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Product Owner, Device Squad

Posting Country:  Romania
Date Posted:  11-Nov-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.

Job Responsibility

Purpose of the Product Owner role is to reach planned acquisition volumes, with and without connectivity, through dedicated flows & channels by managing the consumer device business (phones, accessories, gadgets) and by increasing Vodafone device share vs. Open market and competition. Has pricing and P&L responsibility for the device sales. Represents the voice of the customer in the squad as well as outside the squad, requesting input and aligning with all stakeholders (including top management.

Key accountabilities: ​​​​​​​

  • Responsible for competitive pricing of devices with shared P&L responsibility.
  • Responsible to translate the business vision, goals and stakeholders feedback into clearly defined requirements and backlog for the teams and provide business reasoning for each item
  • Defines and manages the squad’s business strategy and prioritizes backlog of the Squad, ensuring the value creation for the business, and responsible of the business outcome
  • Research and analyse market, users, follow competition and industry for product roadmap strategy

Product Backlog management:

  • Build the backlog of Epics, User Stories to achieve business objectives and keep the backlog updated for at least 2 sprints worth of Ready for Development user stories;
  • Works with the squad and delivery team to provide clear acceptance criteria.
  • Accountable together with the team on the product from definition to end result;
  • Works together with the team to release the product in high quality and on time (with the highest Value) and contributes to the squad with his/her product knowledge in the tasks development

  • Maintains a focus on quality, balancing the need for new features and addressing any technical debt or issues that have been uncovered
  • Accept or decline the deliverables presented by the team within the sprint timeline
  • Provide an active role, together with the Segment & GTM in mitigating impediments  impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals

Close collaboration with stakeholders:

  • Work with stakeholders and the squad members to identify opportunities for improvement the product.
  • Works with IT counterparts and business partners to understand their new/changing business goals, how they are being implemented through business processes work on translating the needs into IT requirements;
  • Build strong relationship with internal customers and external stakeholders and influence their decisions

Core competencies and experience:

  • Ambitious & competitive professional with high personal drive & leadership attitudes
  • Be a self-starter and someone who is versatile enough to work across assets/products and in collaboration w. Other stakeholders (from commercial to technology)
  • Resilient while working in competitive & rapidly changing environments
  • Good team player with social skills that enables collaboration closely and easily with core team members and stakeholders
  • Experience working in or with a digital marketing function would be a plus
  • End-to-end experience of all steps  from identifying business needs all the way to execution

Technical / professional qualifications:

Degree in business administration, economics or engineering/Bachelor Degree (Technical studies, Business and/or Banking)

Experience in Telecommunication sector at marketing and/or commercial roles/ BSc, would be a plus

Experience in Product Owner role, preferable in an Agile environment

Previous experience working as a Business Systems Analyst / Product Owner or Product / Segment manager

Excellent spoken and written English

Communication skills - from product specifications to tickets’ raising, to stakeholder presentations.

Knowledge / Experience of agile methodologies of digital project management

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.