Product Owner

September 21, 2021

The Opportunity

If you are passionate about creating great software and want to work somewhere, which favours pragmatic focus on being effective and doing things well, then NovaFori could be the place for you.

To be successful in this role you will need excellent communication skills and be able to build trusting relationships across internal and external stakeholders. You will be responsible for ensuring that client workflows, processes, frameworks and tools are well understood and documented and, when required, translated into improved processes that we then work with the client to develop.

Key Accountabilities

We are a growing organisation, and we ask everyone to roll their sleeves up and get on with what needs doing, regardless of their role. However, in general, you will be:

  • Distilling a product vision and/or business goals into epics, features and user stories that can be estimated and worked on by development teams
  • Collaborating with development teams to further refine user stories and acceptance criteria, including identifying technical, unspoken, and non-functional requirements
  • Gathering and generating insights to advocate data-driven recommendations
  • Signing off on working software and demonstrating it to internal & external clients and stakeholders
  • Providing business analysis support to the product owner, business sponsors, SMEs and testers
  • Discovering the root cause(s) of pain points and turning problem areas into business opportunities for improvement & enhancement
  • Use proven tools and techniques such as Impact Maps, Story Maps, user process flows, Kano and MoSCoW methods, to develop, document and prioritise Epic and Feature requirements
  • Mapping, analysing, and validating information flows and user journeys within our platforms and software
  • Facilitating workshops with a wide range of attendees at all levels of seniority
  • Questioning everything, the delivery of business value, in line with business’ needs and “big picture” goals
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise across teams

Experience

We know that the role of Product Owner can differ across organisations, but we expect you to be able to articulate how you have done these things at previous organisations.

  • You can demonstrate experience of working with agile engineering teams to successfully deliver software
  • Have excellent communication skills and are able to clearly articulate your ideas; from both a technical and a business point of view
  • Have a strong focus on high-quality customer experience with both the client and their customer
  • Can demonstrate outstanding analytical ability and demonstrable experience of solving complex problems and issues
  • Proven experience of the ability to manage and resolve conflict with stakeholders
  • Experience in driving continuous improvement and innovation within and across teams

Additionally, we would like to see at least:

  • 3+ years’ experience in similar role with demonstrable experience in product or project management and business analysis
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent work experience
  • Certified in Agile methodologies (e.g. CSPO, SAFe)
  • Experience with Digital eCommerce projects

Nice to Have

  • Experience with vehicle remarketing
  • Prior experience as a consultant
  • Business Analysis or Project management certification (BCS, Prince2, PMP)

Skills & Qualities

  • We do not micro-manage, so you should be able to manage your own workload.
  • Ambition to grow in your role and be able to use your drive, creativity, and initiative to move the team and organisation forward.
  • Be curious and motivated.
  • Have team-working as a priority and drive constant improvement on collaboration.
  • Actively elicit and provide feedback to drive continual self-improvement in yourself and others.
  • A master of workshops, whiteboards and post-it notes (physical and digital).
  • Experience in coaching and implementation of best principles agile, lean and continuous delivery.
  • Comfortable navigating both flat and hierarchal organisation structures; proactively building relationships to convince and influence as necessary

Organisation

The role will report to the Programme Manager.

You will belong to the Product Management team which includes Product Owners, Business Analysts, Developers and QAs and will be working directly with London and Malaga using the Scrum framework (2-week sprints).

Get Rewarded

We pride ourselves on listening to all our employee’s needs and we have developed our benefits package to reflect this. We currently offer:

  • Competitive Salary (negotiable depending on experience)
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Your birthday off
  • Contributory Pension scheme
  • Private health scheme
  • 4 x salary Life Assurance
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities

What is it like to work for NovaFori?

NovaFori have offices in London and Malaga and are currently a team of approximately 70+people, with plans to continue to grow as a result of major projects in the pipeline.

Learning and Development.

Your career path does not have to be linear at NovaFori. We will support you on whatever journey you wish to take.

Agile Development.

We are committed to Agile and encourage continuous improvement in all aspects of our business. Great people to work with and a fun place to work. You will work with smart people like you, who are progressive and open minded.

Be part of something important.

We are using marketplace design and technology to disrupt multibillion-pound industries, from commodities to logistics. Be part of it!

About Us

About NovaFori: We are a cutting-edge technology company based in London and Malaga, with a decade of experience in combining business analysis, marketplace design, development, and data science. Our technology supports B2B and B2C clients in Europe, North America, and Asia, with over $11bn GMV transacted through our platforms since inception.

Our Platform: Our auction and trading platform, powered by data science, is deployed across multiple industries, including commodities, financial services, logistics and procurement. The technology platform is flexible, scalable, and modular, designed with a B2C user experience and supports the complex product attributes of the B2B world.

Data Science: We leverage data by using machine learning algorithms to understand what is happening in the market, predict future trends and optimise marketplace performance.

Application process

To apply, please submit a cv, with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and details of your current salary and remuneration package to hr@novafori.com