Purpose of the Product Owner role is to reach planned acquisition volumes, with and without connectivity, through dedicated flows & channels by managing the consumer device business (phones, accessories, gadgets) and by increasing Vodafone device share vs.
Open market and competition. Has pricing and P&L responsibility for the device sales. Represents the voice of the customer in the squad as well as outside the squad, requesting input and aligning with all stakeholders (including top management.
Key accountabilities :
Responsible for competitive pricing of devices with shared P&L responsibility.
Responsible to translate the business vision, goals and stakeholders feedback into clearly defined requirements and backlog for the teams and provide business reasoning for each item
Defines and manages the squad’s business strategy and prioritizes backlog of the Squad, ensuring the value creation for the business, and responsible of the business outcome
Research and analyse market, users, follow competition and industry for product roadmap strategy
Product Backlog management :
Build the backlog of Epics, User Stories to achieve business objectives and keep the backlog updated for at least 2 sprints worth of Ready for Development user stories;
Works with the squad and delivery team to provide clear acceptance criteria.
Accountable together with the team on the product from definition to end result;
Works together with the team to release the product in high quality and on time (with the highest Value) and contributes to the squad with his / her product knowledge in the tasks development
Maintains a focus on quality, balancing the need for new features and addressing any technical debt or issues that have been uncovered
Accept or decline the deliverables presented by the team within the sprint timeline
Provide an active role, together with the Segment & GTM in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release / Sprint Goals
Close collaboration with stakeholders :
Work with stakeholders and the squad members to identify opportunities for improvement the product.
Works with IT counterparts and business partners to understand their new / changing business goals, how they are being implemented through business processes work on translating the needs into IT requirements;
Build strong relationship with internal customers and external stakeholders and influence their decisions
Core competencies and experience :
Ambitious & competitive professional with high personal drive & leadership attitudes
Be a self-starter and someone who is versatile enough to work across assets / products and in collaboration w. Other stakeholders (from commercial to technology)
Resilient while working in competitive & rapidly changing environments
Good team player with social skills that enables collaboration closely and easily with core team members and stakeholders
Experience working in or with a digital marketing function would be a plus
End-to-end experience of all steps from identifying business needs all the way to execution
Technical / professional qualifications :
Degree in business administration, economics or engineering / Bachelor Degree (Technical studies, Business and / or Banking)
Experience in Telecommunication sector at marketing and / or commercial roles / BSc, would be a plus
Experience in Product Owner role, preferable in an Agile environment
Previous experience working as a Business Systems Analyst / Product Owner or Product / Segment manager
Excellent spoken and written English
Communication skills - from product specifications to tickets’ raising, to stakeholder presentations.
Knowledge / Experience of agile methodologies of digital project management