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Product Owner (Foods) – Trading Portal

The Foods business at M&S is commencing a significant programme of growth initiatives and technology. This year is a particularly exciting time to get on board as we prepare to launch an important new channel and make step changes to M&S’s commercial, supply-chain and online capabilities.

As a Product Owner, you will play a pivotal and visible role in driving the success of their business strategy through the delivery of technology.The Trading Portal is a new Product for M&S and hence you will have complete ownership over it from its very inception – defining the vision, MVP and ongoing backlog to continually demonstrate value back to the business. It brings together a number of strategically important areas for the Foods trading team, including Supplier Management and Financial Reporting & Analysis and represents one of the four key areas for Foods Technology investment in the roadmap.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take a leading role on a high-profile and customer-focused team at the forefront of delivering the business strategy.

Key accountabilities and measures

  • Work closely with Food business stakeholders to understand their requirements and how they relate to the underlying technology

  • Create a product vision aligned to the prioritised needs of the business

  • Develop and maintain the product roadmap and backlog including success criteria

  • Lead the product team to effective delivery using a scaled agile mindset, practice and ceremonies

  • Support M&S and our delivery partner in adopting best practise for Product delivery

  • Manage risks and dependencies for the product

  • Collaborate effectively with other Product Owners, Architects, Technology Solutions Leads and Heads of Technology

  • Use your knowledge of customers, the market, relevant technologies and the business area to drive continuous improvement and innovation for your product

  • Key skills

  • Excellent people skills, particularly relationship-building in relation to senior business stakeholders and their needs

  • Strong technical literacy and experience and an ability to communicate these concepts to non-technical stakeholders

  • Product Owner experience in the following industry domains / technical disciplines:

  • Retail (preferably inc procure to pay)

  • UX

  • Jira / Jira Align

  • Familiarity with Scaled Agile mindset, behaviours, practices and ceremonies

  • Leadership skills in relation to your Product Team, including managing successful delivery through a mix of roles and skills

  • Flexibility and cultural sensitivity in collaborating with colleagues across onshore and offshore locations

  • A desire to implement continuous improvement and innovation, keeping abreast of industry and technology trends

  • Experience working in a multi-vendor, distributed delivery environment

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