Product Owner

Location Reading, with potential European travel
Reports to Head of Implementation
Role Purpose
  • Maximize the value of the product resulting from the work of the sprint teams.
  • Work with the Product Management team to help evolve and realise our product vision.
  • Provide leadership in evaluating and adopting applicable Agile / Scrum / Lean / Design best practices and new trends.
Key Responsibilities
  • Establish a vision of what you wish to build and convey that vision to the sprint team. Motivate the sprint team with a clear, elevating goal.
  • Define the product backlog and create actionable user stories with the sprint teams.
  • Use customer feedback to inform thinking on the backlog.
  • Groom and prioritise the work in the backlog according to business value.
  • Help ensure that the scrum team always has an adequate amount of well-prepared user stories to work on.
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of sprint goals.
  • Review and accept the completed user stories, making sure the work fulfils the acceptance criteria.
  • Develop a solid understanding of our users, our products, the market place, the competition and future trends.
  • Drive analysis, scoping and design for major client implementations.
Key Deliverables
  • Well curated backlog
  • Well written user stories
  • Best possible new Dynamic Planner product features or client implementations
  • Energised and supportive sprint teams
  • Energised and supportive stakeholders
Skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Great communication, presentation and people skills
  • Great listening skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A second European language would be an advantage
Experience
  • Solid experience of agile processes and principles
  • Personal financial advice domain knowledge
  • Experience providing SAAS internationally would be an advantage.
Attributes Leadership, creative thinking, decision making, accountability, attention to detail, determination to succeed, team player.
Qualifications Ideally:

  • Product Owner certification
  • ISEB (or similar) qualification in Business Analysis
Apply:

Please email your CV and covering letter outlining why you are perfect for this role (with the job title in the subject line) to recruitment@distribution-technology.com.

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