Data Product Owner

£60000 - £69000 per annum
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ADAM MCCULLAGH

Data Product Owner

£60,000 - £69,000

Hybrid (1 day in the office)

Full time – Permanent

Are you a Product Owner with a passion for Data? An exciting opportunity has arisen in an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organization who deliver market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Data Product Owner to join our Technology and Data Team in either Salford Quays, Manchester or Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

The Data Product Owner will take overall responsibility for the successful delivery of data products and services in line with business needs and expectations. The Data Product Owner will develop and own the broad roadmap for their products. Delivering efficient and quality products that add value to the business and customers. This is a key role leading one or several data product teams, the role holder will build cooperative relationships with their internal customers, Business Change delivery, Architecture, Data Operations and the broader Data and Analytics functions, to improve the delivery lifecycle, reduce handoffs and improve overall flow efficiency.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:

  • Possess significant experience of Data Product Ownership at scale.
  • Demonstrate experince recording of collaborating effectively with business stakeholders and delivery of valuable business outcomes.
  • Have a passion for delivering transformational data products.
  • Be happy working in a busy organisation where every day is different.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and own the vision and roadmap for your product, created in tight consultation and agreement with your business stakeholders, and one that balances feature development with product improvement.
  • Take full responsibility for the requirements, management, and delivery of items in your product backlog, ensuring a clear, transparent, prioritised backlog.
  • Effectively prioritise and co-ordinate the work carried out by your product team, considering value, delivery feasibility, and time.
  • Build exceptional working relationships with your Product customers, working from their perspective in represent their needs to your product team and the broader D&A function.
  • Align your product team’s plans with wider change delivery plans across other Data and Analytics products to ensure optimal delivery of data change.
  • Drive the innovative use of data to support the achievement of business ambitions, bringing art of the possible thinking, and early prototypes to demonstrate value.
  • Embed Agile and Lean practices into your product, being relentless about improving flow using measurement and insights to spot opportunities to improve product delivery.
  • Provide clarification and refinement of user stories and non-functional requirements to your product team.
  • Become the Data SME for the Data and Analytics function within the data subject areas and business domains in which you work.
  • Lead one or a small number of data product teams (max 8 full time employees per product) in a matrix management approach.
  • Always adhere to the Company values and encourage others to demonstrate these
  • Always ensure compliance with company and other relevant standards/regulations

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in a Product Ownership (or similar) role
  • A broad data background, across, data requirement elicitation, data visualisation, data engineering, and data governance, with likely deep experience in one or more disciplines.
  • Excellent understanding and experience of working with visualisation tools such as PowerBI, Tableau, Qliksense etc
  • Experience of creating and maintaining roadmaps for Data & Analytics functions.
  • Background in creating data user stories as part of agile delivery methods.
  • Use of delivery management tools such as Confluence, Azure DevOps, Jira.
  • Good grounding in agile software change practices, ideally in a data function.
  • Previous application of LEAN thinking and methods to improve flow efficiency.

Skills:

  • Strong people leadership skills, able to motivate and inspire matrixed teams.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, able to build deep trust based relationships with colleagues.
  • Resilient and comfortable making difficult decisions around competing priorities particularly.
  • Excellent planning, time management and organisation skills.
  • Excellent workshop and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Highly influential, and an exceptional negotiator.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Behaviours:

  • Commercially focussed.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Acts as a role model and motivates others.
  • Embraces, embeds and incorporates the Company values.
  • Pro-active, and comfortable taking the initiative.
  • A flexible approach and positive attitude.
  • Able to balance an emphasis on attention to detail whilst retaining focus on broader needs.
  • Relentlessly focussed on improvement of the team, processes and oneself.

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