Product Owner

Job Title: Product Owner
Location: Cardiff Bay, Wales
Department: Product
Reports To: Lead Product Manager

Summary

As Product Owner you’ll bring the business perspective to the software product being
created and sustained into a Scrum Team. You will express the expectations and ideas captured in the Product Backlog to the Development Team, and orders the items in the Product Backlog to optimise the value being delivered. You’ll work closely with all areas of the business to ensure that value is delivered to our customers through Discovery, Definition, Design and Implementation of ideas.

Main responsibilities
*Please note that this list is not exhaustive. Direct line management of this role may request that other reasonable responsibilities / tasks be assigned to this role

• Work closely with our PMO and Entity teams to migrate our global customers onto the new platform.
• Deliver clear and regular metrics on performance of your product using Product Analytics and other data sources
• Create and maintain user documentation
• Work closely with the Product Marketing team on marketing and communication strategy
• Work closely with the company’s Sales teams; enabling them to meet their customers’ needs by providing them with appropriate products and features
• Take the lead of scrum teams as the Product Owner
• Providing vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements
• Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on
• Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product
• Define product vision, road-map and growth opportunities
• Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
• Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
• Work closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI
• Lead the planning product release plans and set the expectation for delivery of new functionalities
• Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
• Research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product
• Follow our competitors and the industry
• Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends
Candidate Specification

Qualifications

Education

• University degree in business, economics, computer science or a comparable subject area – or comparable experience

Experience, knowledge, skills and personal characteristics

• 2 or more years of working with customer facing products
• Experience of Product Ownership in an agile environment
• Experience in UX/UI – design research and usability testing an advantage
• 2 or more years of experience in a similar role within the Business Information industry will be a distinct advantage
• The ability to effectively develop and manage strong working relationships both internal and external to the business
• Highly developed communication skills – communicating effectively and in a timely manner using appropriate communication tools and techniques
• Creativity / Innovation – Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities
• Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
• Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
• Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization

Working Conditions

The Creditsafe Group prides itself on its progressive approach to people management. The group offices are vibrant, energetic, dynamic and very vocal, the ideal candidate will appreciate this employment culture and thrive within it.

Working location can be flexible & negotiated if the successful candidate is not based in Cardiff / South East Wales – however regular attendance at the Cardiff Bay office is a pre-requisite.