Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
The purpose of the S&P Sourcing Products department is to enable operational excellence and future readiness across global brands, covering global business units & horizontal functions, as well as local market marketing teams.
The key objectives of the department are :
Translating strategic direction & demand into a domain strategy and product portfolio which is well-balanced between solving operational problems (12-month horizon) and enabling future readiness (3+ years horizon)
Executing product ownership for all digital products in the domain.
Executing business process ownership on an operational level.
Provisioning of change management & support for these processes & the related systems.
As a Product Owner at S&P Sourcing Products, you are responsible for the quality and strategic impact of small or medium digital (sub)product.
Together with your agile team(s) you work on continuously improving and evolving the product in order to maximize the value for all internals customers.
Partnering with IT and internal stakeholders to define a robust product backlog, managing capability expansion increments and leading the team towards definition of new functionalities & best practices are a few examples of the activities that will be expected from this role.
Additionally, you will be cooperating with various internal stakeholders (such as Sourcing operations and adjacent Global teams such as Product development, Finance, Logistics & Customs) to drive user engagement and satisfaction, as well as ensuring future readiness.
Key Responsibilities :
Scope : Accountable for a digital (sub) product of medium complexity
Product Strategy & Delivery
Be accountable for the product success considering the value for the consumer and the company (ROI).
Specify the product roadmap as well as user stories considering the value for the user community and the company.
Be responsible for product delivery in line with the roadmap and committed delivery dates.
Identify and solve dependencies with other product owners to ensure efficient delivery. Coordinate interfaces between different product teams.
Represent the business for the (sub) product, fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that their views and requirements are captured in the product backlog.
Support prioritization of the items in your product backlog. Specify the definition-of-done in cooperation with the product team(s).
Own the refinement of your product backlog to ensure that the product team(s) is / are delivering the right enhancements to drive consumer and business value.
Provide acceptance for delivered backlog items by the team, in line with the definition-of-done.
Support monitoring, optimization and enhancement of the configuration, features and functionalities related to the product.
Use data sources and feedback loops to ensure the team focuses on the right enhancements.
Key Relationships :
Global SCM functions, Market SCM teams & adjacent teams (Finance)
Global IT teams
S&P and Market SCM Development teams
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Strong analytical skills
Expert level domain knowledge
Basic leadership skills are a plus
Basic experience with enterprise-level platforms and technologies
Basic understanding of IT products and capabilities
Good communication skills and facilitation skills especially when interacting with different levels of business
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with different international cultures
Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required
Fluent English (verbal and written)
Excellent presentation skills
Requisite Education and Qualifications :
University degree in business administration or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
5+ years of experience working in Sourcing / Supply Chain / IT
Experience as a Product Owner in at least one product area or domain
Market experience preferred
Experience in working with stakeholders and experts at various organizational levels
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