Lead Product Owner

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Jun 09, 2017
Aug 02, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
The Product Owner represents the “voice of the customer” by maintaining and prioritizing the backlog to ensure that the team is working on stories that maximize business value and deliver necessary fixes and functionality to all customersPRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES• Accountable for development and health of the created product, working in the product model and collaborating with key partners and stakeholder management for the product.
• Ensure stories clearly communicate the customer and stakeholder needs to meet key business objectives and strategies for the product. 
• Maintain and refine backlog:  Create user stories and acceptance criteria and prioritize all stories to ensure work focuses on those with maximum business value that align with product strategy.
• Work in scrum team, ensuring the teams are aligned around similar goals and objectives and attending all scrum meetings.
• Possess a fundamental understanding of end-to-end customer experience integration and dependencies.
• Encourage the open exchange of information and viewpoints
• Inspire others to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance while committing to the organization's direction
• Foster a sense of urgency to achieve goals and leverage resources to overcome unexpected obstacles

REPORTING/WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:Reports to Director, Product-WMS.Works with counterparts throughout the entire Target organization including global team members.  Works with external partners including vendors.  JOB REQUIREMENTSMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:• 7-9 years of experience with 2-3 years in a product role or equivalent
• Strong communication skills
• Experience with technology and ability to facilitate communication between business and tech teams
• Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
• Expert in product areaDESIRED REQUIREMENTS:• Experience in a Technology organization
• Agile certification
• Product Owner certification