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Digital Product Owner
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on October 24, 2021
Job Id #50562 Posted September 16, 2021

We are seeking a strong, collaborative Digital Product Owner to support the Digital Transformation team as we invest in reinventing the Company digital experience, delivering the best software solutions to serve our member needs. Health care can be overwhelming to many, and we have the opportunity to deliver personalized, valuable interactions to help our members make the best decisions for themselves and their families. This role will be responsible for leading the implementation of our new Find Care and Cost Calculator implementation and also supporting the Digital Transformation program as we introduce some critical enhancements to align with the new compliance regulations and to drive a more personalize member experience.
Our ideal Product Owner cares deeply about creating digital experiences that exceed member expectations and help them feel more confident in their health plan selection. In addition, we are seeking someone with a growth mindset that can effectively translate experiences into higher consumer adoption, engagement, sales and lower cost to serve. You’ll love this job if you are excited about building a world-class digital experience, partnering with key stakeholders across the enterprise to prioritize core digital experiences that push the boundaries of what is considered traditional health plan capabilities. You’ll fit in if you are excited about using data to create smarter features that will lead to thoughtful personalized experiences.
As a Product Owner, you will be looked at as the subject matter expert for digital experiences that increase member health and wellbeing. You’ll be expected to be not just comfortable with data but an ability to draw insight and trends. You’ll be expected to be on top of the external competitive landscape that is driving consumer digital expectations. Lastly, you’ll need to be able to communicate effectively within a large organization to make sure the support from various stakeholders exist and their needs are addressed.

The Successful Candidate Will:

  • Provide input into road-map and growth opportunities
  • Communicate and collaborate on vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements
  • Assess value, develop cases, and collaborate on the prioritization of stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Work with stakeholders, product owners, and cross-functional team to define KPI’s and measures of success for features and functionality, measure and adapt backlog and additional feature enhancements based on KPI’s and consumer insights.
  • Work closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI
  • Decompose features into detailed and well written user stories that effectively translate into a detailed plan which the scrum team will use to turn business requests into functionality that drives business value
  • Lead SCRUM teams as the Product Owner, leading the agile ceremonies (backlog refinement, sprint planning, PI planning, etc.)
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product
  • Follow our competitors and the industry
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends


Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous working experience as a Product Owner for 5+ years or related experience
  • Bachelors in relevant focus area ore relevant experience (e.g. Business, Marketing, Engineering)
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles required
  • SCRUM certifications & formal Agile and Product Owner training is preferred
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative thinker with a vision
  • Experience working in Health Care is preferred

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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