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Emerson Employee Engagement Product Owner in Topeka, Kansas

The Employee Engagement Product Owner works closely with HR leaders and key collaborators in the areas of employee communications, employee engagement and employee experience to build and implement a technology strategy and roadmap that achieves outstanding capabilities in these areas. Product scope includes information-sharing/communication platforms, survey/listening platforms, and efficiency/collaboration tools. This position also collaborates with product owners across other subject areas to apply a human-centered design approach to achieving a consistent, seamless, easy-to-use employee experience across all employee-facing systems. The product owner role serves as an internal customer advocate and bridge between the business and supporting IT Agile delivery teams. We look forward to seeing your application!

Open to candidates working remotely or at one of our major sites within the U.S.

Work with the HR team responsible for employee engagement and employee experience to understand the overall strategy and translate to technology requirements

  • Understand employee engagement goals and supporting processes

  • Create arguments to justify implementation of new technology

  • Develop strategy to come up with insights / data on how to measure employee engagement

Collaborate between various functional organizations and IT organizations to align strategy, development of processes and workflows

  • Translate key business goals and problems into user requirements and stories to be resolved through business processes or technology

Work closely with other product owners to ensure a consistent focus on employee experience and to understand alignments across entire tech stack and employee life cycle process

  • Apply human-centered design methods to process and system designs (e.g. persona development, user experience mapping, etc.)

  • Advocate for embedding employee engagement throughout the whole employee life cycle

Become subject matter expert of different HR technologies used to drive employee engagement

  • Conduct learning and product demo sessions

  • Evaluate and test employee engagement applications

  • Support HR organizations effective use of employee engagement tools

Set priorities

  • Works with solutions director and other business partners to identify most critical requirements

  • Responsible for ensuring backlog is prioritized and is aligned with business owner needs

Ensure the right product / solution is built and deployed

  • Ensure that product strategy and implementation remain connected through the value stream

  • Participate in solution management, program increment planning events and solution demos

  • Work with and support IT Agile teams to ensure that the product is built correctly, aligning with original value proposition, and is deployed according to the continuous delivery pipeline


  • You ensure that delivered HR technology solutions meet the needs of employees, managers, leadership, and the HR employee engagement organization

  • You plan and align work with collaborators within, but not limited, various functions across HR and IT

  • You Comfortably work with people across different levels and functions within the organization

  • You identify key areas within the employee life cycle that can have a significant impact to an employee’s experience.

  • You work with global regional teams considering differences in culture that may impact employee engagement

Required education, experience & skills:

  • 3+ years of proven experience in a similar position

  • Managing or subject matter expertise in enterprise-wide employee engagement/experience initiative

  • Strong consideration for candidates who have experience in implementing or managing employee experience systems/tools

  • Experience working with cross functional teams within the HR, Marketing and IT organizations

  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite of tools including MS Office, Teams, and SharePoint

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and comfortable with advising and evaluating tasks/activities

  • Project management and planning experience

  • Can navigate working in a global environment / travel if needed / work on different schedule at times

  • Adjust schedule as vital to foster effective communication across time zones

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States - Sponsorship will not be provided for this position.

Preferred education, experience & skills:

  • Experience with Human-Centered Design methods

  • Knowledge of Safe Agile

  • Knowledge of HR systems

  • Experience working in a global environment

Our compensation philosophy is simple: we pay a competitive base salary, within the local market in which we operate, and reward performance during the annual merit review process. The salary range for this role is $100,000 - $150,000 annually, commensurate with the skills, talent, capabilities, and experience each candidate brings to this role



Our Commitment to Our People

Across the globe, we are united by a singular Purpose: We drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable.

We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills, and competencies to bring this Purpose to life while competing and leading in a global economy.

Our training programs focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities, and the world through our unwavering focus on environmental, social, and regulatory progress. Learn more about us! (https://www.emerson.com/en-us/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility)

Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including paid parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives – and that reflects the world around us. We believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers.

This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values (https://www.emerson.com/en-us/about-us/living-our-purpose) and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emerson .

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, please contact: idisability.administrator@emerson.com .


Emerson is a leading global technology, software and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.

Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs.

Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

We help customers in the world’s most essential industries solve the biggest challenges of modern life.

Every day, our global workforce fulfills our unified Purpose and lives out the Values we hold close as an organization: Integrity, Safety & Quality, Support Our People, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, and Innovation.

Our Causes – Planet, Humanity, Champion, Inclusion and Future – shape, define and fuel Emerson’s culture while inspiring our innovative spirit and driving our focus.

Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or recently received your master’s degree, you’ll find opportunities with us. Join our team and start your journey today!

No calls or agencies please.

Requisition ID : 23001140

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.