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Product Owner for Marcel (Hybrid)

Publicis Re:Sources Global
Los Angeles, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Company Description

About Publicis Re:Sources

Publicis Re:Sources is the backbone of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third-largest communications group. Formed in 1998 as a small team to service a few Publicis Groupe firms, Publicis Re:Sources has grown to 4,000+ people servicing a global network of prestigious advertising, public relations, media, healthcare and digital marketing agencies. We provide technology solutions and business services including finance, accounting, legal, benefits, procurement, tax, real estate, treasury and risk management to help Publicis Groupe agencies do what they do best: create and innovate for their clients.  In addition to providing essential, everyday services to the 86,000+ global Publicis Groupe employees, we build products and support capabilities that advances Publicis Groupe’s long-term growth strategy — taking even the smallest ideas into big concepts and beyond.

In addition to providing essential, everyday services to our agencies, Publicis Re:Sources develops and implements platforms, applications and tools to enhance productivity, encourage collaboration and enable professional and personal development. We continually transform to keep pace with our ever-changing communications industry and thrive on a spirit of innovation felt around the globe. With our support, Publicis Groupe agencies continue to create and deliver award-winning campaigns for their clients.

The company is a premier shared services company serving the financial, technological and administrative needs of U.S.-based business units of the world’s third largest Communications company.  With 2021 net revenues of over 10 billion Euros, the parent company specializes in Advertising, Digital, Media buying and consultancy.  The parent company is present in over 100+ countries on 5 continents, with 80,000 employees.

About Marcel

Marcel is the AI platform that connects more than 80,000 employees at Publicis Groupe— across geographies, agencies and capabilities. Marcel helps our employees learn, share, create, connect and grow more than ever before. Marcel connects employees to our culture, helps them master new skills, inspires them and tackles diversity and inclusion head on to help build a better world together. It’s a place where we come together every day to amplify each other as one global team.

All of this employee engagement creates over 100 million data points that power our AI-enabled knowledge graph, making the experience even more relevant for employees. And for our clients, our knowledge graph makes Marcel one of the most powerful tools ever invented for finding exactly the right expertise, teams and knowledge that we need to win in the Platform World.

Marcel is a strategic investment in our people and is aimed at being their personal growth engine in this hybrid world. This role is joining the dynamic Marcel team in helping build and evolve this product.

Job Description

The Product Owner is responsible for researching and determining high-level requirements for enhancement requests, backlog grooming, and requirements writing for solutioning sprints.

The Product Owner is actively involved with the tech team within each solutioning sprint and works closely with the Project Manager & Product Manager to prioritize work and communicate with clients.

Product owner drive roadmap, manage team backlog and deliver actionable items (requirements) to the UX & Tech teams in order to deliver to downstream dependencies. Must be client facing with the ability to think strategically. 

The key accountabilities for this role are, but not limited to:

  • Prioritize & manage product backlog while working in close collaboration with product manager.
  • Implement learnings to optimize product and operations to promote data-driven decisions throughout product lifecycle
  • Analyze customer feedback and data to identify important issues that need to be addressed
  • Develop and test hypothesis partnering with Customer Research teams to generate objective evidence and leveraging data-driven decision tools and methods
  • Establish a prioritization model rooted in organization’s market differentiation and strategic themes to prioritize feature, user stories and technology enablers, processes and policies based on customer needs, economic view and strategic implications
  • Understand customer/user needs to define clear feature requirements, user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Prioritize the program and team backlog based on assessment of customer and business value
  • Partner with cross-functional team members (across engineering, design, data science, etc.) through design, development and testing of concepts, product features leveraging integrated fast learning cycles

Specific responsibilities:

  • Write user stories
  • Create user journey map, persona, story map and system flow diagrams
  • Conduct primary and secondary research if needed
  • Participate and conduct Sprint Demo
  • Contribute on all phases of development life cycle
  • Assist in UAT and Prod validations.

Actively develop and maintain strong working relationships with all Re:Sources personnel both at a interpersonal level and across all business processes within the wider business environment.

Actively maintain communication and behaviour standards that foster a culture of strong customer and service excellence both within Re:Sources and across all customer and supplier organisations.



Minimum experience (relevant): 3

Maximum experience (relevant): 7 

Must have skills:

  • Experience in a product role.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a matrix organization including Engineering, Marketing, Finance, UX, and Analytics
  • Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment
  • A track record of having effectively managed product roadmaps, writing clear and specific product requirement documents, collaborating with user-experience on product design and having worked in a cross-cultural, geographically distributed team
  • Knowledge and practical experience of lean-Agile transformation frameworks such as Scales Agile Framework (SAFe), Design Thinking tools including customer Journey Mapping and Service Design.

Good to have skills:

  • MBA from a Tier-1 B-School
  • Facilitation of requirements analysis meetings
  • Agile techniques and methodologies
  • Knowledge of Agile lifecycle management repositories

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) currently in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relations.

Publicis Re:Sources Global


Los Angeles, CA