Product Owner


Here at affix, we are selective about who we partner with – and at the very top of that list are our friends at CitrusAd. A once start-up now successfully acquired by Publicis Groupe as of only a few weeks ago, CitrusAd is one of Brisbane’s fastest growing, successfully exited scale-ups who are shaking things up on a global scale!
Who are they?
Launched in 2017, CitrusAd have built a world-first digital platform that has unleashed the potential of online shelf space!
From the very beginning, the Founders knew there was too much leak of digital advertising in the industry. They knew that there was a gap, and they put together an incredible team of experts to build a platform that effectively turns online retailer websites into highly targeted and revenue generating digital advertising platforms, and in the process changes the way in which retailers, advertisers, and customers manage and experience e-commerce.
Brissy is their HQ, and the business has expanded into the US, Europe, and throughout the APAC region – all in a relatively short amount of time! They are partnered with over 25 of the worlds’ largest retailers, and they have reached more than 100 million customers and 9.5 billion website page views. Pretty cool if you ask me!
Who are we looking for?
The Product Owner’s responsibility is to create the list of backlog items and prioritise them based on the overall strategy and business objectives. Additionally, the Product Owner will need to map out project dependencies to inform the necessary sequence of development. This person will support the development team by prioritising the product backlog and creating user stories.
After creating a product backlog list, a Product Owner prioritises items according to business objectives and overall strategy. They also take into account the project dependencies that will affect the sequence of development. The product backlog is a dynamic document that evolves as the project does. 
During the project planning phase, you’ll work with stakeholders to set the steps required for the next iteration. They also meet with the team to refine the process, answer questions, and define areas for improvement. Product Owners must be the primary communicators between stakeholders and development teams. This ensures there is buy-in from the former group on all major decisions, giving clear instructions and priorities to the developers.
What you’ll be expected to do

  • Work with SMEs, internal stakeholders, and customers as appropriate to ensure the features in a release are delivering the right customer value and outcomes
  • Sprint backlog prioritisation
  • Create users stories for development sprints
  • Facilitate in backlog refinement activities
  • Drive the Agile methodology adaptation in the Product space
  • Manage the expectations of the senior stakeholders to maximise the product value
  • Contribute innovative ideas via existing issues, new technology and team members
  • Full understanding of the market, the product, the product line and the competition and further understanding of new or existing products from talking with existing customers
  • Work closely with the Design team, assist the team with story elaboration and provide guidance on acceptance criteria
  • Participate in team demos and retrospectives
  • Production and delivery of system/feature level demos to the team and other stakeholders
  • Drive release goals in collaboration with Iteration Manager
  • Explore new trends and innovations that can make our product world-class
  • Ensure a clear understanding of the functional requirements of the to-be-developed systems is reflected in design documentation, test case scenarios and user acceptance.
  • Identify opportunities for improved user experience and functional enhancements.
  • Work with the Test and Release team in ensuring that the go-live version has undertaken rigorous testing and end to end functional delivery is assured.
  • Be a good business analyst, with a strong understanding of strategy, to keep in alignment with the company vision statement. 

What you will have
To be successful in this role, we reckon you’ll need to:

  • Be an effective communicator, keeping in touch with the development team and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated  past success in releasing products and meeting business objectives
  • Subject expertise in a particular product or market
  • A proven record of influencing cross-functional teams
  • Great teamwork skills

What they offer in return 

  • Flexible working hours and arrangements that enable you to balance your life and passions.
  • An opportunity to build solutions to the best of your ability and support for your dream for continual learning with training and career mentorship to help you flourish.
  • Develop your skills with support from a skilled and approachable team
  • Opportunity to join an established, well-backed and growing business
  • Work alongside some of the industry’s best (A great chance to learn!)
  • Brand new central CBD office location!
  • Opportunity to see the impact and results of your work every day
  • Awesome company celebrations
  • Fully stocked fridge and pantry, weekly staff lunches, and arvo beverages on Fridays

Next steps
I work for affix. We have the amazing job of partnering with inspiring companies such as CitrusAd and help them scale up their teams with the addition of great humans. I would love to know more about you, what you’re passionate about, your interests and hobbies that go beyond just reviewing your CV. So, let’s have a chat and see if this is your happy (work) place.
Daniel Belic l [email protected] l 0407 903 686

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