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
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)
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