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Product Owner (2156)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Your Role

As a Product Owner, you’ll be working with Agile Scrum Teams  to deliver change under an Agile Scrum Delivery Framework. You’ll be responsible for maximising the value of a product to a customer, which may vary at times and be something very specific. This role will be ideally suited to a natural leader and decision maker, experienced in working within an Agile Scrum team.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Working with the customer to define a vision and roadmap for the product to ensure that all development of the product aligns to the IM Target Operating Models and IT Strategy.
  • Capable of understanding and articulating the needs of the Business to the Scrum Team and vice versa.
  • Leading Sprint Review meetings and encouraging collaboration between the Scrum Team and the Business.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the work completed within each sprint is signed off by the relevant stakeholders and any additional development required is brought into the Product Backlog.
  • Act as the point of contact for the product, ensuring that the team understand the Product Backlog to the level needed.
  • Maintaining the Product Backlog, including the prioritisation of the work given to the development team and for evaluating and reporting on the development and product progress.
  • Working closely with the EPMO, and ensuring that the resources required to support the development team are considered and included.

What We’re Looking For

  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Agile Scrum Framework, and ability to promote best practice.
  • You’ll hold a recognised Product Owner foundational accreditation or above.
  • Good decision making skills, and able to prioritise and recognise dependencies.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Ideally, you’ll also be confident to present and explain complex issues to stakeholders across the group.
  • Previous experience managing strong stakeholder relationships at all levels.
  • You’ll be adaptable, and react positively to change and suggest improvements when needed.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


 

We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Business Area:
    CIO
  • Sub-Sub-Business Area:
    Group Transformation
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Flexible
  • Salary:
    Competitive
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