Product Manager, Product Lifecycle Management

| Greater Boulder Area
Company Overview
Fanatics is the global leader in licensed sports merchandise and changing the way fans purchase their favorite team apparel and jerseys. Through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today's on-demand culture, Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, MLS, PGA), major media brands (NBC Sports, CBS Sports, FOX Sports) and more than 200 collegiate and professional team properties, which include several of the biggest global soccer clubs (Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City). Fanatics offers the largest collection of timeless and timely merchandise whether shopping online, on your phone, in stores, in stadiums or on-site at the world's biggest sporting events.
About the Team
Fanatics is first and foremost a technology company. We are powered by cutting-edge tech created by our small agile teams using the latest tools and technologies under our highly analytical, forward thinking, and open-minded leadership. As the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, we challenge ourselves by improving our new fully responsive NodeJS cloud commerce platform, Elasticsearch engine, and deep data science capabilities while building the best-in-class retail manufacturing and supply chain technologies. Our tech teams work together to revolutionize data science and engineering initiatives, provide highly scalable real-time and streaming platforms, and create secure e-commerce and in-stadium fan experience products. Our own e-commerce platform transacts in over 190 countries, 17 languages, and 14 currencies. Our motto is “#GSD”—get stuff done—and we do just that. If you want to be at the nexus of sports, commerce, and technology, come be a part of our industry-leading team here at Fanatics Tech.
We operate websites and retail stores for the largest sports leagues and teams in the world and have to maintain data scalability as well as efficiency to meet our partner and customer needs. We are seeking an awesome individual to join our Product Lifecycle Management team as a Product Manager. This role will focus on improving our product creation on-boarding process and tooling by identifying process improvements, releasing enhancements, and assisting in the day to day operations of the technology and business teams. We are looking for someone who likes to understand how systems work and wants to become the domain expert to whom others turn to. This role will also have responsibility for defining and documenting requirements and working closely with our business partners as well as other PMs, front end and back end developers, and QA engineers in an agile development environment to ensure we ship features that enable our business customers. We are looking for a smart, savvy technologist.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with business management, product management, buying and merchandising teams to write/document user stories, product requirements, and acceptance criteria.
  • Coordinate, manage and analyze workflows for setting up items and product across Fanatics.
  • Help define product vision and roadmap by identifying opportunities to improve business and operational processes and standards.
  • Support the day-to-day operations by triaging issues, validating data, and communicating to stakeholders.
  • Conduct training and Q&A to support the release process for the assortment management systems.
  • Participate in sprint planning and other agile meetings as a product owner.
  • Scope features and enhancements with the development team.
  • Create new process documents and distribute release notes.
  • Prioritize your product & team’s backlog of work.
  • Evangelizing your team’s work.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ Years of product management experience
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
  • Past experience with PLM (Product Lifecycle Management ), PIM (Product Management Systems), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems a plus
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience

Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with business management, product management, buying and merchandising teams to write/document user stories, product requirements, and acceptance criteria.
  • Coordinate, manage and analyze workflows for setting up items and product across Fanatics.
  • Help define product vision and roadmap by identifying opportunities to improve business and operational processes and standards.
  • Support the day-to-day operations by triaging issues, validating data, and communicating to stakeholders.
  • Conduct training and Q&A to support the release process for the assortment management systems.
  • Participate in sprint planning and other agile meetings as a product owner.
  • Scope features and enhancements with the development team.
  • Create new process documents and distribute release notes.
  • Prioritize your product & team’s backlog of work.
  • Evangelizing your team’s work.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ Years of product management experience
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience
  • Past experience with PLM (Product Lifecycle Management ), PIM (Product Management Systems), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems a plus
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent analytical, technical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience

Tryouts are open at Fanatics! Our team is passionate, talented, unified, and charged with creating the fan experience of tomorrow. The ball is in your court now.

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Location

We are on the top floor of the Randolph Building on the corner of Walnut and Broadway in Downtown Boulder, with views of the mountains and downtown!

An Insider's view of Fanatics

What are some social events your company does?

We try to do several fun things each month. From root beer floats, baking competitions and game nights to potluck lunches, cooking classes, movies, Festivus, birthday celebrations and happy hours. With an office of 30+ people, we try to have a variety of events to cover the different interests in the office.

Angie

QA Manager

What does your typical day look like?

Working at the Fanatics Boulder office makes for a great work day- through the day it's easy to maintain a balance of concentrating on work, communicating with my team, and taking a break for lunch or a walk. I really enjoy being able to work a modern office setting with nice equipment, snacks, and friendly co-workers.

Jeff

QE Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've been with Fanatics 15 months. I've learned three new languages. I became a go-to person in our office for AWS and DevOps skills. I've influenced code quality standards, architecture, and what frameworks and languages we use. We are encouraged to continually learn and grow, and given agency to put our new skills to use in meaningful ways.

Dave

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

When architecting a solution, we allow each team the ability to choose the correct tool for the sitiuation. We do not force them to use any particular languages or technologies. The teams have found that creating lightweight POCs frequently turn into full fledged solutions rather quickly.

Jim

Director, Branded Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate using a lot of methods depending on which area of the business that we need to talk to. Most tech focused teams rally around Slack conversations. Discussions outside of the tech team tend to use more traditional channels like email, video, Jira, and Git. People from other offices are also always coming to "visit" us in Boulder.

Jay

Manager, Software Development

What are Fanatics Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive salary. Opportunity for bonus and options in currently privately held, multi billion dollar, international company. Opportunity to work on greenfield technologies. Innovation encouraged and rewarded. Growth opportunities.

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