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Business Product Owner II

Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes

Maryville, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Clayton Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the nation's leading housing provider, is a vertically integrated housing company that builds, sells, and insures affordable housing. Our commitment to creating a World Class Customer Experience is unparalleled in the housing industry and we believe it begins with a World Class Team Member Experience. From entry-level to more experienced positions, we're actively recruiting individuals who are passionate, positive, and eager to learn. We then equip you for success, whether you're in the office, in the field, or on the floor. As a member of our team you'll enjoy excellent benefits, opportunities for growth, and an encouraging culture that supports work / life balance.

The Product Owner III (PO III) 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 PO III ensures that there is alignment on business strategy to be enabled by the product. The PO III establishes, documents, and maintains the product vision necessary to deliver on the relevant business strategy and resolve any conflict among stakeholders. The PO III also has responsibility for developing, in partnership with business stakeholders, a roadmap for the product in line with the product vision and both intermediate and longer-term business objectives. Evaluating, and planning for, organizational change driven by execution of the roadmap is also a responsibility of the PO III.

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. Product Owners will participate in all scrum ceremonies. The Product Owner III is a trusted partner and has a strong relationship with all stakeholders. A PO III serves as a mentor to others. They should be an active participant in the Product Owner Community of Practice meetings and capable of leading the meetings. A PO III is expected to be a champion of Agile within the organization. Typically, a PO III will be able to independently support multiple teams and multiple projects.

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.

• Minimum 2 years' experience with Agile development methodologies or 2 years' experience as a Product Owner

• 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.

Positions will exist across Clayton Homebuilding Group business areas:

1) Manufacturing PO

2) Continuous Improvement PO

3) CX PO

4) EHS/Sustainability/Connect PO

5) Heibar/Bistrack PO

Why Clayton?
A Berkshire Hathaway Company - an integrity-based organization offering unlimited career growth opportunities.
Full-time team members have the flexibility to create their own health, dental, and vision benefits package. Clayton provides competitive 401K programs, including investment options and company matching for full and part time employees after one year to help our team members achieve their financial goals. Additional benefits include paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, and more.
As part of Clayton’s commitment to Opening Doors to a Better Life, Clayton is now providing paid time for Team Members to volunteer to causes that are meaningful to them through the Clayton Impact program.
Clayton is proud to have earned spots on the following Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Best Employers by State, Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women.
At Clayton, we encourage holistic wellness with physical, nutritional, social, financial, spiritual and occupational programs available online or in-person for team members.
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.

Business Unit - B00018

Clayton Supply