Product Owner

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Product | Full-time

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About the Product Team:   

We are a team that is dedicated to reinventing itself to provide the market awareness, customer acumen and exceptional standard of execution required to build and support new business. We are cross-functional by nature, and sit at the epicenter of Sales, Marketing, Customer Success and Engineering. We’re a market facing product team that is hyper focused on providing solutions that solve real problems for our customers. We believe in a truly lean approach to problem solving and development, and thrive in high pressure situations. Product sets the example by aiming to be better, more collaborative, smarter and bolder each day.

Who You Are:   

You’re an innovator; you share our common interest in improving and scaling our existing product and features. You enjoy collaborating with a team and have experience building products iteratively with Agile methodologies. Your excellent communication skills are key when working closely with cross-functional team(s) and sit between Product, Engineering, and Design. We are quality-driven and you must be too. You enjoy breaking down challenges, simplifying problems, and coming up with solutions. You understand and are passionate about technology, perhaps from prior experience as an engineer.

How You'll Contribute: 

  • Start the day collaborating with your team during daily standups to discuss work in progress and remove any roadblocks
  • Write user stories and detailed requirements during regular grooming sessions with your team
  • Manage the product backlog related to development including new product features and enhancements to existing product components based on customer needs and product vision
  • Assist with product rollout tasks for major and minor release deployments 
  • Establish internal templates and formalize processes related to development, testing, and deployment 
  • Work closely with the Senior Product Manager to ensure that your team is prioritizing the right items and continually delivering value to its customers
  • Participate in market discovery and get feedback directly from active users and potential users to validate new concepts
  • Meet regularly with other Product Managers and Product Owners to keep the lines of communication flowing and ensure teams are working on the right items to advance the Product Vision
  • Participate in Solution Support meetings with stakeholders from all departments at Label Insight to ensure that our product solutions are meeting the needs of our customers
  • Host a company-wide Product Demo for you and your team to share progress and get feedback on new features before they’re released to customers

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Located in either St. Louis, MO or Chicago, IL
  • Strong organizational, business writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to describe complex concepts with varying amounts of detail to different audiences
  • Strong communication skills; ability to speak to, as well as influence, engineers, project managers, sales counterparts, corporate leadership, partners, and customers 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to rapidly develop and cultivate relationships with peers, partners, and key influencers
  • Experience working in Agile teams
  • Technical background / understanding of software development technologies and methodologies is a big plus
  • Not afraid to ask questions

We Share A Common Purpose:

Label Insight’s purpose is to empower consumers with the knowledge to improve their lives through better product choices. Our purpose keeps our team focused and aligned as we drive growth for our grocery retailer and CPG customers through unparalleled product transparency.

We Live Our Values:

  • Transparency: We share information freely and concisely as a team
  • Collaboration: We respect diversity and work toward the solution together
  • Iteration & Innovation: We speak up early, are honest about our limits, and leverage failure as an asset
  • Intellectual Honesty & Humility: We encourage open debate and favor the best ideas
  • Accountability: We own the successes and failures of our team
  • Quality Driven: We hold our work to the highest standards and embrace problems as opportunities

The Benefits & Perks of Joining Us:

  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Flexible work hours
  • Flexible paid time-off in addition to 12 business days for standard holidays (Label Insight is closed for 1 week during the winter holiday season)
  • Company subsidized health insurance, dental and vision benefits
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance Policy and STD/LTD
  • Transportation/Commuter benefits
  • Employment Referral Bonus
  • Educational Assistance and Management Training Programs
  • Casual and collaborative, open-layout work space - dog-friendly office in Chicago
  • Catered team lunches every other week
  • Cold brew and beer on tap
  • Regularly scheduled team gatherings