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Product Owner


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Oct 7, 2021


London, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Since its founding in 2004, Rapha has continually made an outsized impact in road cycling and digital commerce - with over tens of millions of visitors per year browsing, shopping, and engaging with our renowned cycling content and products. With the resurgence of cycling, and given our strong business performance, we are doubling-down on our digital ambitions, and as a Product Owner you’ll be involved in bringing our business strategies to fruition, working across a wide variety of initiatives. THE ROLE Accountable for the clarity and underlying prioritisation of your domain roadmap, engaging with other teams to solve problems aligned with Rapha’s business strategy. Understand a full end to end journey or process, and be a trusted partner to stakeholders across Rapha. Directly collaborate with engineering peers to achieve progress and demonstrate impact. This is about forging a meaningful, real partnership with counterparts in engineering just as you would any other stakeholder - ensuring everyone starts and finishes together. Shapes and communicates their roadmap with the Lead Product Owner, and learns from their Senior Product Owner teammates. Assist with production troubleshooting and problem resolution as needed. Directly collaborate with a cross-functional team to break down problems into deliverable areas of work, writing succinct user stories and supporting the team to collectively own the end to end including documentation. Fully participate in retrospectives, backlog governance, and stakeholder meetings. Provide concise business context to the cross-functional team, allowing them to explore creative solutions while ensuring value realisation at pace. Where appropriate, partner with our digital design team to ensure every part of our digital experience is in keeping with our brand guidelines. Run reviews of work with the teams to articulate wins and opportunities for the future. Leans on the Lead Product Owner where trade-offs between roadmaps / delivery plans present obstacles. Provide clarity of updates around delivery where necessary, but not accountable for the planning and resourcing of delivery. THE CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualities: Previous Business Analyst / Product Owner experience. An eye for detail, and determined problem solver. Experience working hands-on with developers - not necessarily technical, but able to engage with team members in the technical domain. Working experience and knowledge of Retail / Retail Systems Good communication skills, managing and influencing internal and external stakeholders - able to articulate tradeoffs to stakeholders, and with support of the Lead to engage with leadership and senior management. Eagerness to validate decisions by speaking directly with stakeholders. Experience in preparing succinct user stories  Able to consistently prioritise their backlog optimising for learning, and continuous value to Rapha. Desire and ability to collaborate with a varied range of business departments  Technical knowledge is desirable, but not necessary. Working at Rapha  We are continuously looking into ways to invest in our employees and build a better working culture and environment. Here are just some of the internal benefits we offer.  Flexible working hours  Support ad-hoc remote working during the week  No meeting Fridays - giving you time back for things like personal development  Free barista coffee and Friday afternoon social drinks in the office  Monthly department social events and quarterly office social away days  We offer a flexible riding benefit to allow you to go out riding on a Wednesday morning with colleagues or learn to cycle to cycling through our Getting Started Scheme.  We offer all our employees a 50% apparel discount  An annual clothing allowance Discounted membership to the Rapha Cycling Club Company Pension Scheme  Enhanced Parental Leave   At Rapha, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds. We are always working to create an environment that is focused on equality, inclusion, empowerment and respect. As part of our continued commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, we would like to invite you to answer a set of voluntary demographic questions. If you choose to answer, the responses will only be used to help us identify areas for improvement in our hiring process and to measure our efforts to recruit diverse and under-represented talent. Your responses, or your choice not to respond, won’t be associated with your specific application and won’t in any way be used in the hiring decision.  This information will be kept confidential and will be treated according to Rapha’s Privacy Policy, available here.
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