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Sr. Manager of Product Ownership & Business Analysis

Date:  Jan 12, 2022

Broomfield, CO, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com


As of Nov. 15, 2021, Vail Resorts will be requiring all employees across North America to be vaccinated for COVID-19.


Job Summary:

We are looking for an experienced Senior Manager to lead our Product Owner/Business Analysis practice as part of our exciting, demanding, and growing Marketing Technology IT Team. This is an excellent opportunity to lead a team of analysts instrumental in delivering strategic projects and support within Vail Resorts.  This manager is excited by new challenges and a rapid pace. They are driven, curious, open, collaborative, honest, organized, excellent at managing risk, and diligent in prioritizing work. 

Superior leadership qualities, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and SAFe agile SDLC delivery aptitude are a requirement for this important technology leadership role. This position works closely with other application and development managers in a highly collaborative environment and reports to the Director of Enterprise Data Egningeering & Enablement (EDEE) & Marketing Applications Program Management.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide servant-leadership, direction, collaboration, and mentoring to a team of Product Owners; Empower the team to drive the day-to-day delivery and execute their designated application roadmaps
  • Support the team as they gather requirements, inform design and development, and document new system capabilities and enhancements. 
  • Work to transition the BA discipline into a consultative PO discipline within an agile framework that complements Vail Resorts’ technology ecosystem. Coach & support the team on how to apply industry best practices to improve the team's overall work product. 
  • Work closely with Analysts to ensure proper requirements are identified, effective user stories are created, and work is planned in a logical and efficient manner to deliver solutions that support changing business requirements. 
  • Collaborate with the team to identify professional development opportunities for all direct reports and support their pursuit of career growth. Create goals, deliver performance reviews, hold regular 1:1 sessions with direct reports, and provide candid feedback as needed. 
  • Commit to developing and maintaining a high-performing, motivated, connected and engaged team. 
  • Participate in software assessments and provide support and guidance to analysts participating in as assessment efforts. 
  • Connect to build strong relationships with business partners, IT partners, and stakeholders to ensure, cooperation, alignment and proper prioritization. 
  • Responsible for the execution of all compliance requirements (SOX/PCI), ensuring all are adhered to and met. 
  • Manage resource allocation of analysts across teams 
  • Manage contracts, PO’s, invoices, and timekeeping for all team members   
  • Other duties as assigned 


Job Requirements:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Technology, Information Systems, or related fields
  • 5+ years working in agile custom software delivery in a BA or Manager capacity 
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively manage, mentor, and grow direct reports with a history of increasing responsibility and career growth
  • Demonstrate ability to learn and function as a self-starter requiring little direction; We are looking for someone who shows the potential to do more and is a natural leader 
  • Ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions
  • Ability to communicate with various levels (including Director and VP) within IT and with business partners 
  • Excellent customer service skills with a demonstrated customer-focused, service-first attitude 
  • Ability to manage/oversee internal and contract resources 



  • Strong technical aptitude including knowledge of JIRA, Microsoft, Confluence Applications
  • Certified SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager, Certified SAFe® Program Consultant, Certified SAFe® Lean Portfolio Manager
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams across multiple locations
  • Demonstration of progressive technical acumen/delivery, and leadership responsibilities throughout career
  • PMI-BA, IIBA, or other accredited Business Analysis coursework is also a plus
  • Experience with Analytics tools – SSAS, SSRS, SAS, Tableau, Alteryx
  • Experience with Cloud Tools and Data platforms – AZURE, Snowflake, AWS
  • Experience with CRMs, CDPs or other Marketing Technology Platforms & Tools
  • Awareness of Adobe Experience Cloud tools – Adobe Campaign Classic, Adobe Analytics, Adobe Audience Manager, Adobe Experience Manager
  • Awareness of Financial Planning Tools – Planful, Anaplan, Prophix, Vena Solutions, etc.
  • Awareness of ERP & Procurement Tools – Oracle PeopleSoft, Coupa, Concur



The budgeted range starts at $90,000 - $113,000 + annual bonus.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), Extra Time Off (ETO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 389628

Nearest Major Market: Denver