Product Owner

Posted on Sep 13, 2022 by SAGE Publishing

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£51k - £60k Annual

About our Company

  • SAGE is an independent, leading academic and professional publisher. We are a growing company, with over 1,500 employees based in London, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Singapore, New Delhi and Melbourne.
  • We believe that education is intrinsically valuable to a healthy society and we're dedicated to producing high quality content in our books, journals and digital products.
  • We're passionate about contributing to our local communities; we run a diverse mix of community-based programs each year and we make sure everyone has the chance to get involved.

About our team

  • Technology Product Management is an experienced group of Product Managers and Product Owners responsible the planning and management of the products, services, and platforms across SAGE's Technology group. Our team combines a deep understanding of users and the business context to inform strategic roadmaps, prioritize what is delivered to users, and communicate to stakeholders and users.
  • We discover the right solutions by performing industry research, user interviews, and problem/solution assessments.
  • Our team represent the voice of the user (whether that is an internal or external) through a deep understanding of their behaviours and needs.
  • Product Managers and Product Owners balance our understanding of SAGE's technology strategy with the potential cost savings and commercial opportunities needed to scope the product and platform solutions.
  • We leverage a host of frameworks including Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking, to ensure that the product discovery, planning, reporting and delivery of our roadmaps are well executed, clearly communicated, and align to strategic goals

Could you be our new Product Owner? do you..

  • Have extensive experience of applying product owner or business analysis techniques in successful technology teams delivering enhancements to enterprise applications.
  • Possess Technology expertise and domain knowledge.
  • Have knowledge of order to cash processes and systems both physical and digital
  • Have experience of working effectively in globally distributed teams
  • Have experience of working within Agile / Scrum teams

Your new role

  • Anticipate the needs, challenge the business, and identify opportunities to innovate and improve your product roadmap
  • Can develop and communicate the product goals in collaboration with the Product Manager and in alignment with the strategic objectives and business goals
  • Able to create, refine, and clearly communicate the product backlog items with stakeholder and technical audiences.
  • Will ensure that the product backlog is ordered, transparent, visible, and understood.
  • Can facilitate user story sessions and requirements workshops with cross-functional stakeholder groups and the technical team.
  • Will be able to influence and empathize with stakeholders.
  • Will manage the burndown of product budgets to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Will coordinate with other Product Owners to collaborate and agree prioritization of delivery objects.
  • Able to negotiate and resolve disagreement.
  • Can motivate, inspire, and coach teams.
  • Will be focused on continuous learning of new business domain and technical knowledge.
  • Will coordinate and collaborate with Product Managers and other Product Owners.
  • Will have a Lean mindset and identify process improvements.
  • Will be adaptable and explore as new needs are elicited and results are reviewed


At SAGE Publishing we embrace diversity and Inclusion. We seek to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and develop a business culture that reflects that belief. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief as creating value through diversity is what makes us strong. As a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

This role reports to Wayne Boardman, Senior Technology Product Manager. If you are interested in applying please send your CV and cover letter to the HR Team or apply using the ICIMs internal web portal. .

Reference: 1728717616

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