Product Owner – MEA, Cairo or Saudi Arabia

Middle East & Africa

August 26, 2021

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The role of a Product Owner at WebBeds is to work closely with the Umrah Holidays delivery teams and respective stakeholders to build the number one Umrah platform in the world.  Through close collaboration with business stakeholders and Product Leadership, you will prioritise development based on the Product Vision, stakeholder targets, market forces and/or regulatory requirements.    Based on their knowledge of the overall vision and end goals they will maximise the value of the products created by their product delivery team, collaborate with other teams and when necessary adapt the details of sprints and iterations to ensure agreed goals are achieved.


Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Create, maintain and own the product road map and shape the vision for the delivery teams to deliver and stakeholder to benefit from.
  • Maintain a prioritized product backlog based on User Story Maps and User stories
  • Challenge stakeholder objectives in search of higher-level goals/hidden motivation, distinguishing between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ and establishing the business value of each request
  • Understand and maximize value of products delivered
  • Represent the “voice of the customer” in collaboration with the delivery team and ensure everyone is aware of what we need and why
  • Turn ideas into valuable outcomes delivering often and incrementally
  • Participate in team’s meetings and agile ceremonies to follow the progress and ensure what is delivered meets the desired outcomes
  • Create supporting documents for new functionality/processes and spread information about deliveries and progress on new products to the wider organization
  • Establish and report on KPIs to measure product uptake and value delivered through data analysis and user feedback
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with people from across the business, ensuring shared understanding and expectations of the business needs, drivers and challenges
  • Collaborate with and share feedback with your product delivery team to improve processes
  • Explore new opportunities and ideas to help understand value proposition, scope of work and feasibility to implement
  • Continually learn agile best practices and the latest technology that can be used for products


Required Experience and Knowledge

  • 4+ years’ experience working as a Product Owner
  • Proven ability to define and shape product vision and strategy
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment
  • Experience working as a Product Owner in Umrah & Hajj Travel domain or a Travel domain.
  • Knowledge/experience of Saudi GDS ‘Maqam’ and Umrah business rules/validation is highly desirable
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication skills in both Arabic and English
  • Time management & ability to multitask
  • Problem solving experience
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Analytically minded
  • Big picture thinking
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • Ability to travel when required



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