Clearwater Paper Corporation

Data Analytics-Product Owner

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Information Technology


Clearwater Paper (NYSE: CLW) is a publicly held company and a premier supplier of private brand tissue to major retailers, including grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores. In addition, the company produces bleached paperboard used by quality-conscious printers and packaging converters, and offers services that include custom sheeting, slitting, and cutting. Clearwater Paper's employees build shareholder value by developing strong relationships through quality and service. Working at Clearwater Paper provides an opportunity to enrich your career through challenging and meaningful work and ongoing training and development—all in a supportive environment. We know our success depends on your success.


The Product owner will focus on tactical day to day work ensuring requirements are clearly defined and assist with development tasks (e.g., Data support, training, validation, documentation, and communication).

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

1. Functional Support

  • Partner closely with key stakeholders to ensure our Analytics roadmap is in alignment with cost/value propositions, business strategy, and technical imperatives.
  • Work with business partners to define and document requirements in the form of user stories, define acceptance criteria and prioritization.
  • Own, maintain, and prioritize the product backlog for our Analytics and Master Data teams
  • Demonstrate product and process improvement outcomes to stakeholders.
  • Organize and facilitate technical discussions with data engineers as part of articulating and refining requirements and understanding engineering realities.


2. Data Management

  • Perform data troubleshooting, validation, and support.
  • Reverse engineer reports and data structures to identify root data sources.
  • Perform analysis on ad-hoc reporting done by business partners - translate findings to user stories for the data engineers to streamline.
  • Host training sessions with business partners and aid in educating users on how to use the enterprise data warehouse tools and datasets.


Key Competencies & Attributes

  • Strong understanding of critical financial business metrics; ability to develop and leverage drive data to quantitively and analytically make business decisions and take smart risks
  • Able to think strategically and act tactically
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a matrixed and highly collaborative environment to influence change and core processes
  • High degree of business curiosity; quick learner with a proactive and agile mindset
  • Optimistically looks toward future for opportunities to innovate and improve
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal); leading and presenting complex materials for various audiences
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a diverse team– setting vision, strategy, tactics, and delivery.
  • Demonstrated strong change management skills; aligning and bringing others along
  • Proficiency in the use of analytic tools


  • High School Graduate or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business, Engineering, or related discipline preferred.
  • Minimum five years of IT product management experience.
  • Minimum two years of Agile, preferably Scrum, experience
  • Experience in Manufacturing environments a plus



  • Working knowledge of Azure DevOps
  • Proven experience with SQL, Power BI, Excel, and SSRS tools
  • Understanding of Machine Learning Algorithms and Data Sciences techniques
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills

Illustrative Essential Functions


  • Office environment
  • Some travel required up to 25%
  • Extended periods viewing computer monitor


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