Product Owner (Houston, TX)

| Houston, TX
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Who we need:
We are looking for a Product Owner to partner with other product teams and cross-functional stakeholders to define, prioritize and deliver solutions for our Enterprise Solutions Custom Applications group.

As a Product Owner, you will serves as a direct representative of the business on an agile team. You will work to attain, understand, develop and communicate business vision and needs in order to write and refine user stories/features/epics, prioritize work, and provide guidance to technical teams. You are a critical thinker who uses problem solving skills and Agile principles to partner with business owners, subject matter experts, and the development team to build effective solutions. You possess an expert knowledge and understanding of agile delivery methodologies and SDLC. In this role, you'll:
  • Develop strategies, goals, and roadmaps
  • Build the business case and gain internal consensus
  • Deep dive into user behavior data to identify and document user workflows and problems into product requirements
  • Lead the team through design and development
  • Communicate with team members, stakeholders and all levels of management
  • Identify, engage, influence and lead business stakeholders and SMEs across the organization to deliver value
  • Provide clear written and verbal updates on the roadmap and progress of key projects to senior leadership and stakeholders
  • Track success metrics and communicate results to management
  • Engage and influence internal teams to align product and feature delivery with business objectives and priorities
  • Drive collaborative, cross-team product development
  • Support business strategy by forming a backlog of features and user stories for use by the agile delivery team
  • Articulate requirements for each user story with detailed acceptance criteria
  • Ensure that all requirements support the business need, fulfill goals and objectives, and meet stakeholder needs
  • Define and communicate requirements, risks and issues that may require changes to plans or scope
  • Prioritize and sequence requirements/user stories based on stakeholder and Product Manager input to maximize value and customer satisfaction and defines
  • Assist the business analyst with the translation of business requirements into functional or non-functional specifications
  • Seek incremental delivery by looking for ways to meet business goals and end users through frequent, measurable enhancements
  • Work collaboratively and use best practices with the delivery team to support backlog refinement, sprint planning and long term release planning
  • Monitor and improve product health
  • Ensure completed stories meet acceptance criteria by reviewing test plans, the output of automated testing or, where necessary, contributing to manual testing efforts. Prioritizes and collaborates in resolution of issues and defects
  • Seek to improve processes across the delivery team by contributing to retrospectives to inspect and adapt


REQUIRED (Manufacturing)
  • 5+ years in Manufacturing
  • Proven experience with creating documentation for communication with varied audiences.
  • Proven experience working within a complex environment & projects.
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Possesses product knowledge and process improvement skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively propose solutions.

Recommended (Manufacturing)
  • Deadline oriented and capable of self-management.
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated attention to detail, excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a close team environment.
  • Ability to listen to and understand business needs.


Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree; OR 4 years of related experience (in addition to the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in lieu of degree.

Minimum Experience (Manufacturing):
5 years of experience in process improvement, project delivery, Advanced knowledge of Product Management Tools, Microsoft Office products, and applicable databases.
Advanced understanding and demonstrated use of Process Engineering methodologies and Change Management practices
Advanced ability to independently work to gather business requirements
More Information on NOV
NOV operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. NOV was founded in 2022. It has 26270 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 73 open jobs at NOV, click here.
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