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Product Owner

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Product Owner

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Digital & Ecommerce

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £32k - 37k per year

  • Contact:

    Rachel Wheeler

  • Contact email:

    RachelW.81CDBD988.0@applythis.net

  • Contact phone:

    07825589389

  • Job ref:

    39282

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-05-02

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Junior Product Owner or someone operating within a product hybrid role.

A leading retailer, with a strong online presence, is looking for a Product Owner to help with the management of multiple domestic and international sites. Following a successful migration project, you will have the opportunity to be very innovative as you look to implement new tools and journeys to improve the customer experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Have ownership of a Product / Product Component involving multiple internal / external stakeholders and drive the Product strategy & execution 
  • Contribute to the vision, strategy and long-term roadmap for the product and execute it well by constantly managing stakeholder’s expectations, working through dependencies across multiple products / teams
  • Understand key user personas, customers & stakeholders for the product and their pain points
  • Understand and demonstrate all the features of the product to different audiences within and outside of the immediate product team
  • Effectively document and explain new requirements to the I.T team using user stories, personas, and acceptance tests and help the team in breaking down a complex piece of work/ epic into smaller, deliverable chunks of value that can be delivered faster
  • Steer sprint/ release planning sessions by working with my I.T counterparts to plan sprints/ releases that deliver maximum business value in least effort
  • Accountable for the performance/ adoption of the product
  • Lead discovery work around minimum viable product (MVP) for any new product/feature, collaborating with user experience (UX) and I.T teams to prototype and validate the MVP
  • Monitor competitor activity and overseas market trends
  • Drive the acceptance and adoption of ideas and improvements with product and I.T stakeholders
  • Effectively present the vision, roadmap, key KPIs and execution plans (release/ sprint plans)
  • Prioritise coordinate and communicate the resolution of live product issues independently

Skills and Experience

  • A methodical and analytical approach, great problem-solving skills and can provide logical answers to complex problems
  • Good prioritisation techniques to refine & groom your feature backlog regularly
  • Attitude and the aptitude to learn new product area/domain quickly
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Great presentation & persuasion skills
  • Team Player who could work collaboratively with other members of the team
  • Knowledge and experience of product management best practice & methodologies
  • Proven success of having managed a complex product that led to the delivery of significant value to your stakeholders
  • Understand User Research/ Design Thinking concepts and applied those for your product work
  • Good knowledge in the use of Tools & Techniques for Backlog prioritisation, managing dependencies and for gaining insights using available data points
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the technologies relevant to product management
  • Knowledge and experience of software development methodologies and processes

 

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