Rethink what is.

Anthroware is a digital product and innovation company. We realize the unimagined for the world’s most ambitious organizations. Founded in 2013, our global reputation is based on our teams’ unique ability to think beyond the ordinary and launch ground-breaking products and services. We believe that our phenomenal team is the core reason for our success, our growth, and our thriving culture. We offer location flexibility, with remote and in-person based positions in the Asheville, NC area.


Client Product Owner

Remote / 40+

An AW Client Product Owner's [PO] primary role is to control the strategic business direction of products while maintaining a strong relationship with clients. The Client Product Owner should have a deep understanding of both Anthroware’s and each client’s long-term goals and strategic objectives. Using business model design, the PO should be able to craft company and product roadmaps, pressure test ideas, and strategically prioritize efforts to create a plan to meet these objectives. The PO should also maintain a strong working relationship with each client, along with managing and directing the alignment between internal and external project expectations. To the best of their ability, the PO is responsible for making sure that the client is satisfied with the deliverables they receive. The secondary objective is to cultivate each client into an appreciating asset by maintaining a constant strategic perspective for future engagements.

The greatest success in this position is achieved when the PO can:

  1. Apply business model design to lead product development direction
  2. Own and nurture a strong relationship with the client.
  3. Manage client expectations effectively.
  4. Serve as a Product Owner and direct Project Manager priorities to ensure efficient and effective delivery of client projects
  5. Identify and position AW for future engagement.

Skills Needed:

  • Deep understanding of best practices, developing strategies, and current thinking in the field of business model design
  • Balance of technical knowledge and business acumen
  • Clients’ needs first mind set
  • Proactive, self-starter with excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment
  • High degree of organization, individual initiative, and personal accountability
  • Ability to respectfully persuade, and to be persuaded
  • Experience in a Consulting business model

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in digital product development in some capacity
  • Knowledge of business structure and economics
  • Experience with UX Research, Business Analysis, and/or Project Management

Project and time management: Everybody at Anthroware works to ensure that a project will be completed on time and meet the stated client goals. You will be clear in setting expectations with project stakeholders to explain what will be delivered and when it will be delivered. They will ensure that project team members understand the project requirements and timeframes and provide the leadership necessary for the team to succeed. We are all responsible for the success of the projects. Tactfully, we affect delivery outcomes by being personally accountable for our commitments.

Will help drive your clients’ roadmap:
Businesses change rapidly these days. Solutions that we use today may not be the solutions we need tomorrow. It is important that the right solutions are used for each project to provide the highest level of service to our customers. Many considerations must be evaluated to ensure this including what business models are sustainable and ethical, what technologies are maintainable, what resources we have that support these solutions, and how a solution serves our clients in the long term. These decisions cannot be selected on the fly, so we must stay on top of emerging trends and be prepared to use them when the time comes.

We do not hire ‘clock punchers’ here—everyone is expected to care deeply for their clients, and to speak their mind with respect. Anthroware has a strong mission of providing value to our customers. We also have a strong culture of personal accountability which means we work toward solutions to problems that come up and shy away from blame-shifting and finger pointing. We all need the grace of being able to make a mistake and be lifted-up by an amazing team.