Digital Product Owner

at Life Healthcare
Location Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category General
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



A vacancy exists for a Digital Product Owner at Life Healthcare, Illovo Head Office. The successful candidate will report to the CIO, South Africa and be responsible for leading the development of a clinical management system. The incumbent must possess a clear vision for the future of user experiences and always advocate for the best possible solutions and will be responsible for the product success by defining, prioritizing and validating outputs to be performed.


Critical Outputs

Take full ownership of the product development

Possess a fundamental understanding of end-to-end patient experience, integration and dependencies

Serve as the voice of the patient

Collaborate with stakeholders during the visioning and concept development of the product

Draft objectives and key results, strategies for the product

Act as an ambassador for the product internally and externally and as the primary contact for queries related to the platform

Represents team in front of stakeholders, patients or users

Work closely with product management and senior management to create a platform that delivers on the company’s strategy

Work with internal and external customers to analyse the needs and align product roadmap to strategic goals

Own the product roadmap

Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with a maximum value that are aligned with product strategy

Accountable for the created product, delivering in the product model and communicating the product needs with business partners

Develop appropriately detailed specifications for the product features so they are clearly understood by the development teams

Be the bridge between all stakeholders and the development team

Evaluate the development progress at the end of every sprint to ensure delivery of defined use cases that meet the business expectations

Develop scope and define backlog items (epic/features/user stories) that guide the Agile software development team

Develop and maintain an appropriately prioritized backlog of user stories for implementation

Solve product related problems, make decisions, complete trade-off analysis to stay on track towards business deliverable commitments

Research and analyse market, the users, and the roadmap for the product.

Follow our competitors and the industry

Increase understanding of Agile practices, Lean Start Up and new technology opportunities across the organisation




A related post graduate qualifications and certifications in information systems.

5-7 years of experience in a Senior Product Owner and/or business analyst role in an agile software development environment including a strong working knowledge of Agile methodologies, user stories, and iterative development.

Agile Certification advantageous, e.g., CSPO.

Understanding of Healthcare industry is desirable.




Technical & digitally savvy

Analytical skills and a good eye for detail

Entrepreneurial skills or experience.

Creative thinker.

Strategic thinking.

Product Management.

The experience in sales or marketing is an advantage.

Management of stakeholders and their expectation.

Deep understanding and experience with Agile methodologies.

Ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal.

Interpersonal skills and developing relationships with team members and customers.

Planning and organisation skills

Presentation skills

Experience with a definition of minimum marketable features and minimum viable products.

Knows how to define the product roadmap.

Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.

Organizational and time management skills.

Analytical and problem-solving skills.

Attention to detail.

Active listening.

Overall understanding of technologies used in the product.


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