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About Bazaarvoice

 

Bazaarvoice connects brands and retailers to consumers, so that every shopping experience feels personal. From search and discovery to purchase and advocacy, Bazaarvoice’s solutions reach in-market shoppers, personalize their experiences, and give them the confidence to buy. Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than a billion consumers view and share authentic content including reviews, questions and answers, and social photos across 6,000 brand and retail websites. Across the network, Bazaarvoice captures billions of shopper signals monthly - data that powers high-efficiency digital advertising and personalization with unmatched relevance.

Founded in 2005, Bazaarvoice is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in North America, Europe, and Australia. For more information, visit bazaarvoice.com.

 

Why join Bazaarvoice?

 

- We’re committed to client success: There are over 5K brand and retail websites in the Bazaarvoice network. Our clients represent some of the world’s leading companies across a wide range of industries including retail, apparel, automotive, consumer electronics and travel.

- We’re leaders in consumer-generated content: Each month, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content, such as ratings and reviews, curated photos, social posts and videos, about products in our network. Last year, 135K reviews were submitted each day.

- Our network delivers: Network analytics provide insights that help marketers and advertisers provide more engaging experiences that drive brand awareness, consideration, sales, and loyalty.

- We’re a great place to work: We pride ourselves on our unique culture. Join a company that values passion, innovation, authenticity, generosity, respect, teamwork, and performance.

 

Commitment to diversity and inclusion

 

Bazaarvoice provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants according to their experience, talent, and qualifications for the job without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy, gender stereotyping, and marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law in every location in which the company has facilities. Bazaarvoice believes that diversity and an inclusive company culture are key drivers of creativity, innovation and performance. Furthermore, a diverse workforce and the maintenance of an atmosphere that welcomes versatile perspectives will enhance our ability to fulfill our vision of creating the world’s smartest network of consumers, brands, and retailers.


**Who we want:**

Each month, Bazaarvoice sees more than 800 million people read reviews, questions and answers about millions of products through the Bazaarvoice network. This is an incredible opportunity for any **product owner** to be a part of a team that makes a meaningful difference in the quality and scope of information available to consumers making purchase decisions and the brands and retailers serving them.


## What You’ll Be Doing:

- Interpreting high level business and product requirements and creating feature requirements, user stories and relevant product backlog items
- Writing system requirement specifications in user stories, using the higher-level product management requirements as a guide
- Conducting analysis work to understand and fine-tune user and system requirements
- Prioritizing the work/backlog to satisfy delivery milestones and deliver client value
- Ensuring that all engineering teams within your purview have everything they need to size, accept and execute on work.Assisting in preparing engineering demos
- Actively participating in engineering planning and demo meetings
- Collaborating with engineering leaders to organize review meetings
- Serving as a liaison with management, engineering, and stakeholders to provide regular updates on product development and operations
- Collaborate with the product manager on building the product vision and road-map
- Serve as an advocate for your technology in discussions with clients
- Work with the technical service teams and product knowledge team to build internal training and documentation.
- Collaboratively define the ‘Definition of Done’ and ‘Ready’ criteria
- Being the connective tissue between the product managers and the various engineering teams that work on the “How” of the business objectives


## Essential Criteria:

- 3+ years of experience as a Product Owner
- Prior development experience a plus
- Undergraduate degree in related field
- Experience in Lean Product Management and agile development methodologies
- Proven track record of delivering value added software products and features
- Evidential experience working effectively in a cross-functional global environment
- Excellent written and oral communication skills to articulate insights
- Demonstrated experience at meeting facilitation
- Demonstrated ability to lead by influence
- Demonstrated experience at successfully managing multiple projects and deliverables
- Comfortable prioritizing work and meeting deadlines
- Comfortable organizing and meeting with clients to gather and document requirements
- Willing to travel 10-25%Strong sense of ownership and accountability


## Desired Criteria:

- MBA or Masters in Marketing or Business
- CPO trained and certified
- Entrepreneurial spirit for building new capabilities/businesses within an existing organization
- Experience launching new software products to market
- Solid technical depth
- Excellent problem solving