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Product Owner

Product Owner

Job Locations 
US-PA-Paoli
Category 
Information Technology

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Overview

Turn 5 is one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce retailers in the Greater Philadelphia area.  Best known for our award-winning e-commerce platforms, AmericanMuscle.com, ExtremeTerrain.com and AmericanTrucks.com, we’ve been engaging car enthusiasts with exceptional products, services, and experiences since 2004.

 

Our purpose, however, extends beyond selling car parts. We have a commitment to creating meaningful customer experiences at every step of their journey. Whether it’s supplying a unique product that customizes the look and feel of their ride, providing thousands of educational videos for the DIYer or leveraging user generated content to inspire even the most experienced owner, we are obsessed with ensuring we reach as many like-minded gearheads across the globe.

 

To continue our growth path, we need a Product Owner to oversee a wide range of inhouse software development projects focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness of the business.  In this highly impactful position, you will be tasked with taking a deep-dive into any business function in the organization to understand the current state, determine business triggers that could impact current operations, and identify process or system changes to achieve operational excellence. 

 

You will be challenged to work both strategically and tactically across all operations of the business.  One minute you might be using a data driven approach to revamp and rebuild our PIM system, the next minute reviewing our order management process for system improvements, and the next minute working with the development team to translate the requirements to technical solutions. Regardless of the task, it’s critical you have strong situational awareness and EQ as you’ll work with diverse stakeholders across the organization.

 

 

Year 1 is going to be about:

 

  • Leading requirements gathering and creation of user stories for projects run by the IT Development team and act as a key advisor & liaison at request for projects run directly by other departments.
  • Scheduling and leading meetings with executives, stakeholders and the development team to surface issues, identify solutions, and keep projects moving.
  • Overseeing the creation of business requirements, technical requirements, QA test cases, and documentation for all IT Development projects.
  • Assessing project value, developing cases, and prioritizing the backlog to ensure the team is focused on the work which adds the most business value.
  • Leading the planning of releases and set stakeholder expectations for delivery of new functionality.
  • Managing a team of Technical and QA Analysts.

 

 

We can’t skip over some of the specific skills and experience we know are a “must” to be successful.  So, we need you to have: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s in Business or Technology preferred.
  • Experience: 6-8 years in a software development team, at least 2 years managing others.
  • Experience working in an online retail business is very beneficial.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile processes
  • Proficiency with Jira or a similar project tracking & ticketing system
  • Proven track record of identifying areas for improving operational efficiency
  • Excellent organizational, time management, communication, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize the workload of a team and meet deadlines