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Product Owner - CBS - Sutton

IT/Technical & Product Development
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REE00BR8 Requisition #

Role: Product Owner for the Business Data & Analytics Platform Squad - RBI, part of RELX Group

Department: Technology – Commercial Business Systems (CBS)
Reporting to: Director of Insight & Analytics
Location: Sutton (Surrey)
Salary: based on experience

Purpose of the role: To work with Business Units within RBI to develop and deliver a next generation business data and analytics platform to support the organisations’ strategic objectives for managing customer data and delivering insight and analytics to support revenue growth and retention.


As the Product Owner for the Business Data & Analytics Platform (BDAP), you will be working with a technical development squad to manage and develop a next generation analytics platform. The Business Data & Analytics Platform is a global platform for hosting accurate, trusted data in a compliant and accessible way to enable CBS & the business units to harness the power of data, create analytics and drive value in their operations and decision making. 


This role will work collaboratively within the Business Data & Analytics Platform Squad and the broad stroke of your responsibilities will be:

  • To collaborate with key stakeholders within each RBI Business Unit to help define the product strategy, vision and development priorities​ for the BDAP platform
  • Act as voice of customer​, gathering feedback and requirements from stakeholders and working with BA to translate into development tasks
  • Define the product roadmap​, including prioritisation of the development backlog
    • Add requirements to JIRA (Themes, Epics, Stories)​
    • Backlog refinement (e.g. removing duplicates)​
  • Maintain and communicate the development roadmap/Forward Guidance for the Analytics Platform
  • Define business engagement & communication strategy, including UAT to ensure the business units are aware of development releases and pipeline development activity​
  • Ensure the squad maintains the health of the BDAP Platform through regular updates, fixes and managing technical debt
  • Explore new technologies when necessary to increase the business’ capability with ML, AI and other advanced analytics
  • Ensure DevOps processes and roadmap being maintained and actioned 
  • Help foster and develop the self-serve analytics culture within the company to ensure the business units have the knowledge, skills and resources to drive value from the BDAP platform
  • Provide thought leadership to the business in how analytics can drive innovation through supporting the build of innovative propositions 



  • Proven experience as a product owner working within a technical development team
  • Experience working in Agile development with a proven track record for delivery
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of cloud computing platforms such as Microsoft Azure & Amazon Web Services
  • Understanding of relational databases 
  • Experience working with a broad range of stakeholders to understand their needs and requirements and able to translate that into development priorities for the squad
  • Extensive experience of marketing & customer analytics 
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving abilities with optimal mix of marketing and commercial acumen, with strong visualisation and communication skills. 
  • Scoping of work, prioritisation and leading and owning stakeholder relationships 
  • Experience of working with data visualization software (e.g. Tableau, Power BI) 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint Skills 
  • Experience working with Tableau and Power BI
  • Knowledge of Apache Spark
  • Understanding of DevOps processes

Type of person that would suit this role:

  • Self-starter, proactive, an explorer
  • Inquisitive and keen to develop and implement new techniques and technologies to provide increased business benefits
  • A kind guru who shares knowledge and loves to help others
  • Is able to balance customer and business performance outcomes, prioritising accordingly
  • Flexible and comfortable using a range of tools and techniques.
  • Able to engage others, and can flex communication style for the audience.
  • Strong collaborator, focused on the customer and business outcomes.
How the BDAP Squad works:
  • This squad provides a data and analytics platform for our key stakeholders, working closely with the brands and business functions
  • As part of a larger data, insight and analytics department we want to help the business solve typical analytics challenges – product & service perception, customer journey analysis, customer value, engagement measurement, retention, upsell and cross sell opportunities, whitespace analysis
  • We aim to demonstrate how understanding customer demographics & behaviour and utilising analytics can enable the business to align strategy and tactics to achieve improved business outcomes and commercial results
  • We aim to build and maintain accurate predictive and machine learning solutions
  • We aim to create connections across the wider RELX business to ensure the data and analytics strategy is connected and joined up; exchanging knowledge and skills where possible

What’s it like to work here?


Outstanding - you’ve probably already got a feel for what we do and the technology we’re involved with but what’s really stands us out from the crowd is our culture. We’re an agile, dynamic and forward thinking organisation who understands the importance of looking after our staff. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality products, providing our employees with interesting challenges for their personal and career development whilst also striking the right balance between work and family life.


In addition to all of this we offer the following 'core' benefits:

  • 25 days holiday (option to buy more)
  • 2 paid charity days (as a business we do a lot of charity work)
  • Pension and life assurance scheme
  • SAYE Share Options Scheme 
About us

Reed Business information (RBI) use leading edge technology to deliver market leading information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold best-in-class positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every single day.


RBI people are passionate about an environment focussed on innovation, real passion for our products, and teamwork, where working in an agile manner is par for the course. RBI is part of RELX, a FTSE100 global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers; RELX has recently been ranked by Forbes as #53 in their Top-2000 Global Employers and is also listed in Forbes Top-100 Most Innovative Businesses.


 Women in technology


RBI is very supportive of women in Technology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter. Currently 27% of our Technology workforce are women which is much higher than the UK average of 17%. We have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology:

  • Mentoring scheme for women in technology
  • Women’s network forum
  • Regularly run events for schools about careers in technology to inspire the next generation of women in technology.

RBI proudly support the Tech Talent Charter. Click on the link to find out more.


RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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