Agile Product Owner

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About the Team We are the Cross Functional Team (CFT) "Swedish HR & Payroll" and we now look for an Agile Product Owner (APO) for our Swedish Payroll area. The Payroll solution is cloud based and our responsibility is to secure the service delivery including both development and maintenance. We need to analyze needs, propose development activities and align/cooperate with service vendors and other CFT.

We develop and realize the roadmap together with the vendors and other APOs within HR & Payroll Value stream, we coordinate the proposed changes in the system, we secure maintenance and service levels agreed with the vendors. Together with the CFT we secure the integration between systems in order to deliver right functionality and correct data quality.

About the Job In the APO role, you are responsible for what to build/order and when, to maximize the value of the investment and the work of the CFT. Since we work with Cloud solutions the supplier relation is very important, the development is done by these external consultants and they are to be seen as part of our CFT.

You secure delivery of appropriate, secure & reliable IT services throughout the life-cycle in accordance to the internal and external regulations and standards.
You are responsible for collecting input and managing expectations from your stakeholders in order to optimize the deliveries. You act as owner of IT services assigned to the APO and articulate investment opportunities to the stakeholders
Ensure that the backlog is in place: items are created, acceptance criteria are defined and items are understandable for the team, Prioritize items in the backlog – find the best balance between new functionality, maintenance, life cycle, regulatory etc. items
Manage stakeholder expectations on deliveries (when, what backlog items etc.) Escalate unmitigated risks and backlog issues to the CPO, Ensure that agreed investments opportunities from the value stream roadmap are delivered
Ensure frequent delivery of potentially shippable products iteratively and incrementally, maximizing opportunities for feedback. Decide when there is enough value to release to production together with stakeholders, Ensure quality awareness and care when designing, building and maintaining software
Collaborate with other teams and APOs in order to secure value stream joint deliveries, Act as team player in the cross functional team and constantly improve the way of working, Plan and estimate the work & deliveries together with the team and other APOs.

What you need to succeed To be successful in this role, You need understanding & knowledge in development and maintenance of IT-solutions, You have deep understanding of the HR/Payroll process domain, You are preferably an experienced agile professional and a promotor of the agile way of working, You are experienced in working with external vendors and it is a plus if you have experience from working with cloud solutions. Excellent communication skills are crucial, and you find ways of adapting your communication to different stakeholders easily. Education: Preferable Academic degree in engineering, business administration or any other relevant discipline

Critical competencies You are able to:

build and maintain a relationship with the Stakeholders
communicate the product vision to team, users and stakeholders
clearly express & define product back-log items
optimize the value of the work the cross functional team performs request tasks to be added to other teams backlog
prioritize and agree on priorities with other team's APO
take decisions in the interest of Swedbank (balancing different needs)

Personal qualities Customer-centric mindset
Structured, systematic, interest in details
Very good communication skills & social competence (listen, ask questions, build trust)
Solution-oriented & Strong team player
Learn new things, open-minded
Internal drive and personal efficiency
Strong leadership skills, ability to delegate and follow-up

What you may have worked with previously Project Manager, Team Lead or similar
Scrum Master or a driving agile team member
In a senior HR/Payroll business area role

Potential next steps in your career after this job Chief Product Owner
Cross Functional Team Manager
Business Team Manager

Why work with us? We are small team with a clear mission and close relation to our stakeholder
In this new organization we have room for initiatives and new ideas
We are enthusiastic about what we do and care about each other

We may begin the selection under the application period, so we welcome your application as soon as possible.

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Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget

Chef/Manager: Christian Daveby +46 70 264 5078

Finansförbundet: Åke Skoglund +46 8 58590288

SACO: Henrik Joelsson + 46 40 242508

Chef/Manager: Anna Karin von Essen + 46 70312 25 09


> Sista ansökningsdatum: 31 August 2018

Swedbank CEO Office


105 34 Stockholm


105 34 Stockholm
Stockholm, 10534

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