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Scrum Product Owner

Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes

Maryville, TN, USA
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023

Product Owner II

Hybrid role (2-3 days a week in-office)

Position Summary

The Product Owner II (PO II) serves as a liaison between our customers, business units and Tech to define and prioritize work for development teams by aligning features and user stories with business value. The product owner is the voice of the customer, stakeholder, and end user. The product owner works closely with developers and analysts to create executable stories and provides final approval that ensures delivered stories meet user acceptance criteria. This individual is responsible for building and maintaining a prioritized Product Backlog, based on stakeholder feedback. They are also responsible for participating in the development and execution of the product roadmap. Product Owners will participate in all scrum ceremonies.r

The Product Owner II is a trusted partner and builds strong relationships with all stakeholders. They should be contributing participants in the Product Owner Community of Practices. They should be actively mentoring others. The PO II has an advanced understanding of Agile and is actively implementing it within their team. Typically, a Product Owner II will be able to independently support multiple scrum teams.

About The Team

Corporate and Enterprise Services (CES) is a fun and diverse team that supports a variety of mission critical platforms that span and connect the entire Clayton organization. We partner with and are solution providers for business stakeholders such as Legal, Accounting, HR, Loan Originations and Servicing, Communications, Internal Audit and more. We value our team members, heavily invest in their work-life balance and skillset development and find creative ways to celebrate our wins as a group. We support multiple different tech stacks from SaaS platforms (Workday, OnBase, etc.) to custom development both on-premises and in the cloud.

Primary Qualifications

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and project management skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of team members, including executives, managers, IT professionals, and subject matter experts.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent technical or business experience.

  • Experience in Agile product ownership, software development, Scrum, and phases of the project life cycle.

  • Ability to translate stakeholder requirements into technical specifications that can be used for development and break down technical complexities so that they can be easily understood by business units and end users

  • Build and maintain the Product Backlog of user stories (detailed requirements) and defects. Partner with product stakeholders and business leaders to prioritize user stories. Ensure product status is communicated.

Desired Skills

  • Experience working with corporate systems such as those supporting Accounting, Finance, Internal Audit, Communications, Facilities, Legal, etc.

  • The ability to help create processes related to intake, prioritization, and delivery within a new and growing team

  • Strong ability to work effectively within time constraints, changing priorities, and independently.

  • Ability to conduct multiple complex tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to develop and articulate a product vision that supports outcomes, value, and prioritization of work

  • Experience in project management, group facilitation, data gathering, and phases of software life cycle (requirements gathering, design, development, deployment, training, and measuring effectiveness.)

  • Ability to translate stakeholder requirements into technical specifications that can be used for development and break down technical complexities so that they can be easily understood by business units and end users.

  • Experience in JIRA and Agile Methodology preferred, but not required

  • Product Ownership/Business Analysis experience

  • Good negotiation skills and be comfortable saying no in a manner that is well received by others.

  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Standard industry certifications such as CSPO or PSPO, preferred

  • Deep understanding of product vision and articulate that vision to the development teams

Why Clayton Homes?

Founded in 1956, Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway Company committed to opening doors to a better life and Building Happyness® through homeownership. Through its family of brands, Clayton builds, sells, finances, and insures traditional site-built homes and off-site built housing – including modular homes, manufactured homes, CrossMod™ homes, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks, and apartments. Corporate headquarters is located in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, specifically, Maryville, Tennessee. Clayton is the recipient of numerous industry awards including 2019 Builder of the Year and ranks as the #2 builder of homes in the U.S. by units sold. Our site-built division, Clayton Properties Group, is the 8th largest site builder in the U.S. We achieve our results through the strength of our people and have been recognized on the 2021 Forbes Best Employers for Diversity and 2021 Forbes America’s Best Employers Lists. To learn more about Clayton Homes, got to: https://www.claytonhomes.com


  • Competitive benefits including 401(k) with 100% company match of the first 4%; medical, dental and vision plans; paid time off days and holidays.

  • Quarterly bonus program.

  • Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Employers by State, Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women.

  • Recognized as one of East Tennessee’s top technology workplaces.

  • Wellness programs that focus on emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, physical, and financial well-being.

  • Onsite fitness facility with full gym, workout classes, volleyball and basketball, ping-pong, and disc golf course.

  • Paid Time Off for Volunteer work.

Why Clayton Homes:
• Consistently striving vertically integrated Berkshire Hathaway company
• One of America’s largest home builders and leader in housing
• Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Employers by State, Best
Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women
• Quarterly profit share bonus program
• Onsite gym with variety of classes, wellness, professional and personal
development programs and much more!
Clayton is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Clayton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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