Product Owner Pipeline - Johannesburg
more than 14 days ago
Paracon is actively building up a talent database of skilled Product Owners to support our clients’ continuous need for growth. We are ideally looking for Product Owner with Financial Services / Investment / Asset Management industry experience.
We ‘almost always’ have Product Owner opportunities available in Johannesburg and Cape Town for permanent or contract positions.
A Product Owner needs to have a clear perspective on customer goals and objectives. This needs to be adequately defined and communicated with all the relevant stakeholders. This includes the customer, development team, scrum master, project team, and corresponding business managers.
Responsible for innovation and end-to-end launch of products.
Collaborates with global commercial services partners and customers to co-develop a roadmap and drive products and features from concept to launch in a fast-paced environment.
Works with cross-functional teams and various stakeholders, including analytics, design/user experience, engineering, and user enablement.
Turns data insights into products with actionable outcomes to the ultimate customer.
Works in an Agile environment and continuously reviews the business needs, refines priorities, outlines milestones and deliverables, and identifies opportunities and risks.
Partners with stakeholders and customers across the organization to inform the product vision, strategy, features, and prioritization.
Develops, owns, and executes product roadmap.
Works with user-focused departments to define the self-service user experience, support, and monitoring for customers.
Partners with sales departments to define the user experience for internal GCS users, including support and monitoring.
Translates product roadmap features into well-defined product requirements including features, user stories, and acceptance test criteria.
Prioritizes and maintains the sprint backlog for assigned products, balancing the requirements of stakeholders.
Leads the product functional design process based on an intimate knowledge of the users and technology.
Defines and executes go-to-market plan, working to ensure that product management, marketing, and sales have what they need to be successful.
Develops and maintains appropriate tracking and reporting of product performance post-launch to evaluate future investment.
Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of product or project development experience
2 – 3 years’ experience – To be considered as a Junior Product Owner.
3 – 5 years’ experience – To be considered as an Intermediate Product Owner.
5+ years’ experience – To be considered as a Senior Product Owner.
Banking / Financial / Investment / Asset Management industry experience (Preferred).
Location & Job Type:
Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Most of our roles are Hybrid but we do get Remote ones now and again.
Excellent communication skills (Verbal and written).
Analytical and critical thinker.
Negotiation and decision-making skills.
Strong facilitation skills.
Excellent documenting and diagramming skills.