Digital Product Owner

Job Type Digital
Location Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 6
Closing Date 24/01/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £53,800.00 - £74,900.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35 hours per week. Monday - Friday


What’s the role about?

This is an exciting opportunity for a Digital Product Owner who  will be responsible for maximising the value of the Product, minimising risk and helping build agility into the process. You will be the subject matter expert within your assigned Product team, representing the voice of the customer, end user and business stakeholders and developing deep empathy within a complex and rapidly changing environment.

You will be expected to own, prioritise and manage the Product, ensuring it represents customer, end user and business goals. Your decisions will be visible through the content and order of a clear and transparent Product Backlog and roadmap, designed to best achieve the goals and mission of your Product.

What will you be doing?

  • Create an inspiring vision for the Product outcome using industry, customer and business insights that supports the broader strategy and vision for Digital Product development

  • Build, own and manage a Product Backlog that is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Development team will work on next, providing clarity on the value it will deliver and alignment to the overall objectives and key results (OKRs)

  • Write requirements and ensure that the Development team have an adequate quantity and quality of stories ready for each Sprint

  • Lead in the creation of functional and nonfunctional requirements in collaboration with Product Managers and Development teams

  • Deliver effective and timely communication of your Product roadmap

  • Effectively manage, engage and work collaboratively with stakeholders, ensuring they are aligned behind the products goals and kept up to date with progress

  • Continually manage the effectiveness of the Product and ensure a balance of tech and design debt alongside customer and commercial value

  • Manage scope and track progress of releases, ensuring features are handed over to end users effectively and impact of development effort is understood

  • Participate in the Product Ownership community of practice, looking for ways to continually improve both as an individual and a collective

What you'll have

  • Experience leading others within a Product team using an Agile development methodology (such as SCRUM or Kanban)

  • Technical understanding of systems and processes

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, stakeholders and timelines

  • Understanding the commercial effectiveness of your products married with a focus on customer centricity

What else could you bring?

  • Experience of defining and delivering Minimum Viable Products, running A/B tests and making data oriented decisions

  • Understanding of customer interaction design/UX design/front-end development and UX/UI design principles

Internal candidates please click here to view the Job Outline

Additional Information

Joining the John Lewis Partnership comes with more than a new job and salary, that’s just part of the total package. As part of our commitment to Principle 1 “The Partnership’s ultimate purpose is the happiness of all its members, through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business” we offer a range of benefits to our Partners both in and outside of work.

The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.

Please consider the following when making your application: 

- This role is subject to the following pre-employment screening: 

- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early

- Print off the job description now if you require it 

- Ensure you have an up-to-date CV 

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We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

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