Are you an experienced Product Owner and are you looking for your next challenge? Are you based in the UK or NL or willing to relocate? Then you might be just the one we are looking for!
About WPP Open Dynamic Content
WPP Open Dynamic Content is a platform and centre of excellence provided to WPP agencies, enabling brands to deliver better outcomes with the power of personalised advertising content. At the heart of Open DC is a platform that enables brands to build complex messaging and targeting strategies from an initial creative concept to a fully-fledged campaign with thousands of variants - delivering valuable performance improvements across display, video, social and other digital media advertising channels.
About the role
The technical product owner is responsible for the development of a new application designed to produce modular on-site educational video content for key Open.DC clients. The product owner will need to understand the primary users of the platform, what their needs are and translate these in to user stories ready for a dedicated engineering team to deliver. An understanding of video, dynamic content and the media landscape will be a huge benefit for this role, as well as experience gathering requirements and translating these to tangible development priorities. Experience working with engineering teams and generating user stories will be hugely beneficial.
Leadership- The product owner will be a key part of a semi-autonomous team developing a new platform that connects to the existing Open.DC software. Strong leadership skills will be required to manage the multiple stakeholders involved as well as coordinating the development efforts.
Backlog Management- This role is responsible for the backlog of tasks/user stories related to the platform being built. They will add, adjust and refine development tasks to ensure the most valuable product is shipped to customers.
Overseeing Development– Work closely with software engineers and UX specialists to ensure the product is developed in-line with user expectations and the product roadmap.
Stakeholder Management– To successfully build the platform required, the product owner will need to manage stakeholder requirements from multiple agencies and individuals, from commercial leads to technical users.
The behaviors we are looking for
Communication – The product owner will be working with a cross-functional team to achieve a common goal. Communication is key to achieving this goal, whether this is with the engineering team building the platform or the commercial team providing valuable insight.
Problem Solving – The product owner must be able to identify user needs and plan new developments accordingly. Understanding the customer, their challenges, and why we are developing new features is integral to the role.
Decision making – The product owner will need to make educated, research-led decisions when defining user stories and priorities for the scrum team to deliver. For the product to move forward, the PO will need to be a strong decision-maker.