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Product Specialist

Location: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, TYNE AND WEAR Salary: 40000 - 50000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Technology Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3081274
I am currently seeking an experienced Product Owner to join an incredible, North East based organisation. The Product Owner Analyst is a pivotal role within the organisation and will be responsible for various cloud payroll related products within the MRC product portfolio and their product vision. The preferred candidate must be able to create clear and concise requirements that capture the needs of stakeholders that can be presented to and used by the in house development team to deliver the requirements.

My client is seeking this individual to join the award winning dynamic team as they plan the next phase of the strategic improvement to drive the business growth strategies. The systems that have been supported have been developed and are operated to professional standards to provide the necessary level of resilience and assurance demanded in the financial services sector.

As the Product Owner you will be responsible for requirement gathering and eliciting clear and concise Specifications for the Development team to work off. You will have experience of running workshops and gathering detailed user stories in order for the Developers to build fit for purpose MVP software product. The product owner will need to become a specialist within the Payroll arena as you’ll be responsible for working with different areas of the business to identify requirements, scope, benefits, and desired outcomes for a specific area of change.

This is an incredible opportunity to join an enthusiastic environment of experienced, bright and effective professionals, who want to add quality and value to the team, whilst seeking to expand their knowledge & career opportunities by driving the organisation forward.

Responsibilities (dependent on experience & skill-set)

• Experience as a Product owner/specialist
• Exposure to the product management lifecycle
• Significant experience of working within the software industry
• Working with delivery teams to make sure services are aligned to identify needs
• Agile methodology
• Previous Payroll Experience
• Support development for the product vision, objectives and product roadmap

Experience, Competences & Attributes:

• Prioritising the backlog
• Liaising with the necessary departments within the business and working closely with the development teams to ensure agreed milestones/targets are met.
• Create epics, write user stories
• Be a Product champion
• Acting as “face” of the product group when liaising with stakeholders/customers
• Great communication skills with the ability to collaborate with all kinds of stakeholders from within the team, our sister organisations in the group and a broad range of multi-national client teams, from processing users to board level.
• Ensure the accuracy of product specifications

If you are an experienced Product Owner seeking a rare role within the North, then get in touch with me now via email on

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