Trust, Service, Excellence and Innovation. We are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of companies that provides dental coverage to 74 million people in the U.S. Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, together with our affiliate companies, form one of the nation's largest dental benefits delivery systems, covering 33 million enrollees. All of our companies are members, or affiliates of members, of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of 39 Delta Dental companies throughout the country.Delta Dental provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other classification protected by federal or state law. In addition to federal law requirements, Delta Dental complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be provided if selected for hire.