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  • Posted: Aug 5, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The first Woolworths store opened its doors to the public in Cape Town in October 1931. And it was founder Max Sonnenberg who captured the public’s imagination with dynamic store policies that set Woolworths apart from its competitors. Three years later, a second branch opened in Durban, with another two in Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg a year later....
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    Main Purpose
    The proxy product owner will represent the needs of both the business stakeholders, as well as the end users within the organisation. The incumbent will translate the business and end user needs into stories, and create a priority set for the development team, ensuring the final product delivers value to the various stakeholders.
    Key responsibilities:
    Designing Solutions to meet Business requirements

    1. Gathering stakeholder needs to define the behaviour of the system through user stories
    2. Confirmation of acceptance criteria, aligned to business and technical requirements
    3. Development and management of product backlogs
    4. Prioritisation of features and issues in the development roadmap
    5. Ensure quality standards are met and readiness for release
    6. Decision-making regarding release of product increments in line with delivering value

    Subject matter Expertise

    1. Facilitate grooming ceremonies in order to help the team understand what needs to be developed
    2. Improve flow of sprints by collaborating with the development team and breaking down stories into smaller more manageable items
    3. Monitoring product backlogs and ensuring timeous release of product increments
    4. Attend Sprint reviews and provide relevant story updates
    5. Conduct feasibility testing, to identify errors and issues before release into the production environment
    6. Managing the financial and resource forecasting and planning

    Stakeholder Management

    1. Work with key business stakeholders to align with project objectives
    2. Build relationships and collaborate with development teams to ensure that they have sufficient detail to get to done
    3. Review and give input to the testing cycles and support the Release manager to ensure stability of releases into the production environment


    1. Agile/ Scrum Knowledge
    2. Financial Services Industry Knowledge
    3. WFS Market Knowledge
    4. Business Architecture
    5. Information Technology
    6. Business Process Design
    7. Contact Centre Systems, Technologies and Processes
    8. Solution/Application Testing
    9. Systems Analysis


    • 3 year Commercial or Information Technology degree/ diploma
    • Certification in Agile methodologies is an advantage
    • Scrum Product Owner certification advantageous

    3 - 5 years relevant experience.
    Project management experience beneficial
    Demonstrated leadership, analytical and technical skills
    Strong relationship building competence
    Stakeholder Management
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    1. Business application design
    2. Business analyst skills.
    3. Broad general IT knowledge.
    4. Deep business understanding of WFS or equivalent experience in Financial Service Industries and/or Banking
    5. Business process modelling tools

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Woolworths on to apply

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