Product Owner

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VDart Inc is the leading global provider of digital solutions, products and talent management company providing digital technology solutions in Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities and Healthcare Industries. Led by a strong global team located across 10 countries including USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, UK, Japan, Australia & India. We are currently accepting applications from staffing firms for our Preferred Partner Program, where we align niche staffing firms with specific verticals based on their strengths. To apply, please visit: ;/p>

Role: Product Owner

Remote

Contract

Summary Of Position:

  • The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing product value by articulating and prioritizing the product features for a cross-functional delivery team to develop. The Product Owner ensures the right product is built by the product team in the most efficient manner. They work in an open, collaborative, and approachable manner with the product team to inspire optimal solutions that solve customers’ problems and challenge the team to find the smartest, most efficient solutions.

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Works closely with Business Product Manager to define product features according to product vision, roadmap, and strategy. Works with the Product Manager to drive & monitor product and feature adoption.
  • Works closely with IT Platform Product Managers to define global product features on WEM according to the product vision, roadmap and strategy.
  • Actively plans and prioritizes the product feature backlog according to business value and clearly articulates priorities for the product team. Working with the engineering manager balances the need to address technical debt and supports technical innovation in addition to adding product features
  • Leads the planning of product releases and sets expectations for delivery of new features with stakeholders. Collaborates with stakeholders regarding the correction of defects.
  • Writes detailed user stories and acceptance criteria at a pace to ensure the product team always has an adequate number of prepared stories to work on. Works closely with the Engineering Manager and team to ensure stories in the upcoming sprint are fully understood and stories in future sprints are well groomed & estimated.
  • Sets sprint goals in coordination with the product team and drives the team to deliver promised value.
  • Ensures the volume and sequence of work flowing to the product team optimizes team performance and maximizes the value delivered.
  • Actively participates in Agile ceremonies to provide immediate answers and direction to the product team based on domain expertise.
  • Always represents the voice of the customer within the team.
  • Facilitates sprint planning and backlog refinement in partnership with the Scrum Master
  • Creates a sense of common goal for the team based on the product vision. Regularly engages with the product team to guide priorities, refine features, define functional requirements, and help ddress blockers impacting successful team completion of sprint goals.
  • Ensures the team understands items in the product backlog to the level needed for them to estimate and commit to work during sprint planning.
  • Works in close collaboration with stakeholders to understand their expectations and helps the team understand how to set up for successful user acceptance testing.
  • Coordinates the sprint review with relevant stakeholders, faithfully communicates in the language of the business, and writes new user stories as needed based on customer feedback.
  • Works in close cooperation with the team during retrospectives, with a view to identifying continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Coordinates with multiple parties (product team, vendors, strategic partners, engineering managers, business partners, etc.) to meet the customer’s priorities while being aware of the insights, needs and constraints of those stakeholders
  • Provides performance feedback to product team members’ administrative leaders
  • Collaborates with other Product Owners as needed to align on release plans and ensure backlogs are in alignment with the overall organizational strategy
  • Owns the outward communication of product progress and value to stakeholders

QUALIFICATIONS:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in IT or a business discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in integrated marketing programs across multiple platforms
  • Client-facing experience
  • Deep understanding and broad experience with multiple digital marketing functional areas such as, Web, buy-now, R&R, advertising, creative design etc. and practical experience with integrated execution.

Preferred Qualifications:

Domain knowledge around the product that will be owned on Experience Management, such as

  • Personalization & Experience Management (Sitecore)
  • Web Experience Management (Sitecore)
  • Ratings and Reviews (BazaarVoice)
  • Organic Search
  • eCommerce
  • Buy Now
  • Demonstrable ability to translate business needs into requirements and define those in a written format that allows the development teams to align behind the product vision
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, relationship-building and collaboration skills at all levels
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience as a change agent at multiple levels of an organization
  • Experience with JIRA or Azure Boards
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (preferred)

Key Skill: Product Owner, Sitecore, eCommerce, JIRA or Azure, Scrum Master

Referral Program: Ask our recruiting team about how you can be a part of our referral program. If you refer a candidate with the desired qualifications and your candidate accepts the role, you can earn a generous referral fee. We want to hire the best talent available and are committed to building great teams and partnerships.

We are Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

VDart Inc

Alpharetta, GA

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