Job Title: Product Owner
Job Family: Products & Technology
Arcadis Gen is the new SaaS business from Arcadis; a start-up framework and culture, backed by a €3bn+ revenue, 27,000-person, 70-country, 130-year-old company. We are bold, dynamic, and disruptive and are revolutionizing the future of digital asset management. If you are interested in matching the freedom and opportunity of start-up life, with the stability and benefits of a market leading corporation, Arcadis Gen is the perfect place for you.
The Product Owner is responsible for achieving the vision for one or more of Arcadis Gen’s products. Working closely and collaboratively with customer facing and technical colleagues, the Product Owner will identify and prioritise the features and functions of the platform to ensure that customer desirability, commercial viability and technical feasibility are balanced throughout the development process. Using agile development techniques, the Product Owner will ensure that development velocity is matched to the demands of the market.
Our products have significant strategic importance both for Arcadis Gen, and Arcadis. As a result, the Product Owner will have ample opportunity to grow and develop their skills and experience as the product and organisation develop. In addition, it the role provides a great opportunity to build a strong personal profile with senior stakeholders in both organisations.
What will you do each day?
Core responsibilities include:
Product Roadmap ownership: Building, sharing and maintaining the development of the roadmap. Ensuring that the roadmap balances desirability, viability and feasibility, and that it evolves with emerging market intelligence.
Backlog ownership: Building, sharing and maintaining the backlog of prioritised work activities required to ensure that the platform progresses along the roadmap. Prioritisation of the backlog is a key part of the Product Owner’s responsibility as it defines the sequence of agile sprints that the technical team will work to.
Driving development velocity: Lead and motivate the Scrum Master and Architecture Owner to deliver against the programme of agile sprints.
Support sales & marketing activity: Work closely and collaboratively with the Sales and Marketing teams to equip them with the product knowledge, insights and value statements that will make the Platform a compelling proposition. This will include supporting face-face meetings with current and prospective customers.
Bring broader industry insights to the platform: Keep a “watching brief” on industry, customer and competitor signals that can inform the future roadmap for the platform platform. Share this knowledge freely with the broader Gen Strategy, Ecosystem and Product domains to ensure a unified approach.
Exemplify collaborative behaviors: The successful development of the platform requires seamless collaboration across the multidisciplinary teams within Gen, and with the Global Programme Management team within Arcadis. The Product Owner will need to be a role-model of exemplar collaborative behaviors
You are also responsible for delivering:
- The Platform Roadmap, and its ongoing development.
- The prioritized Backlog required to achieve the Roadmap.
- A rolling schedule of agile sprints to progress technical development.
- A motivated and high-performing development team
- Sales and marketing support, as required.
- Compete clarity of product vision and status across all stakeholders within Arcadis Gen and Arcadis
Who are we targeting?
The ideal candidate will be subject matter expert in product management. Experience in a relevant area, including project, programme and portfolio management, asset management or analytics, with insight into how digitization and a product and platform approach can bring benefit. They will have good knowledge and understanding of existing digital tool-sets on the market and be able to identify and communicate what makes the Arcadis Gen proposal different and better. Experience in a software development environment is essential for the right candidate who is willing and hungry to be coached around this element of the role.
Beyond that we are looking for someone who displays the following characteristics:
- A track record of outstanding achievement throughout their career.
- The ability to take complex and nuanced issues and communicate them in a clear and compelling way which removes ambiguity and misunderstanding.
- A growth mindset: energised by new and different challenges, and keen to learn and develop. Responds well to coaching.
- Instinctively collaborative.
- Confident in having an open and honest exchange of opinions with colleagues, always adopting a respectful and supportive tone in such debates. At ease with changing their view when the evidence is there.
Equal Opportunity Statement
The community of the future is a place for everyone, and Arcadis is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment is based on merit and business need.