Product Owner - York

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Would you like to work for a company that covers against risks such as hacking and kidnapping?

I’m recruiting for a Product Owner based in York that is also known for insuring the homes of the rich and famous through to the most innovative technology companies.
 

The Company

A company based in York, they largely specialise in niche areas of the market. They offer property and casualty insurance aimed at companies and high-net-worth individuals, as well as cover against such risks as hacking, kidnapping and satellite damage.

 

The Role

As a Product Owner, your role will sit within the UK Retail Change team and hold ‘on the ground’ responsibility for the scope of what is delivered in a given value stream. 

You’ll be working between technology and the business need to engage effectively with stakeholders in both areas to best deliver functional business outcomes  

Working with the value stream sponsor to craft the value streams strategic roadmap, based on business strategy changes and then manage and prioritise the backlog to best deliver functional changes inline with the strategy and roadmap.


 

What you’ll need to have

  • Current are a Product Owner, ideally within a regulated industry
  • Experience working to an Agile methodologies, ideally a certified Product Owner
  • Exceeds at stakeholder management skills with internal and external clients
  • A willingness and ability to help coach and develop others 


 

Nice to haves

  • Financial services or insurance industry experience
  • Experience of working with digital channels / automation and/or Insurance policy administration software


 

What you’ll be doing

  • Attending stand-ups and other scrum team meetings helping to resolve questions and make quick decisions
  • Triaging new requests coming into the value stream
  •  Managing the backlog, and constantly managing the prioritization of the backlog
  • Prioritising incidents and other maintenance / health activities against value stream capacity and priorities
  • Working with technical teams reviewing, testing and approving user stories within each sprint
  • Fixing risks and issues, escalating to the value stream sponsor where required
  •  Acting as the voice of the customer to the development team, constantly providing feedback on features
  • Evolving the roadmap based on customer, business and squad feedback, linked to business outcomes
  • Communicating the value stream’s development and progress against business outcomes to key stakeholders and leadership teams
  • Working with the value stream sponsor to set the funding requirements

 

Benefits

  • 25 days of annual leave, increasing by one day each year up to 28 days after three years’ service plus two company days to use for celebrations
  • The option to buy up to 5 additional days of annual leave per year
  • You will be entitled to a four week paid sabbatical for every five years of continuous service
  • BUPA Private Medical Cover for you and your family
  • Private dental scheme
  • The company will reimburse up to £350 gross of your annual gym membership fee 
  • Free access to My Healthy Advantage wellbeing app and an Employee Assistance Program that supports your mental wellbeing
  • Pension- when you pay 5%, the company will contribute an additional 10%
  • Life assurance 
  • Critical illness cover 
  • Income protection service
  • Discounted travel tickets and parking when commuting to and from work
  • Christmas hampers and additional discounts through company online portal

 

Working hours / Home working policy

37.5 hour working week offering flexible start/finish times

Up to 2 days per week in their York office

 

How to apply

If you think the above looks of interest, please apply via this advert and/or send a copy of your CV to aoife@hainton.com

Don’t worry if your CV isn’t up to date, we can sort that out later