Product Owner - Credit Decision

Product Owner - Credit Decision

Job Title: Product Owner - Credit Decision
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 0.00
Reference: JN -022017-7791
Job Published: June 20, 2017 15:39

Job Description

Product Owner – Credit Decision
Function:               Product and Change Delivery
Reports to:           Product Delivery Manager
Purpose:                Enable the business to achieve its goals by delivering South Africa’s product lines. Deliver great products on time, on budget and to quality.
Key Accountabilities
  • Be responsible for delivering the roadmap for South Africa’s credit decisioning related products
  • Work with the Product Delivery Manager and Product Manager(s) to translate the roadmap this into appropriate backlog(s) and user stories
  • Deliver solutions for the credit risk, strategy, testing and process components of the credit decision systems
  • Deliver products using the appropriate agile project management methodology, learning & iterating frequently
  • Drive and review business requirements (including Proposition design, customer journeys etc.)
  • Write user story level business and functional specifications and corresponding acceptance criteria
  • Involve the team to provide development estimates
  • Ensure adequate sign off on specifications from relevant stakeholders
  • Creates Product Backlog(s) from the business requirements and  priorities
  • Manage inter development team dependencies, signs off and agree to BAU releases
  • Run a quality process around product delivery to minimise the risk of customer detriment
  • Assists project manager or stakeholders with the development of project initiation documents
  • Contribute to the  improvement the Product Delivery processes and ways of working with the wider business
  • Works with Product Delivery team during sprints to continuously clarify user stories or provide context to ensure all stories can be developed without impediment
  • Work with the PDM and CTO to participate in the collaborative, dynamic planning process – prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team
  • Identify, escalate and manage risks
  • Work with key business stakeholders to ensure non-product functions are integrated into initiatives
  • Ensure long term sustainability of the products through collaboration and with technical architects
Qualifications and Experience
  • Under-graduate/graduate level education (preferably Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or similar)
  • Experience in establishing, improving and driving adherence to processes
  • Experience in credit lifecycle and credit decisioning platforms
  • Experience of software development and product / major feature launches
  • Experience of ‘bringing the company with you’, particularly departments not in the same reporting line
  • Agile experience a significant advantage
  • Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done

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