Product Owner

Aggregate function:  Technology
Business Area:  VT Digital Engineering
Posting Country:  Portugal
Date Posted:  1 Apr 2024
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

What's in it for you

The Product Owner maximises value by delivering the product vision and defining the epics and user stories to work on, owning, defining and prioritising the product backlog of the squad and accepting deliverables at the end of each sprint. The Product Owner represents the business stakeholders and is the voice of the customer guiding an individual squad for a particular business purpose. Typically reports to the Tribe Lead.

What you'll do

  • Define the product vision and coordinate with the Tribe Lead and other Product Owners;
  • Focus the team on delivering business value in regular increments;
  • Develop the scope of the MVP, taking into account the constraints and the life cycle of the client;
  • Responsible for defining and tracking Objective Key Results (OKRs) and KPIs as part of the quarterly business reviews (QBR) process;
  • Use data to develop and define user stories / items and acceptance criteria from the feature and capability roadmap;
  • Contribute to the squad with relevant product knowledge in the development of tasks;
  • Prioritize initiatives to achieve business objectives and continuously grooms the backlog to keep it up to date;
  • Participate in the sprint planning to reaffirm priorities and clarify requirements;
  • Approve the final release plan and accepts all deliverables against defined user stories and acceptance criteria;
  • Engage stakeholders and senior leaders regularly on all aspect of the product;
  • Define the skills and capabilities required for the proper operation of new squads together with the Tribe Lead, the Tech Co Lead and the Chapter Leads.

Who you are

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. High business qualification is highly desirable.
  • Strong Professional experience (minimum 5 years’ experience) with a strong track record of driving customer sales and revenue growth. Preferably with proven experience as a Product Owner or similar role. Knowledge of Telco industry is also valuated.
  • In-depth knowledge of ecommerce platforms, online sales processes, and customer journey optimization, with a focus on driving conversions and sales.
  • Good understanding of chatbot technology, conversational user interfaces, and natural language processing (NLP) concepts.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a data-driven approach to decision-making, leveraging sales data and metrics.
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively influence and align cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly energetic, with a 'can-do’ attitude and a desire to self-develop.

Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align exactly with every part of the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

Together we can

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.