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8 months ago
A.C. Nielsen Company Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Norwich
Job type: Permanent
Contact: A.C. Nielsen Company Ltd
Sector: FMCG
Category: Project Management Jobs

Digital Product Owner - 31135

We are one of the world's most trusted providers of digital product content for ecommerce sites, mobile shopping aps and virtual merchandising applications. With 20 years' experience in ecommerce content, Nielsen Brandbank maximises the impact of online products, while minimising the cost and effort to retailers and suppliers. We create high quality content that fuels ecommerce success for our customers, while creating a rich online shopping experience.

Made up of people who don't settle for second best, Nielsen Brandbank prides itself on being an innovative thought leader with high employee and customer satisfaction. Brandbank has a friendly, fast-paced environment. When you work with us, you'll be part of a supportive and ambitious team; a great setting for developing your skills and getting involved in exciting new projects. We're a sociable bunch with regular get-togethers and team-building days.

As the Digital Product Owner you will be responsible for our suite of customer facing products from the setting the overall strategy for the product to overseeing the implementation of changes to the product.

Key accountabilities for this role include:

  • Providing vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements
  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on
  • Plan and prioritise product feature backlog and development for the product
  • Define product vision, road-map and growth opportunities
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
  • Definition of acceptance criteria
  • Working with other Product Manager/Owners to align on strategy, ensuring seamless products, co-ordinated deliveries
  • Work closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI
  • Lead the planning of product release plans and set expectations for delivery of new functionalities
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Research and analyse the market, users, and the roadmap for the product
  • Regular and clear reporting to the business and senior leaders
  • Follow our competitors and the industry
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends
  • Set sprint goals
  • Plan releases and upgrades
  • Analyse preferences and requests of end users
  • Refine our agile methodology based on results and client feedback
  • Keep track of industry trends

To succeed in this role you will ideally need:

  • Work experience as a Product Owner or similar role in product management
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles
  • Hands-on experience managing all stages of the product life cycle
  • Technical background with knowledge of software development and web technologies
  • Excellent communication skills including: building customer rapport and running workshops.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Experience in online grocery/FMCG is desirable
  • An understanding of consumer content and/or online retail industry and related technologies is desirable
  • The ability to quickly grasp a clear understanding of a customer's needs and translate them to a set of requirements and well-planned solution deliverables.
  • The ability to understand & dive into the details of a solution
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative thinker with a vision
  • Attention to details

At Nielsen, diversity and inclusion are integral parts of the organization's DNA. By diversity, we mean far more than the diversity you can see; we value diversity of thought, experiences, skills and backgrounds.

At Nielsen, we respect diversity and offer an inclusive work environment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to hiring and retaining a qualified and diverse workforce.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Nielsen is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please let us know.

Founded on the principles of integrity, honesty, fairness, respect and reliability, Nielsen is a place where you can be yourself, make a difference and grow.

In the UK, we have won several awards including:

2018 Oxfordshire Business Awards - Employer of the Year - Finalist

2017 Oxfordshire Apprenticeships - Apprenticeship Award - Winner

2017 Apprenticeships National Awards - Large Employer of the Year - Regional Highly Commended

2018 Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers - # 19

2016 Times Top 100 - One to Watch

Job Type: Regular

Primary Location: Norwich,East

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