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At Kin + Carta Create we believe growth is built, not theorised.

Product Owner

at Kin + Carta Create

Location: London

Level: Mid-level

Type: Permanent

About Kin + Carta Create 

At Kin + Carta Create we believe growth is built, not theorised. We’re makers, builders and creators by nature, and we come to work every day to build experiences your customers will love and technologies your business will thrive on.

Our approach is simple: Accelerate idea-to-value by striking the ideal balance of human-centred design, Agile engineering and the realities of affecting change at scale. Including new product development, service design and cloud modernisation, we take a hands-on approach to transforming our clients’ business. We’re headquartered in London and have delivery offices in Chicago, New York, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires.

Location can flexible within the UK, ideally commutable to London, Edinburgh. Manchester or Liverpool.

The Product Owner role in a nutshell:

Part product specialist, project manager and account manager, the Product Owner at Kin + Carta Create will work with our expert in-house teams to deliver innovative, high-quality software for major clients including Tesco, Ford, Unilever, Transport for London, Barclays and many more.

You’ll work with key stakeholders to gather, understand and prioritise requirements for new or existing mobile products, and then communicate these to the development team in a way which is clearly and easily understood. You’ll take responsibility for defining a ‘vision’ for the product, and ensuring that every member of the team keeps that vision clearly in mind as development progresses. Ultimately, you will own the product roadmap, using your strategic insight and feedback from various sources to iteratively evolve features according to user and client need.

The Product Owner acts as a bridge between our clients and development teams, keeping the client abreast of the project status and presenting output on the one hand whilst also working to get answers to any questions the team might have, clarify priorities, or otherwise solve problems. Day by day, you’ll work in close collaboration with developers, UX and product designers, product strategists, solutions architects, QA engineers and other experts to deliver high-quality software which is a pleasure to use.

As a Product Owner at Kin + Carta Create, you are accountable for the output of a team and your success depends on your ability to get them to perform to a high standard, in a range of different circumstances. You use your experience and understanding of client and project context to ask the right questions at the right time in order to pre-empt issues or remove blockers; you reframe challenges so they are easier to solve; and you coach others in your teams to use the Kin + Carta Create principles to solve problems.

You are willing and able to hold people on other project teams to Kin + Carta Create quality standards, taking the initiative to step in and help when you see something going wrong, even on projects to which you’re not assigned. You think ahead, beyond the day to day, to help identify and drive initiatives within the Product Owners’ Community of Practice (CoP) that will benefit Kin + Carta Create and the team.

Although we value self-organising teams, the Product Owner will often find their natural leadership skills called upon as they take responsibility for ensuring that software is delivered on time, on budget - and in a way that meets the business expectations. This is a rewarding, creative and challenging role which demands initiative, resourcefulness and good problem-solving skills.

As a Product Owner at Kin + Carta, you are:

  • Commercially aware and a natural strategic thinker.
  • Organised and pro-active, with impeccable attention to detail.
  • A natural team player, who enjoys working collaboratively with colleagues and clients alike.
  • Flexible and adaptable, with a 'can-do' approach and solid problem-solving skills.
  • Focused on delivery, with a passion for quality and innovation.
  • Likely to thrive in a dynamic environment and will contribute to ongoing organisational improvements.

We would love to meet you if you have:

  • Previous experience working as a product owner, business analyst, project or account manager or a consultant, ideally in technology or a related field.
  • A proven track record of delivering high profile, user-oriented solutions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Great client facing skills, with the ability to build trusted relationships.
  • Experience of Agile development or project management methodologies.
  • The ability to clearly articulate a product vision or strategy to others, and to ensure that everyone retains their focus on this vision throughout the project.
  • A strong level of commercial awareness and a strategic mind with the ability to identify business opportunities and contribute to delivering against them for clients.
  • Great organisational skills with the ability to thrive in a demanding environment whilst juggling multiple priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels and in all mediums, from emails to formal documents and both written and oral presentations.
  • An appreciation of what makes a good user experience, and the ability to balance this against other competing priorities.
  • Boundless initiative and a can-do attitude.

Kin + Carta Create benefits

We believe in acknowledging the extraordinary effort of our people. When you join our team, you have the opportunity to tailor your benefits to suit you.
Enhanced parental leave
Enhanced Parental & Sick Leave
Vitality Health Insurance
Vitality Health Insurance
Life insurance and income protection
Life Insurance and income protection
Super Grant Discount
Perkbox discounts
Personal Training
Personal & Learning Grant
Weekly Tea Time
Tea time
Friday drinks
Friday drinks and quarterly socials
Assistance Loan
Assistance Loan
Season ticket loan
Season Ticket Loan
Pension
Core Pension Plan
Cycle to work
Cycle to Work Scheme
Company Lunch Monthly Company Lunch

Kin + Carta believes in creating a culture where diversity, is just a part of who we are. We empower every individual to share what matters to them, creating a culture where every person is treated as a valued member!

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