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Reference Number: PR 0003685

Associate Product Owner - Digital

1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

What you'll do


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 Include

  • Facilitate 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 technology
  • Responsible 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.  

What we expect from you

Education / Experience

  • Bachelors Degree: Technology, Business, or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of experience working on cross-functional and diverse teams. Leadership roles or project management experience preferred.
  • Experience working in IT that has resulted in an understanding of technology and its applications.
  • Understanding of and experience with Agile methodology required
  • Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and align stakeholders with competing interests.
  • Proven prioritization and organization skills.
  • Possesses financial acumen to ensure that organizational change efforts are aligned with the financial perspective of the desired business benefits preferred
  • Passion for partnership with inclusive and diverse teams and mirror Wendy’s core values ‘Treat People with Respect’ and ‘Do the Right Thing’.

Wendy's is an equal employment opportunity employer who may provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Please note that the Wendy’s Company does not accept unsolicited résumé’s from recruiters or employment agencies.  In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit résumé’s to an approved requisition, the Wendy’s company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

Wendy's is an equal employment opportunity employer who may provide reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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1 Dave Thomas Blvd.
DUBLIN, OH 43017

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