Job Description

Ref No.:18-00164
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Title: Sr. Product Owner
Location: Des Moines, IA or Austin, TX

Contract Duration: 6 months + extensions

- Demonstrated ability to balance business, technical & people skills, the role is best suited for an individual w/ the ability to multi-task across complex projects & diverse solution teams.
- This role will primarily be client facing, working directly w/ stakeholders to determine marketing database, analytics, campaign & marketing automation requirements.
- Big Data solutions, Marketing Database & Automation implementations & Analytics & Reporting Platforms.
- You will be data savvy, notably in the context of marketing information.
- Exp. in the Publishing industry is highly desirable.
- Reporting to the Director of Data & Analytics Products you will:
- Work closely w/ our Project Managers, Solution Architects, Technical Leads & SMEs to deliver client facing marketing solutions.
- Participate in pre-sales client engagements for solution / needs assessment & scoping.
- Lead/participate in discovery/requirements gathering workshops, working closely w/ the Client Stakeholders & Subject Matter Experts (SME's) to extract solution requirements for both business & functional/non-functional requirements.
- Provide client consultation on the areas of data governance, data dictionaries, KPIs & analytics needs Interface w/ the client, third-party vendors, & multi-disciplinary teams within CDS Global & our Client's ecosystem understanding of data conversion, migration & ongoing management requirements & ensure that client needs are fully understand while development requirements
- Participation in the development project plans, UAT processes & documentation of acceptance criteria.
- FUNCTIONS Develops & maintains detailed knowledge of assigned product line(s) including product features & functions, & system interdependencies.
- Once product is in production, manages the development of the product through the product's lifecycle.
- Owns the product management role in the agile development methodology including creating user stories & acceptance criteria, managing & prioritizing the backlog, & participating in sprint planning, demo, & retrospective sessions.
- Works closely w/ product stakeholders to plan, launch & implement products on time, on budget, & according to requirements & specifications.
- Participate in product positioning activities, including providing demonstrations. Translates customer/client needs & business needs into new product features & solutions that map to the overall product vision & strategy.
- Analyzes & measures product adoption & use, making strategic recommendations for areas of investment, maintenance, & retirement.
- Provides a consistent contact point for product discussions & product issues.
- Works closely w/ Product Management staff & business partners to identify & maximize opportunities to use information & technology to improve product & business processes.
- Defines, develops & implements quality assurance practices & procedures, end user test plans & other QA assessments.
- Proactively communicates & collaborates w/ external & internal customers to analyze information needs & functional requirements & deliver the following artifacts as needed:
- (Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document), iii. Use Cases, GUI, Screen & Interface designs).
- Interprets customer business needs & translate them into application & operational requirements.
- Serves as the conduit between the customer community (internal & external customers) & the software development team through which requirements flow.
- Develops requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.
- Collaborates w/ developers & subject matter experts to establish the technical vision & analyze tradeoffs between usability & performance needs.
- Serves as a functional expert for assigned product & liaison between the business units, technology teams & support teams.
- Responsible for the analysis of complex business, product & operational requirements & successful development product solutions.

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