***Agile Product Analyst*** in Raleigh, NC at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/1/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are NOT looking for Project Managers, Program Managers, SCRUM Masters, Producers, Agency Campaign Managers, Advertising Product Managers/Producers or Analytics Managers. Viable candidates need to be able to provide more value than just facilitating a process. Must be able to leverage practical business and technology development experience to educate the organization on options and provide solution recommendations.

Product Analyst

As part of the Product Development organization, the Product Analyst is responsible for delivering quality products and solutions by supporting the successful planning, execution, and delivery of high-quality business requirements and solution design support while ensuring consistency with Product Development strategy, commitments and goals. The Product Analyst will be working in an environment that supports both Waterfall and Agile methodology.

Requirements Planning

Works in conjunction with Product Managers to define the project business needs and measures of success.
Creates detailed requirements gathering plan.
Collaborates with internal and external business requirements stakeholders to understand customer and business needs and develop business requirements documentation.
Creates a consensus with business stakeholders and systems stakeholders on requirements review and approval.
Requirements Tracking and Execution
Manages business requirements through design, develop, testing, and delivery phases to ensure business needs are met.
Creates business requirements change requests for review and approval.
Business Readiness/ Deployment
Supports the Business Readiness team on the planning and deployment of assigned projects.
Supports review of internal and external communication and training plans.
Supports the creation of updated business process documentation.


Education and Experience5+ years of related business analysis and requirements management experience in financial services, systems development, product development, and/or project/product management

Bachelor's degree preferred
3+ years of direct Agile/Scrum methodology experience

Skills and Knowledge

Ability to understand complex business environments and interdependent relationships for business requirements
Demonstrated leadership skills, ownership and commitment for deliverables
Strong consultative, listening, communication and analytical skills
Critical thinker with good judgment and initiative
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work across the organization and interact/influence/negotiate effectively at all levels of management and peers
Excellent command of verbal and written communication for all levels of stakeholders
Highly organized with the ability to meet internal deadlines
Strong understanding of Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Methodology
Strong understanding of Agile/Scrum Methodology
Knowledge of customer experience and user experience design principles would be a plus

Ideal candidates qualities include:

  • Being analytical, highly focused, and organized
  • Possessing laser-focused prioritization skills and a keen sense of what matters most when making sound, strategic technology impacting decisions
  • Having outstanding presentation chops, both in composing/creating presentations and when presenting findings to Director Level + audiences (e.g. VP, SVP, Global CTO, etc.)
  • Solid experience in collecting, compiling, deciphering, and converting requirements into actionable, decision-driving data and applying that to perform solution-fit analyses
  • Knowing how to identify solution merits, conducting feature/system level comparisons, assessing solution gaps, and identifying the pros and cons of an individual solution's vendor, deployment, and support models
  • Being a doer, flawless communicator, that needs minimal direction with a strong sense of accountability