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Senior Product Owner

Closing date: 30 November 2022

About Senior Product Owner


Dependant on experience plus generous benefits package, including:

34 days holiday per year • Health care cash back • Private medical insurance • Discounted gym and retail benefits • 3 x life insurance • annual pay reviews • annual bonuses • travel loans • Employee advice line • Generous pension plan 


This role can be based out of our Leeds or Newcastle Office: Granary Wharf House, 2 Canal Wharf, Leeds LS11 5PS OR Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2HL

What is the role?

You’ll use your extensive experience of agile product development to shape the strategic roadmaps and releases of our solutions ensuring they deliver value to our users and enhance our portfolio of market-leading and internationally recognised life sciences software.

Why Lhasa Limited?

We are a successful not-for-profit company and educational charity, with an enviable reputation for collaborative scientific development.


We develop meaningful science and software that supports the delivery of life-enhancing solutions including the development of safe chemicals to market including drugs and cosmetics as well as making a positive contribution to reducing animal testing.



Our charitable status enables us to make altruistic decisions for the public benefit and to work with some of the leading organisations in the world to really make a difference.


Our salaries are competitive dependent upon skills and experience.  We also offer fantastic personal benefits including (but not limited to); 34 days holiday plus bank holidays, a generous pension scheme, healthcare cashback, PMI, free car parking at our office in Leeds City Centre and much more!

Why you?

Do you want to work somewhere where you can have an impact on day one?  Do you want to work somewhere you can make a positive impact for yourself and others?  If so you're the type of person we are looking for! 

Your responsibilities


  • To use your excellent stakeholder management and communication skills to liaise with the business and technical teams through to delivery.
  • Drive effective business solutions by leading the conversation with our end users
  • Work closely and proactively with internal and external stakeholders, making decisions on changes and improvements for new product development, new strategic projects and the continued development of the existing suite of Lhasa products.
  • As the user advocate / representative, lead, explain and clarify the right requirements so the development teams have a solid understanding of what needs to be delivered;
  • Regularly demonstrate new features to internal stakeholders (principally Applied Science) and externally as necessary;
  • Critically evaluate information from a variety of sources to produce and maintain roadmaps that align to the strategic visions for the products, and use them as the basis for release planning;
  • Decompose requirements to create Epics and Stories with appropriate and sufficient detail for their use at the time and maintain them in the appropriate systems:
  • Work with stakeholders and the Scrum Master to prioritise the backlog ensuring it is appropriately detailed so that the development teams have a steady flow of work to take into the sprints;
  • Lead proposals from the Research Group and Business Development and manage a smooth transition through Product Management ready for use in product and strategic projects.

Your skills and experience


  • Broad understanding and practical experience of agile software development and the role of a Product Owner
  • Previous experience creating and managing roadmaps for multiple releases across a number of different products
  • Previous experience of liaising with external customers to promote releases
  • Knowledge and experience of requirements gathering and analysis
  • Able to build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to quickly adapt to ambiguous and changing circumstances


Is this you? Have we caught your eye?  To apply send your CV to recruitment@lhasalimited.org. Don't forget to tell us the position you are applying for and your salary requirements, good luck!

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