Product Owner - Data & Analytics in Detroit, MI at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/22/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage a backlog of 100+ operational reporting requirements, ensuring strong prioritization, clear documentation, and aggressive solutioning through successive Agile sprints and project releases
  • Liaise with IT resources, including developers, modelers and tech leads, to ensure that business requirements, mockups and WHY statements are translated into effective and intuitive reporting solutions
  • Act as primary point of business contact, providing clarification and status updates throughout the lifecycle, and facilitating meetings and touchpoints for collaboration
  • Become a subject matter expert on the front-end usage and navigation of key reporting tools (IBM Cognos, Power BI). Provide job aids and demonstration sessions for other end-users
  • Translate requirements into strong business recommendations for associated reporting models, frameworks, and tools
  • Assist end-users and BAs with the elaboration of business use cases, WHY statements, acceptance criteria, test cases for validation, and final distribution requirements
  • Expand and embellish backlog with post-production defect tickets and enhancement requests, prioritizing these together with the original scope
  • Maintain list of key contacts throughout the organization, so that blockers can be escalated to upstream horizontals, and dependent action items assigned
  • Represent the reporting team on Change Governance boards, project meetings, scrum ceremonies, and new initiatives
  • Leverage JIRA analytics to report status and scope to respective BAs, Product Owners, End Users and Project Leaders as requested
  • Support and/or lead risk related investigations and analysis when needed
  • Additional duties as assigned



Mandatory Skills:
* High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in related field strongly preferred * 5+ years in business intelligence or financial services field. * Willingness to travel to support deployment and operation resource activities * General understanding of SQL, relational databases, and framework modeling * Experience of using/navigating in a variety of reporting tools (IBM Cognos, Power BI, Access Databases, Excel) * Experience with Agile methodology (Jira) * Experience with documentation tools (Confluence, SharePoint)

Desired Skills:
* Exceptional written and oral communication style, with strong presentation skills (PowerPoint, Visio, Cognos Workspace, Power BI) * Understanding of use cases, test cases, project releases, scrum ceremonies and data dependencies * Strong collaboration skills, with ability to bridge between IT and business resources on a daily cadence * Business analysis background, strong problem-solving ability, can apply general organizational knowledge of the business and systems processes to problem analysis * Comfortable conducting end user training, giving clear direction, demonstrating teamwork and time management skills as well as Agile and modified Waterfall methodologies * Proven success working with business and IT stakeholders to support delivery of reporting and analytics solutions