Product Owner

Bristol - £35,000 - £45,000

Responsible for:

  • Optimizing the delivery of the work carried out by the delivery team
  • Managing the product backlog across the product suite
  • Prioritizing requirements in line with the wider product strategy
  • Representing the voice of the customer within the development process
  • Writing user stories and supporting the delivery team by answering questions that arise
  • Working alongside the UI/UX Designer to ensure the delivery team have the requisite wire-frames and assets to develop and test against
  • Participating in daily scrum meetings, planning, retrospective, example mapping and backlog refinement sessions
  • Participating in user groups, client meetings and product demos

Primary Objectives:

  • Work alongside the Head of Product to translate high level product briefs into epics and user stories
  • Ensure product features specifications are clearly understood by the development teams
  • Act as a focal point for the delivery team and field/answer questions to assist the successful delivery of backlog items
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to refine the vision for the development of the product
  • Support the Sales and Marketing functions by fielding product related questions as they arise
  • Liaising closely with the Scrum Master and Testing Team Leader to ensure sprint cycles run at an optimum level
  • Liaising with key stakeholders in the business to ensure that the product backlog feeds into the development schedule according to the overall business strategy
  • Liaise with Sales, Projects and Support teams to support the wider business with implementations, documentation, functionality queries and ad-hoc queries

KPIs:

  • Achievement of agreed deliverables in line with quarterly roadmap milestones
  • Achievement of sprint goals as agreed with the delivery team

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of Agile principles and processes
  • Previous experience in a similar role (Product Owner, Business Analyst, Scrum Master, Product Manager)
  • Experience with tools such as Azure DevOps, Jira, Trello, Basecamp
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills with a sharp attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to translate requirements into clear user stories
  • Experience in running multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent delegation skills and ability to set and communicate priorities
  • Commercial awareness and business consultancy skills
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner qualification desirable, but not essential

Person Specification:

  • Ability to communicate across a wide audience both technical and non-technical and the ability to translate and explain technical concepts and ideas to individuals at any level
  • A genuine interest in technology and a keen awareness and analysis of relevant markets
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and resolve conflict

Our Values:

We are Inquisitive

  • Fully understand and own role and its relationship to overall business objectives
  • Analyse the status quo and explore new ways to do things
  • Ask questions to clarify your understanding of something
  • Look at the bigger picture and the impact that actions and decisions have

We are Brave

  • Step outside of comfort zone
  • Stand up for clients
  • Voice your opinion constructively
  • Remain determined in the face of challenge

We are Tenacious

  • Set goals and work purposefully to achieve them, asking for help and support as required
  • Remain resolute in your commitment to overall business objectives and client satisfaction
  • Act cohesively with colleagues and clients to achieve outcomes
  • Don’t give up when things get tough, explore different ways to do things and think outside the box to achieve objectives

We are Warm Hearted

  • Proactively supporting colleagues and clients
  • A positive attitude and manner
  • A willingness to help out and go the extra mile
  • Considerate attitude to clients, colleagues and wider community

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