Product Owner Planning
Area : Global Sales
Department : DSS - Business Solutions
Direct Reporting Line : Director PO Planning
Indirect / secondary reporting line : /
Subsidiary / country : Germany
Location : Herzogenaurach
GSMS Grade : M4
Number of Personnel Managed : /
Cost Center / Budget and / or Revenue Responsibility : /
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
As a Product Owner at Global Sales you are responsible for the quality and strategic impact of a small or medium digital product(s).
Together with your agile team you work on continuously improving and evolving the product in order to optimize the value for the merchandising teams in the market.
Partnering with IT and markets to define a robust product backlog, managing capability expansion increments and leading the team towards new functionalities & best practice definitions are a few examples of the activities that will be expected from this role.
Additionally, you will be cooperating with various internal stakeholders, including Markets and other DSS / DBC areas to drive consumer engagement and satisfaction, as well as incremental revenues by delivering digital experiences.
Be accountable for the product success considering the value for the consumer and the company (ROI).
Specify the product vision and roadmap for planning solutions as well as user stories considering the value for the consumer and the company as well as its role and impact on the adidas digital ecosystem.
Be accountable for product delivery in line with the roadmap and committed delivery dates.
Identify and solve dependencies with other product owners to ensure efficient delivery.
Represent the business for the product, fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that their views and requirements are captured in the product backlog
Prioritize the items in your product backlog. Specify the definition-of-done in cooperation with the product team.
Own the refinement of your product backlog to ensure that the product team is delivering the right enhancements to drive consumer and business value.
Provide acceptance for delivered backlog items by the team, in line with the definition-of-done.
Be accountable for monitoring, optimization and enhancement of the configuration, features and functionalities related to the product.
Use data sources and feedback loops to ensure the team focuses on the right enhancements.
Key Relationships :
Global and Local Market teams
Testing and Analytics
Global Sales & DBC
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Good communication skills and comfortable presenting to stakeholders at various organizational levels both in person and remotely
Solutions-oriented approach and entrepreneurial mindset
Basic leadership skills are a plus
Advanced domain knowledge
Familiarity with A / B testing or other multivariate testing
Advanced knowledge of Agile working methods e.g. Scrum / Kanban
Comfortable working with enterprise-level platforms and technologies
Basic understanding of IT
Fluent in English both verbally and written
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
Degree with focus on Business Administration, Communication or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience in operational Retail and / or eCom processes
Experience in DTC Planning / Merchandising
Experience in using or configuring ORACLE RPAS (Jet UI) or APTOS TXT Retail
4+ years of experience working in a Digital and / or eCommerce environment
2+ years working as a Product Owner or product management related role, preferably in an Agile working setup
Experience working with stakeholders and experts at various organizational levels
Experience in creating strong internal business cases to support investment and internal resource requests
At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game.
We foster the athlete s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture the 3Cs : CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.
CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers.
But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning it helps us improve.
COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners : coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together.
Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.
Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies.
We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.
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