Product Owner Industry: Insurance Location [Midtown]: New York, NY Type: Direct Hire / FTE Travel: Minimal The ideal candidate will have business or data analysis experience in Commercial P&C insurance A history of success defining and prioritizing stories/requirements for new and existing product lines, to deliver products that meet our customers' needs The candidate will combine strategic thinking, exceptional communication and negotiation skills to manage complex initiatives with the team while managing product development work efforts Working closely with both customers and internal stakeholders, this role will manage the scope and delivery of initiatives of the internally developed document management application Key Responsibilities: Champion the product backlog with well-written epics, features, and stories that include appropriately detailed acceptance criteria. Collaborate with key stakeholders to define, develop, shape and refine requirements of business application and platform products, create an execution plan, with a focus on product ROI and value at all times. Translate product initiative requirements to functional team members throughout the product development lifecycle - such as defining user stories, refining sprint backlogs and validating stories are complete Communicate with key stakeholders across the team to make sure that development goals and priorities are clear and aligned with business objectives. Engage with business partners (internal and external) as needed to establish and validate requirements throughout development process Modify, split, clarify, break down, and refine backlog items with Scrum Master and Development Team input. Lead/ participate in agile/scrum activities such as sprint planning, daily standups, demos and retrospectives. Write user stories from scratch and review, refine / elaborate those created by other team members. Assist the Scrum Master with mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of a release or sprint as needed Prepare and maintain various reports and summaries (e.g., executive summary for the product, status reporting, milestone plans) Plan, schedule and communicate release plans and set expectations for delivery of new capabilities, features, and functionalities. Provide vision and direction to the development teams and stakeholders throughout the product life cycle, ensuring alignment with business objectives. Work closely with the implementation and business success team to develop delivery processes that encourage adoption of new products and features. Assist with development of training materials as needed Skills/Experience Required: Business or data analysis experience in Commercial P&C insurance Demonstrated business and technology related acumen. Ability to effectively communicate recommendations to executive management Strategic, analytical, and critical thinking expertise; ability to break down complex problems and formulate executable plans Must possess project/time management proficiency Strong cross-functional partnership & leadership skills Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills. Experience in working effectively with others not fluent in Agile methodologies. Experience working in an Agile/Scrum work environment Competency in product owner tools and basic office programs (MS Office, MS Azure DevOps, Version One, Rally, Jira) Education Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience Please Note: Excellent Communication skills required (verbal / written) Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (GC) No 3rd Party Vendors No 3rd Party Candidates No Sponsorship available - provided by Dice
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