Position: Product Owner


Job type: 

CONTRACT TO HIRE 

Location: 

RICHMOND, VA

Start Date: 

DEC 19, 2018

Benefits: 

HEALTHCARE, 401K

DESCRIPTION:
Oversees the maintenance, improvement, innovation & support for company’s mobile product(s).


Job Purpose/Role

  • Owns one (or more) unique products and is responsible for executing strategic direction from leadership.

  • Oversees the maintenance, improvement, innovation & support for the product(s).

Key Responsibilities

  • Acts as liaison between an organization’s development team and end users, which entails defining product functionality necessary to create value for the organization and customers

  • Works closely with Solution Strategists to keep them current on product capabilities & provides high level technical support

  • Interacts with product end users to identify highly desired product features or components

  • Analyses and studies market trends to identify changes in consumer taste requirements

  • Communicates and interacts with other product owners to exchange ideas on product capabilities

  • Serves as a voice to project the expectations of customers on new or already existing products

  • Highlights product features in a manner clearly understandable to both the development & business teams

  • Manages and develops a product backlog for implementation

  • Contacts customers and end users to obtain information on expected product features

  • Provides reports to update management and stakeholders on product development operations

  • Assesses product value stream to identify areas that require improvements & sponsors corporate projects as necessary

  • Measures product performance as well as value delivered to clients in order to make adjustments where necessary

  • Develops and implements action plans for building and sustaining demand for a product

  • Ensures implemented product features add value to end users and increase company returns

Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business or related field

  • Specific marketing experience required based on product:

  • Mobile products and apps including; CX/UX,

  • APIs, web analytics, financial technology or PeopleSoft and ABS

  • Five (5) to seven (7) years product management or development experience

  • Experience in insurance, travel, or financial services preferred

Additional Information
Position can be expected to travel up to 15% of time.

Notes from the manager: This resource will own mobile technology so they are specifically looking for candidates with project or product management experience within the mobile space. This resource will need to work across multiple time zones. Candidates should have some experience managing global projects. 

hybrid between business and IT (chief marketing officer and IT)
this product owner will own the mobile app and partner interaction
someone that has managing mobile products and projects in the past
familiar with mobile UI best practices
agile and waterfall
experience with global products and assets
processing real time claims
setting up geolocation for emergencies
setting up geolocation for hospitals
manage a backlog and interact with the agile teams

WHAT DOES RICHMOND HAVE TO OFFER?

  • One of the most historic cities in the country, Richmond is the state capital of Virginia and steeped in culture. Driving through museum district, you will find yourself hard-pressed to not be moved by the beauty of some of the older neighborhood houses

  • Whether you want to go to the mountains, the beach, or the city (D.C.), Richmond will afford you to the ability to do all three in the same day! Richmond is known for its central location to a variety of activities

  • Richmond metro lies along the James River, the largest river in Virginia, offering the opportunity to water raft, paddle rapids, swim, boat, fish, and otherwise enjoy the riverside view

  • There is a thriving art and music scene, with several creators and performers traveling to one of our many concert houses or galleries

  • If you're a beer enthusiast, you're in luck! As of January of this year, Richmond was named the number one beer destination in the WORLD

  • "Big city" feel without the drawbacks of living in an actual big city - there is always something new going on downtown, usually within walking distance so no more ubers every weekend

  • Richmond is the fifth fastest-growing market for IT folks in the U.S. This means there will never be a shortage of new projects for you to work and employers can remain competitive. Businesses are starting to realize the potential for success in the state's capital and more opportunities are sure to follow. 


SONNY GUPTA, PARTNER

(o) 804-527-5295

(c) 804-516-2168

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