IT Product Owner - Emerging Technology (12 month contract)

  • Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia
  • Contract

Company Description

BlueScope is a technically advanced supplier of steel and steel products in Australia. We are an inclusive organisation and every day we showcase our technology and expertise throughout the world.

Job Description

We have embarked on an enterprise technology transformation that will benefit every operational facet of BlueScope. It will involve introducing new applications, infrastructure solutions and contemporary process and governance.

The role of Emerging Technology Product Owner primarily exists to provide assistance to the business in understanding, investigating and implementing emerging technologies.

What will you do?

As Emerging Technology Product Owner you will be an advocate for developing and delivering a capability for ASP IT to provide innovative solutions, services and processes. You will also be responsible for ensuring those solutions are able to be rapidly developed and implemented across the ASP Business units.

This role is responsible for ensuring our business colleagues are being provided with effective and financially viable solutions to their technology needs coupled with efficient and reliable support of these solutions. 

More specifically responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development of Emerging Technology Roadmaps and budgets to ensure innovation projects are planned and scheduled in line with Near, Now, Next IT Strategies.
  • A deep understanding of business strategy, working with service providers and internal IT Teams to broker the introduction of new technologies to validate and demonstrate business value.
  • Advocating and inspiring adoption of emerging technologies and innovation.
  • Leading the rapid development of prototypes of ‘proof-of-concepts’, and where appropriate working with IT and business stakeholders to develop into full-service offerings.
  • Conducting market research to identify price benchmarks for new product and service offerings for effective contract negotiation

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced IT Professional from a technical advocacy space who understands the complexities of a large, international organisation. You will manage key relationships with External Service Providers and internal business unit leaders

The position will require you to:

  • Act as an advocate for the IT Strategy within the business and bringing the Strategy to life in day to day decision making.
  • Be an agent for change
  • Foster the innovation capability within ASP IT by owning and promoting the IT Innovation Framework.
  • Develop accurate budget and forecasts for IT services, in line with Technical Roadmap. 
  • Successfully deliver projects to scope, schedule and budget. Managed as an overall program of works.
  • Identify opportunities to enable new business capabilities through technology and innovation.
  • Deliver agile/rapid solutions to the ASP business, utilizing both external and internal networks.

We are seeking specific strengths in this role.  We are looking for:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an IT or related discipline.
  • 10+ years IT experience.
  • Proven track record in driving innovation.
  • Extensive understanding of market trends and new technologies.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and influencing skills
  • Experience in Strategic technology planning, information systems coordination and demand management.
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying emerging technology, developing and implementing to ensure optimal business benefit. 
  • Experience with IT service delivery frameworks, methodologies and process implementation

What are the benefits?

  • BlueScope is simply a fantastic place to work. We recognise individual contribution and celebrate team success.
  • We value inclusion, respect and flexibility.
  • Desirable remunerations and benefits.

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in an IT or related discipline.
  • 10+ years IT experience.
  • Proven track record in driving innovation.
  • Extensive understanding of market trends and new technologies.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and influencing skills
  • Experience in Strategic technology planning, information systems coordination and demand management.
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying emerging technology, developing and implementing to ensure optimal business benefit. 
  • Experience with IT service delivery frameworks, methodologies and process implementation.

Additional Information

We're proud to have been named an Inclusive Employer for 2019–2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia. We believe that our people are our strength. Having a diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to improve our capability and ensure continued, sustainable success.

We know that workplace flexibility can mean something different to everyone. Under our B-Flex initiative all of our roles have some degree of flexibility.  We encourage you to discuss your needs with us.

Applications close 12th February 2021

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