Technical Product Owner - Product Enhancements
Company: CO-OP Financial Services
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: April 9, 2021
US-IA-Des MoinesUS-NE-LincolnUS-GA-DuluthUS-AZ-PhoenixReq No.
2020-7065Category ProfessionalType Full-TimeThe OpportunityWe are
seeking a talented Technical Product Owner to represent the product
team as the product owner with the technical teams and provide the
technical direction for CO-OP Financial Services' products and
solutions; manage assigned development products; oversee technical
develop delivery, implementation, and backlog of Product Road-map
for multi-phase product initiatives, follow the product development
methodology & discipline within CO-OP Financial Services in
collaboration with cross functional business units.
Responsibilities include product assessments, business case
creation, business requirements, operating model, product
positioning/commercialization, competitive analysis, product
integration, market launch, and ongoing product lifecycle
management. What You Can Look Forward to Participates in the market
analysis process for new products/services development to determine
customer needs, industry direction, competitive product and market
positioning and overall product strategy. Assists with the creation
of compelling product vision and execution. Develops business plan,
including business requirements, such as product design and
strategic fit, go-to-market strategy, plus financial business case;
pricing, cost, revenue forecasts, capital costs, profit. Analyzes
interconnectedness of products/partners/technologies to create best
of breed products/services. Executes the sections of product
development cycle including requirements (functional, operational,
and technical), system integration, testing compliance, product
launch and implementation. Manages product development to ensure
adherence to budget while maintaining requirements for the product.
Works with development teams, 3rd-party vendors, associations, and
internal stakeholders to execute on development, launch and
implementation plans. Act as single interface with development.
Identifies and interprets customer/stakeholder needs and translate
feedback and user testing results into feature/functionality
requirements. Actively supports and embraces our core values of
Work as Partners, Communicate Openly and Honestly, Demonstrate
Excellence and Champion Change in all interactions. Responsible for
reporting risks that are identified to the appropriate team and/or
management. Additionally, responsible for managing, monitoring and
reporting risks within the scope of your work area, to include, but
not limited to Information Security risks. What You'll Need to
Succeed Bachelor's degree and/or minimum five years of product
development experience. Professional background in strategic and
tactical product development management. Proven track record and
experience in presentation skills to both a large and small group.
Proven track record of bringing successful products to market on
time. Proven staff management skills in leading resources to a
higher and strategic thought process. Knowledge of strategic and
product development methodologies. Knowledge of strategic planning
process. Knowledge of product life cycle management tenets.
Advanced understanding and knowledge of financial services
industry, preferably credit unions and payments industry. Knowledge
of technical product management. Exceptional analytical skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Accomplished
presentation skills and comfort level in front of C-level
executives. Strong negotiation skills and vendor management skills.
Skilled at driving projects to completion in a timely manner,
meeting pre-determined deadlines. Requirements gathering skills.
Product Backlog grooming. Ability to synthesize disparate and
complex technology and summarize key points concisely for
consumption by different levels of the organization, including
executive team. Skilled at defining customer needs and using that
knowledge to defining functional product specifications. Market
research and analysis skills, including sizing and market need.
Skilled at evaluation of business and product opportunities and
strategic product planning. Assessing impact on organization and
operational environment of new product initiatives. Excellent
listening skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications:
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Outstanding execution skills.
Financial analysis skills-to assist finance department in building
forecasting models and use those models to build financial business
case for products. Why Join CO-OP?CO-OP is committed to fostering a
workplace where every employee feels valued, respected, and
connected. We are dedicated to understanding, attracting and
engaging a diverse workforce where every employee can live up to
their pull potential; ensuring that our employee base reflects the
consumers we serve. The result of this effort is an inclusive
environment where diverse talent thrives. You will be part of an
organization that focuses on a strong culture and embodies the
credit union movement philosophy of People Helping People. CO-OP's
commitment to reflecting our own core values and purpose extends
beyond how we serve our clients and the products that we deliver.
With more than 35 years of industry leadership, CO-OP Financial
Services is the largest, most comprehensive credit union service
organization in the nation. CO-OP serves as THE credit union
technology engine, bringing payments solutions, engagement services
and strategic counsel to help credit unions optimize member
experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized
multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated
fraud mitigation service. CO-OP serves more than 3,000 client
credit unions, with 60 million debit and credit cardholders, nearly
30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and more than 5,600 shared branches
nationwide. Our vast technological ecosystem facilitates more than
6.5 billion transactions every year and equips credit unions of all
sizes to deepen member engagement and prosper in the fast-paced
world of fintech. The Perks Fun, challenging and, collaborative
work environment with passionate colleagues that care deeply about
the intersection of technology and human-centered financial
services. Great Work/Life Benefits - Paid Time Off (PTO),
Maternity, Parental, Family Care, Adoption Leave Programs,
Community Volunteer Time Off, and 10 Paid Holidays. Health benefits
- medical, dental, & vision plus wellness programs and gym
reimbursements. 401K with generous company match. Tuition
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