Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)
Salary £33,500 to £61,200 pa, depending on skills and experience
Plus, Brilliant Benefits!
Designing the digital products of our future. That’s when it hits home!
At Home Group it’s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our awesome colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We need Brilliant People like you to join us (and not just during this challenging time). We are doing things a little differently for the moment, so to keep you, our customers and ourselves safe we’ll engage with you digitally where possible.
Are you customer obsessed? Does your product roadmap start with the customer and work backwards from there? Are you creative, innovative, and love to dive deep? Is agile a mindset and not just a methodology?
We are looking for a top-notch product owner. You’ll have a strong agile mindset and will drive our product innovation with a direct impact on our customers. You’ll create new digital platforms to engage and transact with our customers, giving access to our services at times that suit their needs.
You will be part of a digital team where collaboration is key, where frequent customer interaction is a must. You’ll face unique challenges given the sector we work in and you will lead the development of new exciting applications for our sector.
You’ll report to Jo, our Head of Digital, and work closely with the digital development team and relevant business colleagues. Jo is a health and fitness fan who loves going to the gym to keep the mind and body focussed. But she’s also a lover of good food and wine and is continually trying to find the happy medium between her two passions! Working with Jo, you’ll stay focussed and get the career support and development you need in order to succeed!
It’s the team’s unwritten rule that you attend the important appointments in life, be it your child’s school play, your partner’s graduation, or to get your new fridge delivered. You can elect to fit these around your working day or use your flexi to take the time off. Our focus is on getting the job done, not your working hours!
A bit about you
You’ll come from a strong Product Management background and will have spent significant time working within agile (SCRUM/Kanban) environments, ideally with SCRUM or Agile Certification.
You’ve got excellent skills in product development and product life-cycle management. You will have worked as a Product Owner or Product Manager as well as working in Agile software development environments, including user story and acceptance criteria creation.
You’ve got a good understanding of the relevant technologies and practices (e.g. cloud technologies, project management and software engineering processes and practices such as Agile. Alongside all of these, we are looking for you to have experience in web development projects or customer facing applications. Finally, you self-motivated, looking to add value and really make a difference!
You’ll be office or home based for the majority of your time however, you will need to meet with our external customers and key internal stakeholders on a regular basis. The good news is that while this may mean a degree of travel on a regular basis, you have control of your diary and can influence the how and when.
What’s on offer?
You’ll be equipped to work in our high-tech organisation in an agile fashion with the latest IT kit which includes you being issued with a surface pro tablet and smart phone. We also offer a casual dress code – dress for your calendar!
Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers’ pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You’ll be able to download the Product Owner Job Description and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.
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