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Product Owner for the Assets’ Lifecyle

Philip Morris International UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Be a part of a revolutionary change.

At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible.

With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver, better, brighter solutions in a space that allows you to move your career forward in endlessly different directions.

The Smoke Free Product function is undergoing a critical overhaul as we look to transform into an agile, consumer-centric business that harnesses technological innovation to deliver smarter, science-backed alternatives to millions of adults around the world who would otherwise continue to smoke.

It is only by focusing on our strategic priorities and the right organization that we are fully enabled to deliver what matters the most for our consumers along their journey toward better alternatives to cigarettes - a smoke-free future.

Here, you can make a difference. You can craft the consumer journey, from discovery and acquisition through to conversion and loyalty. And you can watch your efforts lead to meaningful change for the benefit of adult smokers on their way to better alternatives.

You’ll develop your skills; collaborating across functions, markets and regions. If you want to play a part in driving one of the biggest societal changes of our time, there’s no better place!

Digital portfolio at PMI is dynamic, diverse, and innovative. Join us and become a part of a top talent team where you can bring new ideas to life in a global function that is a key driver of the success of our business.

The Digital Consumer Engagement Products portfolio plays a critical role in delivering PMI’s Smoke-Free Future. We are enabling digital services to our consumers and retailers by building platforms to communicate our vision to broader society. Together with talent from multiple business and technology functions across our footprint, we are delivering a premium experience for our consumers.

When you join this team, you will work in a dynamic, diverse, and warm environment. You will be primarily focusing on defining your Digital Product vision, regularly engaging with your customers to gather feedback and understand their needs in order to maximize value. You will be exposed to all stages of Digital Product incremental value delivery.

For our Digital Consumer Engagement Products team in London – Lisbon and Krakow we are therefore looking for a Product Owner.

You will:
  • Own the Digital Product “Assets’ Lifecycle”
  • maximize the value and the usability of the Digital Product created by cross-functional team. You represent the partners to the product and engineering team.
  • shape the vision of the product by collaborating with rest of the leads.
  • be managing and making visible the product backlog, or the prioritized list of requirements for future product development.

You are available to the development team to answer any questions team members have regarding the customer’s needs and the customer’s views of how the team is implementing a product feature.

Your role:
  • Effective at Product Backlog management.
  • Create, manage, and clearly communicate the Digital Product backlog items.
  • Prioritize the backlog to enhance value.
  • Ensure the backlog is transparent visible and understood.
  • Align the success metrics and KPIs of your Product to the Digital Product group and Digital Portfolio level.
  • Develop and clearly communicate a Product goal.
  • Ensure Sprint Goals are set in accordance with the Product Goal and priorities; and that sprint increments that bring value.
  • Help in identification and resolution of dependencies.
  • Raise and manage risks and opportunities.
  • Develop Digital Product roadmap in accordance with Digital Product group and portfolio strategy.
  • Participate in the establishment and evolution of the team.
  • Is a decision maker and has the authority to say “yes” & “no”.

Your day-to-day
  • Create the product vision and roadmap which accomplishes the goal of the vision.
  • Set out the objectives, identify the value and measure the output.
  • Gather, manage, and prioritize the product backlog.
  • Ensure user stories are “ready” for development to start work.
  • Ensure each story has the correct acceptance criteria.
  • Ensure close collaboration with the development team.
  • Work closely with engineering, security, and quality assurance to ensure the right customer problem is solved. This can involve analysis with the team to best focus their efforts.
  • Work with a cross-functional team in planning a product release.
  • Develop personas in conjunction with a team including user experience experts.
  • Define customer needs and the associated features to meet those needs.
  • Advocate on behalf of the partners to the development team.
  • Prioritizes defect or bug resolution.
  • Minimize risks, identify, and address technical debt.

We’re looking for someone with:
  • 5+ years’ experience as a product owner or similar positions
  • Sound knowledge & experience on implementing or managing digital products and product teams.
  • Healthy combination of challenging approach and curiosity.
  • Previous experience in the domain of digital services supporting electronic goods.
  • Knowledge of databases cloud solutions like AWS, Linode etc.
  • Basic knowledge of business process modelling notation (BPMN).
  • Experience in using Jira/Confluence tools.
  • Proven track record in fast-paced, ambiguous, matrixed environments.
  • Strong skills in communication, writing, and ability to collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority. The ability to influence and work collaboratively with development teams is especially important.
  • Ability to learn faster and contribute.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s preferably in engineering-related field.

What we offer:
Our success depends on the people who come to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can:
  • Seize the freedom to define your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore.
  • Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong.
  • Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress!

PMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer