Product Owner - Military veterans preferred

2022-07-25
WALGREENS
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Chicago
Illinois
United States

Job Summary:

Come join the Global Information Technology team at Walgreens as a Product Owner. In this role you will,

  • Serve as the primary interface between business process owners/stakeholders and Agile scrum development teams.
  • Actively engage in creating the concept and road map for the supported product.
  • Serve as a voice of customers on new and/or existing products.
  • Ensure Development team understands the product features.
  • Develop and implement action plans for building and sustaining demand for a product.
  • Focus on delivering customer-centric communication with a variety of stakeholders.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Partners with Product Managers. Development team and stakeholders to gather product requirements into a captivating product vision and a quantified, flexible and executable road map. Represents scrum teams in front of executive sponsors, business process owners and stakeholders.
  • Develops and implements action plans for building and sustaining demand for a product. Ensures implemented product features add value to end users and increase company returns.
  • Serves as a voice of the program on the expectations of customers on new or already existing products. Determines what features will be in the product release. Facilitates team engagement during sprints.
  • Communicates the concept of the product road map to a variety of audiences, including, highlighting the product features in a manner clearly understandable to the development team. Continuously advances and adjusts the road map to changing priorities.
  • Manages and develops well-groomed product backlog, based on a balance of business priorities, technical dependencies/restrictions, and product concept represented in the roadmap
  • Writes vibrant user stories and acceptance criteria to ensure the team has a thorough understanding of the product.
  • Measures product performance as well as value delivered in order to make adjustments where necessary. Continually assesses product value stream to identify areas that require improvements. Analyzes customer opinions and feedback to determine features or components that will add good value to a product.
  • Conducts backlog grooming meetings.
  • Attends sprint planning and demo meetings to give feedback on sprint achievement, as well as to scrum team.
  • Monitors the progress of product development, as well as plan for product release. Contacts customers and end users to obtain information on expected product features.
  • Provides reports to update management and stakeholders on product development operations.
  • Stays abreast of Agile scrum best practices and seeks to implement them within the team. May participate in agile conferences and studies relevant scrum material to update job knowledge/skill
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is a global leader in retail pharmacy, impacting millions of lives every day through dispensing medicines, and providing accessible, high-quality care. With more than 170 years of trusted healthcare heritage and innovation in community pharmacy, the company is meeting customers’ and patients’ needs through its convenient retail locations, digital platforms and health and beauty products.

Including equity method investments, WBA has a presence in more than 25 countries, employs more than 450,000 people and has more than 21,000 stores.

WBA’s purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives. The company is proud of its contributions to healthy communities, a healthy planet, an inclusive workplace and a sustainable marketplace. WBA is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business.

WBA is included in FORTUNE’s 2021 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies*. This is the 28th consecutive year that WBA or its predecessor company, Walgreen Co., has been named to the list.

More company information is available at .
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience working as a Product Owner in an agile environment. OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 5 years of experience working as a Product Owner in an agile environment.
  • Experience directing and motivating the Development team.
  • Experience relaying expectations of product features to the development team.
  • Experience conducting surveys to determine most appropriate feature to add to a new or existing product.
  • Experience working with user groups and scrum team to obtain and analyze user stories.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Software engineering, business management or related disciplines
  • Certification as a professional scrum product owner (PSPO) or as a certified scrum product owner (CSPO)
  • Experience working as a Product Owner in the Healthcare Space
  • At least one year of direct leadership, indirect leadership, and/or cross functional team leadership.