Digital Product Owner

Astrazeneca Gaithersburg , MD 20877

Posted 2 months ago

At AstraZeneca (AZ) we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We're focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life.

Digital technology is rapidly changing the healthcare industry and transforming expectations of patients, care givers and healthcare professionals. AZ is meeting this challenge by continually evolving our digital capabilities, partnerships and platforms. Within the Commercial Digital Team, we focus on product/disease area strategy, experience design and development of innovative customer experiences. The common thread in everything we do is to create experiences for brands that engage their users and delight them in the process.

As our business develops at pace, we are looking for a Digital Product Owner (DPO) to help lead our thinking on our digital products, shaping our digital roadmap and delivering multi-channel content experiences across a range of technologies (web, app etc), using the agile methodology. The DPO acts a linchpin between the product-creation teams (including digital, analytics and insights, operations, IT) and the business. They are the key decision maker who guides the product roadmap.

The DPO seamlessly transition from discussing business results with senior executives, to driving the technical "art of the possible" with the front-line development team, to problem-solving product strategy with marketing leadership, to working with end users to validate new feature concepts through prototypes and testing. They must evaluate options from multiple viewpoints and know how to speak the language of various parts of the business to be able to influence people and guide good decision making.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage existing AstraZeneca digital products as they progress through the product lifecycle. This includes taking ownership for content updates

  • Support the ideation and creation of new products. This could include supporting Content Directors to create value propositions, define scope as well as gathering and tracking requirements (for present and also future versions)

  • Create and manage product roadmaps in order to show scalability and long-term plan

  • To ensure alignment amongst the cross-functional project team

  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.

  • Throughout product build, conduct project management activities including engaging with 3rd party providers, liaising with creative agencies, tracking project timelines and assisting with the measurement of implemented projects

  • Oversee the content updates/ review process for existing digital resources (e.g. digital portfolio resources), tracking that all relevant stakeholders complete review within allotted timeframe

  • Strong problem-solving skills to enable the speed and adaptability needed to be successful as a DPO

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Solid experience in working with digital products and able to demonstrate knowledge of the product lifecycle

  • Understanding/experience of agile delivery methodology (SCRUM certification preferable)

  • Project management experience including use of a variety of tools for project planning and tracking

  • Ability to prioritise tasks and workload effectively, highlighting any risks and issues in a timely manner

  • Highly collaborative and able to manage both internal and external relationships effectively

  • Exceptional communication skills, as well as the ability to translate a product vision into a comprehensive business plan

  • Knowledge and interest in new and emerging healthcare technologies

Next Steps Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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