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Product Owner (Education, Engagement, Finance)

Bedford | |

Recruiter: Ampersand consulting

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Product Owner (Education, Engagement, Finance)

A FTSE 100 organisation in IT Solutions are looking to hire a talented Product Owner (Education, Engagement, Finance) to join their expanding team in Bedford.

The Role

We are looking for a talented Product Owner (Education, Engagement, Finance) who is passionate about building products that customers love and take full accountability for the discovery, definition, delivery and performance of products and services in the Education Sector.

The Product Owner (Education, Engagement, Finance) will be responsible for understanding and meeting the needs of users and driving the commercial success of products through creative thinking, an evidence-based approach and a keen focus on the user and business value. You will create buy-in for the product vision internally and externally, working effectively with your Agile delivery teams and wider business stakeholders.

We are looking for a strong all-rounder who has experience as a storyteller, technical liaison, user experience development, data analytics, sales and marketing.

Key Responsibilities for the Product Owner (Education, Engagement, Finance)

  • Contribute towards the vision, product strategy and roadmap for your product or service
  • Develop a deep understanding of the needs of your users and the problems they have in meeting those needs based on market and user research as well as product analytics data
  • Gather and share insights about the market and the competitive landscape
  • Develop product positioning, pricing and messaging that differentiates your products in the market and segment
  • Work with the wider Product and Commercial teams to build business cases to justify why they should invest
  • Define what success looks like for your product, how we measure success and report on progress towards success
  • Manage the full product lifecycle from idea through to launch, optimisation and maintenance
  • Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, understanding their needs and effectively managing their expectations
  • Work as part of a product team of designers and developers to:
    • Address the needs of users and the problems they have meeting these needs
    • Develop solutions to these problems by creating and testing prototypes and MVP's to prove or disprove hypotheses
    • Build and launch world-class products
  • Work across the organisation to build go to market plans for new products
  • Look for new and future trends in the market and technology, to ensure that your product is leading the field

Key Attributes for the Product Owner (Education, Engagement, Finance):

  • The ability to develop an expert understanding of the customer and market needs and champion these in the delivery of your products
  • Have experience of opportunity, problem and solution discovery
  • An eye for good user experience design with demonstrable examples of contribution to products in the market
  • Experience developing commercially valuable products which meet user needs
  • Adept at planning and prioritising product feature backlogs and contributing to the product roadmap
  • Competent at analysing product and financial data using business intelligence tools
  • The ability to influence across an organisation from Board level to Engineering, Customer success and beyond
  • Strong presentation, organisational and time management skills and the ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams in a complex, matrix environment
  • Work in an agile environment to a product development process that includes hypothesis development, prototype evolution and usability testing
  • Working knowledge of relevant legal and compliance matters including GPDR
  • Represent the company by visiting customers to solicit feedback on products and services
  • permanent

  • Bedford, Bedfordshire

  • 1 year ago

  • Ampersand Consulting

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