Director Product Ownership


2019-06-28 17:31:01

Job location Portland, Oregon, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Community & Sport

Job description

General Purpose As a Director Product Ownership at adidas Digital Brand Commerce (DBC) you are responsible for the quality and strategic impact of a wide range of products within a product domain. Together with your product owners and agile teams, you work on continuously improving and evolving the product area, maximizing the value for the customer and the company. Partnering with IT and markets to define a robust product landscape, managing capability expansion increments and leading the teams towards definition of new functionalities & best practices are a few examples of the activities that will be expected from this role. Additionally you will be the strategic interface to various global key stakeholders, including Global Markets, Brands and Global Digital IT for the product area, driving consumer engagement and satisfaction, as well as incremental revenues out of delivering digital experiences. Key Responsibilities Scope: Accountable for a wide range of products (>1m € budget) Product Strategy & Delivery Be accountable for the success of the product area considering the value for the consumer and the company (ROI). Stakeholder Management Represent the business for the product area, fostering strong relationships with key global stakeholders to ensure that their views and requirements are captured in the product backlogs. Backlog Management Drive the evolution of the product area backlogs in collaboration with the product owners. Monitoring Be accountable for monitoring, optimization and enhancement of the configuration, features and functionalities related to the product area. Responsibilities People Management Build the appropriate structure to be able to manage the respective organization effectively, identify and develop the future talents and create realistic succession scenarios for key positions. Key Relationships: Global and Local Market teams Requirements Education & Experience Ideally master degree in business administration or comparable degree Soft-Skills Distinctive strategic mindset and ability to prioritize and delegate high numbers of tasks with varying workload and importance< Ability to handle ambiguity and untangle complex situations into actionable activities< High resilience and solution oriented attitude< Very good leadership skills< < Hard-Skills< In-depth domain knowledge< Expert knowledge of Agile working methods e.g. Scrum/Kanban< Comfortable working with enterprise-level platforms and technologies < In-depth understanding of digital IT products and capabilities< Fluent in English both verbally and written

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