Product Owner Internal Financial Systems

Posting Date:  Feb 24, 2024

Louisville, KY, US, 40299

Farm Credit Mid-America is a financial services cooperative serving financial needs of farmers and rural residents in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee. Our purpose is to secure the future of rural communities and agriculture. We are passionate about serving the needs of our rural communities and creating positive customer experiences.


Farm Credit Mid-America is a great place to work! We have been named as a Best Places to Work in Kentucky for the past 11 years. At Farm Credit Mid-America we put our customers and team members at the heart of all we do.  


SCHEDULE:  Full Time 

COMPENSATION: $70,615.00 to $169,806.00  base salary plus potential for variable compensation. Base pay is determined by your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Farm Credit Mid-America/Rural 1st may compensate outside of the salary range for bona fide reasons not related to membership in a protected class.

About Our Opportunity

The Product Owner – Internal Financial Systems will facilitate communication between end users, business owners, development teams and business stakeholders to fulfill the needs of the business.  They are involved in all stages of the product lifecycle, from ideation and research, through to launch and post-launch analysis. They gather customer feedback and market data to inform product strategy and make data-driven decisions. Additionally, the Product Owner is responsible for defining, prioritizing, continually enhancing and overseeing the delivery of key product functionality. 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Based on project activity and need, periodic visits to regional retail offices/ customer sites with multiple overnight stays may be required on occasion.


How You Will Spend Your Time

  • Own the product roadmap and backlog: Define the vision, strategy, and priorities for assigned financial products.
  • Work with key stakeholders to execute the overall business vision; partner with business technology, key stakeholders, business owners and external customers as appropriate to co-create solutions that meet business needs, objectives and align with association strategic imperatives.
  • Manage and formalize requirements, use cases, and artifact gathering processes and clearly communicate to the business and technical team members what is needed.
  • Work closely with business stakeholders, developers, project managers, and other stakeholders to bring the product vision to life.
  • Prioritize and manage the product backlog: Continuously refine and prioritize features and functionalities based on user needs, market trends, and business objectives.
  • Work with the business owners to appropriately manage and lead the expectations for project scope and completion.
  • Understand the “as-is” and “to-be” business processes, as needed, to confirm all parties are working toward the same goal. Model the expected system interactions, particularly when software is being developed.
  • Identify gaps in data requirements between “what is in place” and “what is needed”. Model the data requirements or work with the appropriate people to verify that the data will support the new solution.
  • Track and measure success: Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and analyze data to measure the impact of the product and identify areas for optimization.
  • Support the business owner and operations team by discussing business and technical impacts of and dependencies related to priority decisions.

Minimum Education & Experience

The typical incumbent has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, statistics, computer science, related field, or equivalent related professional experience; and possesses two (2) years of successful, relevant experience as described above with demonstrated project management and consultative skills. Demonstrated strong ability to manage expectations and meet firm deadlines and exceptional interpersonal communication skills. Product Owner certification preferred.

Mental & Physical Requirements

  • This job requires the incumbent to have the ability to…
  • Engage in telephone and face-to-face conversation to serve customers and give and receive information from staff, vendors, outside consultants, and the public.
  • Use a computer and similar office technology and tools. This involves reading the screen and keying/typing information.
  • Speak and make presentations to individuals or groups on technical subjects related to job.
  • Travel via auto or commercial transportation to carry out essential job responsibilities.
  • Successfully interact with and represent the organization to staff, officers, board members, customers, vendors, and/or the public at all levels.
  • Provide sound technical advice to leaders and other staff in the subject field(s) related to this position.
  • Understand and explain various subject matter and consulting concepts, programs, terminology, and methods.
  • Reason, judge, compare, calculate, evaluate, decide, and critique such information as written material, numerical data, responses to customer needs, and/or other related work activities.
  • Requirements of the job include the ability to do the work, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is the Association's policy to provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. Leadership retains the right to add, subtract or change duties of the position at any time.

Farm Credit Mid-America provides a competitive total rewards package to our team members. This includes an award winning 401(k) Plan. Our Health and Financial wellness benefits provide safety, security and peace of mind for you and your family.  Here is a highlight of our Total Rewards and Benefits.


Farm Credit Mid-America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Louisville