Senior Product Owner

Bailey Finch Associates
15 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Bailey Finch Associates are delighted to assist our client with the role of Senior Product Owner.

You will be responsible for leading the delivery and development of our clients digital improvements, with a focus on driving conversion rates, and hence meeting sales targets. This will cover the main website.

You will sit within the Marketing department, reporting into the Head of eCommerce, and will have x2 direct reports (Online User Experience Manager, Product Executive). The role will be predominantly working alongside User Experience Manager and the Web Design/UX team.

The nature of the role means it is varies from supporting live issues to developing a product from concept to live, so a degree of pragmatism, influence and adaptability as well as innovation is required.

Key Responsibilities:

Accountable for the technical and commercial success of the product (predominantly the website), through project delivery and excellent planning skills – take the lead in bringing innovative new solutions and ideas to the table
Responsible for planning and delivery of product roadmap, including ROI based prioritisation and production of business cases, with input from the Product Team / User Experience Manager
Responsible for the success of all Product based developments, through project management, leading scrums, and hence ensure delivery of all projects to deadline, working alongside UX, Designers and Developers
Be the business stakeholder for identifying opportunities for improved/new functionalities, working alongside rest of Marketing department to identify customer drop out points or low converting functionality, and developing onsite solutions
Responsible for holding knowledge of best in market eCommerce practices, including awareness of competitor functionality, eCommerce best practices, and new trends
Help introduce a process of regular user based optimisation, working alongside the Head of eCommerce and Design team to optimise key areas within the journey, to design and develop new website functionalities and UX driven solutions
Work alongside User Experience Manager and Web Trading Manager to ensure development and implementation of AB testing strategy, with a specific focus on page structure, wireframes and functionality

Desired Skills & Experience:

This role will best suit an individual who is well organised, pragmatic, and a lateral thinker, with an inquisitive mind who is motivated to work both individually and as part of a team.

Product development focused digital experience – minimum 4 years
Experience of managing projects through the Agile method - working with stakeholders, designers and developers, coordinating across multiple departments, and constantly assessing priorities essential
Exceptional web analytics knowledge (SiteCatalyst/Omniture, Google Analytics, Coremetrics)
Demonstrable experience of stakeholder and project management – ability to build strong relationships with key internal departments
High attention to detail with an ability to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
Natural planner, looking ahead, anticipating and escalating issues before they arise, providing solutions, and meeting deadlines
Quick learner with ability to think pro-actively and build solid working relationships with wider members of the business
Ability to demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills to all levels of seniority and disciplines within the organisation
Experience of using Endeca

If this role sounds of interest to you, please forward your cv in the first instance to Bailey Finch Asssociates who are acting as a recruitment agency with this vacancy

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