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The Product Owner will be responsible for setting, prioritizing, evaluating, and approving the product development team's work to ensure the product's smooth and efficient functioning and attends to the consumer’s needs.
The product owner's roles and duties include managing and overseeing the various product development stages, starting right from the ideation and representing the customer to the development team.
The product owner is also required to evaluate the products' progress and anticipate consumer demands for the company to come up with the products required to fulfill them.
Product Owner Job Responsibilities:
- Work with the development team to create and define a sound vision for all the company's projects.
- Communicate with all the stakeholders, including the customers, to ensure that the products' vision aligns with business/customer objectives.
- Prioritize the needs based on the business's objectives and other factors such as the scope, budget, and the stipulated deadline on the product.
- Oversee the multiple stages of product development ranging from the ideation to the core of the development process, including reviewing the product.
- Map our consumers' journey to stay ahead of the competition when it comes to fulfilling their needs.
- Work as the prime communicator and a connecting link among all the stakeholders to ensure that the company's vision is realized and manifested in the products developed.
- Gauge product progress at every stage of the development process to ensure proper functionality.
- Continually updating and managing the product backlog based on the project's ever-changing and evolving needs at hand.
- Identify the development process areas that need to be improved and make all the necessary preparations for the stage that follows.
- A sound understanding of the technologies used in the development of the product.
- Good time-management skills and a firm understanding of the importance of meeting deadlines in a fast-paced business environment.
- A knack for strategizing and analyzing market data to come up with product ideas.
- Good interpersonal skills to develop relationships with team members and the consumer base.
- A significant and proven sales and marketing experience will be an advantage.
- Familiarity with every step of the product roadmap and a prior experience of working on building them.
- A willingness to take up new challenges when nobody else is willing to step up.
- Leadership and management skills are a must and a knack for being the motivator in the room.
- Managing the expectations of all the stakeholders and anticipating the needs of our consumer base.
- Creative thinking and a willingness to brainstorm while working within a team.
- Understanding the company’s work culture and vision and communicating the same to the staff and the customers.
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