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Company Description

Today’s Best Western has been on a journey of incredible transformation, elevating our brand image, improving the guest experience and enhancing our organizational culture. Today, this culture of modernization and innovation is embraced by our more than 1,000 corporate employees, many of whom have stayed with Best Western for 10, 20, even 30+ years. We are proud to have created a work atmosphere that provides an exciting, fun and rewarding place to work every day.

Job Description

Job Overview

The eCommerce Product Owner will take the vision developed by the leadership team and work with internal teams to implement that vision. This role fleshes out high-level ideas into actionable pieces of work that can be executed against. This is a position with high exposure and one that will work with cross-functional teams on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate thrives in ambiguity and approaches problem solving, teamwork, and innovation with a positive attitude. This person has a very strong understanding of our customers. Must possess strong coaching skills and the ability to motivate teams and individuals around a common vision of product development excellence. They also understand business fundamentals and can develop and articulate a decision supporting framework that focuses on delivering the most value.

Job Responsibilities
 

  • Prioritizes the product backlog items and coordinates with stakeholders Defines success metrics for the product and identifies key levers that can be moved to deliver success
  • Develops epics and user stories for all new functionality, presents user stories to product teams and ensures new functionality meets the acceptance criteria
  • Partners with stakeholders to help define Minimal Viable Product (MVP) that delivers incremental value;
  • Ensures MVP aligns with product vision and companies strategic goals.
  • Works with the eCommerce leadership team and other Product Owners to do release planning
  • Works with other Product Owners to prioritize cross-team dependencies
  • Inspects sprint deliverables to ensure quality delivery
  • Serves as a subject matter expert in the product vertical
  • Communicates work in progress and upcoming work to key stakeholders

 

Qualifications

Required Skills

  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Demonstrated business acumen
  • A strategic and analytical mindset
  • Proven success in delivering software with Agile methodologies
  • Strong requirements elicitation, and proven writing skills including the ability to write concisely and clearly for different audiences

Preferred Skills and Education 

  • 2+ years of relevant Product Owner or Business Analyst experience in an Agile software product development environment
  • Agile Product Owner certification
  • Usability testing experience
  • Experience with schedule-based and feature-based releases
  • Experience collaborating with UX resources to complete wire-frames/mock-ups
  • Experience with iterative delivery
  • Hospitality industry experience

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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