Product Owner Job at Points North, Minneapolis, MN

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  • Points North
  • Minneapolis, MN

Job Description

Position Summary

Points North, the leading software company in the compliance and reporting space, is seeking a visionary Product Owner to join its growing construction franchise. A Product Owner at Points North oversees the development of the industry’s leading construction-centric SaaS product that fills gaps for major payroll/HCM companies in the U.S. The main duties include executing on the delivery of the product vision, writing user stories and collaborating with software developers within the Agile methodology, managing a development backlog by documenting and prioritizing features and functionality for the product, and owning a process for continuous direct client and partner interactions designed to elicit and document feedback on the product. The right candidate will be able to demonstrate how their past success will transfer to Points North and how they will thrive in a growing, fast paced, and collaborative environment.

Key Responsibilities

· Define and execute the construction franchise product vision.

· Own the construction franchise product roadmap.

o Current key roadmap initiatives that are in progress include:

§ Building job costing functionality, including but not limited to:

· Support of at least 8 layers of job cost detail on time

· Defaulting of job cost information based on other factors (e.g., work class X defaults to cost code Y)

· Allocation of external labor costs based on proportion of hours or gross wages (overhead allocation)

· Inclusion of job costing information in a configurable export

§ Building support for union requirements, including but not limited to:

· Union Management

· Pay rates by union

· Deductions and fringes by union

· Tracking hours worked to union

· Adjustments/retroactive rate changes

· Exports able to include pay, fringes, and deductions

· Participate in all Agile sessions and ceremonies specific to the Points North construction franchise, including sprint reviews for both internal and external stakeholders.

· Own the writing of user stories and play an active role in the planning and prioritization of the product backlog, ensuring it is up to date with prioritized work items that contain complete descriptions that allow others to visualize the intended outcome.

· Own a regular and continuous process of client and partner interaction designed to elicit feedback on the product. This includes establishing a process to document and report on the resulting data from this process, including the effects it has on the product roadmap.

· Play an active role in assessing potential risks and mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of release/sprint goals.

· Work closely with the Points North leadership team, including reporting on the progress of key franchise/product goals and initiatives and related business data.

· Learn and eventually command full technical and user-centric knowledge of the existing Points North construction product and key partner products, including how the Points North product interfaces/integrates with partner solutions per their requirements and the use cases that clients derive value from.

Required Education and Experience

· Bachelor’s degree preferred.

· 2-5+ years’ experience in a Product Owner or Product Manager role.

· Proven experience in the construction/prevailing wage/union space in the context of product owner/product manager work.

· Proven experience in owning a strategic product roadmap.

Required Skills

· Comfortable in a leadership role, owning the product, providing clear directions, and answering product specific questions.

· Balance of technical knowledge and business acumen.

· Ability to report on product updates, risks, and solutions both internally and externally.

· Proactive, self-starter mentality with excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively.

· Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire clients, partners, and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment.

· High degree of organization, individual initiative, and personal accountability.

· Proven expertise in the Agile methodology.

Job Tags

Full time,

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