Senior Product Owner

3+ months agoBangalore, India
About Bazaarvoice
At Bazaarvoice, we create smart shopping experiences. Through our expansive global network, product-passionate community & enterprise technology, we connect thousands of brands and retailers with billions of consumers. Our solutions enable brands to connect with consumers and collect valuable user-generated content, at an unprecedented scale. This content achieves global reach by leveraging our extensive and ever-expanding retail, social & search syndication network. And we make it easy for brands & retailers to gain valuable business insights from real-time consumer feedback with intuitive tools and dashboards. The result is smarter shopping: loyal customers, increased sales, and improved products.

The problem we are trying to solve : Brands and retailers struggle to make real connections with consumers. It's a challenge to deliver trustworthy and inspiring content in the moments that matter most during the discovery and purchase cycle. The result? Time and money spent on content that doesn't attract new consumers, convert them, or earn their long-term loyalty.

Our brand promise : closing the gap between brands and consumers.

Founded in 2005, Bazaarvoice is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

It’s official: Bazaarvoice is a Great Place to Work in the US , Australia and the UK!

Who we want?:
Each month, Bazaarvoice sees more than 800 million people read reviews, questions and answers about millions of products through the Bazaarvoice network. This is an incredible opportunity for any product owner to be a part of a team that makes a meaningful difference in the quality and scope of information available to consumers making purchase decisions and the brands and retailers serving them.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Interpreting high level business and product requirements and creating feature requirements, user stories and relevant product backlog items.
  • Writing system requirement specifications in user stories, using the higher-level product management requirements as a guide.
  • Conducting analysis work to understand and fine-tune user and system requirements
  • Prioritising the work/backlog to satisfy delivery milestones and deliver client value.
  • Ensuring that all engineering teams within your purview have everything they need to size, accept and execute on work.
  • Assisting in preparing engineering demos.
  • Actively participating in engineering planning and demo meetings.
  • Collaborating with engineering leaders to organise review meetings.
  • Serving as a liaison with management, engineering, and stakeholders to provide regular updates on product development and operations.
  • Collaborate with the product manager on building the product vision and roadmap.
  • Serve as an advocate for your technology in discussions with clients.
  • Work with the technical service teams and product knowledge team to build internal training and documentation.
  • Collaboratively define the ‘Definition of Done’ and ‘Ready’ criteria.
  • Being the connective tissue between the product managers and the various engineering teams that work on the “How” of the business objectives.

Essential Criteria:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Product Owner
  • Prior development experience a plus
  • Prior experience working in ecommerce or social media a plus
  • Undergraduate degree in related field
  • Experience in Lean Product Management and agile development methodologies
  • Proven track record of delivering value added software products and features
  • Evidential experience working effectively in a cross-functional global environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to articulate insights
  • Demonstrated experience at meeting facilitation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence
  • Demonstrated experience at successfully managing multiple projects and deliverables
  • Comfortable prioritising work and meeting deadlines
  • Comfortable organising and meeting with clients to gather and document requirements
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability

Desired Criteria:

  • Ability to build a prioritisation framework
  • Entrepreneurial spirit for building new capabilities/businesses within an existing organisation
  • Experience launching new software products to market
  • Solid technical depth
  • Excellent problem solving

Why join Bazaarvoice?
Customer is key
We see our own success through our customers’ outcomes.  
We approach every situation with a customer first mindset.

Transparency & Integrity Builds Trust
We believe in the power of authentic feedback because it’s in our DNA. 
We do the right thing when faced with hard choices. Transparency and trust accelerate our collective performance.

Passionate Pursuit of Performance
Our energy is contagious, because we hire for passion, drive & curiosity. 
We love what we do, and because we’re laser focused on our mission.

Innovation over Imitation
We seek to innovate as we are not content with the status quo. 
We embrace agility and experimentation as an advantage.

Stronger Together
We bring our whole selves to the mission and find value in diverse perspectives. 
We champion what’s best for Bazaarvoice before individuals or teams.  
As a stronger company we build a stronger community.

Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Bazaarvoice provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants according to their experience, talent, and qualifications for the job without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, gender stereotyping, and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law in every location in which the company has facilities. Bazaarvoice believes that diversity and an inclusive company culture are key drivers of creativity, innovation and performance. Furthermore, a diverse workforce and the maintenance of an atmosphere that welcomes versatile perspectives will enhance our ability to fulfill our vision of creating the world’s smartest network of consumers, brands, and retailers.