Product Owner

Patterson Veterinary Supply, Inc.

Effingham, IL

Patterson isn't just a place to work, it's a partner that cares about your success.

One of the distinguishing marks of our company is the talented people who embrace the people-first, always advancing, and results-driven culture. Professional growth abounds in this motivating environment. We value the diverse talents and experiences our employees bring to Patterson and believe that they build a stronger and successful organization.

Job Description:

The Product Owner I is responsible for a product or set of product features through road mapping, design, and development phases of product lifecycle in support of organizational objectives. This role partners with Product Managers to create the product roadmap to deliver product value. The Product Owner is responsible for the internal, day-to-day management of the product line and for defining and managing product release plans in alignment with product strategy. This role works closely with product stakeholders to develop specifications for consumption by the development teams and clearly communicates the product vision, roadmap, and customer value to all technical and delivery teams.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an employee must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation. To request a reasonable accommodation, notify Human Resources or the manager who oversees the position.

  • Work in partnership with Product Manager to draft, manage and maintain a roadmap based upon product and release strategy

  • Responsible for creating and facilitating feature requirements, user stories and user interface design changes when working with technical teams to ensure readiness for development

  • Gather input from Product Manager and key stakeholders in order to refine, prioritize, and maintain product backlog.

  • Ensure technical approach best fit for feature delivery and overall product health

  • Participate in sprint demonstrations, gather feedback from stakeholders, and approve or reject sprint deliverables

  • Partner with Product Manager to provide input on timing and readiness of planned production releases

  • Coordinate and assist with beta process and resolution of product release issues across stakeholders and with development team

  • Identify and manage risks at the release and development team level

  • Participate in (and in some cases lead) daily stand-ups, refinement, story review, sprint planning, and retrospectives

  • Provide customer production issue escalation assistance and oversight to ensure resolution

  • Ensure that training content is created and delivered for new product functionality

  • For products under scope of regulatory quality management, assist with quality related tasks and complete quality training as required​

Additional functions

In addition to the essential functions listed above, the incumbent may perform the following additional functions.

  • Provide domain expertise to assist with user experience planning

  • Participate (and in some cases facilitate) customer meetings

Job Qualifications
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred or a combination of equivalent education and experience

  • At least 1 year of experience in a similar technology-related role that includes process/product design, project/product planning, and decision-making authority.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced changing environment -- multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization

  • Strong organizational, attention to detail and task follow-up skills. Adept at handling multiple assignments in a timely manner and meeting assigned deadlines

  • Ability to gather, synthesize, and create action plans based on feedback from multiple stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of dental industry, especially dental office and clinical management processes.​

Working Conditions
Physical Demands
  • General office work capabilities

Environmental Factors
  • General office and computer equipment required

  • Periodic travel for customer visits or trade shows (< 10% on average)

  • On-call rotation for critical product release periods

This job description provides general information about this position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or exhaustive list of functions, responsibilities, qualifications or other requirements. Management may modify this description from time to time, as business needs or the work environment change. Employees who have questions should seek clarification from their manager.

What's In It For You:

We provide competitive benefits, unique incentive programs and rewards for our eligible employees:

  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits and an integrated Wellness Program.

  • 401(k) Match Retirement Savings Plan.

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

  • Paid Time Off (PTO).

  • Holiday Pay & Floating Holidays.

  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO).

  • Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement).

  • Full Paid Parental and Adoption Leave.

  • LifeWorks (Employee Assistance Program).

  • Patterson Perks Program.

The potential compensation range for this role is below. The final offer amount could exceed this range, based on various factors such as candidate location (geographical labor market), experience, and skills.

$52,400.00 - $66,000.00

EEO Statement

As a people-first company, Patterson promotes a culture that embodies and celebrates diversity and inclusivity. We believe our employees’ unique experiences and differences is what strengthens us and drives our success. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We are Patterson. We welcome you.