Group Product Owner

BathroomsByDesign
1, Amalgamated Drive, Unit 1, Amalgamated Drive, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9EZ, United Kingdom
15/09/2022 10:26:37
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About Us

Making Home Life Better

The HomesByDesign Group has recently been formed to build on the growing success of its established and primary subsidiary BathroomsByDesign. Our mission is to improve people’s homes, health and wellbeing with beautiful, affordable and expertly designed solutions for the home.

A technology led retail business, the ByDesign concept of using our proprietary KADware® (Knowledge Aided Design) Software and Plan2Design Virtual Reality App to serve customers in a totally unique and streamlined way sets us apart from our competitors in the market. It gives us the springboard to constantly look to improve how we operate and how we can continue to deliver a unique, immersive and effortless customer experience with our Software and VR App central to this experience.

Whilst we are currently a retail organisation, our tech infrastructure will enable us to expand into new sectors and markets internationally with the same mission firmly in place. Our hope is that one day everyone in the world will have a place they can proudly call home. Everything we do now and in the future will be underpinned by this.

About You

As Group Product Owner, you’ll build amazing products that both empower and delight. Reporting to the Head of Technology You will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from brainstorming and innovation to working directly with engineers. You will be responsible for the successful launch of new products and features, iterating upon feedback. You will use your start-up mindset and your full range of product development skills to produce elegantly simple features that align with both user and business requirements.

With the founders of the Company You will drive the product vision and convert into an actionable roadmap. You will constantly look for commercial growth opportunities and ensure the product is aligned with the strategy, roadmap and users. You will also plan product releases and lead backlog refinement meetings.

You will focus on user-centric product principles to help craft a variety of HomesByDesign Group experiences that span across the web, mobile and beyond. You will be someone with high attention to detail and who is technically proficient in project management and prototyping tools. We place a high value on individuals who are self-motivated and can work across the various disciplines that make a world class product owner.

We have developed innovative Design&Buy Tools for our bathroomsbydesign.com website that you will be responsible for improving. These tools are a little rough around the edges so you will be focused on sanitising where appropriate and maximising the commercial effectiveness of them.

A key part of our evolution will see the launch of our new HomesByDesign website, building on the software we have developed for the bathroom industry and taking it into the home improvement industry as a whole. You will be responsible for the product, taking the principals of the unique design led approach we have for BathroomsbyDesign.

The Role

Location: Brentford & Remote (Find Us)

Salary: £50-60k per annum plus uncapped profit share bonuses

Job type: Permanent / Full-time 

Leave Allowance: 22 days rising to 25 based on length of service

Duties:

- Drive innovative thinking to create unique products

- Responsible for organising and facilitating sprint planning, retrospectives, release planning, demos, and other Agile events.

- Responsible for defining product knowledge into tangible outcomes and prioritising the backlog.

- Coaching people in Agile Mindset, Values, Principles and Practises.

- Extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of scrum and implementation of agile methodologies to multiple teams.

- Work with senior management and stakeholders to ensure the platform roadmap is aligned to the strategic goals of the business and the wider company offering.

- Work with the UX team to research and analyse the market, competitors, industry and users for the platform.

- Oversee the development of the platform, and identify and organise the steps required for each iteration.

- Be accountable for the release of the final product and measure the return on investment.

- Collaborate with the UX Designer to turn high-level product requirements into workflows and designs.

- Create detailed specifications to guide development teams.

- Confidently communicate the rationale of product decisions.

- Rapidly iterate solutions based on feedback and technical needs.

- Partner with teams to brainstorm new ideas and work through the details of new and existing products and features.

- Work with the UX designer to generate comprehensive information architecture, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, data visualizations and interactive prototypes.

- Collaborate with Engineering to ensure designs are feasible and are well implemented.

Our Initial Products (more exciting stuff to come):

- New: Magento 2 eCommerce Website

- Existing: Partner Portal (customers manage designs, quotes, orders, deliveries and payments)

- Existing: Plan2Design VR App (IOS & Android)

- Existing: BathKAD design software (used by internal designers)

- New: Odoo v15 ERP system (upgrade from existing v8)

- New: KADware design software for the whole home

- New: Community Marketplace (in stealth mode)

Required

- Clear communicator with the ability to talk about your designs with the team to advocate your direction with the product and engineering teams.

- An eye and passion for details.

- Ability to work autonomously.

- Ability to handle multiple projects and be flexible and adaptable to our needs.

- 3+ years relevant work experience 

- Bachelors or higher degree in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent industry experience  

- Proven experience as a Product Owner or similar role 

- Experience in product lifecycle management 

- Familiarity with Agile framework (Scrum, SAFe or LeSS) and tools 

- Organizational and leadership abilities 

- Excellent communication skills in English

- Problem-solving aptitude 

- Creative thinking skills 

- Experience with defining and validating minimum viable features 

Company Benefits

- Quarterly and annual bonuses

- EMI Share Scheme

- Pension Scheme

- Perkbox

- Simply Health Plan

- Gym Membership or fitness credits

- Flexi-working

- Coffee Tea Fruit & Nuts

- Bar & Beer Fridge, Pool Table, X-Box, Cinema Screen at HQ

Hiring Process

1. Apply below 

2. Short video interview

3. Job related skills test

4. Video Interview with founders and review of test results

5. Internal Evaluation

6. Job Offer

Ready to Apply?

Click on the link below to apply for this role, upload your CV and cover letter/note. Please include an explanation of why your experience is specifically relevant to this role at HomesByDesign, how you will succeed and why you think your next career move should be to join our team.