Lead Business Consultant / Product Owner

Lead level, customer interaction and presentations, Agile, Epics, requirements, BRD, features, user stories, backlog grooming, spring planning and release, minimum viable product
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Travel not required

Job Description

Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Lead Business Consultant / Product Owner in our Minneapolis office.


The role of the Lead Business Consultant / Product Owner is for individuals passionate about identifying and delivering the right Business solution for each client. Our Consultants have a keen Business orientation with an understanding of how technology can be effectively applied to meet a variety of Business needs.


Our Lead Business Consultants / Product Owners fill a number of different roles on our project teams working with a variety of technologies for a wide range of clients. The specific responsibilities vary for each client and each project. Key to the success of our Consultants is the willingness and desire to quickly learn the client’s industry and the unique requirements of each engagement and to fill whatever role may be required to best support our client’s needs.


The Lead Business Consultant / Product Owner is a key delivery point of contact and will be involved in the strategic planning of an engagement or helping the client make decisions about their future IT direction. Once a project has begun, the Lead Business Consultant / Product Owner will facilitate key requirements with stakeholders and customers using standard and User Experience techniques. The Lead Business Consultant / Product Owner may be responsible for product backlog definition/creation, feature prioritization, functional designs, detailed designs and system mapping, wireframes, requirement /user story specifications, and prototypes.


The Lead Business Consultant / Product Owner works directly with Senior Project Managers and assist with daily operations exercising time management, communication and collaboration in a fast-paced environment to ensure the successful delivery of technology projects. The Lead Business Consultant / Product Owner will interface with Perficient technical and business delivery personnel, as well as vendors and customers on a regular basis. Will mentor junior Consultants.


At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India, South America, and China will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


  • Build trusted client relationships through proactive account management and effective project delivery.
  • Establishes knowledge of client business challenges and priorities to translate into opportunities.
  • Maintains regular client communication and satisfaction, ensuring opportunities and challenges are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Helps deliver presentations to clients and management teams.
  • Contributes to project discoveries, kickoff, prepare proposals and statements of work following company standards.
  • Translates client and stakeholder’s business needs into prioritized product backlogs, user stories, detailed business requirements documents, use cases and systems interaction diagrams.
  • Facilitates client and stakeholder requirements and prioritization sessions
  • Helps define MVP (minimum viable product) feature sets and product releases
  • Lead functional workstreams and resources in highly complex digital / technology programs/projects.
  • Works with customers to establish approved wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes for solutions.
  • Assists project team to establish high, mid, and micro level plans for project team, especially related to the functional aspects of technology programs/projects.
  • Helps to establish critical path, milestones, delivery dates, and review client deliverables to ensure they meet client acceptance criteria.
  • Provides leadership throughout the lifecycles of a project, guiding the understanding the project team has through design and development to ensure project requirements are met.
  • May help establish project test strategy, methodologies, test plans as well as assist with test execution.
  • Instills team commitment to company delivery methodologies and practices.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 5-7 years of professional business analysis / product owner experience, with strong relationship management, account management, and support experience.
  • Minimum 4 years consulting industry experience working with external clients.
  • Demonstrated experience defining and documenting a prioritized agile product backlog of features and user stories for complex technology products.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Deep understanding of iterative development methodologies.
  • Ability to thrive in highly collaborative cross-functional teams of User Experience, Developers, Architects, QA, and business stakeholders to deliver business driven technology solutions.
  • Ability to lead, coach, and mentor junior consultants.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of current technologies and complex enterprise level applications.
  • Skilled ability to obtain, understand and respond strategically to client needs.
  • Highly detail oriented, well organized, and able to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Energetic, motivated, service-oriented, and be able to multi task.
  • Proven track record of delivering on time, on budget, and meeting client commitments.
  • Excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Flexible to new situations and challenges.


  • Preferred skills and education:
  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Master’s Degree
  • Strong understanding of complex Internet based enterprise level applications
  • Project Management experience
  • Scrum or Product Owner certification


Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


More About Perficient

Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 


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Position Id : 6715771
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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