Product Owner (22.5hrs per week)
Open GI
Worcester or Winchester United Kingdom
6d ago

Company Description

Open GI is a leading software development company and a trusted partner to the general insurance industry. Based across the UK and Europe, our support and development services make us a truly diverse organisation that offers a range of IT solutions to insurance brokers, insurers and managing general agents.


Reporting to the Product Manager, the key purpose of this role is to provide representation of product / feature within the Scrum Team.

You will be responsible for the delivery management of initial product implementation whilst driving customer advocacy.

Key responsibilities :

  • Provides vision and voice of the customer advocacy for each product / feature
  • Manages a product backlog for a dedicated feature area
  • Works with the scrum team to refine backlog items and plan individual sprints
  • Leads requirements gathering within the Scrum Team, based on the agreed product concept
  • Attendance at scrum ceremonies
  • Documents new features, demonstrates latest iteration of product during reviews, records and reacts to feedback
  • Works closely with the scrum team to ensure all impediments are identified, recorded and removed
  • Manages communication to stakeholders
  • Understands the estimation process and participates in this process as required
  • Supports non tech teams within the business in relation to new projects
  • Agrees acceptance criteria for work requests with the team
  • Work with the marketing function to ensure coverage and awareness of product is maximized
  • Negotiates priorities with stakeholders to ensure that high value deliverables are identified and progressed to a high level of quality
  • Trains and mentors colleagues when required
  • Requirements

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience :

  • Educated to a business degree or relevant subject (advantage)
  • Certified Agile Product Owner (preferred)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute Qualifications (or working towards) would be advantageous
  • 3-4 years as a Product Owner in Agile B2B SWH
  • Adaptive and strong team player with excellent customer relationship and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent time management skills
  • Experience of working in pressured environment to strict deadlines
  • Experience with DevOps or JIRA
  • Good standard of MS Word and MS Excel (advantage)
  • Knowledge of Agile
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Mission and Values

    Our mission is to be both the Technology Partner and Employer of choice for the UK General Insurance Market. Our values are central to this vision, as they represent how we collaborate how we work together in synergy and continually deliver for our customers :

  • Accountability : We take personal pride in finding solutions and achieving results
  • Innovation : We lead the market by being proactive, product-led and forward thinking
  • Teamwork : We work collaboratively, recognising and celebrating success
  • Trust : We build trust on integrity, transparency and respect
  • We are looking for an individual who embraces our values in their actions, decisions, communications and processes to inspire positivity and, ultimately, exceptional performance.

  • Salary up to £25,200 per annum depending on skills and experience
  • Company pension
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Life assurance and critical illness cover
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Perkbox an exclusive platform offering a wide range of discounts and benefits
  • Holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum, increasing to 26 days per annum after three years of service & a holiday purchase scheme
  • Hybrid approach to work work from home 2 days a week
  • Opportunity for a more flexible approach to start, finish and lunch times to allow you to better manage events outside of work
  • Social clubs - whether you’re into your cycling, crafts or other hobbies, we have a number of groups at Open GI where individuals who enjoy the same pursuits can get together
  • Wellbeing wills at work scheme, employee assistance programme and mental health first aiders
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