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Senior Manager_Product Owner_Ahmedabad/Pune/Bangalore

Posting Country:  India
Date Posted:  16-Oct-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Role Purpose

  1. The Product Owner represents the business stakeholders and is the voice of the customer responsible for challenging and maximising the value delivery to drive transformation and digital efficiency. Needs to guide individuals, DevOps teams, to ensure that the delivery team delivers value to the business according to the outcome vision
  2. This role is responsible for the definition of customer-centric items or user stories from the capability/feature roadmap defined by the Product Manager, ranking and prioritizing them, and adding them to the team backlog
  3. This role will work closely with the Stakeholders, Agile Program Manager and Scrum Master in coordinating day to day activities such as sprint planning, retrospectives and other agile functions to ensure collaboration and effective delivery of user stories against commercial milestone objectives.
  4. Product owner works to Agile principles, and will be responsible for the prioritization and delivery of the backlog of change initiatives to maximize business benefit of the products and features we offer. The rote works closely with the team to develop user stories, acceptance criteria and full business benefits, and convey the vision onwards to our in-house Scrum teams, or, where required, to our Offshore development partners


Role Accountabilities

Digital Efficiency Delivery

  • Own, drive and focus the team on digital delivery target for the market/product assigned
  • Maintain a strong communication with the customer, business stakeholder to share progress on value delivery
  • Tracking & monitoring of CI penetration in services within Vodafone Shared services India
  • Maintains an active list of initiatives, establishing an implementation schedule based on practicality, benefits & priority

Product Vision and Roadmap

  • Create the product vision and roadmap which accomplishes the goal of the vision
  • Work with a cross-functional team in planning a product release
  • Define customer needs and the associated features to meet those needs

Product Backlog & prioritisation

  • Develop and define user stories / items and acceptance criteria from the feature and capability roadmap defined by Product Managers
  • Rank and prioritize user stories / items and add them to the team backlog for sprint development, conveying a clear vision of what is required to be built
  • Approve the final release plan and accept all deliverables against defined user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Analyze and report delivery risks and opportunities, and engage stakeholders for communications and decision-making

Role Specification


  • Certified/experienced on agile principles and working
  • Ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Excellent detailed written and verbal communication & Presentations skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills, with the ability to minimize overhead tasks for the team and manage interdependences with other teams
  • Excellent relationship building and influencing skills, with the ability to foster an inclusive team culture


Digital Advocacy
Customer Journey Knowledge
Building Rapport
Expert Advice
Expert Communication
Leading Organisation Culture and Change
Customer Experience
Strategic Mindset
People Development
Product and Service Advocacy
Delivers through others
People Centric - 100% Human
Service Delivery Excellence

Our Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.