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Product Owner - Office 365

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  2. Full-time
  3. IT & Change

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Company Description

Helping over ten million people around the world manage their savings, retirement plans and life insurance requires a lot of people behind the scenes.  It’s up to us in L&G Group functions – which includes our tech and digital teams, Group Finance, HR, Risk and Corporate Affairs – to provide the essential support services that all areas of the business need, here in the UK and overseas. Simply put, we enable everyone at Legal & General to do what they do best. That means we’re helping to improve our customers’ lives and contributing to the success of the business every day.  


Job Description

Legal and General’s Group Digital Workplace team are looking to hire a Product Owner to take accountability for the Employee Collaboration Product. The product is made up of a variety of capabilities delivered as part of the Digital Workplace Team which provides our colleagues with the best possible tools to facilitate their work through increased transparency, communication, and access.

This role would see you create the vision and goals to ensure the success of the product, taking ownership over the prioritisation of the workload, requirement gathering from stakeholders to understand user needs, evaluating the performance of current tools, and identifying and implementing tools where necessary, while gaining buy in from the business through showcasing progress made.

 What you'll be doing:

  • Taking responsibility for communicating the product vision, roadmap and goal in a way that is consumable by stakeholders and development teams
  • Creating, managing, and prioritising the Product backlog and proposed roadmap with value metrics that allow the product to launch, improving or evolving in alignment with the business objectives or customer needs and product goal and vision
  • Defining and refining requirements of the Product to ensure continual operational excellence for the Product, including ensuring the requirements are clear and deliverable by the development team, owning and managing budget, prioritising based on value and progress against the roadmap, and the ongoing evolution and improvement of the Product to achieve continued operational excellence.
  • Taking responsibility for stakeholder collaboration by actively engaging with stakeholders, acting as the storyteller of the Product gathering, feedback, insights and ensuring the Product meets both business and user requirements.  This includes representing the needs and interests of the users of the Product through feedback analysis, identification of user problems and preferences and validation of the product.
  • Making timely and informed decisions regarding feature prioritisation, trade-offs, and adjustments to the Product roadmap to maximise value delivery, including managing conflicts and issues during the product lifecycle to deliver the maximum value for the Product and vision.
  • Working closely with the development team, leading, coaching, and providing guidance across the team where applicable, to foster a collaborative environment to enhance productivity and achievement of goals.  

Qualifications

Who we're looking for:

  • Product Ownership, (Scrum or Safe would be desirable) experience
  • A technical awareness of Employee Productivity and Collaboration technologies, including but not limited to the Office 365 suite of applications, services, and platforms. 
  • An understanding of the variety of Agile Frameworks, that can be used and adapted to assist delivery
  • Demonstrated experience of product management
  • Experience of story mapping for customer/system/process journeys
  • Experience of supporting and owning budgets  
  • A deep understanding of metric creation to track value and learnings

Whatever your role, we reward performance and behaviour with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Here are some of the benefits we offer: 

  • The opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes  
  • Generous pension contribution  
  • Life assurance   
  • Private medical insurance (permanent employees only) 
  • At least 25 days holiday, plus public holidays, 26 days after 2 years’ service. There’s also the option to buy and sell holiday 
  • Competitive family leave 
  • Participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand-new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice 
  • There are the many discounts we offer – both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online   
  • In 2023, some of our workspaces were redesigned. Our offices are great spaces to connect and collaborate and have your wellbeing at the heart

Additional Information

Legal & General is a leading financial services organisation, named Britain’s Most Admired Company in 2023, for the second year running. Rated top in our sector and top for inspirational leadership, we have a strong heritage and an exciting future.  

We’re one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurers. Connecting to form a unique business model which drives value for our customers and society. And enabling our people to create impact through work that is meaningful and valued.  

If you join us, you’ll be part of a welcoming, inclusive culture, with opportunities to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, views, and experiences. Guided by leaders with integrity who care about your future and wellbeing. Empowered through initiatives which support people to develop their careers and excel.  

We strive to be open, mindful, and inclusive, so are always willing to discussing flexible working arrangements and reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs. It doesn’t matter if you don’t meet every single criterion in this advert. Instead, think about what you excel at and what else you can bring in terms of strengths, potential and connection to our purpose. 

If you’re open to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

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