Product Owner (Customer)

Ref: MON10113
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: IT
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week

The Monsoon Accessorize Technology department is the hub of our business. No two days are the same, and a culture of rolling up your sleeves and getting things done is important, as is a passion for what you do. Having fun, teamwork and pragmatism also go a long way!

Together, our Technology team work collaboratively to ensure we are delivering the right things, at the right time and to the right people. Delivering tangible improvements to the business daily.

We are looking for like-minded people, who care about what they do and will bring new innovative ideas and experiences to a developing area of our business.

Apply to be part of our technology transformation journey as a Product Owner – Customer and be responsible for analysis, prioritisation, implementation, and management of customer-facing projects (in Ecommerce, Customer Marketing and Loyalty platforms), with an intense focus on driving delivery and BAU efficiency.

What will you do as a Product Owner – Customer (Web, CRM, loyalty)?

• A Technology role aligned to the Customer business unit (which includes Web/Ecom, CRM and Loyalty) within the IT team and reporting to the Head of Architecture, Customer and Insight Systems.
• Fully accountable for all requirements, prioritisation and outcomes for within a dev team
• Assist the management of IT budget (Capex and Opex) for the ‘Customer’ business unit
• Defines the product vision and portfolio of products, ensuring its alignment to the commercial and digital strategy
• Leads the definition, development and overall management of a product roadmap to create innovative, features and functionality that achieves the commercial needs of the product
• Manages key platform SLAs and vendor (platform and System Integration) relationships
• Ensures that ‘cross-over’ points between dev teams are known with an appropriate plan in place to ensure seamless connection across the interaction points
• Develops deep understanding of the business applications of the outputs produced by the team, aligning holistically with broader change activities such as launch, training etc
• Pro-actively identify opportunities and make recommendations for improvements
• Continuously monitor and improve business satisfaction with the quality of service delivered
• Develop and maintain an understanding of the business, technology strategies and IT roadmaps with the aim of understanding how to deliver benefit through foundational technology elements
• Become a subject matter expert on MAL Ecommerce and Salesforce platforms, and advocate of Industry Good Practice/Tech Trends and Insight within the company

What you will need to succeed as a Product Owner – Customer (Web, CRM, loyalty)?

• You must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of Retail business operations, Retail Customer journeys and Web, Mobile, Customer facing technologies.
• Strong project management skillset gained from being involved in Web delivery and Online projects (project estimation, scope management & prioritisation, capital management)
• Strong stakeholder management experience, particularly at senior levels
• Experienced in commercial management – understands budgeting, invoicing and expenses
• Good strategic outlook, understands the commercial and digital roadmap
• Good understanding of Web and Integration technologies
• Has time to dedicate to role, at least 50% - supported by product analyst role in dev team
• Experience of working in Agile and DevOps delivery model
• Experience in Salesforce clouds such as Marketing Cloud, Force.com, Demandware and/or SAP Hybris
• Understanding of new Cloud technologies and standards; understanding of integration approaches such as APIs, Micro Services, SOA, Streams etc.
• Experience in defining Projects (and contributing to Business Case definition) to introduce the foundational technology toolset to business
• Experience or understanding of Solution Architecture and design approaches (Desirable)
• Web Development, Prince2, Salesforce or TOGAF certifications (Desirable)

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent. You will enjoy a benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become a Product Owner – Customer, we would love to hear from you

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