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BA/Product owner for Supply Chain Systems

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

Line of Business: Corporate Systems

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Additional Technology Information: 
Assume the role of principal owner/manager of assigned products through all phases of the product lifecycle needed to deliver products to Kroger and commercial market. Develop product strategies by conducting market research, generating product requirements, determining specifications and developing marketing strategies. Deliver a product vision that connects customer feedback, performance metrics, enterprise and technology strategy and competitive benchmarking.

 

Position Summary:

Define requirements and manage waterfall/agile frameworks to facilitate complex business needs in accordance with software development life cycle (SDLC) guidelines. Independently execute large projects and lead other analysts in completing projects. Break down complex business and technology terms to aid in collaborative problem solving. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide expertise in executing the duties of a business analyst, product owner or epic owner for projects of various types and sizes
  • Elicit, define and analyze complex requirements in various formats ensuring they are testable, measurable and traceable
  • Lead the appropriate teams to refine, prioritize and manage requirements using various tools (e.g., templates, team backlogs, requirements management or agile task management applications)
  • Lead the appropriate teams to build the business case and project justification
  • Lead requirement walk-throughs with key stakeholders using various methods (e.g., team demos, workshops, sprint planning and backlog refinement sessions)
  • Identify and estimate anticipated work efforts based on priority using requirement work plans, program increment (PI) and sprint planning
  • Define and resolve dependencies, issues and risks along with identification of impacted areas through team collaboration
  • Identify and define complex business processes for current and future state analysis
  • Act as the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams
  • Lead/facilitate the process needed to make an informed build versus buy decision
  • Participate in growing team competency by mentoring, providing on-the-job training to more junior associates and helping to develop training materials/process improvements
  • Lead the team and drive results with minimal authority
  • Apply an in-depth knowledge of multiple business areas, familiarity with enterprise strategies and an understanding of different technologies and industry best practices to meet/exceed business goals/priorities
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • 8 years’ business analysis experience or specialized retail industry experience, including 3 years’ experience in a leadership capacity
  • Excellent written and oral communication, collaboration and presentation skills to effectively communicate information to all levels within the organization
  • Proven ability to understand strategic business requirements and translate them into strategic technology solutions for use across multiple lines of business
  • Demonstrated experience with industry best practices and an understanding of different technologies
  • Strong ability to make difficult/quick decisions demonstrating critical/innovative thinking
  • Ability to effectively interact with and influence a diverse group of associates
  • Ability to effectively partner with all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology (IT) or a related business field
  • Equivalent work experience in an IT position or comparable business unit experience
  • Prior experience as a senior business or applications analyst or a product owner in waterfall and/or agile projects
  • Agile, SAFe, Six Sigma, IIBA certification a plus (ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, CBATL)

Education Level: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): [[mfield4]]


 

Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.

 

Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 

 Posting Notes:  OH || Blue Ash || 11450 Grooms Road || 45242 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Information Services and Systems || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 


Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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