Product Owner

Job Location: Based in London

Salary: Starting salary TBC depending on experience

Job Type: Permanent

About Fonix

Founded in 2006, we have grown to be the leading specialist in mobile operator payments, messaging and telephony, focussing on broadcast, charity, gaming, entertainment, transport and digital brands.

Trusted by high profile names such as ITV, Bauer Media, Comic Relief, Children in Need, Channel 5 and Global, we are partners to our clients, not providers to our clients.

We’re focussed on creating significant new revenue opportunities for businesses by providing frictionless payments that help them monetise their customer relationships and increase conversion rates in their checkout processes. We’re dedicated to continual innovation and going the extra mile striving for excellence for our clients.

Fonix is now the largest SMS and Carrier Billing mobile aggregator in the UK; we process more revenue in SMS and mobile operator billing than any other UK business in this space.

Fonix is a profitable and fast-growing business which listed on the London Stock Exchange in October 2020, supporting our international expansion and investment in our core markets and products.

 

Job Specification:

As a Product Owner at Fonix you will be working closely with Development and UX Design in order to build and deliver the technical roadmap, as well as gathering Internal and External stakeholder requests and mould these requests into technical requirements.

Day to day you will participate in the full Agile software development lifecycle, participating in Agile ceremonies and representing the business stakeholders within technology. You will be expected to gain a keen understanding of what your stakeholders want, and how to balance their varied requirements, so that the Development team can come to you as a single point of contact for what work should be prioritised and how new features should function.

To be considered for this role you should have a proven background as a Product Owner with knowledge of Agile practices and Scrum development processes.

 

Objective of the role:

This role is for an experienced Product Owner and will report to our Operations & Delivery Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the customer experience, identify product gaps and generate new ideas that improve the product
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external customers
  • Translate product strategy into Agile requirements for the Technology team
  • Manage two established products and one future strategic product
  • Scope and prioritize releases based on business and customer needs
  • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding
  • Represent the company by visiting customers to solicit feedback on our products and services
  • Maintain short-term and long-term product roadmaps and communicate these regularly to senior managers

 

Personal Specification:

Personal Attributes:

  • Great communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical people
  • Good attention to detail, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to network and develop key relationships
  • Self-starter, organised and self-motivated
  • Able to work both within a team environment and independently

 

Essential Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience in product management
  • Proven track record of owning all aspects of a successful software product throughout its lifecycle
  • Proven ability to develop product roadmaps and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in Agile and/or Lean software development
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive experience using JIRA for creating new issues, maintaining the product backlog and product delivery

 

Desirable Experience:

  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or similar
  • Agile Product Owner training
  • Experience within Telecoms and/or Payments industries