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Advantage Solutions Principal Product Manager in Cupertino, California



We are looking for talented Principal Product Manager with eCommerce and mobile experience to join our team, working with an exciting client in Silicon Valley. This is a full-time hybrid opportunity that requires you be able to work out of offices in the SF Bay Area 3 days a week.


▸Work with other product managers, engineering and business stakeholders to define features and manage projects from concept to design to development.

▸Define, negotiate, and manage the scope of projects across multiple stakeholders and departments.

▸Work with the client’s leadership team to keep them informed about and knowledgeable about your projects and to navigate changing situations.

▸Provide validation and verification on project deliverables and promote exceptional quality standards.

▸Identify creative solutions as issues arise in order to deliver high-quality work in a fast paced environment.

▸Manage multiple, concurrent projects.


▸Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years product or project management experience managing digital projects with consumer facing experiences (ecommerce and mobile are ideal)

▸Experience managing multiple projects across creative, development, and with cross- functional teams.

▸Highly presentable with excellent verbal and written skills. Capable of convincing and rallying others with ability to manage and grow internal relationships.

▸Ability to understand the big picture and overarching mission but move to tactical execution and follow the details of a complex process.

▸Ability to work under tight deadlines, responding to shifting priorities, schedules, and deliverables.

▸ Ability to navigate large, matrixed organization with multiple competing priorities.


The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The Sr. Product Manager manages a portfolio of products throughout each product lifecycle. This position will collaborate with business stakeholders to define the vision and scope of each product, develop a roadmap, and identify key measures of success. This individual will serve in a cross-functional role, executing project management, and leading the execution and delivery of assigned projects and defining the process and procedures for the business analysts. This position will also be responsible for the design of complex transformational strategies and maximizing the business value of products, managing major product lines, and bringing those products to market.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Product Management

  • Own the entire SDLC process for strategic client projects

  • Lead strategic sales initiatives to grow existing clients and acquire new clients

  • Run requirement gathering workshops with strategic clients

  • Coach and train other Product Managers on best practice

  • Work with team members to produce estimates for proposals

  • Create and maintain a product backlog with epics and user stories

  • Create product roadmaps and release plans

  • Work with design teams to create UI wireframes, mockups and prototypes

  • Run agile ceremonies and with globally-distributed team members

  • Facilitate communication between client stakeholders and development team members

  • Provide product demos and presentations to clients

  • Monitor and communicate project health through metrics

  • Coordinate and run product launch activities

  • Facilitate product usability testing sessions

Strategic Planning

  • Work with Leadership to develop product portfolios for IT Service offerings. Develop a strategy for the implementation and rollout of these service offerings.

  • Utilize a wide array of analytical and design tools to understand and address the needs of the enterprise (running workshops, stakeholder interviews, secondary research, working with specialists).

  • Network and collaborate with business units in the company to assess needs across the various business units and identify strategic opportunities to consolidate systems and capabilities.

  • Consult with business units to understand current business processes and provide recommendations on how to leverage technology to streamline processes.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct Reports

  • Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

  • May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements:

  • Travel as needed

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Must have an undergraduate degree in business, management information systems, computer science or equivalent job-related experience. PMI Certification is desired but not required.

  • 5+ years of experience in project management of varied complexities and scope.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • BS or BA degree

  • Agile product management experience

  • Software development experience

  • Strong experience and understanding of web and mobile development technologies

  • Familiarity with SDLC tooling such as VSTS (AzureDevOps) or JIRA

  • Ability to pick up technical and business concepts quickly

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Visio

  • Ability to work with business teams to help facilitate change management

Environmental & Physical Requirements:

Office / Sedentary Requirements: Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-CA-Cupertino

Primary Posting Location : City Cupertino

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Primary Posting Location : Postal Code 95015

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2023-428348

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

Minimum USD $140,000.00/Yr.

Maximum USD $190,000.00/Yr.