Bain & Company Inc Product Owner, Private Equity System in Boston, Massachusetts

As a member of our Global Finance Team, this Product Owner is responsible for delivering software applications that support the operations and reporting of Bain’s Private Equity practice: defining, maintaining, and prioritizing the list of potential innovations (product backlog) to ensure that the agile team is working on stories that maximize business value and deliver necessary functionality to targeted customers. The Product Owner spends half of his/her time with the agile team and the other half with senior product management, stakeholders, and customers and gathering market intelligence.

• Works with Bain’s Private Equity leadership team to understand business processes and management objectives; then translates into development stories and implements system solutions

• Acts as the “voice of the customer” and main point of contact with stakeholders and agile team; advocate of quality solutions that delight customers

• Responsible for final decisions on product functionality

• Turns product vision into actionable release backlog

o Creates user stories and acceptance criteria; ensures user stories clearly communicate customer/stakeholder needs to the agile team; works with team interactively to clarify stories as needed o Prioritizes all user stories to continuously ensure work focuses on those with maximum business value that align with product strategy

• Communicates the product roadmap clearly and inspires the team by painting target product vision; articulates link between user stories and the product strategy to both team and customers

• Advises Product Manager on the roadmap utilizing understanding of the market and customer needs

• Aligns with other Product Owners and influences timeline and direction of features related to integrated data

• Connects with business sponsors to ensure they are engaged and supportive of the direction

• Conducts user testing sessions with customers to gain insights and validate assumptions

• Prioritizes which items will be delivered in given sprint and assesses when work is done; sets and communicates release dates and scope

• Collects feedback to filter into future enhancements

• Leads specific team meetings and sprint reviews; empowers the team to test and learn

• Other tasks as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree required with focus in Business and/or computer related field preferred

• 8+ years of progressive experience

o 1-3 years’ experience in a product strategy role or 3-5 in a requirements role (e.g. BA) o 1+ years’ experience leading a team of 5+ people preferred o 3+ years’ working with technical teams

• Experience with agile development and writing user stories; Product Owner Certification preferred

• Experience as a Consultant preferred

• Strong communication skills, can explain complex requirements to engineering team or propose strategic direction to leadership team

• Proven critical thinker and subject matter expert, highly valued within a team and throughout an organization

• Ability to influence cross-functional teams and firm management; can create a consensus between high level stakeholders

• Ability to develop productive working relationships with both technical and non-technical partners, across all levels of the organization

• Ability to understand complex business needs, competitive offerings, and industry trends and translate them to customer-facing solutions

• High performance standards as demonstrated by academic or previous job experience

External Job Title: Product Owner, Private Equity System

ID: 2018-2945

Post: External Career Portal: 7/31/2018

External Company Name: Bain & Company Inc

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Street: 131 Dartmouth Street