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Product Owner Core HR and Connectivity

Antwerpen, BE, 2000

SD Worx is a leading European provider of Payroll & HR services with global reach. We have offices in 10 countries in Europe and Mauritius. Our goal? We bring people solutions to life. So companies of any size can turn Human Resources into a source of value for the business and the people in it. Our people solutions span the entire employee journey, from getting people paid to attracting, rewarding, and developing talent.


1. Job Description


We are looking for new colleagues to strengthen the product development teams in Belgium, Germany, UK and the Netherlands.
Therefore we are looking for motivated employees who would like to contribute their skills as Product Owner to provide future-proof and user friendly products for our customers.

As a Product Owner, you are a member of the Squad responsible for either releasing a product that meets the customer's needs to achieve the business goals, or deliver a specific service. Responsible for defining and prioritizing requirements in the Squad Backlog and also accepts requirements  as completed, in balance with proper and sustainable lifecycle management (e.g. technical sustainability, performance, reliability).

2. Key Accountabilities


Overview of the main tasks:

- Mandated to develop and provide a clear and inspiring technical* product vision.
- Synchronize technical* product vision with stakeholders.
- Continuous looking for  validation of the product vision with stakeholders (e.g. product manager).
- Monitors the business results of the product, as well as the technical health/stability.
- Define  product requirements with the team and prioritize them in the product backlog.
- Ensure that product requirements solve important customer/business problems.
- Writes user stories inclusive acceptance criteria.
- Continually solicits feedback from operational stakeholders, product manager, .. to prioritize product enhancements and understand business requirements.
- Manages the Release scope taking into account existing resource constraints and business priorities.
- Has authority to accept product increments delivered by the team.
- Ability to determine an incremental development approach to deliver the product.
- Contributes to Squad product development to the extent of her or his competence limited to the problem space, not the solution space.

 *Technical = the software product vision, not the market vision

3. Expectations, Experience & Knowledge


- Being able to put yourself in the place of the customer and having the customer wishes & needs as your main focus.
- Add more value than the customer expected throughout the full customer journey.
- Good communicator skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively in multiple business areas (e.g., marketing, sales, finance, operations, technology).
- Ability to clearly explain the customers’ and stakeholders’ requirements to the squad.
- Fluent in English, confident in speaking and writing.
- Ability to set and guard clear goals and priorities (the “what”) for the squad.
- Experience in working in an agile environment where scrum methodology was applied.
- 10 years of experience owning and delivering digital products.

4. Personal Competencies


- Eager to learn
- Interest in new technologies and participation in international and cross-functional teams
- Take ownership of the presented issues with the necessary passion.
- Mature professional: someone who is autonomous, proactive and takes initiative.
- Someone who is able to take a pragmatic approach in order to come up with solutions which are simple and feasible.
- Someone who will always keep the customer in mind.
- Someone who is result driven, and for whom making a deadline is a challenge.



SD Worx offers you, besides a competitive salary and benefits package, the autonomy and flexibility to take ownership of your work.  With the possibilities of flexible working hours, homework, working from other offices,… you can organize your own work.

For us, learning and innovating are like breathing, inspiring us to always go beyond.  We offer multiple trainings, projects… where you will learn from experts or in practice. From the start you will be engaged in your team, where we share knowledge, talents and celebrate our differences.

From many places, we work as one, moving from better to best together.

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