Product Owner Resume Template & Examples

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We all know that being a product owner is hard work. It’s so hard, in fact, that you can’t just flip open the resume and expect to be hired for your skills. That’s why we’ve created this product owner resume guide! We’ll show you exactly what makes a great resume for product owners, giving you tons of tips on how to make your own look amazing.

So let’s get started!

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of product owner resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from product owner resumes and 53 product owner job listings to get the data used for this our product owner resume guide. 

In addition to product owner-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a propriety machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Product owner resume objective data + product owner objective examples

Pop quiz: do product owner’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for product owner’s specifically:

  • 31% of product owner’s included an objective section
  • 35% of product owner’s included a professional summary
  • 42% of product owner’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Product owner objective examples

Lifelong project manager seeking a new employment. Strong record working collaborative and executing key initiatives to help meet company-wide targets .

As a product owner with a strong background in project management and a passion for developing innovative products, I am seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity to use my skills and expertise to drive the success of a dynamic team. With my strong problem-solving skills and ability to communicate effectively with cross-functional teams, I am confident in my ability to deliver high-quality products that meet the needs and expectations of customers. I am eager to contribute my skills and experience to a company that values collaboration and continuous improvement, and I am excited to help shape the future direction of a product line.

As a product owner, my objective is to drive the development and success of products that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of customers. I am passionate about understanding market trends and customer behavior, and using that knowledge to inform product strategy and roadmap development. With strong communication skills and a collaborative approach, I am able to effectively communicate the vision and priorities of a product to cross-functional teams and stakeholders, ensuring alignment and alignment towards a common goal. I am seeking a challenging and dynamic role in which I can utilize my expertise in product management and drive the growth and success of a company.

A skilled Agile Scrum Master Product Owner with 8yrs knowledge of several Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe. An innovative servant leader with demonstrated ability to motivate and facilitate Agile best practices and principles align with organizational culture that aid the incremental delivery of software solutions. Experience in working with both collocated and distributed teams and guiding them to stay focus on delivering customer- centric and built-in quality business values and thriving for improvement opportunities.

Seeking a product owner position where I can utilize my strong problem-solving skills and ability to drive cross-functional teams to deliver innovative solutions and drive business growth. With a proven track record of successfully launching and managing products, I am confident in my ability to contribute to the success of your organization.


Skills for product owner resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in product owner resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritze skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common product owner resume skills

Most common hard skills for product owner resumes: management, conflict resolution, product development architecture, user experience principles, and product backlog management.


Most common soft skills for product owner resumes: decision-making skills, communication skills, analytical skills, leadership, and project management


Other good product owner resume skills

  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • Bugzilla
  • Conducting design sprints
  • Defining prototypes
  • Design quality standards
  • eCommerce
  • Java
  • Jira
  • JavaScript
  • Prioritization frameworks
  • Kanban
  • Scaled agile framework
  • UI/UX development
  • Unix
  • Shell scripting

Product owner skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Product owner skills example 1

Agile | management | bugzilla | conducting design sprints | sales | marketing | defining prototypes

Product owner skills example 2

Scrum | decision-making skills | design quality standards | communication skills | ecommerce | customer-service skills | java

Product owner skills example 3

UI/UX development | jira | decisionmaking skills | patience | prioritization frameworks | communication skills | kanban

Work experience for product owner resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any product owner resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Product owner work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Product Owner

Obelus Concepts, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Comply with anti-discrimination laws when renting or advertising, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Federal Fair Housing Amendment Act, and local fair housing laws
  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Lead staff in resolving problems or improving production

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Product Owner

Stark Industries, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Assign sales territories and set sales quotas
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Assisted internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Coach individuals in Agile processes and tool
  • Partnered with the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Product Owner Intern

The Frail Group, 2008-2012

Responsibilities

  • Help protect the team from uncontrolled expansion of work / scope creep.
  • Coordinating inter-team cooperation and dependencies, and helps the team operate well on the project / program.
  • Actively participated in sprint planning activities, daily stand ups, sprint reviews, sprint retrospectives conflict resolution meetings
  • Worked with Product owner on Artifacts such as Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Sprint Burn down, Release Burn down
  • Experience conducting scrum ceremonies including daily stand-up, sprint planning, retrospective, etc.

Education for product owner resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, product owner job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 735 product owner resumes

  • 5% product owner resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 54% product owner resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 38% product owner resumes included a masters degree
  • 1% product owner resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Product owner resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Management Studies

Alfred State College, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • Class Rank Recognition
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Salutatorian

EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Arts

John A Gupton College, 2015

Certifications for product owner resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help product owner’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Product owner certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Scrum Alliance, 2021

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

Project Management Institute, 2015

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Scrum Product Owner, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Professional Technical Communicator – Expert

Product owner resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 735 product owner resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by product owner’s and product owner employers.

The most common action verbs on product owner resumes are: design, program, process, manage, and lead.

The most common action verbs on product owner job postings are: engineer, field, develop, plan, and direct.

Other action verbs for product owner resumes: 

  • Assist
  • Complete
  • Review
  • Track
  • Prepare
  • Document
  • Test
  • Perform
  • Drive
  • Build

Full product owner resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full product owner resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Product owner resume example

Anthony Perez
Product Owner

4070 Davis Street, Augusta, GA


A skilled Agile Scrum Master Product Owner with 8yrs knowledge of several Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, SAFe. An innovative servant leader with demonstrated ability to motivate and facilitate Agile best practices and principles align with organizational culture that aid the incremental delivery of software solutions. Experience in working with both collocated and distributed teams and guiding them to stay focus on delivering customer- centric and built-in quality business values and thriving for improvement opportunities.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Product Owner

Obelus Concepts, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Ability to manage ambiguity and drive clarity within the team and with stakeholders.
  • Assess Scrum maturity of the teams and organization, and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Assist with internal and external communication, managing dependencies, and radiating information transparently.
  • Co-launched transitioning of developments teams into Agile from waterfall and working closely with Agile Centre of Excellence in identifying continuous improvement opportunities.

Associate Product Owner

Stark Industries, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring clear communication and shared understanding of Product scope, goals, milestones, risks, status, change requests and critical issues to stakeholders and team.
  • Removing impediments beyond team self-organizing capability and guiding team on impediment removal thereby increasing team’s efficiency by 15% in 1st quarter.
  • Evangelizing best practices and helping in identifying improvement opportunities when needed and promoting psychological safety in team.
  • Plan and track sprint progress closely and help the team to focus on commitments & delivery.

Product Owner Intern

The Frail Group, 2008-2016

Responsibilities

  • Ensure user stories are properly groomed and pointed.
  • Monitor team Velocity and Burndown charts, and interpret the information into actionable improvements.
  • Regularly monitored Team Maturity Metrics, and interpreted the information into actionable improvements.
  • Servant-leader and Change Agent who plays a key role in planning, facilitation, supporting teams, removing impediments, providing team coaching and mentorship.

CERTIFICATIONS

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

Project Management Institute, 2021

Certified Product Manager

Association of International Product Marketing and Management, 2015


SKILLS

Agile | defining prototypes | marketing | customer-service skills | decision-making skills | operations | jira


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Management Studies

Alfred State College, 2021

Associate of Applied Arts

John A Gupton College, 2015

Hopefully, after reading our guide, writing a product owner resume is a little less daunting. We’ve given you all the building blocks, now you just have to make it your own. If you need help actually building your resume, just let us know!

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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