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Title:  Digital Product Manager, Ecommerce


Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company:  Univar Solutions Inc
Requisition ID:  21714


Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 


Primary Purpose:

The Digital Product Manager – Ecommerce role is responsible for setting the strategy execution for Univar Solutions internationally and creating an exceptional customer experience for customers of our online channels. You will lead a cross-functional sprint team to define and document the combination of people, process, technology, and assets required to continue acquiring new customers and to grow sales through Ecommerce. You will build the Global digital roadmap, define the strategy, and drive the development of capabilities that will differentiate our Digital customer experience from product research to purchase.


Reporting to Senior Product Manager, the Digital Product Manager will:

  • Develop the long-range product strategy identifying the key areas of focus and supporting capabilities required to deliver an outstanding experience for digital customers
  • Identify, research, and analyze customer problems and needs. Works closely with Supply Chain, Customer Service, Finance, and Digital IT to quantify opportunities, document costs, and forecast adoption
  • Define product vision, roadmap and growth opportunities prioritized according to business value
  • Provide vision and direction to the Agile development team and at planning sessions.
  • Prioritize epics and user stories to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Collect customer insights and provide voice of customer feedback to improve the product backlog
  • Set benchmarks for our competitors, the industry and practices that differentiate the digital experience


You are excellent fit for this role because:

  • Self-starter who embraces challenges and always looks to find solutions that drive successful outcomes for our business, customers, and employees
  • You are ego-free with a positive attitude, collaborative approach, and eager to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Intuitively balance when to compromise to get the crucial work done on time and when to push for the ideal process


Desired Experience:

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Engineering, Finance or similar, relevant field.
  • 5+ years of related eCommerce Product Management experience
  • Understanding of web platforms and technology
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles
  • Analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvements and find solutions
  • Developing a product roadmap and strategy for product development
  • Leading and/or collaborating with cross functional team to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines
  • Identifying operational issues, and implementing strategies to resolve problems
  • Working with partners in Finance to build the case to rationalise ongoing investments.
  • Measuring and reporting on performance of development efforts against business case assumptions.


Behavioral Competencies:

  • Building Customer Loyalty: Meeting and exceeding (internal or external) customer expectations while cultivating relationships that secure commitment and trust
  • Execution and Driving for Results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to track progress toward goals; relentlessly working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement
  • Continuous Improvement: Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes, identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas, and implementing solutions
  • Driving Innovation: Initiating and maintaining strategic relationships with potential partners inside and outside the organization who are willing and able to provide the information, ideas, expertise, and/or influence needed to advance understanding of business issues and achieve business goals
  • Collaborating: Working collaboratively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals


At Univar Solutions, sustainability is more than an aspiration – it’s core to how we conduct business. We bring together results-oriented goals, operational excellence, technology and collaboration to minimize environmental impact and improve sustainability in all we do.


Check this out: Our journey to a more sustainable future - leading the way in environmental, social and commercial sustainability


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.



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