IT – Agile Product Owner

Job CategoryInformation Technology
Position TypeContract
Application Deadline July 28, 2020
Experience Required3 years
Job Duration1 year
Education RequiredN/A

Our client in Banking & Finance industry is seeking an IT – Agile Product Owner in Toronto. This is 12 months contract position.
Job Description
We are seeking a passionate and experienced Product Owner to lead a cross functional team as part of clients’ s digital transformation initiative. The Product Owner
Is a leader across a spectrum of activities in the product development lifecycle and will be responsible for the vision and the delivery of digital products. The Product Owner will identify user needs, help a customer understand a business value and work with cross-functional teams to manage product releases.

• Responsible for innovation and end to end development and implementation of digital products
• Collaborate and execute on the product vision and roadmap, communicating with stakeholders including, customers and business partners to ensure established goals align with business objectives
• Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities
• Own, plan and prioritize the product backlog based on the needs and objectives of clients and stakeholders
• Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
• Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
• Act as the Voice of the Client. Understand and anticipate client needs and conduct required user validations to determine delivery of client value
• Manage, negotiate and collaborate with external partners/suppliers to ensure we offer the best in class customer experience for products and solutions
• Liaise with partners and lead and facilitate problem-solving sessions and provide thought leadership
• Foster positive relationships with internal and external partners
• Contributes to the product strategy to implement overall Digital Transformation Strategy
Qualifications / Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3 years of working experience as Product Owner
• In-depth knowledge of Agile processes and principles with a minimum of 3 years of working experience in an Agile Scrum setting
• Demonstrated ability in understanding of end-to-end customer experience, integration and dependencies of digital products
• Agile Product Management experience leading, development of products and/or enhancements.
• Solid experience and knowledge of the processes and tools used in an Agile team
• Influential leadership skills, negotiation skills and excellent team player
• Ability to analyze and solve complex problems with exceptional attention to detail
• Experience in Wealth Management Industry is a strong asset
• Agile Product Owner Certification is an asset
• Bilingualism (spoken/written) in French and English, fluency in French is an asset
• Opportunity to work from home
• Travel to Montreal may be required
Candidates must be in Canada and with valid work permit for being able to apply for this role.
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