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Senior Product Owner

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town, Southern Suburbs
Job level:Management Jnr-Mid
Job policy:Employment Equity position

Job description

Here's what you can expect to be doing in the role (KPAs):
  • Represent key business areas in evaluating, prioritising and implementing technology projects in line with strategic objectives
  • Define product vision, road-map and growth that support the Merchandise Strategy
  • Supports the Merchandise strategy to maximise profitability by identifying inefficient processes and solutions, optimizing these processes and designing business solutions
  • Forms integral part of the Supply Chain focusing on Merchandise Planning (Product and Inbound), Buying and Product Quality Management through strong cross-functional partnership between several Homechoice Business Units (Merchandising, E-Commerce, Marketing and Logistics)
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritise stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those projects with maximum value and alignment with product strategy
  • Work closely with your stakeholders and the fellow Product team to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI
  • Research and analyse market, the users, and the roadmap for the product
  • Follow our competitors and the industry 
  • Providing vision and direction to the agile development team and stakeholders
  • Plan and prioritise product feature backlog and development for the product
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning and elaboration of the user stories
  • Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends


A little about who you are:
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar relevant field or a degree in business but, provide experience of making the transition to Technology
  • CSPO qualification advantageous
  • Minimum of five years' working experience as a Product Owner 
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles 
  • Retail, FinTech and/or Financial Services experience will be advantageous
You will have mastered these traits:
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Act with agility and be comfortable with change
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative thinker with a vision
  • Attention to detail
  • This role reports to the Head of Product

Posted on 23 Apr 14:08

Home Choice

The HomeChoice Group is a leading credit-based direct marketing retailer selling homeware merchandise and financial services to the expanding urban middle-income mass market in southern Africa.

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