Sr. Technical Product Manager, Enterprise Systems

The Opportunity:
HomeAway’s back office platforms provide a foundation for our business that supports the largest vacation rental marketplace in the world. We are seeking a Senior Product Manager for our Enterprise Systems team that manages a portfolio of back office solutions. In this leadership role, you will drive solution strategy and execution as we evolve our financial reporting and analysis capabilities to create a competitive advantage in our marketplace.  You will draw on your industry expertise to increase the effectiveness of existing solutions, and help build new solutions to drive scale and efficiency throughout the organization.
As a part of the IT Product Management team, you must possess a unique blend of business acumen and technical skills to translate business stakeholder problems into actionable business capability roadmaps and other supporting documentation that deliver on your big picture vision.  You will serve as a product expert, combining industry analysis and end-user feedback to manage the overall product lifecycle for a portfolio of solutions; setting the strategic vision, publishing roadmaps, defining requirements, and collaborating with Engineering.  From there; you will be empowered to design, implement, refine and deploy new platforms and features that our customers love.  

- Manage the entire portfolio lifecycle and each portfolio solution from strategic planning to end-user adoption

- Relate policies and complex process into product capability to support the portfolio vision and roadmap 

- Creating roadmaps and specifying business and technical requirements by facilitating on-going interaction with business stakeholders and Engineering

- Conduct market research, identify potential commercially available solutions, and manage existing and new vendor relationships

- Lead process re-engineering discovery sessions and make recommendations to business stakeholders

- Meet frequently with product, engineering and business stakeholders to develop a deep understanding of their business process and needs

- Developing product requirements, user stories and feature requirements to maintain the product backlog of priorities in close collaboration with engineering, operations, and business leaders

- Collaborate with the Engineering teams to ensure projects are clearly defined and properly phased to facilitate timely delivery of functionality

- Participate in cross-functional operating teams to deliver solutions and manage enhancement requests

- Manage resolution of urgent technical issues while communicating changes to business stakeholders

- Work with the Business Intelligence and Finance teams to deliver accurate reporting on key operating and financial metrics 

- Work with the Executive management team to ensure they are fully engaged in strategic and tactical planning decisions

Candidate Profile:
- 7+ years of Product Management experience in a high-tech company, preferably in a B2C ecommerce environment

- Wide-breadth of ERP and/or EPM experiences and expertise in re-engineering, designing and optimizing commercially available solutions supporting business operations

- High level of initiative and desire to create a world-class user experience for customers

- Demonstrated experience operating as the Product Owner within an agile environment

- Demonstrated expertise in best practices for software development, and the ability to evolve those practices according to technology and business trends

- Experience converting market requirements and customer specifications into prioritized backlogs of requirements, user stories and tasks

- Passionate about building a well-designed User Experience

- Excellent written and spoken communication skills, including the ability to present complex concepts to highly technical and non-technical stakeholders

- Comfortable presenting to large internal groups and C-level executives

- Proven track record managing multiple, ongoing complex ERP projects and implementation of ERP applications, while delivering on schedule

- Full product lifecycle management experience, including user acceptance testing, launch, and end of life processes

- Understanding of N-Tier software development architectures, relational databases, and data warehouse architectures

- Experience as a Business Analyst (BA) and/or Developer in technical software environment strongly desired

- Experience with complex information architecture and taxonomy management a plus

- Experience with Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning modules a plus

- Experience with Hyperion Financial Planning and Hyperion Financial Reporting a plus

- Certified as a Product Owner or Scrum Master a plus

- BA/BS required preferably in Computer Information Systems, Business Administration or related fields (applicable experience may be substituted)

- Great Medical & Dental Plans
- Highly Competitive salary
- Target annual bonus
- Company stock (RSUs)
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- 4 weeks paid vacation
- Free vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
- Ability to work up to two weeks in any of our offices around the world on a yearly basis
- Free drinks & snacks
- Weekly company update talks with our leadership team
- Free listing on HomeAway.com
- Electric adjustable stand up desk
- Casual dress code 

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