Digital Product Owner

at Jb Skills
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted Jul 28, 2021
Category IT Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Manage feature teams to transfer the project / product vision to design, development, and delivery. Guide the team through the product backlog toward building the right product considering the vision, planning and budgets of the business, customers or users resulting in the requested business value.

Digital Vision and Strategy
Collaborate on development of the digital road map and key strategic enablers, designing the workflow and business processes that allow new applications, products, and services to be rolled out quickly while ensuring that legacy applications and IT operations are maintained at optimal levels.

Project and Program Stakeholder Engagement
Plan and deliver stakeholder engagement activities to develop effective project working relationships and to ensure that stakeholder needs and concerns are identified and met.

Business Case Contribution
Drive and developing business cases to quantify current costs, justify project investment, and identify the return on investment.

Product/Service Development
Evaluate the feasibility/relevance of proposed solutions, working in cross functional or agile teams to develop and deliver significant aspects of the
development program.

Data-driven Product and Service Improvement
Research data from digital product/service performance, customer behavior, and market trends to identify opportunities for product/service improvement.

Customer Needs/Experience Research
Support customer and user research teams by performing customer analysis and market research using standardized techniques.

Project Management
Independent management of medium to larger scale projects, with sole accountability to deliver project within defined quality and time-frames.

Improvement / Innovation
Identify shortcomings in existing business practices, then suggest and implement improvements while developing and delivering projects or a work
stream within the organization's change management program.

Horizon Scanning
Maintain understanding of current technology, competitors and market trends, database management, and/or programming practices through ongoing education, conference attendance, and reading industry press.


General Education
BCom Business or BSC Information Technology/Systems degree or similar (Essential)
Product Owner certification (Advantageous)
MBA (Advantageous)
Hons (Advantageous)

General Experience
5 to 8 years general working experience (Essential)
3 to 5 years experience in Product Management (Essential)
Product development experience (Essential)
Experience in a similar role within the Financial Services Industry (Advantageous)

*SAQA Accredited Equivalent* - It is the onus of the applicant to provide TIH and its subsidiaries with certified evidence that their qualification(s) meet the equivalent NQF level required for this role at time of application.

Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)** competency requirements: FAIS recognized qualifications / Regulatory Examinations / Class of Business Certification and / or CPD according to your DOFA (where applicable) - As a registered Financial Service Provider, we are mandated to ensure that all our representatives are always and remain fit and proper at all times. By applying for this role, you consent to having your relevant qualification and or accreditation or confirm that you are working towards meeting the competency requirements. You further consent to the relevant information being verified.

Employment Equity

The Company's approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply. TIH is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.

Internal Applications: This role is graded at C-Upper. Should you apply and you are currently employed at a higher grade and are found successful, your total reward package may be impacted.

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About TIH

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some of South Africa’s leading financial service providers. Our portfolio includes short-term insurers, a long-term insurer, health insurance as well as an insurance and personal finance comparison platform. We’re pioneers with a hunger for best, bringing customer-focused innovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. We’re an undivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading through technology and pushing past their limits.

What we offer

TIH offers an exceptional benefits programme, and competitive compensation packages. You have options for Life Cover, Disability Benefits, Provident Fund, Medical Aid, and more. Office benefits include free undercover parking, free Wi-Fi, ATMs, an onsite gym, subsidised meals, convenience store, coffee shop, an on-site Dischem store, free seasonal fruits – every day, and an Active Access walking programme

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