Senior Product Owner

Permanent - Leeds, London and Uppingham

This Senior Product Owner role supports our Technical Service Delivery and project teams. A key responsibility for the role is to work closely with our client Product Owners in ensuring effective delivery of value. You’ll be developing partnerships with our clients and driving agile, cross functional teams whilst also taking broader ownership of account governance, assisting Technical Account Leads and coaching and supporting Product Owners on other teams.

You will be joining MMT Digital during an exciting period of innovation and expansion. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your experience in Product Ownership and client consultancy across a broad range of clients, industry verticals and tech stacks, playing a fundamental role in the growth of MMT Digital.

Joining our Product Delivery team, you will be:

  • Responsible for the creation, review and refinement of User Stories and ensuring that development teams have a refined backlog that adheres to our quality standards and the Definition of Ready (DOR)
  • Supporting and coaching other Product Owners in the delivery of their backlogs
  • Supporting and coaching the client product owner and wider stakeholders in accordance to Scrum practices and MMT Digital standards
  • Performing governance duties and associated actions during Project Health check meetings to ensure that risk management on the project is effective, and supporting the Project Manager in the management of technical risk to the project
  • Responsible for the consideration of budget, agreed scope and time during the development of the product, with a focus on lean product development
  • Reviewing and coaching Product Owners on the considerations of budget, scope and time with regard to their product development
  • Working with the MMT Digital Project Manager to manage client expectations on projects in order to ensure the client is satisfied and that the project is delivered on time and on budget
  • De-risking project delivery by facilitating product delivery burndown sessions
  • Liaising with the UX team to ensure lean creative and UX is provided to the teams as required in order to help with the generation of user stories
  • Working with our in-house, UK based development team and Technical Architects and ensuring the technical direction is aligned to the product vision
  • Responsible for escalating team velocity, resourcing or competency issues or concerns
  • Liaising with Technical Account Leads and department heads regarding quality and performance of product delivery
  • Advocating and developing MMT Digital best practices
  • Coordinating the professional development of more junior members of the Product Delivery Community of Practice
  • Working with the Project Manager to understand the commercial performance of accounts
  • Identifying and escalating account growth opportunities to the Account Leads

In order to flourish in this role, you’ll need the following:

  • Previous experience in the Product Owner role or equivalent
  • Experience in gathering requirements from stakeholders and distilling them into well-defined deliverables
  • Experience of product delivery for large scale projects
  • Experience delivering multiple concurrent product backlogs
  • Experience building long term client relationships with wider stakeholder management
  • Demonstrable experience with scaled Agile teams (Nexus, SAFe, LeSS, Scaled Scrum etc)

It would also be great (but not essential) if you have:

  • Preferably Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner certificate or equivalent
  • Previous experience line-managing team members

Our offices in London, Leeds and Uppingham have reopened fully, but should you prefer to work from home or combine remote and office work, you are welcome to! We just ask that you’re flexible to travel to the office or client sites as required. You will be able to confirm your preferences in the application form.