Product Owner Cloud Platform (DTJ)

Req ID #:  216873


At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

Job Summary

The Product Owner will be an advocate for Agile mindsets, behaviors and processes.  The Product Owner role is an essential member of multiple cross-functional teams as part of the Global Technology Infrastructure organization. The primary goal of a Product Owner is to represent the internal and external customers to the team they represent. A key activity is to lead both innovations supporting the Agile team and future product development that impacts the customer experience within and outside of CRL. The Product Owner oversees these related projects, directs key information and strategic decision making for the subspecialty, and communicates to those in the organization necessary for managing the product backlog, or the prioritized list of requirements for future product development.


Duties and Responsibilities

• Leading a product team in the area of digital platforms, data mgmt., API, integration, monitoring, operating systems or platforms
• Provide vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements
• Work closely with Product Management to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI
• Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
• Identifying product development potential based on technological developments and ongoing identification of potential product extensions
• Taking responsibility for delivering products in accordance with their targets
• Monitoring relevant product KPIs, and initiating and managing promotional activities based on development
• Identifying synergies and addressing interdependencies with other product teams
• Involving all relevant stakeholders in decision-making processes
• Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

• Degree in computer science/Business Informatics or related field
• Experience with enterprise technologies
• Proficiency in coaching and mentoring
• Experience with public cloud providers like AWS and/or Azure
• Experience with (organizational) change management
• Experience conveying current technology trends (e.g., AI and grid computing); excellent feel for exceptional user experiences and design Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Ansible, Cloud Formation, ARM, Python)
• Experience as a Product Owner / Product Manager with software products
• Strong knowledge of software development lifecycle and experience in Agile methodologies
• Possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to communicate up through senior leadership
• Demonstrate teamwork, positive attitude and good rapport with peers and customers.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Experience working in a research environment a plus

Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $100,000 - $130,000 USD. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 
At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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