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Strategic Product Owner (21000042)

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 1/25/21

Job Description

Strategic Product Owner Job Description

Support efforts to provide global leadership 1) Delivering against strategic initiatives that align to the Global Business Strategy 2) Overseeing global digital product vision, incubation process, product roadmap, and acting as the key liaison for regional and market-level geographical expansion.


• Support the Global Business Strategy acceleration, providing subject matter expertise pertaining to feasibility, existing technology, data and intelligence capabilities
• Align with product priorities and vision defined by the eBusiness Growth Leadership, understanding goals to carry forth into product incubation
• Support the identification of solution / services integration to drive advancement of new business models and differentiation
• Interface and connect with data science team to fully understand capabilities and how to apply, ensuring differentiated product experiences


• Collaborate with regional eBusiness leaders to build the roadmap for the global product pipeline in line with Global Business strategy and digital goals, supported by a regional distribution plan
• Develop and own the strategic product backlog and roll out plan for existing solutions, articulating the vision, goals, business impact and performance measures to drive adoption
• Evaluate and maintain an overview of the products performance in markets / regions, providing guidance on optimization where necessary and sharing performance between regions
• Identify products with global applicability and own and/or assist in the incubation process, owning the product vision and goals, collaborating with the agency and/or internal stakeholders on use cases, user stories, defining the product backlog and making iteration decisions
• Oversee and internally communicate the product roadmaps with key stakeholders and respective partners, providing performance data at appropriate intersections
• Be the key go-to resource for digital product solution integration in local markets (infrastructure requirements, how to set up application programming interfaces, identification of key technology resources, etc.)
• Consult in defining critical success factors and develop digital product toolkits, especially as they pertain to technological and infrastructure requirements for local market implementation


• Provide direction for rapid development processes, working with the regional teams to support and facilitate an agile incubation model
• Capture learnings via the regional incubation process, support and contribute to optimization
• Define and own the framework, identifying the process, resources, and governance for a global incubation model
• Provide input into the business case post product incubation where appropriate for commercialization


Bachelor's Degree required.

Experience (Years/Type)
• Minimum of 3-5 years of digital product ownership experience (visioning, road mapping, feature prioritization, and go to market strategy), preferably with a CPG company
• 1 to 3 years of experience in Pet Care knowledge preferred
• Experience in leading product development utilizing Agile operating/development concepts
• Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) preferred


• Analytical
• Ability to translate business requirements to technical requirements
• Key Nestle Leadership Framework Competencies: Insight; Impact & Convincing Others; Initiative; Curiosity; Influence with Interiority

Job: Strategic Product Owner Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO US Other Location: United States-- Career Area: Professional Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Company Details

Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...