Product Owner - Finance
Liberty Specialty Markets
London, United Kingdom
52m ago

About the Role :

As a member of the Agile team, representing the voice of the customer and the organization through the delivery of business value.

They are the teams product authority, setting priorities and making product related decisions. They have responsibility for managing stakeholder relationships.

Working closely with stakeholders (business and technology), including LOB leadership, they define and prioritize features and stories, ensuring alignment with customer needs and global organizational goals.

Understands customers' problems in detail and ensures the problems are clearly defined, prioritized and the team is focused on the most valuable work.

The Product Owner must ensure there is an aligned understanding of how the team can provide the highest value to the customer through the lens of the portfolio.

Collaborates with other teams, technologies and architects across portfolios to develop a deep understanding of the technologies and systems they support.

  • Collaborates with the Chief Product Owners (CPO) to create product vision and alignment with strategic priorities with stakeholders.
  • Contributes to the development of the program vision. Communicates product and portfolio vision to their team.

  • With the team, accountable for developing and achieving product level KPIs. Manages product(s) with a moderate degree of strategy, scope, and complexity.
  • Owns and maintains the product backlog and is accountable for its contents and prioritization. Accountable for clear, actionable user stories.
  • Sets priorities and actively participates in squad / team quarterly planning. Collaborates with more senior Product Owners to set priorities for program quarterly planning.
  • Sets expectations with stakeholders for delivery of new capabilities, features, and functionalities. Participates in team demos, retrospectives, and all other ceremonies.
  • Works daily with the agile working group, clarifying business requirements, removing roadblocks, constantly communicating, and supporting alignment around product strategy.
  • Collaborates with technology and business leadership to align development and business goals and priorities while working with stakeholders and squad / team to remove roadblocks to execution.
  • Resolves open issues / questions quickly and efficiently.

  • Monitors and maintains the product health, supporting long-term product viability and efficiency, and balancing long and short term and costs with desired outcomes.
  • Analyzes and reports on feasibility, cost of delay ramifications, economies, or other aspects of planned or potential changes to the product.
  • Understands regulatory, compliance, and other industry constraints on the product and prioritizes accordingly. Negotiates with internal and external teams to ensure priorities are aligned across squads / teams both within and outside the portfolio.
  • Collaboratively builds the squad / team product roadmap, contributes to strategy inputs from stakeholders. Contributes to program level planning.
  • Influences stakeholder expectations for delivery of new capabilities, features, and functionalities.
  • Communicates expected value and any changes in value to be delivered in each iteration (sprint, monthly, quarterly, etc.
  • based on the team-determined capacity.

  • Leads customer-driven design and usability testing for the squad / team. Collaborates on CDD and UAT across the program.
  • Ensures a well-positioned product through market & industry analysis.

  • Work with the Chief Product Owner to ensure that the delivery team has the technical capability to deliver the product, including areas such as testing, user research, UX etc.
  • Supports the Scrum Master in removing impediments wherever possible.
  • Works with the Chief Product Owners and other Product Owners to support the agile transformation programme.
  • What the ideal candidate will have :

  • Experience in product management or equivalent LSM skills
  • Proven track record in working with Finance business functions
  • Exposure to products such as SAP, Concur and SWIFT
  • Considerable relevant industry or functional experience in insurance
  • Strong communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering complex initiatives
  • Agile practitioner capabilities and experience working with or in Agile teams
  • Ability to influence the direction and thinking of senior stakeholders
  • Strong team-work, co-ordination, organization and planning skills
  • Ability to capture complex requirements in a prioritised backlog
  • Ability to understand strategic needs whilst focusing on the customer
  • What we can offer you :

    At LSM, we recognise and encourage the values of diversity, inclusion and collaboration and we know that working together to share our unique perspectives helps us make better decisions, deliver innovative solutions and pursue our goals.

    We know that each of us has a 'unique perspective', shaped by our different backgrounds, personalities, life experiences, beliefs and many other dimensions of difference.

    We are a proud sponsor of MumsNet and encourage a flexible work life balance.

    LSM reward individuals based on their performance, ability and attitude, no matter the focus or seniority of their role, with our competitive benefits package.

    All LSM employees have access to flexi-benefits to suit their particular lifestyle needs, which include competitive basic salary, pension and bonus, 25 days' holiday (with the option to buy or sell 5), generous contribution towards gym membership, private health and dental care and full health screening, good maternity and paternity leave options, full study support towards any relevant qualifications and flexibility to work remotely.

    On top of all of this we are based in the prestigious Walkie Talkie building and all employees have individual and guest access to the Sky Garden.

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