Product Owner

Zonal Retail Data Systems Limited
03 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Overall Purpose Of The Job A Zonal Product Owner will be fully responsible for executing the short to medium term roadmap for one or more products, or of a related product line within the Zonal Ecosystem. You will achieve this by converting the strategic objectives set by the Product Manager into initiatives and prioritised feature lists which you will organise into releases. Product Owners will be responsible for ensuring product documentation and communication is delivered to the business in a timely fashion. The Product Owner should also be able to provide product knowledge to the business. You should identify and establish product experts throughout the business teams and keep them up to date as the product evolves, allowing for a train-the-trainer approach. You should evangelise their product both internally and in customer-facing situations. Main Duties & Responsibilities - Translation of product strategy from mid to long term vision and objectives into product initiatives and prioritised activities, creating a short- to mid-term product roadmap. - Creating feature lists in Aha and mapping them to product, product line and group-wide objectives. - Balance development of strategic features (including NFRs), customer requests and technical work. - Review Ideas Portal submissions against short to medium term strategic roadmaps. - Liaise with Delivery with regards inclusion of technical debt and other quality-related development. - Manage the feed of features and requirements into TFS. - Where appropriate, document feature descriptions, requirements and acceptance criteria. - Plan content and target dates of releases. - Close interaction with the Delivery team and, where appropriate, the BA to ensure requirements are documented and understood. - Reporting on progress of product development against strategic objectives. - Provide product-specific feedback to Product Manager to assist with future strategic direction. - Documentation of products and releases, for marketing, training and technical purposes. - Provision of status and planning communication to internal stakeholders. - Participation in pre- and immediate post-sale activities where product change is required. - Management of New Product Introduction (NPI) process for new products and new features within the scope of Product Owner's field. - Maintaining relationships with key departments, especially Delivery, AM, PST, Sales and HC within the scope of their product(s). Skills, Knowledge & Experience Essential - Product ownership, product management or business analysis experience. - Ability to multi-task, balancing customer, product strategy and technical priorities required to deliver an excellent product. - A technical brain with a sound commercial understanding. - Innovative mind with a flair for product management including usability, efficient design, rich functionality and technical excellence, through conception, iteration and enhancement. - Excellent people skills with an ability to present to and influence a wide range of internal and external stake holders, from junior to senior, including board level. - A problem solver - always able to find a way to get something done. - An eye for detail but an eye on the wider picture. - Comfortable negotiating through conflict. - Strong planning and organisational skills. - A team player, able to work cooperatively with others to achieve a common goal. - A keen interest in new and disruptive technologies - Self-motivated and driven. Desirable - Experience in the hospitality industry. - Understanding of consumer payments.
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