Product Owner

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Product Owner
CopenhagenLocalITRef.: MA-227133
Maersk are growing substaintially - and as part of this groowth we are hiring a product owner to provide their Product Manager with solutions aligned to a set of business outcomes through collaboration with the product team.

The Product Owner thinks in terms of features and stories, translating business outcomes into work items for the team that maximise the sustainable business value delivered by their product.

In this role you will be continually balancing short term demands and future cost of change. They are prioritising the work based on the overall business and technical strategy. You will spend a significant amount of time with the teams playing a pivotal role during the full product lifecycle (from inception to decommission).

Also you will work closely with Product Designers, Architects and the Engineers to build a backlog of work items that are ready to be consumed by the product team. The Product Owner will ensure the backlog is unambiguous and prioritised with enough detail to allow the team to make commitment from.
We Offer
Joining Maersk will embark you on a great journey with career development in a global organisation. As Product Owner, you will gain broad business knowledge of the company’s activities globally, as well as understand how the complexity of IT supports the transport and logistics business.
You will be exposed to a wide and challenging range of business issues through regular engagement with key stakehold-ers across all management levels within Maersk.
You will work and communicate across geographical and cultural borders that will enable you to build a strong profes-sional network. We believe people thrive when they are in charge of their career paths and professional growth. We will provide you with opportunities to broaden your knowledge and strengthen your technical and professional foundation.
By choosing Maersk, you join not only for the role, but for a career. From here your path may take you towards extended responsibilities within Product Service and Engineering, IT Delivery or IT Leadership.
We aim to be a world-class professional IT organisation that delivers business value through automation, standardisation and innovation. We believe in empowerment where each of us takes ownership and responsibility for developing and im-plementing new ways of working.
Key Responsibilities
• Building a close relationship with the Product Managers understanding needs, constraints and aspirations
• Ensuring that the Product Management expectations of the team are realistic and sustainable
• Express the vision and roadmap for the product with the Product Manager ensuring that this is well understood across the technology organisation through appropriate communications.
• Forming a trusted relationship with the team to safeguard the business outcomes and technology requirements
• Create clarity though a continually managed backlog with clearly defined work items and unambiguous acceptance criteria.
• Be the point contact for the product for the wider technology organisation
Who we are looking for
• Builds long-term, strategic relationships with Product Managers and other senior stakeholders
• Facilitates the engagement of stakeholders, acting as the single point of contact for Product Owners for the given Product
• Manage long term relationships including lessons learned leading to actions to improve relations and open communications
• Empathy: understand your stakeholders, the market, the customer and the business
• Create understanding of analytics and all appropriate measurements to report on the success and future direction of the product
• Ability to consider multiple opinions and provide clear recommendations and a single direction to the team
• Ability to empathise with and influence people to bring them on the journey, even when they may disagree
• Recognise when the data is not strong enough to make a decision

The key behavioural traits expected by a Product Owner:
• A person who brings people together to work towards outcomes with meaning
• A supportive team player who fosters an open and honest culture with the people they work with
• An effective communicator who uses multiple methods and channels to ensure messages and data points are effectively cascaded across both an immediate and wider team.
>Last application date: 25 October 2019.
For further information, please contact: Amanda Huckerby -
As a performance-oriented company, we strive to always recruit the best person for the job – regardless of gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high-performing teams.
 A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customer's supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere - all over the world. For more information:
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