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Kforce Product Manager in Saint Louis, Missouri

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Product Manager in Saint Louis, MO.Essential Duties:

  • Develop immersive retail shopping experiences, in augmented, virtual, and mixed reality

  • Work with the latest hardware, software, headsets, and devices to bring projects to life

  • Collaborate with an AR/VR Technology partner to create environments that help visualize category and shelving strategies

  • Lead operation of AR/VR Room Hardware in the CCC

  • Lead demonstration and training of AR/VR Technology to category and customer teams

  • Partner with Director of Strategy to define requirements needed to bring various customer experiences and narratives to life in the CCC

  • Liaison with AR/VR vendor and cross functional teams in the development of 3D environments for CCC experiences and additional Category Team needs

  • Establish clear milestones for AR/VR vendor to ensure deliverables are on time and meet team's expectation

  • Develop work back schedule with vendor to create a scalable process to gather necessary materials, feedback, and drive alignment with Category teams

  • Work closely with a variety of partners (Category Development, Tech Sales, Tech Solutions, AR/VR Partner) to ensure successful integration of software and hardware

  • Facilitate collection and integration of supporting files from Field Category Leads to generate planograms and design inputs for AR/VR 3D visualizations

  • Manage ongoing maintenance of hardware and software updates as needed

  • Evaluate upgrading or replacing hardware based on team needs, requirements or tech life expectancy

  • Identify future Category use cases that can be enabled through new solutions from AR/VR Partner

  • Develop training and support roadmap of AR/VR technology for Category organization

  • Create scalable process for integrating supporting files and data needed to enable the AR/VR technology

  • Project manage various Category workstreams that leverage the AR/VR Technology

  • Minimum of a BA/BS in a business-related field

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a Category Management/Insights, Project/Program management, Planogram building, experience with sales data software i.e. IRI, Nielsen, JDA

  • Experience or familiarity of AR/VR Technology use in planogram or shelf set development

  • Experience and passion for augmented and virtual reality and related technologies

  • A strategic thinker and proactive developer of solutions leveraging the latest technology to achieve targeted outcomes and goals

  • Experience building retailer planograms and shelf sets with a desire to up level space strategy discussions in an immersive, 3D environment

  • Adept at working cross functionally with a variety of partners (Category, Strategy, Tech Sales, Solutions, etc.)

  • Technical background or experience working closely with technology teams

  • Experience handling third-party relationships and presenting project updates and progress to senior executives

  • Self-starter, highly motivated to overcome challenges and remain focused on the solution

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours