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Sr. Manager, Product Ops & Governance

Foot Locker

Foot Locker

Product, Operations
Dallas, TX, USA · United States
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

The Product & Agile Enablement team’s mission is to enable product teams to focus on their customers, surrounding them with lean, easy, friction free ways to align strategies, leverage data to make better decisions, and streamline ways of working. This team is primarily focused on three areas of responsibility: 1) Product Team enablement which includes product team formation, training, launch and agile/product coaching to aid in continuous improvement. 2) Product/Agile tooling, metrics, and dashboards; setting lean standards, configurations, and integrations to unlock the potential for automated transparency. 3) Leading and managing product governance which includes executive strategy alignment routines such as quarterly business reviews, product showcases and strategic alignment planning events.

The Senior Manager ProductOps & Governance is responsible for evolving and running the organizational routines for CEO-to-Engineer alignment practices along the journey from project to product mindset. This role will also influence the acquisition, configuration, training, and adoption of Agile Tools that Product Portfolios and teams require to manage their work, align their objectives and metrics, and understand their flow. The role will function as a consultant to Finance, Product and GTS leaders for hands-on guidance to implementing change and must be comfortable stepping into coaching conversations with executive leaders around the company carrying the message of multiple Product Agility Enablement teams concurrently.

This role requires an accomplished professional with a track record for leading and driving change ­­within technology organizations.


  • Effectively collaborate with Portfolio Excellence leaders to craft strategies and plans for product agility alignment routines, agile tooling capabilities, training, and adoption across Product Portfolios and teams.
  • Partner across Finance, Product Management & Technology, Product Enablement, and Portfolio Management teams to align on connected tooling strategy that enables transparency and traceability between investments and results.
  • Responsible for Finance-related KPI/OKR success measures critical to support a high-functioning product funding model and maintaining agile labor capitalization outcomes that support our evolving ways of working.
  • Collaborate with Product Portfolios/Product Teams to understand their constraints, needs, and opportunities as it relates to Agile Tools to enable transparency, alignment, and agility.
  • Coordinate with Portfolio and Product & Agile Enablement to align governance and alignment practices that support management of product work, portfolio/product roadmaps, alignment of product metrics (e.g. KPIs and OKRs) and automated capitalization traceability.
  • Partner with Product & Portfolio leaders to enable transparency into key metrics and integrations with related systems where available.
  • Develop education / coaching plans and support models to assist teams in the adoption of Agile Tools standards and practices in partnership with Agile Coaching and Agile Orchestration teams.
  • Leverage industry best practices to help product leaders create an environment conducive to supporting empowered product teams delivering great results.
  • Lead transformation through a Product Operating Model as we are not a project or scaled agile framework operating model environment. SAFe practices are not applied or relevant in this context.
  • Continuously thrive in building relationships with senior leaders across the organization to influence and inspire change.


  • At least 5 years of experience in managing large scale digital transformation across multi department organizations.
  • At least 5 years’ experience building organizational change management frameworks, enterprise-level messaging, and large-scale tech event coordination.
  • 3 years' experience in a leadership or supervisory role, particularly growing and managing a team in a matrixed environment.
  • 2 years’ experience partnering with finance and enterprise planning teams to align tooling and practices.
  • Ability to translate Portfolio and Product Team needs into actionable plans for coaching, tooling support and creation of new organizational routines.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities between content creation, product mindset adoption at scale, resource deployment, and capability growth.


The annual base salary range is $120,000- $155,000. This range represents the anticipated low and high end of the salary for this position. This role is also eligible to receive short term incentives that align with individual and company performance. Salary will be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data. Salary is one component of the Foot Locker, Inc. total compensation package, which includes the below.

Foot Locker Benefits

  • Employee Discount
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical | Dental | Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) | Roth 401(k)
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • Tuition Reimbursement for Qualified Courses
  • Strong Company Culture
  • Employee Resource Groups