At Elanco (NYSE: ELAN) – it all starts with animals!


As a global leader in animal health, we are dedicated to innovation and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets. We’re driven by our vision of ‘Food and Companionship Enriching Life’ and our approach to sustainability – the Elanco Healthy Purpose™ – to advance the health of animals, people, the planet and our enterprise.


At Elanco, we pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is the driving force behind innovation, creativity, and overall business success. Here, you’ll be part of a company that values and champions new ways of thinking, work with dynamic individuals, and acquire new skills and experiences that will propel your career to new heights.


Making animals’ lives better makes life better – join our team today!


IT Product Owner – Elanco Knowledge Solutions


Location: Global Elanco Headquarters – Greenfield, IN – Hybrid Work Environment


Elanco Knowledge Solutions (EKS) is dedicated to empowering our global customers by transforming raw data into valuable information and insightful knowledge with digital solutions. EKS’s focus spans across a diverse spectrum of food animal sectors namely Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Protein Processing, and Swine.


Position Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Product Owner  to join our team, who is passionate about delivering state of the art products, collaborative problem solving and coaching others to thrive the same.


This role combines delivering state of the art digital products which  generates greatest value to our customers- such as Uplook or PenPoint –  as well continuously optimize how we run those products by enabling a secure, reliable, and efficient IT ecosystem for continued value delivery.


As a PO, you will collaborate closely with the Product Manager, business partners, technical consultants engineers and vendor development teams to define and prioritize product features, manage the product backlog, and ensure the successful delivery of high-quality products.


On the other hand, you’ll be responsible for overseeing and continuously optimizing IT operations for existing EKS products in close collaboration with our EKS IT technical consultants, information security, engineering, Tech Ops teams and our strategic vendors.


Therefore, a strong combination of technical awareness, operational experience and evangelizing agile product delivery practices will be essential to the success of this role.



  • Define and prioritize product features in collaboration with the Product Manager and business partners
  • Create and maintain the product backlog, working closely with the development teams to refine and estimate backlog items.
  • Responsible for the creation, review and refinement of User Stories and ensuring that they meet a Definition of Ready
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the development teams, clarifying requirements, answering questions, and providing technical guidance.
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of high-quality products, defining acceptance criteria, facilitating user acceptance testing, ensuring and validating product quality.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations by communicating product updates, progress, changes and addressing concerns or feedback.
  • Continuously seek opportunities for product improvement, collaborating with the Product Manager and engineers to monitor and analyze product performance, security, and cost measures, and identify areas for optimization.
  • Manage the vendor responsible for providing operational support, maintaining and enhancing existing EKS applications.
  • Ensure system enhancements comply with our evolving standards, facilitate reviews at architecture review board whenever needed.
  • Facilitate validation, CAPA, disaster recovery practices for EKS application portfolio.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering) or equivalent work experience.
  • Proven experience as a Product Owner or Delivery Lead, preferably having agile certification and/or real-world experience working in an agile delivery team.
  • Proven experience in stakeholder engagement and managing expectations.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to align product strategies with overall business objectives.
  • A user-centric mindset, with a focus on understanding and meeting user needs.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Strong prioritization and decision-making abilities.
  • Strong technical aptitude and experience in software development as well Cloud computing on Azure and/or GCP
  • Experience in vendor management, collaborating with external partners to deliver and maintain high quality products.


Additional Skills & Preferences:

  • In-depth domain knowledge in the animal health industry
  • Cloud based IT infrastructure experience/knowledge
  • Experience in data operations (e.g. data pipelines, queries, SQL data automation)
  • ITSM and/or ITIL knowledge
  • Past experience with IoT projects



Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status