Product Owner

Management, UX, Architecture, IT, Systems, SQL
Full Time

Job Description

Overview

If you're driven to get results and would like to collaborate within a fast-paced, value focused Origination team, then GM Financial may be the right place for you. As a member of an Agile Scrum team, the Product Owner serves as a collaborative liaison between the Product Management and Product Delivery teams; aligning the teams' vision and direction, prioritizing and evaluating work, and delivering high-impact customer experiences. This individual provides thought leadership and execution excellence through the adoption and promotion of a Customer First approach to achieve high-value outcomes. The Product Owner is integral in the culmination of Product, UX, and Architectural strategies that align to execution.

Responsibilities

JOB DUTIES

  • The PO consistently delivers on commitments with no supervision
  • Work collaboratively with the Program/Product Managers to create and communicate product road map initiatives to the teams that result in great experiences for our customers
  • Owning the product/team backlog, leading backlog prioritization of initiatives, aligning experiences across channels and touch points to ensure the best business results
  • Lead optimization opportunities to drive continuous product improvement
  • Partner with an Agile team charged with implementing the product road map
  • Mentor and Coach the Agile team to craft high quality customer-centric user stories that exceed customer expectations
  • Responsible for ensuring alignment and prioritizing the product backlog in partnership with product management
  • Collaborate with Architecture team(s) to advise on any needed enabling work and make decisions regarding sequencing to ensure optimal delivery of value for business customers
  • Define and measure product performance using key information, processes and systems to ensure accountability for achieving business results
  • Provide clear communication and coordination across business and IT teams to manage the scope of each product launch for on-time delivery of key features
  • Accept stories as done and lead demonstrations of the work delivered at the end of the sprint to stakeholders
  • Invest in the Agile process and lead change to continuously improve product quality, time to market, and team member happiness
  • Coach and mentor others in promoting a Design Thinking mindset when exploring problems
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Conform with all company policies and procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

AVP Credit Systems US

Qualifications

Knowledge

  • Advanced abilities to deliver best in class product experiences utilizing Design Thinking and Lean methodologies
  • Advanced experience/understanding in Vision/Roadmap creation, Portfolio/Program/Team Backlog creation, refinement and prioritization
  • Advanced understanding of Agile principles and methodologies and how they are applied in the workplace
  • Advanced experience working within a matrix organization, collaborating with business stakeholders, user experience teams, project managers, product managers, developers and others
  • Proven track record of project execution, completing and shipping excellent products on time and on budget
  • Knowledge of GM Financial core business functions and information systems and operations for supported business groups

Skills

  • Advanced interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), cross-collaboration skills
  • Advanced problem solver who can clearly identify, analyze, and resolve issues as they arise
  • Defines and promotes best practices; cultivates a culture of innovation and learning
  • Advanced in the use SQL to support reporting, problem identification and resolution
  • Advanced ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced persuasive and negotiation skills
  • Advanced presentation skills

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work or military experience preferred

Experience

  • 7-10 years of experience in an IT environment or relevant role required
  • 5-7 years working on an Agile team preferred
  • 3-5 years as Product Owner preferred

Licenses

  • Advanced Agile Certification preferred

Working Conditions

  • Subject to stressful situations
  • Possibility of working long hours may be required
  • Limited travel may be required to support business needs

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Dice Id : 10120555
Position Id : 2021-40463
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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