Director, Product Ownership (P3162) at 84.51° (Cincinnati, OH)

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84.51° Overview:

84.51° is a retail data science, insights and media company. We help the Kroger company, consumer packaged goods companies, agencies, publishers and affiliated partners create more personalized and valuable experiences for shoppers across the path to purchase.

Powered by cutting edge science, we leverage 1st party retail data from nearly 1 of 2 US households and 2BN+ transactions to fuel a more customer-centric journey utilizing 84.51° Insights, 84.51° Loyalty Marketing and our retail media advertising solution, Kroger Precision Marketing.

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84.51° knows customers, and we know how to connect you.

Using a sophisticated, proprietary suite of tools and technology, we turn customer data into actionable knowledge. With unparalleled customer data and predictive analytics capabilities, we deliver personalized marketing strategies and ensure the best experience for customers of Kroger and more than 300 consumer-packaged-goods companies. We put the customer at the center of everything we do, resulting in a more dynamic, informed and personal approach to driving customer loyalty.


The DIRECTOR, PRODUCT OWNERSHIP is the business champion and team linguist that is accountable for maximizing the value of the product results from the work of the development team. You own the details of the business value delivered at the team level. You translate business requirements into product requirements to ensure that the product delivers on user needs. You will be assigned to a Team(s) based on the size, scale and complexity of the technology, that best aligns with your skills and experience. You will lead and mentor a team of product owners.

  • Drive business value for the team by prioritizing and ordering product backlog items based on the product roadmap
  • Experienced in managing a team's product backlog and ensuring it's transparent, visible and clearly communicated
  • Translates business desires/requirements into effective features and stories that are ready for development
  • Outlines clear acceptance criteria, to clearly communicate the definition of "done"
  • Stakeholder management - experienced in building and managing stakeholder relationships to influence and drive change
  • Experienced level knowledge in the development and use of product data to influence product decisions/roadmap - both quantitative and qualitative
  • Deep understanding of the business domain, stakeholders, business processes and constraints in which your product(s) play
  • Deep understanding of customers/users problems, how they think and operate and the platforms/technology they use
  • Understand and communicate organization objectives, strategies and solution needs to the team to facilitate results (where collaborative/as colleague)
  • Manage and communicate dependencies and risks
  • Lead, develop and mentor a team of ~4-6+ product owners; foster and facilitate professional growth and development of your team
  • Coach product owners to work with a product mindset
  • Set objectives for product owner group
  • Actively participate in the recruiting process for the function
  • Collaborate with VP of Product Ownership, Strategic Product Advisors and other Directors of Product Ownership to develop, manage and evolve product principles, standards and best practices to scale across the organization

  • Experienced in managing cross-functional software development teams in an agile environment
  • Experienced in managing business priorities against design/user needs while delivering against product roadmaps
  • Highly skilled in managing end-to-end software product development
  • Stakeholder management skills - experienced in building and managing stakeholder relationships to influence and drive change
  • Problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Comfort with ambiguity - remains confident, positive and resourceful in the face of ambiguity and unexpected results; recovers quickly from setbacks
  • Exhibits qualities of and have proven to be a great teammate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to translate between business and technical
  • Technical acumen - grasps the technical details to lead a team
  • 6-8+ years relevant experience
  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience


More Information on 84.51°
84.51° operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in Cincinnati, OH, Chicago, IL, Deerfield, IL, Portland, OR and New York, NY. 84.51° was founded in 2015. It has 1304 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Mental Health Benefits. To see all 38 open jobs at 84.51°, click here.
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