Our team in Germany combines technology and experience design to create emotive yet conversion-focused ideas, products and campaigns at scale and speed. Our specialty are digital experiences and communication that change perceptions and shape new behaviours to make a difference in the market. Your clients will include nationally and internationally recognized brands such as C&A, Jägermeister, Beiersdorf, Wempe and many others.

JOB PURPOSE

We are looking for a Senior Product Owner (div/f/m) who understands the requirements of our clients and translates them into product backlogs.

As a Senior Product Owner (div/f/m) in a central key role, you will oversee the implementation of our complex B2C and B2B projects. This includes consulting of our clients, planning and facilitating scoping workshops, initial setup and grooming of product backlogs, creating and prioritising epics & user stories, developing product roadmaps, and leading the projects to launch.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Consulting our clients on the project scope in terms of e.g. features, priority and (business) impact;
  • Planning and executing project discovery phases together with our other craft experts;
  • Working closely with our delivery team to plan and execute project iterations and follow-up with the necessary ceremonies and meetings;
  • Owning the project scope and communicating progress and issues excellently both internally and with stakeholders / clients while working hand in hand with our project management;
  • Guiding our projects to success – by your diverse expertise in creation, strategy, quality and tech, and by involving external and internal stakeholders

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • 5+ years of experience in a PO position and within e-commerce (B2C/B2B) or similar IT projects;
  • 5+ years of experience in agile methodologies as well as leading interdisciplinary teams;
  • A high sense of responsibility & ownership and the willingness to steer, control and make decisions in order to ensure the success of your projects;
  • Extensive knowledge of common project management methods and tools (Jira, Confluence);
  • Deep skills in requirements engineering and scope management;
  • Possession of strong analytical, strategic, and coordination skills;
  • Empathetic and recipient-oriented communication and a confident appearance towards various stakeholders;
  • Solid consulting expertise to lead our clients to their desired outcome;
  • Experience in planning and conducting internal and external workshops based on a variety of formats;
  • Ideally a certified Product Owner (CSPO / ACSPO; although long-term project experience is the primary focus);
  • Preferably some experience on the agency or service provider side;
  • The ability to work with and lead international teams;
  • Fluency in both German and English (spoken and written).

WE OFFER

  • Company pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours, working from home and abroad work
  • Lease bike options / JobRad 
  • Health & Wellbeing - you have free, anonymous and unlimited access to 1-on-1 online coaching and mindfulness consultations with psychologists via chat, phone or video call 
  • €30 per month - You can use the flexible package for digital food stamps and/or fitness providers/sport clubs/massage studios, internet costs, and/ or public transport
  • Future Bens - We cooperate with FutureBens and offer you exclusive access to sustainable, healthy products at attractive deals
  • A reputation for doing good. DEPT® has been a Certified B Corp® since 2021 and named ‘Agency of the Year’ at both The Lovies and The Webby Awards.
  • Awesome clients. Whether big or small, local or global — at DEPT® you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes and across all industries. And we celebrate all of our successes together!
  • The opportunity for possibility. We want to enable you to do what you do best and help you develop your skills further with training, development and certifications.
  • Global annual DEPT® Cares Month in which employees come together and donate their skills to support local charities.

WHO ARE WE? 

We are pioneers at heart. What does that mean?We are always looking forward, thinking of what we can create tomorrow that does not exist today. We were born digital and we are a new model of agency, with a deep skillset in tech and marketing. That’s why we hire curious, self-driven, talented people who never stop innovating. 

Our culture is big enough to cope and small enough to care. Meaning, that with people across 30+ countries, we’re big enough to provide you with the best tools, global opportunities, and benefits that help you thrive. While acting small by investing in you, your growth, your team, and giving you the autonomy to solve our clients problems, no matter where you are in the world.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION 

At DEPT®, we take pride in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We actively seek to recruit, develop, nurture, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with varying skills and perspectives.

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Apply, and let us decide! Research shows that women and members of underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs when they think they may not meet every requirement, when in fact they do. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance to shine.

We also encourage you to reach out to us and discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you throughout the recruitment process and your time with us.

Want to know more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Check out our efforts here.

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