Product Owner - Retail Applications

16 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
In a nutshell You will have ownership and responsibility for a set of products that help our colleagues to delight customers, across areas such as marketing, trading, supply chain, logistics, online and HR. Bridging the technical and business worlds, you will work with colleagues across our businesses to develop and deliver your products' roadmaps.You'll be someone who loves to make things happen and gets excited about identifying and delivering simple solutions to complex problems, at pace. As a product owner at Sainsbury's, you will be a key part of shaping the future of our organisation and the retail sector. What I need to do Launch new products and enhance existing products Develop the vision, strategy and roadmap for each of your products alongside the senior product owner Delivery of the projects & sprints on your roadmap Work alongside architects, project managers and engineers to design services our customers and colleagues love. Deliver ROI for investments in your products Mentor and coach less experienced Product Owners Deeply understand our customers' needs and gather requirements Provide digital product knowledge and insight for colleagues across our business Support the execution of our Digital & Technology strategy How I will succeed Successful product creation, development, delivery and ongoing operation Exceptional customer and colleague engagement and satisfaction Successful delivery of projects to agreed metrics (e.g. - time, cost and quality) Recognition as the go-to expert for your product, delivering insight and knowledge that helps us delight our colleagues and customers What I need to know BA/BSc degree or equivalent practical experience A track record of delivering change in a commercial, business or UX team A track record of managing multiple stakeholders and strong examples of clear and concise communication The ability to deliver cross-functional projects and a working understanding of both Agile and Waterfall project delivery methodologies Knowledge and experience of the retail and technology industries preferable End to end product management experience preferable Excellent Microsoft Office skills (incl. Excel modelling and analysis) What I need to show Great communications skills with stakeholders at all levels Highly analytical and methodical approach to problem solving Commercial awareness Great organisational and prioritisation skills Entrepreneurial drive A passion for retail and for digital & technology The ability to manage upwards, communicating clearly and influencing a broad cross section of stakeholders Dissatisfaction with the status quo and a curious mind which is always agitating for change Resources available to me Working with the Senior Product Owner, you will coach and mentor less experienced Product Owners. You will have access to all the resources required to deliver projects as required (Waterfall or Agile) including: Project Managers, Technical Designers, Solution Architects, Vendor Supplier resource, Agile Scrum delivery teams and other D&T colleagues, together with access to broader resources across JS, and external sources. What decisions I can make Making recommendations to the Senior Product Owner regarding product vision and roadmaps Day-to-day project activity decisions for capital projects within you portfolio (typically up to cGBP5m, up to 3 yr projects) Selection of project delivery methodology (Agile/Waterfall) Resourcing on your change projects *LI-SS