Product Owner

North Lanarkshire
23 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are working on behalf of our highly regarded public sector client who require a Product Owner who will be responsible for the development and delivery of a particular product including supporting technologies and processes.

This role attracts a Daily Rate of GBP180.34, and is based in Glasgow city centre, with occasional travel required between offices in Edinburgh and Dundee .

Working to a Service Manager, Product Owners will be responsible for bringing together and managing a multi-disciplinary team, which includes specialist resources from policy development, analysts, user research and service design, technical staff, specialist advisors and others; managing their work within an agile project delivery framework.

This requirement has been categorised as inside IR35.

Main Duties

- Lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop and deliver a specific product to meet the needs of users. These users will include applicants and recipients of advice and financial support; partner organisations, and administrative staff.
- Define and obtain stakeholder buy-in for your product and the approach to delivery.
- Create effective, prioritised product descriptions and delivery plans to meet user needs in a cost effective way
- Interpret user research in order to make the correct product decisions ensuring they reflect user needs
- Understand the relationship between your specific products and the overall delivery of the new organisation, and its wider systems and processes, reflecting this within your area.
- Write options appraisals, business cases and provide information that enable the programme to choose appropriate delivery options and/or procure technology and services.
- Communicate credibly with a broad range of stakeholders, within the wider organisation and Partner organisations

Essential Skills and Experience

- Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders, internal teams , IT providers and partner organisations to deliver services and systems, with the aim of providing better results for citizens.
- Ability to bring together views and perspectives of a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including commercial and procurement specialists to provide a strong evidence base and documentation for decisions.
- Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team and set priorities for yourself and others in a project and/or programme, using established, recognised best practice project methodologies
- Ability to enable decision-making at the right level within your teams, removing unnecessary bureaucracy and facilitating delivery