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Abbott Product Owner III in Kansas City, Missouri

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Kansas City, MO currently has an opportunity for a Product Owner III. The Product Owner works to fulfill the strategic product direction established by the Product Management team. They must have a solid understanding of the business processes and project needs to provide a solution that meets the needs of multiple types of users. They are responsible for defining the detailed requirements for the project. They work closely with development on the specifications to ensure their Agile team has all of the information they need to deliver a complete product to market.


  • Work with the Product Manager and Agile team to define the scope included in a project.

  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes

  • Get answers for the team to clarify details as they are developing the application.

  • Serve as the voice of the business for the Scrum team to ensure requested features are clearly understood.

  • Work with the agile team to prioritize the backlog and prioritize support work as needed.

  • Manage dependencies in and across sprints and releases.

  • Perform demos to all stakeholders on a regular basis.

  • Keep stakeholders apprised of progress and incorporate their feedback

  • Provide backlog grooming and elaboration of the user stories to help with "sprint" planning.

  • Participate with the Scrum Team on sprint planning, demos, and retrospectives.

  • Problem solve to ensure best solutions are delivered.

  • May occasionally write formal business requirements for projects using a waterfall SDLC.

  • Ensure that compliance, security and regulatory requirements are met on all projects.


  • Four-year degree from accredited college or university or years of equivalent in similar role/skills/duties.

  • At least 4 + years' experience in Agile Product Development.


  • Prior drug testing, healthcare, medical device or other related industry experience.

  • Experience with TFS/Azure, or other SDLC management software.

  • Experience assessing value and prioritizing a backlog.

  • Experience with product and/or software development life cycle.

  • Experience in working with Operations/Business/Sales Groups.


  • Proven ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.

  • Possess the ability to communicate, across all levels of organization, with diplomacy and tact, including when responding to resistance.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Agile principles through certification/s

  • Should have excellent organization, time management, and communication skills.

  • Ability to lead team and product improvement with collaboration and transparency.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as organization and documentation skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete tasks and cooperate and collaborate in achieving team objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships within a business setting.

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com