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Product Owner

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27 Nov 2020
Job Description

Product Owner

We are the biggest UK Homeware Retailer and the largest adopter of AWS Serverless in Europe. We have recently transformed our digital platform using the latest technology to build highly scalable, performant cloud-based data infrastructure, and we now have an exciting opportunity for another Product Owner to join our rapidly growing agile team.

Aligned with a strategic focus area, and technical domain, Product Owners are accountable for solution establishment, capability development and execution (Scrum, agile development).

Product Owners work closely with consuming stakeholders and the development community to ensure that the refined solution delivers the objective / outcome and value intended, and is executed in a way deemed appropriate.

The Product Owner also supports the Product Manager in generating, refining and assessing contender initiatives that deliver the broader strategic objective. They contribute to and engage in dialogue to prioritise focus and outcomes as the short and medium-term product domain roadmap and backlog is established.

Key Accountabilities

Commercial / Strategic

Accountable for realising business benefit and early value generation through outcome execution
Represent the voice of the customer (user), and of key business stakeholders on a day-to-day basis
Identify value focused contender ‘tactical’ initiatives (within the broader domain product backlog); to be executed and delivered continuously, supplementing larger strategic initiatives



Engage in pro-active dialogue with key stakeholders in order to understand pressing priorities / identify new opportunity
Represent and document sprint backlog prioritisation and rationale; conveying effectively the decisions taken to stakeholders
Demonstrate (to stakeholders and tribe) new capabilities as delivered through regular sprint reviews
Measure and communicate benefits / value derived / return on investment following delivery of new capabilities
Work with stakeholders to ensure the delivery is well received and adopted into the business function through constant communication and understanding of business needs



Prioritise the order of work and ensure the crews are focused on the most valuable requirements / initiatives, and the early delivery of value
Accountable for the team’s understanding of what is required; ensuring high quality and unambiguous user stories are produced (both into UX team and BA / dev community)
Make day-to-day decisions on functionality basing those decisions on knowledge of the business area, customer and where possible empirical evidence
Take an active role in release planning, working closely with the Delivery Manager to determine which features will be grouped into releases
Review accuracy / quality of delivery (incl via UAT), rejecting features with significant defects or where they contradict the objective

If the opportunity to be part of shaping and transforming Dunelm’s Digital presence excites you, please apply for our immediate attention!