Ibcos Computers Ltd has announced its recent hire of Nicky Warren, who has joined the team in Poole as the Product Owner for the company’s core offering – dealership management software, Ibcos Gold.
As the Product Owner, Nicky will work closely with Gold users and various internal teams to ensure that the features the development team produces for the core offering meet the company’s business requirements. In addition, Nicky will help Ibcos improve internal best practices and focus on release readiness.
“I’m excited to join the Ibcos team, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the system and building relationships with dealers and manufacturers,” said Nicky. “There are many interesting challenges and opportunities for me to get involved in, and I think that my experiences will help influence the way Ibcos works in a really positive way.”
After studying fashion design, Nicky went on to become a merchandiser for a number of large fashion retailers in the UK. While working for one of these retailers, she took on the role of an IT Project Manager, delivering IT projects for the organization’s overseas franchise department. Due to her success in the role, she decided to move into IT permanently, and has since held the roles of a consultant, project manager and business analyst.
Despite working predominantly for fashion retailers, Nicky has recently headed up a team of business analysts at Kingfisher, a home improvement group that includes companies like B&Q and Screwfix in the UK as well as Castorama and Brico Depot in the rest of Europe.
Nicky’s full understanding of the product lifecycle and customer experience across various platforms, along with her IT history as both a customer and software supplier, make her a perfect fit for the role say Ibcos.
“We’re extremely grateful to have someone as experienced as Nicky on our team,” said Greg Hepworth, the Product & Development Manager at Ibcos. “Our goal is to ensure Ibcos Gold remains one of the most innovative systems in the industry, while delivering even more of what our customers want - and Nicky will undoubtedly play a crucial role in that.”