Product Owner, Acquisition & Self-Service

News UK is looking for a Product Owner (PO) to own our acquisition and self-service products. The role would involve working work with our development partners and internal teams to enhance and optimise our web stores, checkouts and self-service products across News UK for the Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

The PO will report into the News UK digital product team but work closely and collaboratively with stakeholders in Marketing. The PO is responsible for understanding business priorities, setting clear expectations and working with the team to deliver the development roadmap.

Key responsibilities
-Work with our partner dev team to enhance stores, checkouts and self-service offerings.
-Create and manage a development roadmap (with Marketing) for site improvements.
-Work closely with UX specialists and designers on wireframes and prototypes .
-Motivate the team, and communicate clear, specific goals with a focus on delivery.
-Experienced in principles and practice of Multi Variant Testing (MVT).
-Able to form strong relationships with the SCRUM and wider project team.
-Lives and breathes the Agile (SCRUM) methodology and ways of working.
-Drive progress and reporting to stakeholders in the business, especially marketing.
-Anticipate, mitigate, communicate and manage risks and issues.

Core skills
-Experience as a Product Owner for a digital store or similar transactional business.
-Excellent understanding of agile (SCRUM) processes, ceremonies and artefacts.
-Produce clear and concise project communication.
-Takes responsibility, meets commitments and solves problems.
-Good understanding of conversion metrics.

About you
-Record of delivering products providing user-friendly customer experiences x-platform
-Comfortable leading a small team within large corporate environments.
-Strong verbal and written communication skills.