Product Owner

Sofia /
Product /
Salary/Employee: Full Time
/ Hybrid
Fourth is no ordinary product software company. We pride ourselves on unique cloud-based SaaS used by several million users which enables hotels, restaurants, bars, and pubs to improve efficiency and save money whether they're buying stock, scheduling staff, or creating recipes.

We are now looking for a Product Owner.

The Role: Product Owner (PO) at Fourth is an integral member of the scrum team within the Technology division and is expected to perform as such in all aspects of team success. The PO is accountable for delivering a unified customer view into Engineering through provision of visible, well-articulated, detailed and prioritised backlogs of user stories into the scrum delivery teams.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

Product Backlog

• Creation and grooming of the product backlog, ensuring that it delivers the product strategy
• Eliciting requirements from stakeholders and documents requirements in the form of User Stories, to clearly articulate the customer need or problem
• Defining Acceptance Criteria so that the team understand when the story is done
• Breaking features, epics and stories down, adding further detail on a just-in-time basis
• Defining MVP and prioritisation of User Stories against business value to achieve MVP
• Continually prioritising the product backlog to always ensure the user stories of highest value are foremost
• Collaborating with other Product Owners to identify dependencies and constraints and align contents of sprint to resolve these
• Conveying requirements to Architecture and UX team members and review their outputs (solution designs, wireframes etc.) to ensure that requirements and value are delivered
• Gathering and reviewing data on Product Performance and usage analytics to make informed decisions regarding existing and future functionality

Planning & Sprint Activities

• Attend all scrum ceremonies (release planning, sprint planning, stand ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives)
• Negotiate contents of sprint with the scrum development team based on size and capacity of the team
• Act as the stakeholder/customer representative, conveying the vision and value to be achieved during the release and iterations
• Motivate the team to achieve their sprint goals
• Be available to the team to answer questions and clarify requirements
• Work with management to develop swim lanes for various categories of work in any given sprint (e.g. bug fixing, new features, technical debt).
• Facilitate and contribute to the cross-functional “Product Decision Team”, managing decision making across the stakeholder community and using this in Product Backlog grooming and refinement

Acceptance, Demos & Release

• Review and accept user stories into the baseline as they are completed during the sprint, ensuring they deliver the business value intended. Doing this as early as possible in the sprint allows the team time to fix issues and achieve their sprint goals.
• Plan and manage customer UAT as required
• Ensure product/feature launch readiness - write release notes and convey changes to stakeholders (Projects, Knowledge and Support) to support a smooth transition to live and operations
• Demo new functionality to customers as required
• Facilitate and participate in rollout’s and trials of new functionality to Customers
• Communicate out progress to the wider stakeholder community
• Is the “go to” person within Technology from the Operations side of the business
• Answering questions and assisting on resolving Product Issues, Customer/Sales queries and making priority calls


• Proven experience of working as a Product Owner in a delivery environment, preferably within a product development environment; preferably qualified as a Certified Scrum Product Owner
• Background in computer science
• Able to understand and articulate complex ideas, making them come to life and relevant to the audience
• An effective communicator across all levels of the business
• A leader, who can motivate a group of technical colleagues towards a business goal
• A team player – able to collaborate effectively with colleagues from both the Technology and Customer Facing teams, as well as Fourth’s customers
• A decision maker; able to make fact based decisions quickly, often based on limited information
• Able to attend and represent the Product Team and/or Fourth at internal and external meetings
• Enjoys spending time with customers to understand their processes and pain points 
• Willing to take the initiative, to be proactive, to contribute and to learn
• Clarify and resolve any queries whilst managing risks and issues during the course of the delivery
• Able to think clearly, empathizing with conflicting opinion to reach an agreed outcome, often in a pressurized environment
Benefits and Culture:

• 25+ days off, as well as birthday day off and 4 charity days off per year
• Personal career development plan, learning paths and mentorship
• Flexible start and end of the working day and hybrid working mode, including a combination remote and in the office 
• Team-centric atmosphere
• Competitive salary package
• Encouraging healthy lifestyle and work-life balance including supplemental health insurance
• New parents bonus scheme

*Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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