Product Owner III, PDI Logistics
PDI, the leader in enterprise management software for the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale markets, delivers solutions to connect to intelligent business. Our people-first approach, combined with our 35-year heritage and best-in-class technology, helps our customers thrive in today's digital economy. We're passionate about our customers' & employees' success and delivering exceptional experiences. Our vision is simple: we want to be the global leader in enterprise management software to the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries, and we're well on our way. People often say it takes a village to raise a child. The same could be said of building a great company. With the help of our amazing team and loyal customers, we're writing new pages in our success story every day. Join us for the next chapter!
About PDI Logistics
Our comprehensive logistics management solution helps carriers in more than 38 countries safely and profitably deliver over 360 million liters of fuel and petroleum products to their destinations every day. Our PDI Logistics Cloud global solutions maximize productivity and profits, while increasing visibility and control from the rack to the pump.
We are also very excited to launch a new engineering center in Hyderabad, India as part of our global growth and would very much like you to be part of our journey!
If you love to design scalable fault-tolerant systems that can run efficiently with high performance and are eager to learn new technologies and develop new skills, then we have a great opportunity for you: join our PDI family and work closely with other talented PDI engineers to deliver solutions that delight our customers every day!
As a Product Owner III, you are a critical stakeholder of your agile development teams, driving the team to deliver high quality, high value features and functions. As a PO, you will help shape our product vision, features and requirements while working closely with engineering Scrum teams, Product Manager, customers, and stakeholders to build high quality products for our target markets. The PO is responsible for managing the team backlog, working with the team to break down user stories, define acceptance criteria, and prioritize work in order to optimize the business value produced by the team. The PO must also collaborate with stakeholders both internally and externally, share progress towards product delivery with other parts of the organization and the user community. The PO needs to have an excellent understanding of the customer's needs, be comfortable working with customers to understand user requirements, and be able to represent those needs to the team.
On-boarding and training of new Product Owners
Coach other teams and POs on agile topics such as user story writing and story splitting
Work closely with system users (customers, partners, consulting) to understand product needs and translate into actionable user stories
Manage team backlog in ALM tools such as Aha!, Jira, Azure DevOps
Stay aligned with product management on product vision, roadmaps and priorities
Ensure that product backlogs are prioritized, and properly balanced between product and maintenance
Conducting backlog refinement meetings, sprint reviews and product demos
Attend sprint planning meetings, work with team to define sprint goals
Collaborate with team regularly to review output during sprints, answer questions about desired functionality/outcomes
Guide the scrum teams in breaking down user stories, defining acceptance criteria
Ensure the team has the appropriate number of stories in the backlog prepared for sprint planning, monitor ready stories vs. velocity
Work closely with Support to understand and prioritize customer reported issues
5-9 years' experience working as a business analyst, product manager, product owner or similar role
At least 4 years' experience working as a Scrum product owner
Highly motivated self-starter with a desire to help others and take action
Requires strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate technical concepts into non-technical terms
Ability to independently work as a contributing member in a high-paced and focused team
Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with competing deadlines
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to work under pressure
Ability to socialize ideas and influence decisions without direct authority
Collaborative in nature with a strong desire to dig in and learn independently and by asking questions
Considers 'best-practice' standards, as well as departmental policies and procedures
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
Understanding of product and sprint backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, and work breakdowns
Understands the fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
Creative thinker with a vision and excellent attention to details
In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles
Bachelor's degree in Business or Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
Domain experience in the petroleum Industry ERP, Logistics & Pricing solutions preferred.
Retail and wholesale petroleum industry knowledge & experience preferred