Product Owner - RACE21

Teck Resources Limited - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Product Owner

Posting Date: October 10, 2019

Closing Date: December 31, 2019

With a strong history of innovation for over 100+ years, we are Canada’s largest diversified natural resource company looking to reinvent ourselves. Being part of the RACE21™ team, you’ll be leading the charge of a company-wide renewal of technology and infrastructure – a high-tech transformation of mining into the next generation.

With the financial backing and commitment from our leadership, we envision a fully-integrated agile digital platform that will:

Renew, Automate, and Connect material, processes, equipment flows, and data systems to expand and enable a broad application of advanced analytics, robotics, and artificial intelligence
Empower our employees to unleash their creativity and innovation at work – increasing sustainability, safety, and performance in real time, unlocking resource base knowledge and improving planning for optimal resource extraction

We are world-class leaders in sustainability and safety – and we are building a better world for the next generation with lasting competitive advantages, from 2021 and beyond.

Reporting to the Manager of Product, the Product Owner, RACE21™ is responsible for developing and driving the product vision and strategy. They will provide constant feedback to the team and help the team to follow this vision. Their biggest challenge is to ensure that the team knows with accurate detail what they are expected to build. This PO must develop a deep understanding of the target market/industry, build close relationships with key stakeholders, and define the business strategy for the product.

Responsibilities:
Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures.
Set ambitious and clear product vision and communicate ‘the story’ effectively to key stakeholders and the test of the team
Own the end-to-end product strategy from inception, and determine business value once solution enters production
Build backlog of product features, i.e. write user stories and acceptance criteria together with his/her work-cell team
Continuously improve backlog ensuring all items are clearly described, estimated and prioritized
Ensure customer-driven design considering user pain points & usability test results, while using market & industry knowledge to deliver a well-positioned product
Approve each feature and provide valuable feedback for the team
Drive sprint-and release plans together with the rest of the team
Exercise strong decision making mandate from executive group to own product end to end
Work with Technical Lead / Architect to build a modular & reusable solution

Qualifications:
Deep knowledge of relevant domains/products/journeys
Solid knowledge of industry trends and user demands and pain points to be able to create a high value product vision
Comfortable with technology/IT to be able to engage in discussion with tech team to understand risks
Experience in Agile Development, with specific Product Owner (or similar) experience preferred, should be confident in managing the backlog
Strong communication skills with ability to communicate complex messages and tradeoffs and tell a compelling story
Ability to influence a diverse group of stakeholders strong leadership skills
Strong problem solver with ability to lead the team to push the solution and progress
Challenger mindset and passion to challenge status quo to find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas loves and embraces change
Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency and trust across the team
Not afraid to ‘roll up the sleeves’ and seeks to go outside comfort zone to learn pushes the team to do the same
Experimental mindset to drive innovation
Mining industry experience would be an asset
Ability to travel to our sites in British Columbia 20-40% of the time

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. Teck respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.