Lean Specialist – Product Owner

  • Competitive
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • ANZ
  • 20 Mar 19

Lean Specialist – Product Owner

Lean Specialist – Product Owner

  • This role is based in the COE of Simplification – be at the heart of making our customers lives less bureaucratic
  • Bring your Black Belt/Green /Belt experience into an Agile delivery squad
  • Work for a leadership team who are collaborative, supportive and help you be the best you can be.
First, a bit about ANZ.
At ANZ, everything we do boils down to ‘why’ – our purpose – to shape a world where people and communities thrive. We're just as focused on seeing our people thrive as well as our customers.

We are responding faster to changing customer requirements, focusing on the things that matter the most, energising our people, eliminating waste and reducing bureaucracy.


The purpose of the Simplification, Centre of Expertise is to radically simplify our products, processes and systems to provide experiences that delight while reducing cost and complexity.

You will be working in a team of specialist process engineers to uplift process engineering capability across Australia Division. This work is critical in order to simplify and industrialise key banking processes in preparation for the broader business transformation

As a Product Owner you will enable and inspire a multi-disciplinary squad focused on process efficacies. Bringing your Agile Delivery experience e you will prioritise tasks and the squad’s backlog with the customer at the heart of their decision making. The Product Owner also ensures that the work is strategically aligned to the COE mission and engages with other Product Owners to align and manage interdependencies.

Whilst this role is not a people manager, it is an influencing role - galvanising the squad around a vision and supporting them to successfully deliver customer value at pace.

Who are you?
  • A team player – You know we only win if we all win. You recognise and value the different perspectives and skills your colleagues bring. It is not about being a hero but jumping in and contributing to the successful delivery of the team’s mission
  • The customer’s biggest fan – You demonstrate a thirst for better understanding the customer and define the problem and develop solutions through their eyes
  • Comfortable being uncomfortable – You are comfortable with uncertainty and have the ability to effectively manage yourself through ambiguity and change
  • Continuous improvement junkie – You constructively challenge the status quo, look for better ways to do things and passionately advocate continuous improvement
  • Committed to your own and other’s growth – You strive to stretch and grow yourself and others by identifying your own development areas, seeking feedback and providing feedback to others to help them learn and grow everyday
  • A problem solver – You are energised by tackling complex problems and use critical thinking, your network, skills, knowledge, and available data to drive better outcomes for our customers and the bank
  • Risk savvy – You build sustainable solutions that protect customers, stakeholders and the community
What you bring to the Simplification, Centre of Expertise?

First and foremost we’re looking for someone who is a lean specialist and has the ability to lead/inspire a team of process engineering professionals. From here you will bring;
  • Demonstrable experience in lean process design principles to E2E processes
  • An ability to engage with multiple stakeholders at different levels within the organization
  • Previous delivery of improvement initiatives
  • An ability to enjoy and thrive within ambiguity and bring people along a journey towards a solution/design.
Further general information on our opportunities please go to www.anz.com/careers.

“At ANZ we aim to create an inclusive environment where employee differences such as gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and religion are valued.

We work flexibly at ANZ. Talk to us and let us know how this role can be flexible for you.”