Product Owner

Product Owner Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Product Owner to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • communicating the overall data governance and data quality approach and strategy to all levels of stakeholders in the organisation;
  • Elicit requirements from stakeholders, listen carefully, influence others;
  • Product backlog – ensure it is visible, transparent and clear, so that the SCRUM team knows the schedule;
  • New functions – set expectations for delivery;
  • Work with Managers to assist on product roadmaps, product vision;
  • Grooming – run regular and effective backlog/ grooming sessions;
  • establishing and monitor strategic execution for defining and governing data;
  • Partner with the Product Manager and the Development Team to explore and refine product roadmap items and see them through delivery;
  • Defining the product and service vision and requirements based on customer needs and business objectives;
  • Define product release plans and communicate delivery progress/milestones to all impacted stakeholders;
  • Team workload – ensure that the team has enough upcoming prepared tasks;
  • Lead and manage agile ceremonies such as refinement, planning, reviews, and retrospectives;
  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on;
  • Translate needs into user stories with detailed feature specifications and well defined acceptance criteria;
  • facilitating the development and implementation of data quality standards and adoption requirements.

Requirements:

  • Ideally a technical background but certainly a working knowledge of software development and web technologies;
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills, the ability to hear a need, drill to find the real problem, and propose a solution;
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, you will be someone people trust and love working with;
  • Ideally, you will have previous working experience as a Product Owner or hands-on experience managing all stages of the product lifecycle;
  • Love traveling, often internationally, and spending time directly with customers;
  • A working knowledge of Agile development process and principles;
  • An early starter, someone who doesn’t mind getting up early from time to time to work with the East Coast of the USA;
  • knowledge of Data Governance tools such as Collibra, Business Glossary, Informatica and Data frameworks such as DmBOK or equivalent;
  • experience in developing people, skills in coaching and mentoring;
  • demonstrated consulting skills, with change management concepts and strategies, including communication and cultural change;
  • Work closely with the Digital and Delivery team, to ensure that the team understand the product backlog and can effectively plan for sprints;
  • ability to manage and influence senior relationships across a wide business and operational stakeholder group;
  • Deepen the teams knowledge of customer needs, motivations, and behaviour to influence designs that contribute to a rewarding customer experience;
  • knowledge of regulatory and risk data architecture and technology solutions;
  • highly developed skills in prioritisation and alignment of deliverables with strategic outcomes.