What you'll do Overview The Associate Product Owner (APO) plays several key roles acting as the voice of the customer and advocating for the lifecycle of their products. In this role, you will help business owners realize the vision and align technology with key business objectives. You will drive progress on key initiatives through the execution of product roadmap(s) and management of backlog(s), and act as the link between the Product Manager and technical development teams. A successful candidate in this role will demonstrate strong leadership, prioritization and communication skills to consistently deliver outstanding results on-time and in line with established budget. Specific Responsibilities IncludeFacilitate relationship with the end customer and business leadership/owners, bringing the voice and priorities of the customer to the forefront. Work cross-functionally to establish alignment and ensure business strategy, requirements and solution capabilities are effectively matched and implemented. Develops spirit of teamwork and collaboration with clear lines of accountability for key decisions. Own sprint backlog and prioritization of new product initiatives. Prioritizes product backlog working against established roadmap and coordinating cross-functional dependencies. Manages portfolio of features to ensure proper prioritization and delivery of initiatives on time and on budget.Aid in management of external vendors and assist in the process of procuring and testing new vendor technologyResponsible for development of business case and opportunity definition. Incorporates this knowledge when scoping and prioritizing features. Makes tradeoff decisions between scope (value in expected ROI) and schedule (higher operating expense in longer release cycles) to reflect the best interests of business stakeholders and end users.Responsible for product introduction and review with stakeholders. Understands business objectives and clarifies customer objectives for scrum teams.Track and monitor key performance indicators. Continuously research our competitive set and broader digital landscape trends to identify new opportunities relevant to our business goals. This position will be based at The Wendy's Company headquarters in Dublin, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Wendy’s is the world's second largest quick-service hamburger company and was built on the premise, "Quality is our Recipe®," which remains the guidepost of the Wendy's system. Today, Wendy's and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across more than 6,700 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world's most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.