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Product Owner


Product Owner Manages strategic and business decisions related to product or product group creation, development, positioning and marketing. Develop an expert understanding of the customer and market needs and champion these in the delivery of your products.Understanding and meeting the needs of your users and driving the commercial success of your product through fresh, innovative thinking to guide the Scrum delivery team and collaboration with wider business stakeholders.Job title:Product Owner:As a Product Owner help us build and launch world class products within the Education Software Services (ESS) by contributing towards the vision, product strategy and roadmap for your product/component. You will manage the full product lifecycle from concept, discovery through to creating and executing go to market and on to day to day running and optimisation.You will be adept at planning and prioritising product feature backlog and work with UX teams to detail user stories and develop great user experience.You will be driving the commercial success of your product through fresh, innovative thinking to guide the Scrum delivery team and collaboration with wider business stakeholders. What you’ll be doing: Develop understanding of the needs of your users and the problems they have in meeting those needs based on market and user researchas well as product analytics dataDevelop product positioning and messaging that differentiates your products in the market and segmentWork with the Senior Product Manager and Finance teams to build business cases to justify why ESS should investDefine what success looks like for your product, how we measure success and report on progress towards successWork as part of a product team of designers and engineers to:Address the needs of users and the problems they have meeting these needsDevelop solutions to these problems by creating and testing prototypes and MVP’s to prove or disprove hypothesesWork across the organisation to build go to market plans for new productsLook for new and future trends in the market and technology, to ensure that your product is leading the field What we’re looking for: Experience of product discovery – opportunity discovery, problem discovery and solution discoveryExperience developing commercially valuable products which meet user needs, ideally in a SaaS environmentCompetent at analysing product and financial dataThe ability to influence across an organisation from Board level to engineering, customer success and beyondStrong presentation, organisational and time management skills and the ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams in a complex, matrix environmentWork in an agile environment to a product development process that includes Lean including hypothesis development, prototype testing and usability testingExperience in designing products that analyse and display complex data sets highly desirable.Experience in the Education sector is not essential. About Capita Education Software Solutions Education exists to Inform, Engage, Empower, Everyday. Our job is to help make this happen.As the largest provider of education software in the UK, we influence the lives of over one million people every day. Our aim is to empower educators, parents and learners to deliver the best educational outcomes and attainment possible. We do this with a range of web and mobile (iOS, Android) products.At Capita Education Software Solutions, we’re revolutionising education across the world to ensure every student has the best chance to succeed. We work with 22,000 schools, 220 further education colleges and universities in 46 countries, offering them insight into emerging trends and highlighting areas of excellence and underperformance. Our teams are helping schools to communicate with digitally savvy parents and growing children’s interest in reading. Join us and discover better ways to inspire the minds of the future.What’s in it for you?A competitive basic salary23 days’ holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leaveThe opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choiceCompany matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty moreVoluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technologyAccess to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platformYou’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.What we hope you’ll do next:Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.Location:Bedford,United KingdomTime Type:Full timeContract Type:Permanent
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  • Ad ID:  18352754
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  • Posted on:  14/12/2020, 03:00
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