Product Owner

Full Time City of Edinburgh IT Job Pro UK

Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Glasgow/Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Product Owner for an initial 6 month contract with option to extend on a rate of £550-£605/day (inside of IR35). Due to the current circumstances this role will be remote based with a move towards a hybrid of model of working in the future.


– Lead a multi-disciplinary team to design, develop and deliver a specific product within the existing programme infrastructure e.g. service function to meet the needs of users.

– Write business cases and provide information that enable the programme to choose appropriate delivery options and/or procure technology and services.

– Interpret user research in order to make the correct product decisions ensuring they reflect user needs Understand the relationship between your specific products and its wider systems and processes, reflecting this within your area.

– Manage the operational process of designing and running a product/service through the product life-cycle, know how to plan and operationalise the stage of new product/service development and work closely with operational teams.

– Use a range of product management principles and approaches and is able to coach others, understand what is most important and applicable and is able to work with a wide range of specialists in multidisciplinary teams.

– Communicate credibly with a wide range of stakeholders, within the organisation and Partner organisations

– Define and obtain stakeholder buy-in for your product and the approach to delivery, including external stakeholder groups and operational staff within the organisation.

– Create effective, prioritised product descriptions and product plans to meet user needs in a cost effective way.

Essential Skills:

– Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and teams in the organisation, IT providers and partner organisations, other government departments and IT providers to deliver services and systems, with the aim of providing better results for citizens.

– Ability to bring together views and perspectives of a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including commercial and procurement specialists to provide a strong evidence base and documentation for decisions.

– Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team and set priorities for yourself and others in a project and/or programme, using established, recognised best practice project methodologies and using agile development methods.

– Ability to enable decision-making at the right level within your teams, removing unnecessary bureaucracy and facilitating delivery.

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