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Product Owner

Date Posted
May 5, 2022
Location
UK

Position Overview

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What you'll be responsible for

As a Product Owner, you’ll be responsible for delivering value to our clients and their users. You’ll be working as part of a multidisciplinary team, you'll have responsibility for running and facilitating workshops to understand client’s businesses, pain points, ambitions and user requirements via our discovery process. Taking business requirements, business challenges, user needs, research to transform them into a build ready backlog items and supporting materials.

You'll be able to challenge requirements in a constructive way to ensure deliverables meet business needs, expectations and add value. Supporting the project life cycle from conception to support. Being actively involved in supporting clients during UAT, running client training sessions, answering platform-based questions as well as supporting CMS platform utilisation.

During build, you'll define sprint goals, prioritising and managing the backlog, ensuring that value is being delivered while also ensuring sprint workload is achievable inline with the resource profile defined by the project manager.

Discovery and build projects, you will work closely with accounts managers and clients in order to identify additional opportunities via customer roadmaps, enhancements, consultancy and training.

About you

You will need to be a natural leader able to balance multiple projects at any given time. And be able to keep pace with fast moving projects and ambitious timelines. Be passionate about delivering value to clients and be capable of understanding multiple businesses industries, expertise and business logic.

Must haves:

  • Ability to move between extracting and formulating business requirements with senior clients, to managing and controlling scope with the production team and client
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable facilitating meetings with varied stakeholders
  • Experience developing user stories, wireframes, product backlogs and acceptance criteria
  • Can digest large amounts of research, pull out relevant insight and form your own opinions
  • Experience of distilling research and applying to relevant situations
  • Be resourceful and comfortable working independently, be proactive in managing project requirements and scope
  • Be energised by complex problem solving with the ability to drive for the best solution
  • Have experience of working closely with senior clients
  • Have experience working with UX, design and development teams
  • Demonstrable previous experience working within a Product owner role
  • Experience running workshops and information playback sessions

Desirable:

  • A working understanding of web technologies
  • Experience with CMS platforms or Software development
  • Understanding of business analysis principles
  • Experience of working within a digital agency or development house
  • Experience developing user stories, wireframes, product backlogs and acceptance criteria
  • Experience working within an agile environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Business or equivalent
  • Experience working within a development team
  • Experience of CRO processes
  • Experience in creating, maintaining and communicating a client roadmap to internal and external stakeholders

We offer:

  • Excellent competitive salary based on your experience
  • Up to 25 days leave with the opportunity to buy and sell through our holiday trading scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and development
  • Online Doctor – appointment system
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Employee Assistance programme (EAP)
  • Perk box benefits account, including weekly coffee, monthly cinema ticket and birthday box
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual Flu vaccination
  • Annual team away days
  • Electric Vehicle scheme

We’re offering the opportunity to work flexibly, you choose where you want to work – at home or the office, whatever you feel comfortable with. We’re an equal opportunities employer who celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

About us

We pioneer digital excellence with leading brands for transformative business growth, serving your customers incredible experiences that make their lives easier. A global family of digital experts, we nurture our people to be the best they can be for themselves, our clients and their customers.  

We deliver unrivalled solutions so you can anticipate change, adapt at pace and deliver at scale, using our core pillars of Experience, Technology and Performance. We are famous for our work with The Open, Southampton FC, Roquette, Biffa, and Welsh Water. With offices across the UK and in Europe, we are an agency without borders, delivering digital solutions worldwide.  

We believe in collectivism and the power of the individual to change the world. Both as a business and with our clients. Together we make the incredible every day. We encourage our people to be the best they can be, for themselves, for our clients and for the greater good. We turn your ambitions into tangible reality. We partner you along the journey but know the final destination belongs to you.

Our flexible working practices and supporting benefits enable our employees to flourish.  With hubs in the UK in Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, London and Vilnius, Lithuania, most roles are no longer location-dependent and working from home is part of our new normal.  

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