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Technical Product Manager - Strategic Pricing

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Job ID 224664 Date posted 08/04/2022 Location : Costa Rica | Costa Rica

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We are the Strategic Pricing Technology team, a newer startup within the broader Digital Foundry at Cargill. We exist to enable our business teams to advance their Strategic Pricing capabilities and maximize profitability. We build and deploytechnology products for price optimization, price management, and digital sales enablement. We excel as a team when we combine business acumen, technical expertise, and a structured delivery model.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Technical Product Manager – Strategic Pricing will be the information technology delivery champion for all initiatives in the pricing technology portfolio for the enterprise. In this role, you will ensure key stakeholders are engaged and provide functional alignment to the technology architectures and related delivery. You will build, sustain and enhance the product capabilities, drive modernization, standardization and differentiation where appropriate and achieve buy in for innovation and transformation investments. You will also be responsible for providing financial estimates as well as delivering within the project timeline, scope, and budget commitments.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage delivery product teams end-to-end from stakeholder, demand, budget, resource capacity management, to feature prioritization and project delivery.
  • Partner collaboratively with the business capability owners and managers within the enterprise to ensure integration to the pricing footprint and connects business value driven use cases to requirements of a pricing technology foundation.
  • Provide facilitation of information technology function resources and efficient navigation of organization structure to enable a successful technology foundation for the delivery and deployment of pricing products at enterprise facilities.
  • Champion the long term information technology strategy to enable the functional business processes via pricing technology products.
  • Delivery information technology for product delivery by shaping and driving execution across pricing products aligned to the enterprise portfolio.
  • Define expectations for the agile delivery scorecard with product teams and key stakeholders and lead and facilitate portfolio performance and function or enterprise reviews.
  • Maintain metrics of business or operational performance and evaluate trends and execute plans to improve operational support, addressing concerns and needs with high performance solutions.
  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Ability to connect a breadth of functional needs including data, technology, data science and pricing operations
  • Experience with, and continued connection to, innovative solutions transforming digitalization of commercial processes
  • Experience within an agile work environment having demonstrated basic agile principles in a fast paced and matrixed business environment
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience
  • Fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing strong products by building a high performing and agile product team with a focus on efficiencies and re-usability while keeping apprised of industry best practices.
  • Experience providing project and product team leadership on release schedule and backlog of features in the platform pipeline to drive an understanding of valuable components prioritization and how they will be delivered based on business needs.
  • Certified scrum master.
  • CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) Certification.
  • Strong functional and technical understanding of both strategic pricing and available platforms, as well as commercial fundamentals.
  • Experience shaping capabilities as a solution architect and/or managing solution architecture.
  • Experience working in a leadership role in a digital Pricing, Sales, Service and/or Commerce function.
  • Experience managing across geographically diverse teams.
  • Ability to travel up to 20%.
  • Experience in 1 or more Strategic Pricing technologies (I.E. – PROS, Zilliant, PriceFX) and
  • Experience with integrating to SAP and Salesforce platforms.
  • Experience with Commerce Cloud or SAP Hybris Commerce

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law. Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

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