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Product Owner Los Angeles, CA


Product Owner (CPQ) acts as liaison between IT and business functions, to help build solutions that facilitate VMware operate more effectively and efficiently. The Business Analyst/Product Owner is responsible for defining, identifying, implementing optimization automation opportunities for the front office and back office business processes used within Quoting and Sales. Solution focus areas include supporting core CPQ and sales functional areas and understanding the peripheral systems. Responsibilities will also include leveraging best practices experience in Quoting, opportunity lifecycle, InstallBase processes and solutions to implement VMware critical business programs and cross-functional initiatives.Candidate will drive the identification, implementation, and modification of business systems to meet user needs and comply with company standards and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

Works on advanced business systems projects, and is responsible for the complex analysis and requirements definition for applications that automate business processes.
Has a thorough understanding of the business functions for which applications are used, interfaces with Business and IT cross function teams to identify and resolve business systems problems, and consults with various users to identify potential improvements.
Perform hands-on solution design, prototyping, proof-of-concepts, process design and development tasks as required in support of current and new projects in CPQ Domain
Act as a liaison between Technical team, Functional team, Business Functions to drive CPQ implementations
Leverage business knowledge and expertise to drive business process improvements
Facilitate requirements gathering and process mapping workshops
Perform gap analysis: as is vs. to be
Document functional business requirements, process flow diagrams, and business cases
Key contributor in cross-functional teams, BRD review, development plans, and roadmap development
Conduct Solution reviews with project teams prior to design and development activities and ensure solution aligned with business requirements
Create and deliver high quality presentations
Demonstrates ability to get things done thru influence and relationship building.
Leads and applies industry standard project management techniques for small to medium size projects.
Assists planning projects/programs, and supports business process redesign and IT architecture changes.
Preparation of user documentation and training documentation as necessary
Experience with multiple software delivery lifecycle methodologies such as - Waterfall, Agile


7+ years experience of successful software product implementations with at least 3+ years related to CPQ
CPQ applications specific experience required, eg Steelbrick, Apttus etc.
Knowledge of order management domain a plus
Must possess strong technical background, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Must be able to manage multiple priorities and complex tasks in a dynamic work environment
Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in hands on design, prototyping, development, configurations, testing and other implementation activities
Experience performing detailed gap analysis, and preparing as-is & to-be process documentation
Experience preparing end-user documentation and conducting end-user training
Experience leading distributed teams to design architecture and requirements for and oversee development of packaged and integrated solutions
Ability to work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation and may require collaboration across multiple functional/technical teams
Ability to communicate in a clear and concise professional manner, tailored to the appropriate audience; including both verbal and written communications.
Independent self-motivated ability to learn on the job
Business Analysis experience in a high-tech (preferable software) company highly desirable.
4-year Bachelor degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business management or related discipline. Advanced degree would be a plus
Industry Business Analyst certification would be a plus

Palo Alto, US

Category : Marketing
Subcategory: Product Management
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-07-27

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