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Product Owner, Evergreen

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Date: Apr 23, 2019

Location: Kamloops, BC, CA

Company: British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Why you should work with us

 

At BCLC, we believe that our people are what makes us amazing so we are committed to our people. We have a culture of fun and hard work – it’s not unusual to see teams eating together at lunch in the cafeteria or heading outside for a walking meeting. We continue to have a highly engaged team and we’ve been named one of BC’s Top 50 Employers for over 10 years. Here are a few reasons why it’s great to be part of the team:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Robust wellness program with free onsite yoga, bootcamp, running club and more
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid Flexible Health and Dental plan for you and your family
  • Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Leadership and professional development programs


Why our Kamloops office rocks

 

The City of Kamloops offers a relaxed lifestyle with an abundance of recreational opportunities and a close-knit community of welcoming people. It has been home to the BCLC head office since 1985 and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Free gym
  • Free parking and easy access to transit
  • Close proximity to parks, trails and other recreation amenities

 

Product Owner, Evergreen

 

As the Product Owner, Evergreen

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Enterprise Services, the Product Owner plays a leadership role on an Agile product team, being responsible for the mission of the team and bringing the business unit vision to the product team.  They are the voice of the customer, translating the business and market need into product requirements and will maintain close interaction with the Agile product team and supporting capability pods to ensure alignment. 

 

Who you are….

You’re someone who takes ownership of a product live cycle from beginning to end. You will be a part of an Agile team with technology partners. You’re comfortable with developing product roadmaps, prioritizing and delegating the work.

 

What you bring to the role….

  • Defines the product roadmap, collaborating with stakeholder groups to understand the business strategy and determine priorities. Actively manages the product backlog, prioritizing it according to business value. 
  • Leads the mission of the product team. Communicates the business unit vision to the product team including contributing to the development of user stories.  Evaluates the outputs on behalf of stakeholders, including acceptance of final product.
  • Leads the prioritization, planning and breakdown of the product team work in collaboration with the product team.
  • Participates in the product team’s agile ceremonies such as planning sessions, stand-ups, retrospectives, and sprint review meetings. 
  • Engages specialists across the organization, or contractors, in addition to product team members.  Manages contracts that are needed to deliver the product, with support of the BT vendor management.
  • Negotiates with leaders and other stakeholders to remove team impediments, issues and blockers, including escalating to the appropriate levels within the organization when they cannot be resolved at the team level. 
  • Collaborates with other product owners on the prioritization of cross-team dependencies and deliverables required by other product teams.
  • Reports to stakeholders, including the executive sponsor (VP), Directors or other product teams on the progress and status of product team deliverables.  Proactively identifies risks and opportunities and makes recommendations for resolution.
  • Manages the budget and forecasting associated with the work of the product team.
  • Identified risks related to the product, develops and implements risk mitigation strategies and reports on risks. 

 

 

What we are looking for in the role (Minimum Requirements)

  • A post-secondary degree in business administration, information technology management or a related discipline;
  • 5 - 7 years recent, related experience as well as experience in a leadership capacity;
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with the specific product supported by the team;
  • Proven knowledge in agile methodologies and tools;
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills;
  • Demonstrated expertise at a management level for business planning and road mapping, and a track record of successful management experience in a collaborative, fast-paced business environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and trusting relationships with managers, employees and peers;
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills, written and verbal communication skills, problem-solving, analytical thinking/innovation, time management and multi-tasking skills.

 

 

Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada

 

 

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