Product Owner

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An experienced Product Owner who is able to identify, define and deliver new features in line with our organisational goals.  

Who are OpenMoney?

OpenMoney is here to make financial advice affordable and accessible for everyone. Normally, when you're deciding what to do with your money, you either have to figure it out yourself (but not many people know how it all works), or you can use a financial adviser (but they can cost a lot of money).

In fact, there are millions of people in Britain who would benefit from having financial advice but who have been unable to access or afford it. They’re caught in what we call the Financial Advice Gap.

As a result, many of these people get caught in financial cycles that they struggle to get out of. It could be running out of money at the end of every month, not knowing how and where to invest, or leaving money and savings in poorly performing investments.  

  We’re here to help these people. We want to provide our expert financial advice to 100K people who couldn’t find what they need or afford elsewhere. At OpenMoney, we’ll give everyone who comes to us that honest and expert advice, and because our extensive use of technology, we’re able to keep costs very low.

At OpenMoney we endorse three main behaviours that we look for in all current and future employees; play your part, positive perseverance and do the right thing.

What will I be doing?

Reporting to the Principal Product Manager, the Product Owner will be responsible for identifying, defining and delivering new features for their assigned product. They will work closely with business stakeholders, design & research teams, and of course the development team to ensure alignment on new features, prioritisation and detailed requirements. The development team utilise the scrum methodology and the Product Owner will be expected to help facilitate and progress the various ceremonies, planning and delivery activities.  

The Product Owner will be responsible for the product’s backlog, ensuring that the development team have a healthy and prioritised pipeline of work that meets the team’s definition of ready. They will be expected to react to the needs and demands of the business and ensure that the team is working on the right things at the right time.  

The Product Owner will be the expert for their assigned product, and be passionate about it’s success, helping to motivate and excite the development team about its evolution.

What will I be responsible for?

  • Responsible for managing the delivery team’s backlog, ensuring they have enough work that meets the definition of ready
  • Responsible for working with stakeholders, the development team and other teams to elicit, capture and manage requirements (typically in user story format)
  • Work with the Principal Product Manager, stakeholders and Overall Delivery Manager to keep the backlog prioritised and aligned with the roadmap and business expectations  
  • Work with research, design and marketing teams to help analyse user feedback, data and research to identify focus areas and potential new features
  • Facilitate various scrum ceremonies and actively support the development team with the delivery (helping to resolve blockers & making key decisions)
  • Help analyse & refine potential new features so that they can be prioritised against the existing roadmap
  • Ensure the development team have an understanding of the product’s goals and how their work is tied to these
  • Lead product discovery activities for new features, bringing together the right teams to produce the necessary outputs in preparation for delivery
  • Work with technical team leads to ensure technical work is raised, understood and factored into prioritisation decisions
  • Act as the trusted expert in the product, its purpose, functionality, user base and how it fits into the wider business
  • Work with the Principal Product Manager and other product team members to continuously evolve the product function and its working practices

  What are we looking for?

  • Experienced in user story writing & refinement
  • Stakeholder management and engagement skills – being able to communicate at the right level of detail based on audience, and translate business needs into tangible tech requirements (and vice-versa)
  • Ability to tell a story, bring the product’s goals & vision to life and motivate the development team
  • Excellent facilitation skills and experience in running large workshop-style sessions
  • Excellent presentation and demonstration skills
  • An appreciation for technology and high level solution design
  • Ability to understand and extract insight from data, metrics & KPIs
  • Strong analytical skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of agile/scrum methodologies and test & learn practices
  • Driven, disciplined and tenacious in nature
  • Use of work item management tool (e.g. TFS/Azure/Jira)

What can you expect?

This role is based in the heart of Manchester in St. Peters Square in a supportive and social team environment. A prime office location, where you will work alongside your colleagues, with a range of free services including a coffee barista, breakfast,table tennis, beer taps, prosecco, soft drinks… and more...

Benefits:

  • Regular pay reviews
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Flexible Working
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Company events & social hours
  • Casual dress
  • Life Insurance
  • Benefits platform

Sounds interesting! Then email richard.jones@open-money.co.uk or click “Apply Now” and upload your CV.

Be part of a company that’s dedicated to making the finance industry a better place.

Reference ID: RJPO002

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: up to £45,000.00/year

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