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1st September 2022

Job Vacancy: Open Product Owner

We have an exciting opportunity for an Open Product Owner to join our team based in Gateshead’s Baltic Quarter.

The role

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full time (37 hours per week)
  • Salary: £44,624 – £53,372
  • Closing date: Sunday 11 September 2022 at 23:00

Open is NEPO’s new and wholly owned integrated e-procurement solution, designed and developed by NEPO and powered by AWS.

Designed to optimise the way we do business in the public sector, Open is a one-stop-shop eProcurement solution with aspirations to replace all procurement systems and tools used by NEPO and the twelve North East local authorities.

The product owner will be joining the team at the beginning of the journey, and with that the opportunity to put their stamp on the future product ambitions.

Leading development and delivery teams, the product owner will work with regional and national stakeholders to define and implement an ambitious and growing roadmap.

What do we offer?

We are a forward-thinking organisation that supports personal development and provides a unique opportunity to work collaboratively across the North East public sector. Our guide to employee benefits provides a flavour of the welcoming and supportive culture we champion at NEPO.

NEPO employee benefits from:

  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working model with HQ in Gateshead’s Baltic Quarter
  • Access to technology that enables agile working
  • Continuing professional development, including training opportunities
  • Annual leave ranging from 25 to 30 days (depending on length of service), plus public holidays
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

Important dates

The deadline for applications is Sunday 11 September 2022 at 23:00.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 12 September.


You can find out more and apply via the North East Jobs website at