Product Owner – Ref.: MDF-0071

Longueuil, QC

Mediagrif is a global leader in the development of a broad set of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that optimize and accelerate commercial interactions between buyers and sellers. Our platforms and services empower businesses around the world, allowing then to generate billions of dollars in transactions on an annual basis.

Our Strategic Sourcing team is looking for a Product Owner. Reporting to the VP, Product Management—Strategic Sourcing, the Technical Product Manager is responsible for defining market requirements and packaging the features into product releases. The Technical Product Manager has an extensive technical background and project management experience. The Technical Product Manager fully understands the market and his tactical focus makes him the ultimate surrogate user/expert when interacting with development leads, product architects, and key customers. These qualities are key to successfully carry out technical product management responsibilities such as gathering existing and potential customer requirements (including recent sales results), managing Agile product backlogs and monitoring the implementation of each product project.

Product Vision and Strategy:

  • Recognise market problems we are aiming to solve with our solutions;
  • Communicate the product vision and strategy to the development team;
  • Define features and requirements in line with the product vision and responding to customers’ needs;
  • Contribute to “new feature” business briefs which are aligned to the business plan;
  • Conduct technical evaluations during build or buy evaluations;
  • Provide rough work estimates needed to evaluate strategic options;
  • Ensure the backlog prioritizes features which result in the most ROI for the organization;
  • Develop product features and appraise new ideas for market viability.

Market Research and Customer Relations:

  • Understands customers’ needs, the market and competitive landscape as well as “user flows” for the product;
  • Acts as the customer’s voice when interacting with the development team, utilizing market trends and personas to define user stories;
  • Proactively search emerging technical leads, feeding future product development that would answer customer needs;
  • Analyze the competitive landscape.

Cross-functional relations:

  • Be the engineering go-to-resource, acting as the point of contact/facilitator between the development team and other teams;
  • Research feedback from users all along development process to maintain continuous improvement into future iterations of the products;
  • Collaborate with support and sales to evaluate feedback and calls results;
  • Draft documents such as user stories and use scenarios, product requirements; metrics, etc.

Communication and Development coordination:

  • Build, manage and communicate the detailed product roadmap and backlog;
  • Define the scope of next releases;
  • Maintain a status dashboard for specific products, tracking and reporting team progress and KPIs;
  • Perform analyzes, ensuring requirements are ready to be worked on (Sprint ready), setting Sprint objectives, accepting Sprints and then leading Sprint review meetings;
  • Contribute to the evaluation of effort needed to successfully deliver the required features;
  • Continue professional and technical education, attending workshops, seminars, etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology / Software Development or any combination of training and equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a similar position.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • Essential:
    • Must be forward-thinking, open-minded and willing to take on new challenges on large projects;
    • Ability to translate business needs into technological solutions;
    • Good understanding of business processes;
    • Communication skills, good listening skills;
    • Excellent writing skills;
    • Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relationships;
    • Time and priority management;
    • Excellent spoken and written English and ability to understand and speak French;
    • Important: Experience in Scrum (user story) analysis.
  • Assets:
    • Experience collaborating on a product with several Scrum teams;
    • Knowledge in the field of strategic sourcing.

Our offer:

  • A flexible work schedule (37,5 hours/week) in a friendly and dynamic environment.
  • Competitive salaries, a comprehensive group insurance plan as of day 1 and access to an employer-sponsored share purchase plan after three (3) months.
  • In addition to your vacation weeks, we offer you two (2) personal days, five (5) sick days and you get to enjoy a well-deserved paid break during the holiday season!
  • Mediagrif realizes that quality of life and health is important to its employees and offers free coffee and fruit as well as access to its fitness room in Longueuil. You prefer Nautilus Plus, Energy Cardio or Idolem Yoga? We have corporate agreements with them too!

Mediagrif: who are we?
A well-established Quebec company since 1996, we are experts in the development and operation of electronic business networks. With 600+ employees in Canada, the United States, Europe and China, Mediagrif strives to provide a work environment that focuses on creativity, flexibility and collaboration.

How do we do it?
We hire motivated, passionate team players who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and who take pride in contributing to a common goal.

The position to be filled is within Strategic Sourcing team and more specifically on the following product:

MERX, a Mediagrif product, is the largest e-tendering service in Canada and a world leader in the development of e-tendering technology for the public and private sectors. Our clients are complex, demanding and professional organizations that rely on MERX to understand their business needs in order to provide solutions for a more productive and efficient use of their processes.

 

Up for the challenge? Please submit your resume to: careers@mediagrif.com

Only selected candidates will be contacted, but we thank you for your interest in the company. Mediagrif applies an employment equity and equality program.

Interested
in the challenge?

Please submit your resume to: careers@mediagrif.com