Product Owner, Renewals
Wellspring is the leading provider of software tools to manage R&D and technology commercialization. Our suite of web-based software manages the transformation of scientific discoveries into real world products. We work with clients to accelerate the pace of innovation at premier research universities, Government Agencies, R&D groups at Fortune 500 companies, and leading medical institutions. Wellspring also operates Flintbox®, the largest online marketplace for inventions emerging from research labs around the world.
We are seeking a dynamic Product Owner to spearhead the development of our Intellectual Property Patent Renewals software-enabled service offering. The ideal candidate will be adept in overseeing the end-to-end product lifecycle, ensuring that our solution not only meets but surpasses customer expectations. You will be the key liaison between cross-functional teams, translating complex business needs into robust and scalable product features. With a focus on streamlining the renewal process for intellectual property rights management, you will drive innovation and maintain the highest standards of product quality.
- Craft and clearly communicate Product Backlog Items, ordering and refining them to ensure value maximization.
- Facilitate transparency, ensuring the Product Backlog is visible and understood by all stakeholders.
- Engage with the Product Manager, representing the market and business needs within the Product Backlog.
- Translate business objectives into detailed product requirements and user stories that align with our strategic vision.
- Manage the product backlog, refining and prioritizing features to ensure timely delivery of product enhancements.
- Lead agile rituals related to backlog grooming, prioritization, and demos, fostering a collaborative environment that encourages ownership and accountability.
- Define and analyze metrics that inform the success of the product and iterate accordingly.
- Serve as the primary point of contact for stakeholders, providing clear communication and aligning product vision with business goals.
- Bachelor's degree in Business, IT, or related field; or equivalent practical experience.
- Proven experience as a Product Owner or similar role in enterprise software development, it’s a bonus if there is prior experience with patent renewals or Intellectual Property management systems.
- Strong understanding of agile methodologies and the ability to adapt in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
- Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.
- Critical thinker with a focus on problem-solving and continuous improvement.
- Passion for delivering high-quality products that meet the nuanced needs of intellectual property management.
- Certifications in Product Ownership a plus.
Are you our next team member? We invite interested and qualified applicants to send a resume, a cover letter, and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title of this role in the subject line.
Wellspring is an Equal Opportunity Employer.